[aprssig] Intro & A Couple Quick Questions.....

Pat Cook kb0oxd at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 17:42:59 EST 2011

Thanks Gregg & Co !!  I was wondering if packets were actually being
sent out.  Seems they are since I was either at Starbucks or the
nearby King Soopers (That's Kroger for those who aren't familiar with
the other name) grocery store when that packet was sent :)

As for the symbols, I'm going over the lists now :)

Cheers & 73 :)

On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 3:10 PM, Gregg Wonderly <greggwon at gmail.com> wrote:
> Pat look at http://map.findu.com/KB0OXD-5 for a view of the packet data that
> made it into the APRS-IS network from the igate(s) in your area.  I see one
> packet out there.   A list of symbols and characters to select them are
> visible at http://www.aprs.org/symbols/symbolsX.txt.  Each application will
> use a set of "icons" that it has locally.  Those icons may or may not depict
> "exactly" what you mean, but they should be correct for the most part.
> Gregg Wonderly
> On 12/1/2011 3:49 PM, Pat Cook wrote:
>> For those who don't know me, my name is Pat&  my call is KB0OXD
>> Recently I downloaded the latest version of APRSDroid&  got a passkey
>> to use the app&  get on the network (I've got a TNC&  can get a cheap
>> dual band job rather easily to get on via RF but my lone&  BIGGEST
>> challenge now is getting the GPS RXer).  Now that I've fiddled around
>> with it, I've got a couple of n00bie questions.....
>> First, I'm what would be best (If not most honestly) described as a
>> HandiHam (In fact, I've participated in many of their nets on
>> EchoLink)&  use a mobility scooter to get around the neighborhood as
>> well as (With the assistance of public transportation) around town.
>> But I don't wanna be seen going around on the network with a phone
>> icon.
>> As such, I thought of the universally recognized (At least here in the
>> States anyway) wheelchair logo would be more accurate (Even though I'm
>> on 3G via APRSDroid)&  more hams would be more apt to leave messages
>> knowing they were talking to a REAL Ham instead of a bootlegger (If
>> you know what I mean :) )
>> So my question is what command would I enter in the APRS Symbol field
>> box on APRSDroid to generate a wheelchair logo icon instead of (If not
>> ALONG WITH) the phone icon?  In fact, a list of them (Or a website
>> with such a list) would be more helpful
>> Second.....I'm also using my phone to stream my live cam via the
>> UStream app.  Now intially when I loaded APRSDroid&  hit the BACK
>> button, it would minimize itself to the taskbar (Like EchoLink does)
>> so that it runs in the background while I run either UStream or some
>> other app in the foreground.
>> But lately, APRSDroid doesn't seem to be doing this.  Instead when I
>> hit the BACK button, it appears to be CLOSED (As in I don't see it in
>> the taskbar NOR in the list of running apps in NOTIFICATIONS).  It
>> also seems to pick up right where it left off display-wise from the
>> last time it was in the foreground.  NO re-logging back in.  NO having
>> to re-enter my callsign, passkey&  other info.  Really strange.  Makes
>> me wonder if my APRS packets are REALLY going out to the network or if
>> I'm even being seen on the network
>> I was out running errands earlier today.  Was ANYONE out there able to
>> track me?
>> Please forgive me for the n00bie questions as I'm sure they've been
>> asked by others before but I'd really like an answer to the first
>> question while the second has me bamboozled
>> BTW for those who need this info., my phone is a Kyocera Sanyo Zio
>> with Android 2.21 (Came with the phone, NO firmware or hardware
>> updates or modifications)
>> Help is appreciated.....
>> Many thanks in advance :)
>> Cheers&  73 :)

Pat Cook, KB0OXD
Denver, CO
KB0OXD Cybershack - http://www.wix.com/kb0oxd/kb0oxd/
KB0OXD Cybershack Soap Box - http://kb0oxd.blogspot.com/
EchoLink Node No. 19905 (LINK COMING SOON - 147.465 Mhz. Simplex/100.0 Hz PL)
APRS TRACKER ( NEW !!! ) - http://aprs.fi/KB0OXD (Usually on as
KB0OXD-5 Via APRSDroid)

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