i'm not an advanced programmer but I'm learning

can anyone tell me if there is any code I can write to allow my arduino monitor to show transmitted text or message transmitted using an inferred diod to a inferred receiver? the baud rate is at 38400, and the arduinos are in sync, but the monitor shows simple "hello world" as a bunch of garbled up characters etc. does it need to be converted into hex or binary to be printed or what??? im lost trying to get it to work....

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