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  1. K6CPO

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    I learned it in the military also. The slashed zero was used in hand-written messages and logs to distinguish it from an O. The character maps on most computers don't have a slashed zero...

    Actually, that's a hyphen. This is a dash: "—" The dash is longer. It doesn't normally appear on a keyboard but can be inserted by typing the numerals 0151 while holding down the Alt key.
     
  2. W5BIB

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    Hey Chief... is that O151 or 0151 ??? :p
     
  3. W9JEF

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    As for the slashed zero, in ham radio it's been that way since day one.


    Before I went on active duty, I was a Radioman in the Naval Reserve. Thats how we were trained to write the figure one. And the Z with the little dash in the center. But the Europeon 7 is too reminiecent of an "F"--in a call like W7UCK would look somewhat obscene.
     
  4. KC9UDX

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    Yikes! As far as I can tell, the Japanese always put an overscore over O's to differentiate them from 0's.

    I thought that was the OP's point, but, after all this reading, who knows?

    It isn't 0 either. Unless you eat Cröonchy Stars for breakfast.
     
  5. K7KBN

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    But what is it made of? Gold!
    Have you got any?

    How about aluminum?
     
  6. KC9UDX

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    If you slash your 1, it's aluminium.
     
  7. AB1QP

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    Why? Because we get better reception that way.
    We still have some corn..............
     
  8. K1FBI

    K1FBI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Common practice in Quality Control.
    Guess we're all lids..:rolleyes:
     
  9. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I put a slash through my zeroes, a dash through my sevens and Zees as well. Learned to do that in the cosmopolitan school system in Charlottesville Virginia many years ago.
     
  10. N3PDT

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    Now we can make whiskey! We've been waiting for this for hundreds of years.
     
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