Construction of Kiwi 1
This is an unusual question I suspect only JKS can answer but in the interest of not adding to his mountain of work, I'll ask here. In a moment of carelessness, I managed to tear the SMA antenna connector off of both of my Kiwi 1's. One has a big sensitivity issue and one has a smaller issue. My question is this : Is the antenna signal delivered to the receiver via foil traces or by wires ? As I have tried to understand how tearing off the SMA connector could have affected the remaining terminal strip input, I looked closer at the broken SMA jack--it has wires attached. Are these wires how the signal gets to the receiver input ? If so, I can see how the signal loss is so high now and how shorting the input doesn't drop the steady S9 noise. Assuming that is how it gets to the actual input, is there a way to get a signal to the actual input or have I damaged my babies beyond repair ?