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[aprssig] APRS Green

David Mulvey No_Spam_kd6bzn at dslextreme.com
Tue May 6 02:46:38 UTC 2008


Knowing that power of any kind is available in the next county might be
handy if anything bad happened:
 Earthquake
 Hurricane
 Gale force winds
 Blizzards
 Ice storms
 Flood
 Terrorism

I'm sure there are a dozen ways to find out if commercial power is available
somewhere, but if you are going to suggest new symbols, then I propose
having a symbol for standard 60Hz as well as the green stuff.

Dave


-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 7:58 AM
To: 'James Jefferson Jarvis'; 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
Subject: RE: [aprssig] APRS Green

> What do I do for my house with backup battery 
> power, emergency power (generator), HF, solar 
> power, and wind power?

My thinking was that you would use the "E".  One could argue
that the "E" should be reserved for automatic use when the power
goes out and some systems shift to "E"mergency backup power...
On the other hand, if one is running all the time on such power,
then the "E" would also seem to apply...

THen again, we could designate "A" for Alternative energy to be
the catch-all
That can be used to indicate a combination of energy sources.
Can anyone think of any other uses for "A" for a  house before
we commit?


> > HOUSE SYMBOL: #-
> >
> > /- = House
> > \- = The original HF house
> > B- = Backup Battery Power
> > E- = Emergency power
> > G- = Geothermal
> > H- = HF
> > O- = Operator Present (automatic only)
> > S- = Solar Powered
> > W- = Wind powered



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