I navigated the FCC dance successfully and now have call sign W8EMV, replacing the previous call sign KD8OQG. There's no charge for a "vanity" license any more, just a matter of filling out the simple online forms and waiting 2 business weeks.
I've had the emv login for many years, starting in 1985 with umix!emv and proceeding through email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and now firstname.lastname@example.org. So W8EMV is easy enough to remember.
I've updated my links on this site and changed the blog name. That will inevitably break a few things, and I am not aware of how to set up Typepad to transparently redirect an old name to a new one.
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