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Old guy having problem mixing codes? Jun 21st 2015, 16:38 5 5,317 on 14/5/16

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Old guy having problem mixing codes? WD5BPI on 21/6/15
47 years being an amateur. After a dry spell of about 8 years I got back on the air. I have always loved CW but I have noticed something that concerns me about the "International Code" we are all to be using. It is the substitution of the very long DASH from the "Continental" code and its use for the zero character. Generally I can understand what is meant in something as simple as and RST report, but using it in a serial number or some other list of numbers being transmitted is confusing. Not all serial numbers are numbers only, so I always question was that a zero or the letter T.
Should we not try and be as clear as possible in our communication?

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