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

William McKeehan mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Thu May 22 13:11:57 CDT 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

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

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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