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

Andrew P. andrewemt at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 5 11:01:44 EST 2011

Looks like at least UIView has it, because I've got it and I'm using UIView icon files in my app.

Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 14:41:20 
To: <aprssig at tapr.org>
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Intro & A Couple Quick Questions.....

There is a wheel chair symbol.  We first needed it back in the 1990's when we began tracking marathons, and the Wheelchairs were running too.
I'm not sure how many authors implemented it.

From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of KBØNLY
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2011 6:19 PM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Intro & A Couple Quick Questions.....

Here is a better page with the symbol charts.










-----Original Message----- 

From: Pat Cook 

Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2011 3:49 PM 

To: aprssig at tapr.org 

Cc: aprsfi at googlegroups.com 

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


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



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/

APRS TRACKER ( NEW !!! ) - http://aprs.fi/KB0OXD (Usually on as

KB0OXD-5 Via APRSDroid)



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