Call Sign Identity Crisis

Radio amateurs invest a lot into their call sign, both emotionally and financially. A ham call sign is an absolutely unique, government registered, globally recognized name. Hams have a lot of pride for their call sign and hold it dear. They also invest in ways to display their call sign: QSL cards, car license plates, internet domain names, email addresses, LoTW and eQSL, club memberships, embroidered clothing, hats, name badges, trinkets, equipment written on with felt tip markers, affixed as labels, etc. Imagine what happens if you change a call sign you have held for 10 years. It is like moving out of a house you have lived in for years. There are emotional ties to the place. You have accumulated a bunch of stuff that either needs to be dumped (and who wants to do that?) or needs to be moved. Moving into my new call sign is going to be a lot of work but I’m looking forward to it. I wonder if a wardrobe change is needed? I have a ton of polo shirts and a jacket with my call embroidered on them. I wonder how it will look with my old call lined out and the new call on there. Maybe it’s time for a wardrobe update. And how can I quickly get into K5ZD’s super check partial database?
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Looks like I start with The ARRL RTTY Round Up.

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