[NA-User] Fwd: [CQ-Contest] "Slashed" Zeros vs. the number "Zero"

David A. Pruett k8cc at comcast.net
Sun Dec 19 21:31:57 EST 2004

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>From: "Henderson, Dan N1ND" <dhenderson at arrl.org>
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>Folks, please do not use the "cute" character that you think makes the
>number Zero in a call look like a "slashed zero".  They two characters
>are not the same and are not interchangeable.  Computers read them as
>two separate things, which means they get sorted and stored as a
>different call and may get overlooked.  If you can, please help spread
>this to other reflectors and newsletters.  It will help us serve you
>Thanks and 73
>Dan Henderson, N1ND
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