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
t \ Alternate Symbol t\ Tornado 0
u / Primary Symbol u/ Truck (18 wheeler) 0
u \ Alternate (supports overlay) Symbol u\ Truck 0
u B Alternate (with overlay) Symbol uB Truck (Buldozer/construction/Backhoe) 0
u C Alternate (with overlay) Symbol uC Truck (Chlorine Tanker) 0
u G Alternate (with overlay) Symbol uG Truck (Gas) 0
u H Alternate (with overlay) Symbol uH Truck (Hazardous) 0
u P Alternate (with overlay) Symbol uP Truck (Plow or SnowPlow) 0
u T Alternate (with overlay) Symbol uT Truck (Tanker) 0
v / Primary Symbol v/ Van 0
v \ Alternate (supports overlay) Symbol v\ Van 0
w / Primary Symbol w/ Water Station 0
w \ Alternate Symbol w\ Flooding 0
x / Primary Symbol x/ xAPRS (Unix) 0
x \ Alternate Symbol x\ No Symbol 0
y / Primary Symbol y/ Yagi @ QTH 0
y \ Alternate Symbol y\ Skywarn 0
z / Primary Symbol z/ Shelter 2
z \ Alternate (supports overlay) Symbol z\ Shelter 0
z C Alternate (with overlay) Symbol zC Clinic 0
z G Alternate (with overlay) Symbol zG Government building 0
z M Alternate (with overlay) Symbol zM Morgue 0
z T Alternate (with overlay) Symbol zT Triage 0
{ / Primary Symbol {/ No Symbol 0
{ \ Alternate Symbol {\ Fog 0
| / Primary Symbol |/ TNC Stream Switch 0
| \ Alternate Symbol |\ TNC Stream Switch 0
} / Primary Symbol }/ No Symbol 0
} \ Alternate Symbol }\ No Symbol 0
~ / Primary Symbol ~/ TNC Stream Switch 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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