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
^ R Alternate (with overlay) Symbol ^R Aircraft (R = Remotely Piloted) 0
^ 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 14412
_ \ Alternate (supports overlay) Symbol _\ Weather Station 5
_ 1 Alternate (with overlay) Symbol _1 Weather Station (with overlay 1) 4
_ 7 Alternate (with overlay) Symbol _7 Weather Station (with overlay 7) 1
_ F Alternate (with overlay) Symbol _F Weather Station (with overlay F) 10
_ G Alternate (with overlay) Symbol _G Weather Station (with overlay G) 1
_ I Alternate (with overlay) Symbol _I Weather Station (with overlay I) 1
_ N Alternate (with overlay) Symbol _N Weather Station (with overlay N) 2
_ P Alternate (with overlay) Symbol _P Weather Station (with overlay P) 6
_ R Alternate (with overlay) Symbol _R Weather Station (with overlay R) 10
_ S Alternate (with overlay) Symbol _S Weather Station (with overlay S) 20
` / Primary Symbol `/ Dish Antenna 355
` \ Alternate Symbol `\ Rain 0
a / Primary Symbol a/ Ambulance 35
a \ Alternate (supports overlay) Symbol a\ Red Diamond 14
a 1 Alternate (with overlay) Symbol a1 Red Diamond (with overlay 1) 1
a A Alternate (with overlay) Symbol aA ARES 2
a B Alternate (with overlay) Symbol aB Red Diamond (with overlay B) 24
a D Alternate (with overlay) Symbol aD D-STAR (previously Dutch ARES) 5899
a E Alternate (with overlay) Symbol aE Red Diamond (with overlay E) 2
a G Alternate (with overlay) Symbol aG RSGB Radio Society of Great Brittan 1
a H Alternate (with overlay) Symbol aH Red Diamond (with overlay H) 2
a I Alternate (with overlay) Symbol aI Red Diamond (with overlay I) 9
a M Alternate (with overlay) Symbol aM Red Diamond (with overlay M) 1
a P Alternate (with overlay) Symbol aP Red Diamond (with overlay P) 34
a R Alternate (with overlay) Symbol aR RACES 4

  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)
Initial position
Current position
Ruler
PHG

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In this tab we show all APRS packets of any packet type that has been added to the map.

In this tab we show APRS packets of type position that has been added to the map (note that any station may send a position packet).

In this tab we show all APRS packets of type object or item that has been added to the map.

In this tab we show APRS packets of type weather that has been added to the map (note that any station may send a weather packet, not only weather stations).

In this tab we show APRS packets of type direction finding, telemetry, message, query and status that has been added to the map.

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