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Old 10-04-2011, 5:20 PM
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Does anyone know of a generic icon that represents Amateur Radio in general?

The one I've attached looks fairly similar to the ARRL icon - is this a generic type icon that represents the Amateur Radio community?

I'm looking for ideas so we can represent our Amateur Radio operators in the forums with a badge/icon.

Thanks for any feedback.

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Old 10-04-2011, 5:58 PM
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Hi Lindsay
That is the correct symbol for amateur radio that is recognized around the world. Do you know if there is a symbol just for scanning?
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Old 10-04-2011, 6:16 PM
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Does anyone know of a generic icon that represents Amateur Radio in general?

The one I've attached looks fairly similar to the ARRL icon - is this a generic type icon that represents the Amateur Radio community?

I'm looking for ideas so we can represent our Amateur Radio operators in the forums with a badge/icon.

Thanks for any feedback.

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That is the official symbol for amateur radio as per many of the member states of the IARU. It's about as close to a "universal" icon as there is.
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That's what I needed to know... thanks folks!
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I have been a ham for 30 years and I don't know of any single symbol that would represent all hams, especially if it is just a graphic with no text. How is it going to be used? Is it going to be in forum post headings like the ones for DB admins and feed providers and have text under it? If that is the case it probably doesn't make much difference what you use.

There are a lot of hams that don't like the ARRL and might be offended by something that looks like the ARRL logo but I don't know how many people like that might be RR members.
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I think thatd be a great idea!
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Is there a symbol that shows a maxed-out credit card and a garage full of obsolete equipment?

Or a symbol depicting a wife sleeping in bed alone at 3 AM during contest weekend?
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looking for a picture of a ham on a scooter right now...
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Thumbs up Generic Amateur Radio symbol

That's the symbol that I've always thought was the universal one. Variations of it are used by Amateur Radio organizations throughout the world. :-)
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I always though it was a picture of an overweight, middle-aged guy with more than four hand-held radios in his belt and a callsign tee shirt
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I always though it was a picture of an overweight, middle-aged guy with more than four hand-held radios in his belt and a callsign tee shirt
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I'm looking for ideas so we can represent our Amateur Radio operators in the forums with a badge/icon.
Nice idea. How would you declare yourself (legitimately) as an amateur radio operator?
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nice idea. How would you declare yourself (legitimately) as an amateur radio operator?
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Does anyone know of a generic icon that represents Amateur Radio in general?

The one I've attached looks fairly similar to the ARRL icon - is this a generic type icon that represents the Amateur Radio community?

I'm looking for ideas so we can represent our Amateur Radio operators in the forums with a badge/icon.

Thanks for any feedback.

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I like it, plus it looks like the artist of that particular version released it into public domain on Wikipedia.

I would also suggest the icon of a radio tower with waves coming out of it, similar to this one I found:

Photo: Radio antenna Soja Andrzej #6179643

To show that we are both the listeners and the talkers.
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