[aprssig] Igate Symbol

Bruce W. Martin aprs at almostanywhere.com
Fri Aug 7 09:50:29 CDT 2015


I recall that what I did was appropriate at the time and followed convention but I cannot cite the source. My recollection was that the use of the black diamond and I character indicated an iGate that was primarily indicative of a receive only gate and had no digipeat or transmit capability. The green star with the I character indicated a digipeater and iGate and was usually used when both were 2-way capable. I am not sure what would be appropriate for a digipeater with a receive-only iGate. It has been a few years but I think that I had the digipeater using a different callsign and btext so it used the green star and the iGate use the black diamond with the I. Again, I believe that at the time it was approved best practice and probably still is.

That is my story and I am sticking to it. At least until someone shows me where I sad something else at another time.

Bruce, KQ4TV


> On Aug 7, 2015, at 9:14 AM, Max Harper <kg4pid at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> I think you are correct, but I wanted to get some input from others since I've seen different ones used. Just trying to do everything correctly and I'll change mine shortly.
> 
> Since you're the only one to reply makes me wonder how many know for sure.
> 
> Thanks, Max KG4PID
>  
> From: Bruce W. Martin <aprs at almostanywhere.com>
> To: Max Harper <kg4pid at yahoo.com>; TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org> 
> Sent: Thursday, August 6, 2015 8:05 PM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Igate Symbol
> 
> I use an ā€œIā€ between lat. and long. and a ā€œ#ā€ after the longitude to give a green digi star with an upper case I in the middle. I used to use the black diamond instead of the star but changed when I changed igate software. See KQ4TV-7 vs. -1.
> 
> Bruce, KQ4TV
> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Aug 6, 2015, at 3:49 PM, Max Harper via aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org <mailto:aprssig at tapr.org>> wrote:
>> 
>> Really supprised that after three days no one has answered my question.
>> 
>> "Could someone please tell me the correct symbol to use for a two-way igate + digipeater?"
>> 
>> Max KG4PID

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