[aprssig] APRS Symbol Set Redraw Project

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Mon Oct 14 13:08:21 EDT 2013

The original was an Excel spreadsheet.  I'm sure I have it around somewhere.

The numbering was based on MIL STD 2525B, and if it's not clear from the 
document, it's a hierarchical system designed such that you don't have 
to have an icon defined for every possible code.  For example, you can 
differentiate a class A RV from a class C RV, but your client doesn't 
need a separate icon for each - it knows that anything under 
is an RV of some sort.  Or maybe it only goes as far as 3.2.1 for land 
vehicles if it has a really limited icon set, but the generic icon 
should still be appropriate for the general type.


On 10/14/2013 8:43 AM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
> Are you referring to http://opentrac.org/symbols.pdf? If so, someone in
> the "we" group just needs to take that PDF, find a or make it machine
> readable/editable (say maybe a google/shareable spreadsheet), and fill
> in the APRS symbol for each row that has a corresponding one.  Then the
> rows that don't have an APRS symbol code are the ones that should be
> considered for assignment in the new APRS set.
> Any volunteers to be the "someone"?  (Please step forward and commit so
> that multiple people don't duplicate the effort).
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
> On 10/14/2013 11:23 AM, Andrew P. wrote:
>> While we're looking at new symbols, we should look at the symbol codes
>> defined for OpenTRAC to see if they have any station types that APRS
>> should but does not presently support.
>> Andrew KA2DDO
>> ------Original Message------
>> From: SARTrack Admin
>> To: aprssig at tapr.org
>> Sent: Oct 14, 2013 9:47 AM
>> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS Symbol Set Redraw Project
>> And once we get to a stage where icons are being designed, for Search
>> and Rescue I do have a request for some additional Icons which simply do
>> not exist at all now.
>> Bart
>> On 14-10-2013 15:31, Boyd Prestwood K5YKG wrote:
>>> As the former SEC for the ARRL Southern New Jersey Section for 28 years,
>>> I preached and encouraged professionalism for ARES/RACES operators
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