[aprssig] APRS Symbols - need new one

Tom Russo russo at bogodyn.org
Sun Oct 23 14:08:04 CDT 2011

On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 01:43:22PM -0500, we recorded a bogon-computron collision of the <jrgalvin2 at gmail.com> flavor, containing:
> Looking through the available symbols, I can not find a suitable one to use 
> for indicating a Staging area. We have an ICP symbol, but where is the Staging 
> symbol to go along with it? I would like to see a Green square with a white 
> "S" on it. This is the standard indicator.  There are lots of frivolous 
> symbols and there looks to be some open spots. I think this symbol would be a 
> great asset to all in the scheme of EmCom and SAR events.  What does the 
> community say?

We were always taught that the FEMA ICS standard symbol for Staging Area is a 
circle with an S in it, and this is what was shown in ICS100 visuals for
at least a few years.


This is handled by the APRS alternate symbol set circle symbol (\0) with an
S overlay.  

Apparently the most recent ICS100 removed that section on
Facilities and replaced it with Unified Command, but I have not seen any
updated recommendations on map symbols.

What agency uses a green square with white S?
Tom Russo    KM5VY   SAR502   DM64ux          http://www.swcp.com/~russo/
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