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
c / Primary Symbol c/ Incident Command Post 0
c \ Alternate (supports overlay) Symbol c\ Civil Defense 0
c D Alternate (with overlay) Symbol cD Decontamination 0
c R Alternate (with overlay) Symbol cR RACES 0
c S Alternate (with overlay) Symbol cS SATERN mobile canteen 0
d / Primary Symbol d/ Fire Station 0
d \ Alternate Symbol d\ DX Spot 0
e / Primary Symbol e/ Horse (equestrian) 0
e \ Alternate Symbol e\ Sleet 0
f / Primary Symbol f/ Fire Truck 0
f \ Alternate Symbol f\ Funnel Cloud 0
g / Primary Symbol g/ Glider 171
g \ Alternate Symbol g\ Gale warning flags 0
h / Primary Symbol h/ Hospital 0
h \ Alternate Symbol h\ Store/Ham Store 0
h F Alternate Symbol hF Hamfest 0
h H Alternate Symbol hH Home Dept etc.. 0
i / Primary Symbol i/ IOTA (islands on the air) 0
i \ Alternate (supports overlay) Symbol i\ Point of interest 0
j / Primary Symbol j/ Jeep 0
j \ Alternate Symbol j\ WorkZone 0
k / Primary Symbol k/ Truck 0
k \ Alternate Symbol k\ Special Vehicle (SUV) 0
k 4 Alternate Symbol k4 Special Vehicle (4x4) 0
k A Alternate Symbol kA Special Vehicle (ATV) 0
l / Primary Symbol l/ Laptop 0
l \ Alternate Symbol l\ No Symbol 0
m / Primary Symbol m/ Mic-E Repeater 0
m \ Alternate Symbol m\ Milepost 0
n / Primary Symbol n/ Node (black bulls-eye) 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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Current position

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