Thanks for the reply.
It's now making much more sense.
--- In email@example.com, "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh" <kj4erj@...> wrote:
> g4mhj@... wrote:
> > It is perhaps an obvious question but could somebody tell me the exact definition of the various colours in the left hand station list. My previous APRS experience was about 6 years ago using UIView.
> Welcome back to APRS! It's not an obvious question and even current
> UI-View users would are still wondering about APRSISCE/32's colors.
> Here's the scoop (and adding this to the Wiki too!).
> The Scrolling Station window shows stations (or objects) from which
> packets were recently received. This window communicates many things
> about the station as follows.
> Callsign-SSID - This one's pretty obvious, except it can be strange for
> object IDs.
> * - A * after the callsign indicates that the packet was received from
> RF (AGW, KISS or TEXT ports)
> n - If there's a number after the *, it counts how many times the packet
> was received (total of IS and RF digipeats).
> Symbol - current station symbol including all spec-specified assumptions
> based on:
> 1) Explicit statement in packet
> 2) Weather data is a weather symbol
> 3) GPSxxx specification in ToCall (Page 92/103 of aprs101.pdf)
> 4) Assumption based on -SSID value (Page 93/103 of aprs101.pdf)
> 5) APRSISCE/32 also uses ~ for Telemetry data if no other symbol was
> previously known
> Colors: - This is where it gets interesting...
> Black on White - No position known for the station
> Red-Yellow-Green - Scaled color based on proximity (Red = close, Green =
> The scale of this conversion is the circle on the map. If the station
> is within the circle, the color will vary from Green (outer edge) to Red
> (dead center) based on how close the station is to the coordinates at
> the center of the screen.
> Reversed Red-Yellow-Green - Scaled as above, but reverse video for
> callsigns that seem to be in your extra filter as a "buddy" (b/) or
> "friend" (f/). This may get some false positives until I add explicit
> Buddy and Friend filter configuration.
> "Invalid" color Background - See details in the upcoming "Invalids"
> trace log
> Purple - Duplicate packet
> Pink - Too Quick packet (sub second)
> Red - Too Fast packet (>20,000mph or double rolling average)
> Aqua - "Restart" packet (long story, under development)
> Gray - Unknown Invalid (should never be seen)
> Yellow background - Other APRSISCE/32 users have a yellow background
> unless something else overrides the color (like buddy).
> I think that's all the colors that can show up there, but if you see
> something else, send a question in and ask!
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
> > Thanks
> > Bob