Nickname Characters?

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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?
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Mike - W8MM

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K1UO - Larry

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The "&" character triggers an automatic 32db attenuation and the "+" symbol initiates the self destruct feature :)

Enjoy the Holiday weekend....  Regards 
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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.

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