[aprssig] requesting icons

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Wed Jul 29 08:12:01 CDT 2009

The icon set is officially in the hands of the APRS working group, but  
these days that essentially means Bob. There are two problems with  
assignment of new icons.

First, there are very few unassigned icons, so any assignment must be  
of something of near universal interest to APRS. Second even if an  
assignment is made it is not a magic pronouncement. Icons are not sent  
on the air, but are stored in every program and device. The icon set  
on dozens of different clients need to be updated (some never will be)  
and users need to install the new program. Hardware devices like the  
Kenwood radios likely will never get updated.

Steve K4HG

On Jul 29, 2009, at 8:21 AM, John Fritze wrote:

> I was wondering who might know how special icons could be made for  
> the APRS beacon stations?  For example, when I hike I carry a D7g  
> with a Deluo lite attached and would like my emblem to be a hiker,  
> not a jogger.
> A second emblem that would be very cool, would be the GeoCaching  
> emblem.  The square with the 4 colors is all that would be  
> required.  Since a lot of hams do Geocache and there are lots of  
> Geocaching events, that would be a useful icon.  I beacon our event  
> when we have a picnic.  About 150 or people show up, many hams.
> John
> K2QY
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