Similar to macros that
automatically populate the 'name' field
from a callbook lookup.
When I first got this
call, I became 'Charlie' for several years
until all the websites had updated. Now
I'm 'Michael' - which I've never been
called by anyone.
Personally, I won't call
someone by name in a QSO until they give
it to me; I don't address them at all
until I get a name, lest I used the
traditional 'OM' when I actually have a YL
on the other end.
'Back in the day', most of
us didn't consider it a good contact
unless we copied RS(T), Name, and QTH.
Unfotunately, many (most) of the old
traditions are gone. Some folks get upset
if you want a 'real' QSL card from them;
when I got my ticket, a QSL was considered
'the final courtesy' of a QSO and nearly
everyone sent them for every contact. Now
it's pretty much LOTW or nothing.
We've got more modes,
better radios, and neater toys these days,
but we're missing something really
Mike (not Michael,
Charles, or Charlie)