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Reversed text for practice legal? NQ8Z on 18/7/14
A possible way to clarify the intent of any transmission of reverse text is to clearly state what you are doing before and after the transmission. For example, W1AW code practice sessions start with something like NOW 20 WPM and finish with END OF 20 WPM TEXT. It seems reasonable before sending reverse text to transmit BEGIN OF REVERSED TEXT and to finish with END OF REVERSED TEXT.

Saying that you are sending reversed text often enough should make it apparent to any code competent monitor that your intent is not encrypted transmissions. Some of the QST text content, especially from contest result pages, can appear awfully close to gibberish when taken out of context, but the surrounding text clears up the intent.

Hope this helps,
Jeff AD0AK

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