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  • Single URL/bookmark can now open multiple windows/tabs

    In v1.83 you can now say, e.g. kiwisdr.local:8073/?ext=wspr,40m&mute&win2&ext=wspr,30m&mute

  • Nice email from a listener

    I received this email just now:

    Good afternoon. I was hoping you could relay a group message to all those currently providing remote access on

    “I would like to extend my deep appreciation to all the remote providers. The service you provide has given me countless hours of enjoyment. Unfortunately, I am not in a position to purchase my own equipment. Possibly, one day in the future.

    The remote providers continue the amateur radio enthusiast’s exemplary commitment to public service.
    Thanks again for providing this wonderful service. The time, not to mention expense, required to provide this service, has not gone unnoticed.”

    Hilliard, OH, USA
  • v1.98 changes/improvements [right-click menu]

    The v1.98 release contains:

    Another round of security and memory handling fixes.
    Some fixes that should mostly eliminate the sudden shifting/tearing of the FAX display (this is different from the skew/slant correction adjustment that still needs to be added).
    A new right-click / right-button menu containing items that were only accessible on hard-to-remember keyboard shortcuts (database lookups, passband restore, etc.)
    If you're the Kiwi's admin, a new graphically-assisted way of setting the manual ADC clock calibration if you're not using GPS cal. See config tab of admin page for instructions.

  • ipad iOS bandwidth adjustment [v1.67 touch events added]

    In the v1.67 release I added some touch event support. So now if you zoom in sufficiently you should be able to touch-drag on the passband edges to change the bandwidth. You can also drag across the frequency scale to move the passband smoothly. tapping anywhere will set the frequency. Dragging outside the frequency scale (waterfall, spectrum, etc.) will shift the waterfall.

    It doesn't work perfectly but it's a big improvement. Tested on iPad, iPhone, Android.

  • GPS Admin screen

    v1.60, to be released tomorrow, will fix a GPS bug that I finally understood today. Apparently, since v1.38 the GPS acquisition process has not been restarting after active users disconnect like it's supposed to. That will lead to the situation where the admin GPS page says "acq yes" (instead of "acq paused"), but there is no refresh icon shown in the "acq" column next to an incrementing PRN as is typically the case. The satellites that are already acquired and being tracked will be be fine until they drift out-of-range and are dropped. So eventually the GPS page will show nothing even though new satellites should be getting acquired.

  • dx.json

    This whole thing is hopefully going to be fixed soon..

  • WSPR and who is logged on

    I understand. I was just pointing out there was another source. A general, well thought-out overhaul of the UI needs to be done.

  • Second receiver on BeagleBone

    Anything is possible, but you run the risk of disrupting the carefully balanced realtime requirements of the Kiwi code. Particularly when there are multiple connections. Much easier to buy another inexpensive BeagleBone or even cheaper R-Pi.

    Also note that the Kiwi software is based on OpenWebRX, but is heavily modified. So you are not simply running a "second instance" that might somehow take up less resources.

  • "Initial mode" & "Initial BCB channel spacing"

    Ugh. You are absolutely correct. Looks like I broke admin page menu select callbacks when I did a code cleanup a little while ago. I'm surprised no one else has complained about this until now. It affects 8 different menu selects on the admin pages. I'll release a fix for this right away. Thanks for mentioning it!

  • Auto operations don't function any more [4G + ipv6 problem fixed in v1.129]

    Yes that is a possibility. Still, it seems most Kiwis listed on eventually get updated. Except for the few that are explicitly configured not to auto-update.

    If an update is pending because the Kiwi was busy at the scheduled update time then the update will occur the very first time the Kiwi becomes free, i.e. it won't simply wait 24 hours until the next scheduled check.