[aprssig] APRS Symbol Updates 2014! (corrected!)

Andrew P. andrewemt at hotmail.com
Mon May 19 19:34:59 CDT 2014


Hi, Bob.

Sorry, error on my part. It was overlaying \a (not \&) that was the problem. You suggested Da for Dutch ARES, but that overlay is already being used for D-star repeater objects (look up objects AA3A   A, AA3A  AD, etc., as examples).

This was in your document http://www.aprs.org/symbols/symbols-new.txt

And you still didn't include the fish in your new proposal. :-) More likely to track them than torpedos. Suggest Fs for fish and Ws for whales.

Andrew, KA2DDO

> From: bruninga at usna.edu
> Date: Mon, 19 May 2014 19:59:58 -0400
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS Symbol Updates 2014! (corrected!)
> 
> > Will this be fully backwards-compatible with the existing symbol set?
> 
> Should be, But I was WRONG.  There is nothing wrong with the \O for rocket
> and \g for glider.  They exist, and no reason to change.  I will remove
> them from my proposed changes....
> 
> So here is what this email should have said:
> 
> AIRCRAFT
> /^ = LARGE Aircraft
> \^ = top-view originally intended to point in direction of flight
> D^ = Drone
> E^ = Enemy aircraft (too bad I cant use the original Hostile)
> H^ = Hovercraft  (new may 2014)
> J^ = JET  (new may 2014)
> M^ = Missile  (new may 2014)
> V^ = Vertical takeoff  (new may 2014)
> 
> >. There were some problems with your currently posted APRS 1.2 proposed
> extended symbols that conflicted with existing usages (ex.: D-star
> gateways as D&).
> 
> Can you remind me of this problem?  Ill go see what I can find.
> Bob
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