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Re: Newbie - Definitions of different colours on the Station List

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  • g4mhj@btinternet.com
    Thanks for the reply. It s now making much more sense. Bob..
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 1, 2010
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      Thanks for the reply.

      It's now making much more sense.

      Bob..

      --- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.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 =
      > far)
      > 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
      > >
      >
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