[aprssig] APRS Symbols - need new one

Tom Russo russo at bogodyn.org
Sun Oct 23 14:12:59 CDT 2011

On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 01:08:04PM -0600, we recorded a bogon-computron collision of the <russo at bogodyn.org> flavor, containing:
> 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.
> http://training.fema.gov/EMIweb/IS/ICS100CR/ICS100Vis/06ICS100Facilities_NMSept05.pdf
> 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?

Oh, and ifyou really want a square, use the alternate set square (\A) with
an overlay S.

Tom Russo    KM5VY   SAR502   DM64ux          http://www.swcp.com/~russo/
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