Well it’s now official!

It's now official on paper with my new call sign for New Brunswick. Funny thing the other evening I was calling CQ (CW) and a few times I used my old call without evening noticing it. Old habits die hard I guess.....it's just going to take time to get the new call rolling off the key like the old one did.
Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].com.

12 Responses to “Well it’s now official!”

  • Ron W0EAX:

    Congrats on the new call sign Mike

  • FRED AE2DX:

    Congrats on the new call sign Mike been there done that as I and many others have done the same thing using their old call LOL

  • Fred: VE3EE:

    Congratulations, Michael. Nice call sign.

  • Clint: VE3CMQ:

    I’ve had my new call for 2+ years and still get caught once in a while. It might be oldtimers starting up!

  • Mike VE9KK:

    Good evening Ron and thanks very much.
    73,
    Mike
    VE9KK

  • Mike VE9KK:

    Good evening Fred and it’s nice to know when reverting back to the old call I am not alone in doing this.
    73,
    Mike
    VE3WDM…….opp’s……….VE9KK

  • Mike VE9KK:

    Good evening Fred, we used to live not to far from Guelph…we were in Hespeler for 17 years before our move to Toronto……now Moncton.

  • Mike VE9KK:

    Good evening Clint and thanks for stopping by and commenting, I was wondering now that I am retired when the “oldtimer” thing was going to click in.
    73,
    Mike
    VE9KK

  • Bernard VE2EDM:

    Congrats Mike for your new call, I guess the old timers habits make me do it as well, hihi!
    Must have something to do with the DM part of the original call sign. Now VA2BC since 2001.

  • Mike VE9KK:

    Good evening Bernard thanks for stopping by and yes old habits are hard to break.
    Happy Thanksgiving
    73,
    Mike
    VE9KK

  • Karl WA8NVW:

    Congrats on your move and technical reconstruction of your amateur station, Mike. The next time you operate a station using someone else’s call will be a test of retention of your new VE9 call. It is a reason why after 55 years of using my current call I’ve not asked for a USA 2×1 or 1×2 oldtimer’s vanity call.

  • Mike VE9KK:

    Good evening Karl, the 2×1 or 1×2 sounds like an excellent idea. Thanks for your congrats on the station setup.
    Have a great weekend.
    73,
    Mike
    VE9KK

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