APRS symbols

The following APRS symbols is currently supported. Please note that the description of each symbol is based on a combination of the version 1.1 spec. and the version 1.2 spec. from www.aprs.org (and on usages that we have found to be common).

In this list we include all primary symbols, all default alternate symbols, all overlayed alternate symbols that has a specified description and all overlayed alternate symbols that is used by some station.

C1 T2 Type Icon Description Stations3
S \ Alternate Symbol S\ Satellite/Pacsat 0
T / Primary Symbol T/ SSTV 0
T \ Alternate Symbol T\ Thunderstorm 0
U / Primary Symbol U/ Bus 0
U \ Alternate Symbol U\ Sunny 0
V / Primary Symbol V/ ATV 0
V \ Alternate Symbol V\ VORTAC Navigation Aid 0
W / Primary Symbol W/ National Weather Service 0
W \ Alternate (supports overlay) Symbol W\ National Weather Service 0
X / Primary Symbol X/ Helicopter 235
X \ Alternate Symbol X\ Pharmacy 0
Y / Primary Symbol Y/ Yacht (sail) 0
Y \ Alternate Symbol Y\ Radio/APRS Device 0
Y A Alternate Symbol YA Alinco 0
Y B Alternate Symbol YB Byonics 0
Y I Alternate Symbol YI Icom 0
Y K Alternate Symbol YK Kenwood 0
Y Y Alternate Symbol YY Yaesu/Standard 0
Z / Primary Symbol Z/ WinAPRS 0
Z \ Alternate Symbol Z\ No Symbol 0
[ / Primary Symbol [/ Human/Person 0
[ \ Alternate (supports overlay) Symbol [\ Wall Cloud (or pedestal cloud) 0
[ B Alternate (with overlay) Symbol [B Baby on board (stroller, pram etc) 0
[ H Alternate (with overlay) Symbol [H Hiker 0
[ R Alternate (with overlay) Symbol [R Runner 0
[ S Alternate (with overlay) Symbol [S Skier 0
\ / Primary Symbol \/ Triangle (DF station) 0
\ \ Alternate Symbol \\ No Symbol 0
\ A Alternate Symbol \A Avmap G5 0
] / Primary Symbol ]/ Mail/PostOffice 0

  1. Symbol Code (the character found after the longitude in the APRS packet)
  2. Symbol Table ID (the character found between the latitude and longitude in the APRS packet)
  3. Number of stations/objects using this symbol the latest 24 hours (if station/object use several symbols only the latest used counts)
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