[aprssig] APRS Symbols - need new one
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
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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