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
^ / Primary Symbol ^/ Large Aircraft 0
^ \ Alternate (supports overlay) Symbol ^\ Aircraft 2
^ A Alternate (with overlay) Symbol ^A Aircraft (A = Autonomous) 0
^ D Alternate (with overlay) Symbol ^D Aircraft (D = Drone) 8
^ E Alternate (with overlay) Symbol ^E Aircraft (E = Electric aircraft) 0
^ G Alternate (with overlay) Symbol ^G Aircraft (G = Glider aircraft) 301
^ H Alternate (with overlay) Symbol ^H Aircraft (H = Hovercraft) 0
^ J Alternate (with overlay) Symbol ^J Aircraft (J = JET) 2
^ M Alternate (with overlay) Symbol ^M Aircraft (M = Missle) 0
^ P Alternate (with overlay) Symbol ^P Aircraft (P = Propeller) 227
^ R Alternate (with overlay) Symbol ^R Aircraft (R = Remotely Piloted) 177
^ S Alternate (with overlay) Symbol ^S Aircraft (S = Solar Powered) 0
^ V Alternate (with overlay) Symbol ^V Aircraft (V = Vertical takeoff) 0
^ X Alternate (with overlay) Symbol ^X Aircraft (X = Experimental) 0
_ / Primary Symbol _/ Weather Station 0
_ \ Alternate (supports overlay) Symbol _\ Weather Station 0
` / Primary Symbol `/ Dish Antenna 0
` \ Alternate Symbol `\ Rain 0
a / Primary Symbol a/ Ambulance 0
a \ Alternate (supports overlay) Symbol a\ Red Diamond 0
a A Alternate (with overlay) Symbol aA ARES 0
a D Alternate (with overlay) Symbol aD D-STAR (previously Dutch ARES) 0
a G Alternate (with overlay) Symbol aG RSGB Radio Society of Great Brittan 0
a R Alternate (with overlay) Symbol aR RACES 0
a S Alternate (with overlay) Symbol aS SATERN Salvation Army 0
a W Alternate (with overlay) Symbol aW WinLink 0
a Y Alternate (with overlay) Symbol aY C4FM Yaesu repeaters 0
b / Primary Symbol b/ Bike 0
b \ Alternate Symbol b\ Dust blowing 0
c / Primary Symbol c/ Incident Command Post 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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