jks

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KiwiSDR support email: support@kiwisdr.com
  • KiwiSDR production status and availability

    @KB8DOA This morning (19 Jan 2021) R&S shows 13 Kiwi kits in stock. Please get on them immediately and make sure your two backordered units from last July get shipped so this awful situation can finally be resolved.

    My sincere apologies for this situation. I never got any answers from anyone, including Seeed, about what happened exactly. I have guesses, but that's all. There is simply no excuse for it.

    KB8DOA
  • ** FIXED ** Flakey DC Plug on brand new Kiwi

    The "Quickstart" if printed (A4) is about 37 pages now.

    So? Who prints the whole thing out? I agree the website format is in desperate need of improvement, but that's a separate issue.

    Also, "quickstart" appears in the URL for historical reasons and cannot be changed due to being embedded in (now) read-only content. But the document never says "QuickStart" internally. It's titled "Operating Information". The only QuickStart doc is the printed one inside the shipping box. It has its own PDF link: http://kiwisdr.com/quickstart/quickstart.pdf

    How about an FAQ (forum) post with the most frequently asked questions that could have a short answer but then also point to the relevant QS sections or helpful forum posts.

    No. Just improve the current FAQ. Add a "top 10" to the existing FAQ index perhaps. What would I do otherwise? Remove the old FAQ? Have two FAQs? Point the old to the new? How many new users read the forum versus the website? So many ill-considered questions here.

    FYI The forum links in the quickstart are to the older forum.

    Thanks. I thought I had done this. Fixed now.

    johnk5mo
  • KiwiSDR production status and availability

    Generally out-of-stock now except for a few here and there and some board-only versions at Mouser. But telemetry reports 75 Kiwis are in final test at Seeed. So more on the way.

    @KB8DOA: I have emailed Seeed asking why RS didn't (apparently) receive their order of 5 units from the last build. I can't understand why that situation is so screwed up.

    KB8DOA
  • KiwiSDR production status and availability

    Back in stock at ML&S now.

    WA2ZKD
  • New links: rx.kiwisdr.com, map.kiwisdr.com, snr.kiwisdr.com, forum.kiwisdr.com

  • OV display time adjustment needed

    That doesn't fully effect indicator persistence which is what I think Rob is asking for.

    Powernumpty
  • Bent power jack on KiwiSDR board

    Spend a minute or two with an ohmmeter verifying that the replacement is indeed constructed with the same pinout as the original. We know from sad experience that the Beagle & Kiwi don't survive polarity reversal.

    njc
  • Bent power jack on KiwiSDR board

    If there is a manufacturing quality problem then Seeed support should really replace/swap the board. However, the connector you want is called a "DC-044". I found them on Amazon US by searching in the "Industrial & Scientific" category. Example:


    njc
  • v1.419,423: added non-NBFM squelch

    v1.419  November 8, 2020
        Added a simple RSSI-based squelch for the non-NBFM modes.
            See audio tab of control panel. Based on Christoph's squelch from kiwirecorder.
    
    Don't expect too much from this squelch implementation. It's not a VAD or anything. On the audio tab move the squelch slider fully left to disable (default). Two squelch values are stored separately: one for NBFM and another for all other modes (except DRM which doesn't need it).

    For the non-NBFM squelch the slider represents dB above the median of a number of past RSSI (S-meter) values. There is also a menu of "tail" times -- additional time the squelch is held open before being closed.

    The speaker icon now has a third color, white, indicating the squelch is closed (hence no audio). This in addition to red (muted) and green (squelch open or disabled).
    Powernumptydl7awlWA2ZKDbensonCommSigmaChrisSmolinskinjccathalferris
  • v1.419,423: added non-NBFM squelch

    v1.419  November 8, 2020
        Added a simple RSSI-based squelch for the non-NBFM modes.
            See audio tab of control panel. Based on Christoph's squelch from kiwirecorder.
    
    Don't expect too much from this squelch implementation. It's not a VAD or anything. On the audio tab move the squelch slider fully left to disable (default). Two squelch values are stored separately: one for NBFM and another for all other modes (except DRM which doesn't need it).

    For the non-NBFM squelch the slider represents dB above the median of a number of past RSSI (S-meter) values. There is also a menu of "tail" times -- additional time the squelch is held open before being closed.

    The speaker icon now has a third color, white, indicating the squelch is closed (hence no audio). This in addition to red (muted) and green (squelch open or disabled).
    Powernumptydl7awlWA2ZKDbensonCommSigmaChrisSmolinskinjccathalferris