So I recently acquired a KiwiSDR which is a software defined receiver for listening to Shortwave via the PC. Overall its pretty cool. The problem is that I am not an antenna designer or builder, never have been. So I made a simple long wire to test it out and it does OK but not great.
For now it lives in my shed as my QTH is a noisy environment. If you have any ideas on what would make a decent but not too invasive SWL antenna, feel free to give me some hints below!
In the meantime, if you want to see how the KIWISDR works, you can access it online at http:\\kiwisdr.ku4by.com:8073. There are 4 receivers but I’m usually taking up one of them. Some of the bands are still quite noisy but the MW and 49Meters and up bands seem to be usable.
The interface looks a little intimidating at first but give it a shot. It gets easier after a bit.
If you have any questions, let me know!
73 for now!