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[aprssig] APRS Situational Awareness

Eric Christensen eric at christensenplace.us
Wed Apr 16 11:27:48 UTC 2008


Hey!  I was just playing around on Xastir making objects (off the coast 
of Virginia) and found that Xastir has a "Predefined Objects" that 
include some of what I put below.  Just right-click over where you want 
your object and select "Predefined Objects" and a list comes up.  The 
list includes:

ICP: Command Post
Staging
IPP: Initial Planning Point
PLS: Point Last Seen
LKP: Last Known Point
Base
Helibase
Heli-n: Helipoint
Camp

I'll leave them up today if anyone wants to take a look at the objects 
themselves.  They will be just east of the Chesapeake Bay.

73,
Eric W4OTN



Eric Christensen wrote:
> Bob,
> I don't know if Cap has responded to you yet but this is what I'm seeing 
> from one of my books:
> 
> /c = Incident Command Post
> B0 = Incident Base
> C0 = Camp
> // = Helispot (Identify with location and/or number)
> H0 = Helibase
> R0 = Repeater/Mobile Relay
> S0 = Staging Area (Identify by name)
> 
> Below here are listed as optional...
> T0 = Telephone
> F0 = Fire Station
> W0 = Water Source (Identify as pond, cistern, hydrant)
> X0 = Mobile Weather Unit
> 
> These are what is in my ICS Map Display Symbols chapter.  Being we are 
> talking ICS I'm hesitant to say we could substitute these symbols for 
> existing symbols that may better represent what is being marked (like 
> using /d for the fire station vice F0.  Those things should be worked 
> out way ahead of time with the supported agency to make sure everyone is 
> on the same page.
> 
> 73,
> Eric W4OTN
> 
> 
> 
> Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> Cap,
>>
>> Im nost sure where all that ICS list of symbols is used, but
>> would you like to make a list of them and their APRS
>> equivalents?
>>   Ill add it to my symbols web page.
>> Bob , WB4APR
>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
>>> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Cap
>> Pennell
>>> Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 6:17 PM
>>> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
>>> Subject: RE: [aprssig] APRS Situational Awareness
>>>
>>> Here's a much smaller image displaying the ICS map symbols.
>>> http://tinyurl.com/5tmbhc
>>>
>>> or (same, but using longer URL):
>>> http://gis.nwcg.gov/giss_2006/job_aids/maps_and_graphics/ICS_D
>>> igital_Symbols
>>> _Ver2.jpg
>>> 73, Cap
>>>
>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
>>>> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Cap
>> Pennell
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 11:24 AM
>>>> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
>>>> Subject: RE: [aprssig] APRS Situational Awareness
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> APRS objects.  Worth a thousand words...
>>>>>
>>>>> Bob, WB4APR
>>>> The Staging Area map symbol and more Incident Command System
>> map
>>>> symbols are
>>>> nicely illustrated at
>>>>
>> http://gis.nwcg.gov/giss_2006/job_aids/standard_guidelines/ICS_s
>> ym
>>> bols_poste
>>> r.pdf
>>>
>>> Lessee now, a big incident could have a Drop Point and a Staging Area 
>>> and a
>>> Camp and a BASE and a ICP (Incident Command Post) on the map.  Good 
>>> things
>>> to know the locations of if you like food, water, shelter, or
>>> communications.
>>> 73, Cap KE6AFE
>>>
>>>
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