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[aprssig] Symbols/Symbology in APRS [was: Tactical value...]

Joel Maslak jmaslak-aprs at antelope.net
Thu May 22 13:54:30 UTC 2008


On May 22, 2008, at 4:09 AM, Ev Tupis wrote:
> Just as IM users may choose an avatar, APRS users have
> the ability to choose a symbol.


The symbols can and should have *local* significance.  Whatever your  
local group of hams is interested in doing is what the symbols should  
convey.

If they enjoy comparing brands of radios, use the Kenwood icon, etc.

If they enjoy talking about solar power and such, use Bob's solar  
power overlays.

If they enjoy working with Scouts, use the Scout icons as appropriate.

But there is no need for an icon that conveys "A skier using a  
Kenwood with Solar Power and HF capability operating on VHF, who is  
also a Boy Scout".

Etc.




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