KiwiSDRs reactivated

After a holiday, and little amateur radio activity, I have reactivated the 2 KiwiSDRs from the home location.

The performance is not as good as at the previous remote and RF quiet location, but is adequate enough for general listening and will provide further opportunities to pursue noise reduction strategies.

KiwiSDR1 is currently devoted to WSPR, KiwiSDR2 is available for public access from the top menu.

I have suspended 70 MHz reception for the moment to free up an antenna port for a KiwiSDR – activity levels have been very low on this band so far this season.

9K2GS received on 50 MHz FT8

The consensus among the VHF community that this week would see the real start of elevated conditions (particularly for those of thus in more northerly latitudes) has been confirmed by regular openings to the Mediterranean countries. This morning, Friday 4th May 2018, the first medium distance DX, 9K2GS, was received on FT8 mode.