Tactical Value? [was: VX-8R Symbol/SSID (Was Re: [aprssig] YaesuVX-8R)]

John B. Leonard, Jr. w9jbl at comcast.net
Wed May 21 06:03:18 CDT 2008

I'll have to disagree with the whole issue of spending any time on this.  In 
a hobby which prides itself on public service, there's no reason to 
broadcast radio brands on APRS.  It shouldn't be important to anybody 
whether Joe Ham is using a KW, Alinco or Acme radio.

Also, to add any overhead to the APRS network to advertise a certain brand 
of 2 meter radio will unnecessarily burden the system.

Our biggest concern should be that everything produced under the APRS 
concept should work the same - even UI-View (which I use exclusively), even 
though it seems that it wants to be treated differently than other APRS 


> --- "Greg D." <ko6th_greg at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> > From: bruninga at usna.edu
>> > In the recent attempt to upgrade the symbol set,
>> we added a RADIO symbol with OVERLAYS.  Using that
>> symbol will allow a K for Kenwood, a Y for Yeasu, an
>> I for Icom and A for Alinco, etc...
>> >
>> > The symbol looks kinda like a radio front panel.
>> >
>> > Of course it will take a while for all software to
>> add this symbol, but it has been defined and ready
>> for use.
> -----------------------------------------
> What is the tactical or situational-awareness value to
> this?
> Ev, W2EV
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