Re: 2 questions
Charles W. Powell
With your call, you are obligated to send the zero correctly. If you are in a contest sending serial numbers, you can send "T" as zero, but not in your call sign. Interesting that you *must* send your call in international Morse code, but for example, if you know landline code, you can carry on the rest of your conversation quite legally in landline Morse, provided the other station can copy and send it. The call sign is a different matter.
The "=" is used typically in conversation instead of a period at
the end of a thought. I rarely send a "period" when I am on the
air unless I am sending a URL. Even the message handlers use
letter "x" instead of a period. You will also hear "=" when
someone is thinking. You might hear two or three consecutively
while someone gathers their thoughts. As an alternative you might
hear the single dash ( _...._ ).
Chas - NK8O
On 10/24/20 10:50 AM, Terry S. Clevenger via groups.io wrote: