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Offline autovon

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WTB: KiwiSDR
« on: May 10, 2020, 0232 UTC »
Probably a long shot, but looking to buy a KiwiSDR with the Beaglebone board.
Default RX location is SE Wisconsin SDR on 135 of wire. Other RX will be noted.

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Re: WTB: KiwiSDR
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2020, 0309 UTC »
Probably a long shot, but looking to buy a KiwiSDR with the Beaglebone board.

I'm a KiwiSDR owner. I thought that all KiwiSDRs came bundled with Beaglebone.

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Re: WTB: KiwiSDR
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2020, 0422 UTC »
They can be purchased either way.

From the Seeed web site...
The KiwiSDR is a custom circuit board (cape) you connect to the BeagleBone Green  or  BeagleBone Black computer. You simply add an antenna, power supply and network connection. The KiwiSDR is available in two versions: the cape alone and a more complete version including BBG, enclosure and GPS antenna. Both versions include software supplied on a micro-SD card.

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Re: WTB: KiwiSDR
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2020, 1009 UTC »
They can be purchased either way.

From the Seeed web site...
The KiwiSDR is a custom circuit board (cape) you connect to the BeagleBone Green  or  BeagleBone Black computer. You simply add an antenna, power supply and network connection. The KiwiSDR is available in two versions: the cape alone and a more complete version including BBG, enclosure and GPS antenna. Both versions include software supplied on a micro-SD card.

Yes, that is what I thought. I purchased the version with Beaglebone Green and GPS and added a W6LVP mag loop. I've been very happy with it.

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Re: WTB: KiwiSDR
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2020, 1211 UTC »
Mouser has some on order, due to arrive shortly. Better hurry, the last batch sold out quickly.  You can place a backorder now if you want

https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Seeed-Studio/110060490?qs=sGAEpiMZZMs1xdPSgahjwtK5n8kg6VrPEcIK4OrDfvo%3D
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Re: WTB: KiwiSDR
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2020, 1316 UTC »
Ah ha!  Thanks for the heads up Chris.   Didn't know Mauser had an order coming in.
Default RX location is SE Wisconsin SDR on 135 of wire. Other RX will be noted.

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Re: WTB: KiwiSDR
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2020, 2000 UTC »
sometimes that smolinksi kid advertises them a ten spot cheaper
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Re: WTB: KiwiSDR
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2020, 2323 UTC »
Production has ceased for the moment... My order with Seeed was cancelled and  I was told the product was EOL - End of Life. Not quite true...
more details on the thread http://valentfx.com/vanilla/discussion/1536/kiwisdr-production-status-and-availability#latest

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Re: WTB: KiwiSDR
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2020, 1543 UTC »
They're very much still an active product, and are selling well. 

Signing up for the Kiwi forum is a good way to keep up to date with their status.

I love mine.
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