Here are the first pictures of my KiwiSDR setup ...


Front view

IMG 0441

I've used an old, but extremly sturdy 19" case from Schroff - good ventilation - a little bit to large but enough room for extensions ;-)

The shown frontpanel will be finished, when all internal stuff is completed - so the labels etc. are interim.

From left to right:

  • power switch with holes for LED power indicators for +12VDC and +5VDC
  • RJ45 socket for LZ1AQ loop with holes for LED indicators for operation mode of loop
  • BNC socket for output from LZ1AQ loop
  • BNC socket for RF antenna input to KiwiSDR
  • SMA socket for external active GPS antenna to KiwiSDR

Top view

IMG 0438

From left to right:

Top view #2

IMG 0439

From left to right:

  • Shielded RJ45 socket from CLIFF
  • KiwiSDR. The LAN line between the RJ45 socket and the KiwiSDR will be replaced later with a shielded one.
  • SMA socket for external active GPS antenna to KiwiSDR
  • LZ1AQ loop controller
  • RJ45 socket for LZ1AQ
  • Linear power supply HAA512-AG from Bel Power solutions.


2014 CW (Morse Telegraphy) was added to the German Nationwide Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage.