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Yes, I also run a remote KiwiSDR (as well as two Perseus
remotes). The Perseus server are personal to me on private IPs,
but the Kiwi is public. It is nice to see who's on, and, on
occasion take executive action. But Kiwi doesn't log / store the
information, it just displays it (afaik).
The only thing wrong with Kiwi (I'm drifting off topic but hey)
is the latency. Sooner or later they will use a faster SoC. Oh,
and the fact that click tuning on ssb places the click frequency
in the centre of the passband not at the carrier frequency making
tuning doubly tedious - latency plus the certainty of first click
The excellent Airspy products still have room to evolve the user
friendly features that would be appreciated by the market sector
they are sold in. Always good to hold something back. For a while.
On 17/09/2019 18:23, KD2OM wrote:
I run two KiwiSDR radios in addition to the SpyServer. All
are online. I must say I am disappointed in the SpyServer’s lack
of logging or even control. With the KiwiSDR I can sign on the
admin page and see who is using it and for how long. I can even
kick someone off if I wish. With SpyServer there is nothing.
Last week I was overseas for work and signed into my server. I
wa surprised that I could only tune a very narrow set of
frequencies. Then I remembered that when someone else is using
it you can only move around a bit. As the owner I would like to
be able to preempt other users and tune where I like. Spoiled by
the KiwiSDR I guess.
On Sep 17, 2019, at 12:39, Dave GW4GTE <dave@...
Thank you for that clarification.
Indeed there might or might not be information there,
according to the wishes of the server operator. The right
to disclose that information lies with the operator, as
opposed to the user's right to have it.
There is one aspect not yet touched upon that would be of
interest to actual or would be server operators,
particularly regarding servers that are actually of some
use (located in a relevant location, free of interference
etc) as opposed the other half that serve no useful
purpose whatsoever, having inadequate antennas or located
in far from quiet locations. Security. Placing valuable
equipement in a remote location and advertising the fact
poses obvious risks. Many years ago I was involved in
operating an FM repeater in the UK. The site location was
widely published. One day it went off the air. The
equipment had been stolen never to be found. This is why
Kiwi SDR servers randomise the GPS location of the site.
On 17/09/2019 15:38, KD2OM
By “should” I meant that since licensed radio
amateurs are listed there someone MIGHT find the
information there, nothing more. Of course if a radio
amateur prefers to not have their information listed
there that is up to them. It was simply a suggestion to
answer the question that João asked.
Personally I have my address listed there and
welcome anyone who wishes to contact me about any
radio or system installation or operation.
On Sep 17, 2019, at 09:54, Dave GW4GTE <dave@...
"Should"? Why should they?
And why specifically via QRZ.com?
I would contend that
anyone choosing, of their own volition, to run a
public server (be they a licensed ham or
otherwise) as a contractless, free service to
users, is free to choose whether they identify
themselves to a degree that makes them
contactable and has no requirement to meet any
supposed service level.
If the server was a
paid for service then the means by which a
server operator could be contacted would be laid
out in the contract, and if a user objected to
the contract terms they would be free to look
The other related
topic on identifying users by IP address opens a
can of worms in relation to data protection. If
the software makes no decision based on IP
address then it would be difficult for a server
operator to defend the obtaining of user's IP
addresses (or other information) merely on a
need to know argument. Just idle curiosity ("I
would just like to know who is on and when"etc.)
would be no defence.
On 17/09/2019 14:36,
The SpyServers that are run by hams should be able to be contacted using QRZ.com to find an email address.