[aprssig] Re:All APRS Digipeaters In The World (Almost!) MappedOnUIview

Ray Wells vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Sun Mar 4 15:49:05 EST 2007

Richard Hoskin wrote:

>My understanding was that we used the SSID of the station's callsign to
>indicate a secondary function.
>Here are those common defaults:
>    	-0 Home Station, Home Station running IGate.
>    	-1 Digipeater, Home Station running a Relay Digi, Wx Digipeater
>    	-2 Digipeater [#2 or] on 70CM
>    	-3 Digipeater [#3]
>    	-4 HF to VHF Gateway
>    	-5 IGate (Not home station)
>	-6 is for Operations via Satellite
>    	-7 Kenwood D7 HH
>    	-8 is for boats, sailboats and ships (maybe 802.11 in the future)
>    	-9 is for Mobiles
>    	-10 is for operation via The internet only
>    	-11 is for APRStouch-tone users  (and the occasional Balloons)
>    	-12 Portable Units such as Laptops, Camp Sites etc.
>    	-14 is for Truckers
>    	-15 is for HF
>So a home station running a digi and an igate will have a -1 ssid and use
>the icon of an IGate. (It may also have a blue square around it if it is
>running UI-View)
>Or a weather station that is also a digi would use the blue WX icon with a
>ssid of -1 etc.
>Is this still valid and how does it integrate into your color codes.
This is all well and good if one's life revolves around APRS, however, 
for a multi-purpose station running APRS, BBS, Node, Packet Terminal 
program, etc, it tends to fall apart a bit so that only broad compliance 
with a suugested SSID list is possible, if at all.

The guys running Fpac in Florida use -8 and -9 for L2 and L3 
connections. In France the trend is -10 and -11. In VK2 it was -0 and 
-1. I use -1 and -2 because the bbs is -0.

Comply if you can but expect non-compliance as well :-(

Ray vk2tv

>-----Original Message-----
>From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
>On Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
>Sent: Sunday, 4 March 2007 5:20 AM
>To: 'Stephen H. Smith'; 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
>Cc: ui-view at yahoogroups.com
>Subject: RE: [aprssig] Re:All APRS Digipeaters In The World (Almost!)
>>>I recommend that... software that wants to resolve multi-use
>>>symbols, should use the originally intended color atributes. 
>>>at least draw a different color circle around the symbol if
>>>multiple meanings are intended.  Such as the WHITE (or green)
>>>circle that both APRSdos and Uiview use around any station
>>>symbol that sends out an Igate status packet.  
>>Huh??    UIview draws a blue square outline (not a filled 
>>box) around an Igate. 
>Ah, thanks,  This is great.  That leaves then GREEN for any
>station that is also a digipeater no matter what it's symbol is.
>IN otherwords, clients can easily indicate multiple use symbols
>by simply the circle or square methods used above, which are
>independent of the actual SYMBOL.
>Sofware can easily tell the Igates from the IGATE packets, they
>can tell a digipeating station by its presence in the PATH of
>received packets, and they can tell WX by the presence of WX
>data.  All of these can be used to modify the display of that
>symbol.  The original APRS color attributes for all symbols
>(left out of many clients) were:
>WHITE is an active station with message capability
>GRAY (light) is an active station w/o message capability
>BLUE (light) is a WX station
>GREEN is a digipeating station
>CYAN is a dead-reckoned or moving station
>PURPLE is an Object (from somone else)
>YELLOW is your own active Object
>RED is an alarmed or otherwise special station/object
>GRAY (dark) is an inactive station not heard in >80 min
>BLUE (dark) is the previous location of a just moved station.
>CIRCLE shows position ambiguity (0, .1, 1, 10, 60 miles).
>PHG CIRCLE (in the same symbol color) shows the range
>In the original APRS, all symbols, whether they are STATIONS or
>OBJECTS show these color attributes.  This is exteremly valuable
>at looking at the map and at-a-glance and telling what is going
>on.  Some systems used simplistic ICONS that ignored this
>fundamental part of APRS, and so all ICONS look the same whether
>they are 10 days old and meaningless, or are an active,
>high-priority object, 30 seconds old.
>See: http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprs/symbols.html
>I think it is easy to add a small colored disk (or square)
>around those simplistic ICONs to better convey to the viewers
>what the APRS screen is actually displaying without having to
>click on all 300 of them to see what the are....
>Bob, WB4APR
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