The doublet antenna with ladder line as described here has been working well but I always felt a little uncomfortable because I knew that there was a problem which I hadn't faced up to. It was kind of cool to have the ladder line coming into the attic where I had a balun and automatic tuner and then coax to the shack in the basement but it had no lightning protection and no practical way of protecting it. So... I have made some changes.
Ham radio (general)
We're back in the old QTH of Wilton, New Hampshire.
Of course the first ham project here has been to get an HF antenna up. I've put up the same multiband doublet I had at Mont Vernon. It's a classic doublet which is a half wavelength long on 80 meters fed in the center with ladder line.
I've been learning how to program with Microsoft Silverlight. I thought that a nice exercise would be to implement a callsign lookup application. Well... here it is!
I decided that it was time to get a shorter callsign so it's goodbye to KB1KGA and hello to ...