I just received confirmation that my old call sign WB0RIO has been changed to my new vanity call sign W0RIO. I ditched the "B" because the new call is shorter to send in my favorite mode, CW. I decided to use the similar call sign to make it easier on myself, I could have elected for a shorter call, but I always liked the RIO part. Radio Into Ocean, a.k.a. Boat-Anchor. W0RIO has been unused since 11/2004. I wonder if other ops will think I'm 25 years older now ;-) I sent out a couple of 30 Meter CQs yesterday and did not manage to get any contacts, but I did get a chance to break in the new call sign. It's interesting how strong physical memory can be, luckily the B and the 0 both start with a dash, so I can recover from a mental slip before the rest of the character is sent. I suspect that it will take a few weeks of use before I'm completely used to the new call sign. The administrative side of a call sign change is another side of the call sign change, QRZ was automatic and easy. I had to re-register my 10 meter beacon and change the Arduino code running on the beacon. I changed a bunch of online articles on my web site, the schematics and photos still have my old call. I still need to change my Ten-Ten registration and will finally get my SKCC number, which I've been holding off on until the new call sign arroved. I'm sure I'll find more stuff to change as time moves on. Anyway, what are other's experiences with changing a call sign, especially when related to CW?