KiwiSDR - first impressions


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


Front view


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.

The BNC cables bridges the LZ1AW antenna output to the KiwiSDR antenna input.

From left to right:

  • power switch with LED power indicators for +12VDC and +5VDC
  • RJ45 socket for LZ1AQ loop with 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


From left to right:

Top view #2


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

Interface for LZ1AQ antenna controller


Interface- and power distribution board. For details check here.