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
% G Alternate (with overlay) Symbol %G Power/Energy (Geothermal) 0
% H Alternate (with overlay) Symbol %H Power/Energy (Hydroelectric) 0
% N Alternate (with overlay) Symbol %N Power/Energy (Nuclear) 0
% P Alternate (with overlay) Symbol %P Power/Energy (Portable) 0
% S Alternate (with overlay) Symbol %S Power/Energy (Solar) 0
% T Alternate (with overlay) Symbol %T Power/Energy (Turbine) 0
% W Alternate (with overlay) Symbol %W Power/Energy (Wind) 0
& / Primary Symbol &/ HF Gateway 0
& \ Alternate (supports overlay) Symbol &\ Gateway 0
& 2 Alternate (with overlay) Symbol &2 TX igate (with path set to 2 hops) 0
& D Alternate (with overlay) Symbol &D D-STAR (D-PRS IGate) 0
& I Alternate (with overlay) Symbol &I Igate (Generic) 1364
& P Alternate (with overlay) Symbol &P PSKmail node 0
& R Alternate (with overlay) Symbol &R Receive only IGate 0
& T Alternate (with overlay) Symbol &T TX Igate (with path set to 1 hop) 0
& W Alternate (with overlay) Symbol &W WIRES-X 0
' / Primary Symbol '/ Small Aircraft 43
' \ Alternate (supports overlay) Symbol '\ Incident site (Airplane Crash Site) 0
' A Alternate (with overlay) Symbol 'A Incident site (Automobile crash site) 0
' H Alternate (with overlay) Symbol 'H Incident site (Hazardous incident) 0
' M Alternate (with overlay) Symbol 'M Incident site (Multi-Vehicle crash site) 0
' P Alternate (with overlay) Symbol 'P Incident site (Pileup) 0
' T Alternate (with overlay) Symbol 'T Incident site (Truck wreck) 0
( / Primary Symbol (/ Mobile Satellite Station 0
( \ Alternate Symbol (\ Cloudy 0
) / Primary Symbol )/ Wheelchair (handicapped) 0
) \ Alternate Symbol )\ Firenet MEO (Modis Earth Observatory) 0
* / Primary Symbol */ Snowmobile 0
* \ Alternate Symbol *\ Snow 0
+ / Primary Symbol +/ Red Cross 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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