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  • Not really interesting.

    Yeh, I see the variation in signal levels, somethings not right with the antenna, the KiWi doesn't have any auto gain control.

    I heard the signal, but to be honest it sounds like local interference. I think sorting out the antenna problem is the first priority, then see if you can minimise the wideband interference. I suspect that your mystery signal may be an artifact associated with some of the other interfering signals I can see / hear on your KiWi.

    Unfortunately reducing unwanted interference tends to be a full time occupation in its own right, as soon as you get rid of one lot, you then hear a weaker set that was previously hidden :-(

    Regards,

    Martin - G8JNJ
    Lonecrow
  • Not really interesting.

    Hmm, that look like interference too.

    If you zoom out you can see lots of reguarly spaced signals that are almost certainly local interference.

    I'm not saying that it isn't genuine, but I'm still not convinced.

    The 15-25MHz region is generally fairly quiet and you don't hear many genuine signals unless propagation is good, especially wihen using a Mini.Whip type antenna, as they typically run out of steam on frequencies above anout 10MHz. This frequency range is also prone to Ethernet and other computer related interference, and the signals can sound modulated and come and go like genuine signals, depending upon what data is flowing at the time.

    When you hear modulation on this frequency your KiWi, does it exactly match the other KiWi ?

    Regards,

    Martin - G8JNJ
    Lonecrow
  • Not really interesting.

    Can you hear it on any other KiWi's that are near to you ?

    If you can't, it's likely to be local interference, especially on the higher frequency bands.

    Regards,

    Martin -G8JNJ
    Lonecrow
  • Not really interesting.

    @ Lonecrow

    Looking back over some past notes, I think it's likely to be noise from Ethernet data. I was reminded about this when I tried my KiWi around 18MHz and found some weak signals similar to what you are observing, as I'd previously manged to reduce these to a fairly low level.

    http://forum.kiwisdr.com/discussion/778/noise-at-roughly-60-khz-intervals

    If you look at some of the screenshots that I'd attached to my post, they look a lot like what you are seeing and hearing.

    The exact frequencies at which some of these signals are strongest will depend upon your Ethernet cable lengths and any switch / hub you are using.

    Make up some simple 'sniffer' probes to use with your KiWi in order to locate local noise sources.






    Copied from Keith Armstrong's excellent EMC notes.

    http://www.compliance-club.com/archive/keitharmstrong/emc_testing1.html

    http://www.compliance-club.com/archive/keitharmstrong/emc_testing2.html

    Regards,

    Martin - G8JNJ
    Lonecrow
  • Admin Page no Saved!!!

    @Hugobmf

    I have just tried editing and saving a configuration on the admin pages and it worked OK for me running v1.216

    When you enter a new value in to a text box, and then press 'enter', do you see the text box turn green for a short period ?

    Regards,

    Martin - G8JNJ
    Hugobmf