201109 W1RT Rover ARRL Sept VHF

KiwiSDR @ K1RA

The K1RA/KW4VA KiwiSDR has been on the air 24×7 for over two years.  It’s seen thousands of connections, but rarely do I receive any emails, or comments from SDR users regarding its usefulness, good or bad.  I’m considering retiring this service as it takes time to keep the antennas in good shape, as well as money to pay for the bandwidth to host the connection.  Your feedback would be appreciated!

Please consider responding to this survey by emailing a copy of the survey with answers to K1RA@K1RA.US


  • How often in hours per week do you use the K1RA/KW4VA KiwiSDR?
  • Is it better, worse or the same as other online KiwiSDRs in terms of HF reception, sensitivity and selectivity?
  • Is the streaming quality good or bad, that is do you experience any drop outs?
  • Do you have issues obtaining a connection to the SDR because of no available slots? If yes, how often?
  • Do you need the 0-30 MHz HF waterfall display for your SDR reception usage?
  • Have you been connected to the non-waterfall SDR streaming channels? If yes, does that diminish your online SDR experience?
  • Do you use any of the KiwiSDR extensions? If yes, which ones (TDoA, FSK, CW decoder, Navtex, FAX, WSPR, S-meter, Beacon Scan)?
  • What is your main reason for using online SDRs?
  • Would you consider donating $1 a month to keeping this SDR system online?
  • Please provide any other comments or suggestions.


Thanks for your comments and support! Any donations would be appreciated via PayPal.




andyz – K1RA

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