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Online KiwiSDR Receivers

Four KiwiSDR receivers are available for public use. These receivers cover 0-32 MHz and are connected to a Palomar Engineering 80m - 10m off center fed dipole at approximately 65 ft above ground. This location is fairly quiet and offers very good reception within this frequency range.

Everyone is welcome to use these receivers if they abide by a few guidelines:
  • Please be considerate of others. Don't stay connected to the receiver if not actively listening.
  • Do not connect to more than one receiver at a time. This will get you banned.
Please use SDR1 first as it will automatically forward you to the next available receiver if full. All receivers have a generous 180 minute (3 hr) session time out and a limit of 600 minutes (10 hrs) per day per user.


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Receiver Timeouts Increased

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