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New ARRL Member 2 Queries vk2cri 3 weeks, 1 day ago
LoTW is all electronic and has nothing to do with printed QSL cards. You could strike out all the obsolete data and write in your new call & address on your cards (or use stickers). It's your choice. It's really a question of what kind of impression you want to make on your radio friends, and how much you want to pay!

I believe you will need to start a new LoTW account with your new callsign & QTH. Your old DXCC credits would not carry over if you have moved to a new country. I expect that's true of WAS, also.

Good luck & 73 - Martin AA6E
(a user, but not an authority on LoTW!)
Analog Atomic Wall Clock With Silent Second Hand No Battery WD6EJN on 11/6/15
Network time sync with computers can be quite good - and cheap. With NTP client software, you can get timing accurate in the msec range without much trouble. It compensates for network delays, and compares against a group of time servers. Further info:

73 Martin AA6E
When will I get QST????? KG5EAA on 4/6/15
I think the July issue gets mailed on June 5 (tomorrow), so maybe it's not as long as you thought!

73 de AA6E
The (mis-)assignment of calls vs FCC districts is not exactly "new" -- it's been this way for quite a few years. The simple fact is that you can't assume that AA6E, for example, is in California. (I've been in CT since 1989.) People move around and keep their calls. People want vanity calls, too. What are you going to do? Using /n with your call is a help, if you think the other guy knows what the old-time call districts were!

On JT65/JT9 modes, you're supposed to transmit your locator info together with your callsign. That's a big help. A lot of us keep a window open on (or similar) just to check up on who we're chatting with and what the right bearing should be.

73 Martin AA6E
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