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Nickname Characters?

Mike W8MM
Mike W8MM Member ✭✭
edited August 2018 in SmartSDR for Windows
Whenever I try to use "&" or "+" in the radio nickname, those (and other) characters are removed from the string.

Example:  If I type "HF&144" into the nickname entry box, the string condenses to "HF144".

Same way with "222+432" -->  "222432"

However, "." and "," and "/" all seem to work.  "HF/144" stays OK.

Why is this?


  • K1UO - Larry
    K1UO - Larry Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 2018
    The "&" character triggers an automatic 32db attenuation and the "+" symbol initiates the self destruct feature :)

    Enjoy the Holiday weekend....  Regards 
  • W7NGA
    W7NGA Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 2018
    I was able to crash my 6500 by writing to the display. I tried W7NGA-SEASIDE (overflow) then edited it to W7NGA-DAN which sent it into an infinite loop alternating between both until it crashed. Also, I noticed that the screen has my call burned in, only obvious when you change the text.

    W7NGA dan
    Seaside, Oregon

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