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

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu May 22 16:55:07 UTC 2008

> A 'Brand name' tells me absolutely nothing about 
> whether this station is the command post, a mobile 
> observer, a supply depot, shelter, etc., and that's 
> the information that's needed on a situational 
> awareness display at first glance.

Exactly,  And so anyone with any common sense would not use it
in that context either.  The symbols are there to convey what
one wants to convey.  No one is telling anyone what to use in
each and every individual case.  Only the sender knows what is


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