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

William McKeehan mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Thu May 22 18:11:57 UTC 2008


You joke, but I can see where knowing the type of boat would be very
important. I know several rescue squads that use different types and can
imagine that they would like a method to indicate the different types
graphically.

As for the Kenwood/Windows/Macintosh symbols, I would suggest that when they
were created, it was somewhat important to publish what type of software you
were using, I think it's less important now.

I would like to see the system for icons enhanced, as some others have
suggested, to allow for a generic implementation (i.e., one automobile, one
boat, one person) that could be further defined (i.e., car or truck, Zodiak or
Yacht, jogger or skier, etc.).
-- 
William McKeehan
KI4HDU
http://mckeehan.homeip.net

On Thu, May 22, 2008 1:47 pm, Joel Maslak wrote:
> On May 22, 2008, at 10:46 AM, Rick Green wrote:
>>  Grrr.  You're way off base on this one, Bob.  One 'rewards' a
>> commercial concern with sales, not by pandering to their ego by
>> plastering their logo on what is *meant* to be a tactical display.
>
>
> Agreed, and the argument in need for brand-specific symbols should
> apply to other things too...why not have 500 boat symbols, as there
> are at least 500 different kinds of boats, all with different
> capabilities, and sometime, somewhere, somehow, someone might need to
> know what the capabilities of a boat on an APRS display is.  ;)
>





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