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VX-8R Symbol/SSID (Was Re: [aprssig] Yaesu VX-8R)

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Tue May 20 17:18:32 UTC 2008

Why the heck did we get a Kenwood symbol in the first place?  I really 
don't think it's appropriate.  Why wouldn't you use a car symbol, or a 
pedestrian, or whatever?  Something that provides a little more useful 

Maybe I should request a Honda symbol for my car.  Ooh, and then you 
could add a type R overlay...


Iain Young, G7III wrote:
> Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> Interesting Radio... I wonder if it will receive and display any
>> APRS or is just another GPS tracker?   But blue-tooth GPS will
>> eliminate the biggest hassle of carrying an APRS HT by
>> eliminating any wires...  Bob, WB4APR
> Eep, I go away for the weekend, and miss all the fun and speculation.
> I must admit, I agree, it looks a very interesting rig, and I hope
> it's at least the equal of the D7A. Remains to be seen though of
> course, and how the GPS unit connects is going to be key for me.
> Now, to cause trouble (HI), lets assume it is a full APRS rig like
> the D7A, What are we going to do about which symbol and SSID to
> use ? :)
> Should we continue to use the \K symbol (esp considering it's a
> Yaesu rig, rather than Kenwood) or should we consider a separate
> symbol ?
> And should we use the  -8 SSID to indicate a VX-8R rather than the
> -7 ?:)
> 73
> Iain
> And PS: Yes, I know it's to early to tell if its even worth such
> a discussion, and yes, I know I'm being difficult :) This post is
> -not- 100% serious :)
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