Call for proposals: Free KiwiSDR placement in exotic locations
One more update. You may recall one of the Kickstarter rewards called "LISTENER" was intended to fund the free placement of publicly-accessible KiwiSDRs in unique and useful locations around the... Read more
Week 35/36: Updates moving to kiwisdr.com
This will be the final Kickstarter update. Future updates will be on kiwisdr.com as there are many new customers who may not be following the updates here. We will continue to monitor... Read more
Week 33/34: Seeed selling well, lots of software updates, open source contributors paid
Everyone should have received their KiwiSDR. If not please contact us (see kiwisdr.com/ship for our email). There are a few people we are working with to resolve shipping issues.
We... Read more
Week 31/32: Shipping, bug fixes, links, acknowledgments, audio FFT extension
Lots of issues to discuss this time. Thanks to everyone who has added their Kiwi to sdr.hu We would particularly like to see some Kiwis online in Asia.
All... Read more
Week 29/30: Seeed Studio takes over production and distribution
We are very pleased to announce an agreement for Seeed Studio to take over production and distribution of the KiwiSDR going forward. What does this mean? Until now Seeed only... Read more
Week 27/28: Shipping almost complete, UI and documentation improvements
Almost all of the Kickstarter reward and pre-order units have been shipped. You should have received an email from us with a tracking link. If you expressed interest in a... Read more
Week 25/26: Important installation reminders, shipping in progress, better NBFM demod
IMPORTANT: If you ordered the "kit" version that comes with a BeagleBone Green do not insert the micro-SD card. The software is pre-installed on the Beagle and you don't need... Read more
Week 23/24: Shipping status, audio latency improvements
350 boards and kits have arrived at the logistics company in HK. Test shipping will begin soon. Now we need some help from you. Of the 259 Kickstarter backers 20... Read more
Week 22: Important: Shipping survey sent to backers, prepare your setups
We are within a couple weeks of shipping. So it's time to collect your delivery address and shipping payment. Please visit kiwisdr.com/ship for details. Backers with KiwiSDR rewards should be... Read more
Week 20/21: Boards being built, NBFM
Seeed began building KiwiSDR boards last week. Below are some photos from the surface mount process (click for larger). There was a multi-week delay while we struggled to find the... Read more
Week 18/19: v1.0 software release, beta sites complete, IQ display
We have released software version v1.0 to Seeed so they can begin the software duplication process. As you probably know, each KiwiSDR "kit" reward has the software pre-installed on the... Read more
Week 16/17: Late to the (Loran-C) party
Our second extension developed this week is a Loran-C viewer. As you may know Loran-C is/was a pre-GPS LF navigation system running on 100 kHz. Sadly, despite protests from those... Read more
Week 14/15: WSPR decoder, plug-in extension framework, South Africa beta site
This week the first of hopefully many plug-in decoders began working. It's a WSPR decoder based on a C language port by Steve Franke, K9AN, of the original WSPR design... Read more
Week 12/13: Reward production begins, manufacturing support software, beta test status
Seeed began production of the rewards last week. We have sent them a preliminary version of the software distribution. They want to try it on the board they kept from... Read more
Week 10/11: Austria beta, Debian 8, GPS UI, SPI DMA, auto-updates
Seeed is still evaluating our manufacturing test and software installation procedure before production of the rewards can begin.
Our latest beta test site is in Austria installed by Rainer, OE1KFR,... Read more
Week 8/9: Progress towards production
A new beta site is running in Sweden operated by Tilman, SM0JZT (see sdr.hu) Right now Tilman has the KiwiSDR at his home near Stockholm but plans to move it... Read more
[Week 7: Beta testing pays off]
Our newest beta test site is in Kansas, USA installed by Lou, KD4HSO (see sdr.hu)
When attached to an existing GPS antenna using a DC-blocking RF splitter he noticed there... Read more
Week 6: Lots of little things.
We're waiting for the funding to come through from Kickstarter. This normally takes two weeks after the KS closes. Thanks to everyone who corrected credit card transaction problems. We ended... Read more
Week 5: Seeed sample boards received & working. Accepting pre-orders.
We received 5 of the sample boards from Seeed today (another 5 are on the way). They work fine. The build quality is excellent. The New Zealand KiwiSDR is now... Read more
A successful Kickstarter
Thanks everyone for a successful Kickstarter. We are grateful for your support. There are backers from 26 countries, including many of the diverse geographical locations we hoped for -- Hong... Read more
Week 4: Profit sharing with our Open Source contributors
We are very pleased to announce a profit sharing agreement with our two Open Source contributors: András Retzler, HA7ILM, who is the author of OpenWebRX on which our user interface is... Read more
Week 3: Manufacturing software support
The first boards from the pilot production run have been shipped from Seeed. Next week's report should have a board bring-up report.
Developed this week was support for initializing and... Read more
Week 2: 100% reached, Auto-discovery implemented
Thanks very much everyone for getting us to 100% of our goal. This ensures that we can build the minimum number of units required to support the reward prices.
Lots... Read more
Week 1: 50% reached, manufacturing partner Seeed Studio
Thanks everyone for getting us to 50% of our goal. But we know there are no certainties with Kickstarter, so we are working very hard to get the word out.... Read more