APRS Symbol Chart
you want to set up an APRS icon that is not listed as a choice on your
radio, you can use the following information to set any of the
secondary APRS icons.
is a picture of the GPS-A settings for the Icom 2820H. If you
don’t see a symbol that you like in the “GPS-A Symbol” box, select
“Other” and enter the symbol code for the APRS symbol you want in the
“Other Symbol” box.
“Other Symbols” are entered with two characters. The first character is
either a forward slash“/” (Primary Symbols) or a back slash “\”
(Secondary Symbols). The next character is any of the letters, numbers
and symbols shown in the charts below.
In the setting shown above the following APRS symbol will be displayed:
The cross-hair symbols in the following tables represent symbols that have not yet been assigned.
APRS Symbol Tables
(Primary Symbols) Forward slash “/” then item from (Symbol Table)
(Secondary Symbols) Back slash "\" then item from (Symbol Table)
the symbol table some of the boxes are yellow. These symbols will
allow a single digit letter (A through Z) or number (0 through 9) to be
displayed over the APRS symbol. To display the overlay just
replace the back slash “\” with the letter or number that you want
displayed. Example: 5z
Note: Some sites won’t display overlays so only the icon itself will display.