So, it used to be required to add /New Region # when transmitting a call sign (after moving to a new region with an out of region call sign)? Apparently, this changed after the vanity call sign program in 1996 (some applicants do request an out of region call that is not region restricted).
I'd like a short history lesson on this, anyone?
As a out of call area license holder, I get asked alot of time if I am mobile, portable or what since I am operating from California. I also get a few QSL cards that list me as W5DQ/6 which I am not. When I am operating at my home QTH (per FCC database) I only sign W5DQ but it I happen to be mobile or portable, I do sign with a identifer as such, like mobile 6, mobile or portable 5 (if I happen to be back at my mothers house in Arkansas (5 area)). I realize it can be confusing as it that way for me too occasionally but the point I am making is unless someone actually signs with a mobile or portable identifer, please do us a favor and don't add that to any callsigns on QSLs that you may send as it can cause some confusion when being checked by the ARRL card checkers for non-DXCC awards. Of course for DXCC it really doesn't matter so long as you're still within the US lower 48 for US hams.
Just an observation,