[aprssig] RE: olpc/aprs

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Jan 11 12:02:33 EST 2008

> ... UI-View does allow the user to select the
> laptop symbol.... /l (that's lower case L...)

Thanks, and I made the mistake of initially proposing that the
XO's use the laptop symbol, until I did a FINDU search on that
symbol and found out that there were over 100 stations already
using the laptop symbol for other purposes.

Since we wanted a unique symbol for these very unique laptops, I
then  proposed only a day later that we dedicate the the symbol
of a BOX with an X  in it as a unique symbol for the XO.  A
quick check on FINDU revealed that there was no one on the
planet using that symbol.

So that is the objective, that OLPC laptops (the XO) will use
the BOX with an X.  Indicated in APRS as the BOX symbol with an
X overlay.  Represented in APRS as "XA".  Bob

> Bob WB4APR wrote...
> > The symbol I have proposed is the "A" symbol usually called
> > BOX and then give it the "X" overlay character.
> So, do I have this right...
> /A is from the primary table, an Aid Station.
> XA is a numbered box with an X overlay to represent an XO
> It displays properly in UI-View as a "box with an X in it"
even if it
> isn't an XO computer - hi!
> Bob - I was going to suggest that it was as good a time as any
> someone wanted to step up to the bat and update the UI-View
symbol set
> for the XO computer, but it doesn't look like any changes are 
> needed for
> it. However, it would be nice if someone would add the skier 
> symbol that
> was added a few months ago. If someone was going to take it
on, do you
> have a list of any others that were also added over the few
> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
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