[aprssig] APRS Symbol Updates 2014! (Dstar vs Dutch)

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue May 20 10:57:49 EDT 2014

Dstar wins.  I count 2700 D-star symbols using “Da” and only DD2SKA using
it not in the Dstar format.  I will change my docs to match.  As Andrew
pointed out, someone had asked to use that for the Dutch ARES a long time
ago, but Dstar wins…


*From:* aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] *On
Behalf Of *Andrew P.
*Sent:* Monday, May 19, 2014 8:35 PM
*To:* TAPR APRS Mailing List
*Subject:* Re: [aprssig] APRS Symbol Updates 2014! (corrected!)

Hi, Bob.

Sorry, error on my part. It was overlaying \a (not \&) that was the
problem. You suggested Da for Dutch ARES, but that overlay is already being
used for D-star repeater objects (look up objects AA3A   A, AA3A  AD, etc.,
as examples).

This was in your document http://www.aprs.org/symbols/symbols-new.txt

And you still didn't include the fish in your new proposal. :-) More likely
to track them than torpedos. Suggest Fs for fish and Ws for whales.

Andrew, KA2DDO

> From: bruninga at usna.edu
> Date: Mon, 19 May 2014 19:59:58 -0400
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS Symbol Updates 2014! (corrected!)
> > Will this be fully backwards-compatible with the existing symbol set?
> Should be, But I was WRONG. There is nothing wrong with the \O for rocket
> and \g for glider. They exist, and no reason to change. I will remove
> them from my proposed changes....
> So here is what this email should have said:
> /^ = LARGE Aircraft
> \^ = top-view originally intended to point in direction of flight
> D^ = Drone
> E^ = Enemy aircraft (too bad I cant use the original Hostile)
> H^ = Hovercraft (new may 2014)
> J^ = JET (new may 2014)
> M^ = Missile (new may 2014)
> V^ = Vertical takeoff (new may 2014)
> >. There were some problems with your currently posted APRS 1.2 proposed
> extended symbols that conflicted with existing usages (ex.: D-star
> gateways as D&).
> Can you remind me of this problem? Ill go see what I can find.
> Bob
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