It's a great sounding call, and double letters attract attention. You can say 'kilo golf uno lima lima' all you want... as long as you say 'kilo golf one lima lima' at least once every 10 minutes, or simply K G 1 I I . I think the rules still require identification in English, but I could be wrong. Things change, and I canceled my license 3 years ago, so I'm not trying to be up-to-date anymore. You'll rarely need phonetics on VHF/UHF anyway.LOL I had already looked that up! "Kilo Golf One Lima Lima" has a nice ring to it.
It'd sound even nicer if I could replace the 'one' with 'uno'.
I was the VE Team leader in my county for 15 years, retiring from it in 2019, so I'm not well versed in test procedures during the pandemic. Many teams shut down for many months, including my county, which could explain any declines in growth (if there were declines). And it took some time to ramp up online testing... ARRL was not prepared for that. I don't think the team in my county has done any online testing, but I haven't talked with the current team leader in quite awhile, so I may be wrong about this too.
BTW, you won't get a physical paper copy license at all, just a PDF or a link to a PDF that you can print. You may need a printed copy the first time you go to get vehicle license plates with your call, but they will probably renew the plates without showing your current license each time.