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[aprssig] APRS Authors - New Symbols

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Thu Feb 14 15:24:09 UTC 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Bruninga
> Posted At: Thursday, February 14, 2008 8:53 AM
> Subject: [aprssig] APRS Authors - New Symbols
> I'd suggest some kind of vehicle for the DSTAR's and some kind
> of keyboard for the WinLINKs?  SATERN will use these for their
> mobile canteens.  Maybe some modification of the Red-Cross
> symbol?

The \a symbol with a D overlay denotes a D-STAR repeater so a vehicle
would not be appropriate.

The \a symbol with a W overlay denotes a Winlink Packet node so a
keyboard would not be appropriate either.

Personally, I don't see a reason to go away from the \a symbols.
Especially considering the number of clients that will never be updated
with a new symbol set and the number of systems that would need to
change how they generate those symbols.  I understand the desire for
distinctive symbols but the logistics at this stage seem to me to be
prohibitive.  I think the cons outweigh the pros on this one, IMHO.


Pete Loveall AE5PL
pete at ae5pl dot net

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