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Welcome to the Maui WebSDR!


Users of the Firefox browser, take note:

Users of the Firefox browser may have a problem getting audio from the WebSDR and other sites due to a change in policy by Firefox.

If you use Firefox and are having audio problems, click on the Firefox/Mozilla audio start button above and to the right of the waterfall.

If you don't want to press this button every time you load the page, go to the Firefox Audio Fix page and follow the instructions.


Updates:

  • In late September, 2022, the receivers, RF system, and other on-site IT gear were reconfigured. By coincidence, perhaps, this seems to have significantly reduced the amount of local QRM into the 80/75 meter receiver, so this band should be far more useful.
  • In April, 2022 the server was replaced, more receivers added and updated software was installed expand coverage from 60, 40 and 20 meters to also include 80, 17 and 15 meters.
  • The receivers being used are a combination of SDRPLay RSP1a and RSP2 units and the new drivers allow 16 bits of signal data - as opposed to the 8 bits with the previous configuration, allowing better simultaneous dynamic range on each covered band. The new server has more processing power and - most importantly - more USB ports, allowing more bands with wider coverage than before. All available USB ports are being used, so adding more receivers is not possible with the current hardware.

Operating tips:

  • You can zoom in and out using the controls under Waterfall view or by overing over the waterfall with the mouse and either drag or use its wheel to adjust it to see the entire frequency range on each band.

  • You can make this screen (text and waterfall) bigger by hitting the CTRL and then pressing the PLUS (+) key.  Of course, pressing CTRL and the MINUS (-) key will make it smaller

  • If you are using CatSync or similar progrem and find that it doesn't work with this WebSDR - but it seems to work with other WebSDRs - add "?10hz" (not including the quotes, of course) to the end of the URL.
About this WebSDR

Operated by Rob, AI6VN, this WebSDR operates from Kahakuloa, Hawaii on the island of Maui at an elevation of approximately 400 meters (1300 feet) above sea level.

This system uses a 75 meter long Beverage antenna pointed northeast (approx. 50°) connected to SDRPlay receivers with the WebSDR software running under Linux on an Atomic Pi PC.

This WebSDR is co-located with the Maui WSPRDaemon receivers, using the same antenna and Internet connection, and is provided for the benefit of amateurs and shortwave listeners - local and worldwide.

About the WSPRDaemon project:  

The WSPRDaemon project is a worldwide endeavor in which WSPR "spots" and receiver noise data is accumulated and made available in an interactive database for propagation analysis - both by amateurs and researchers.

For more information about this project visit the WSPRDaemon.org page.

Questions or comments about this WebSDR?  Send them to rob (at) robinett.us


This WebSDR will time out after 90 minutes if you don't adjust volume, change frequency, etc.  If it does time out, reload the page.


To invoke this page with a preset frequency and mode, append "/?tune=(freq kHz)(mode)" to the URL.  As an example, for 7088 kHz LSB, use:

http://mauisdr.wsprdaemon.org:8901?tune=7088lsb

Other WebSDR systems - Western U.S.:  KFS, Half-Moon Bay, CA  W7RNA, Pheonix, AZ and Northern Utah WebSDR

Eastern U.S.:   K3FEF, Milford, PA, NA5B near Washington DC and N4BBQ, Dalhonega, GA

For more information about the WebSDR project, including a list of WebSDRs worldwide, can be found at http://www.websdr.org.

If you aren't hearing audio:

Those using most modern browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari) and Apple devices MUST click the "Audio Start" button before audio will be heard.

If you aren't hearing audio, please find and click the Audio Start button which may be found above and to the right of the waterfall.


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View:
Allow keyboard:
j k ← →: freq down/up (+shift/ctrl/alt faster)
u l c a f: USB, LSB, CW, AM, FM
z Z: center/zoom waterfall
g: enter frequency
m: mute/unmute audio
s: toggle squelch

Frequency: kHz    VFO:  ?  
Enter frequency above, or tune by clicking/dragging/scrollwheel on the frequency scale. freq???
Mode:  ?      
   VFO:
Use the = kHz button to snap to the nearest kHz.



Memories:
Memories are stored as cookies on your computer, not on the server.

Bandwidth:
?:   ? kHz @ -6dB; ? kHz @ -60dB.  Default BW in bold.
  CW tunes using LSB and assumes a center frequency of 750 Hz.

PassBand Tuning (PBT):
Use buttons to select BW/mode or drag passband edges on frequency scale. PBT/IF Shift by Weert Websdr.
Logbook:
Call of station that you hear:
Comments, if any:
Time, frequency, your name/call, and DXCC information are added automatically.
View the last 20 lines of the logbook, or the entire logbook (opens new tab/window).


[scale]
? dBm  Peak ? dBm  ?
 S-meter squelch:        
  
Volume:
Mute Squelch Notch1
Notch2 High Boost
 DSP Noise Reduction:
More info about Noise Reduction, Notch2 & High Boost here

Audio buffering:
  More buffering may help with drop-outs or slow/jittery connections.
  Vari-Notch (Hz):   Off

   CW Peak (Hz):   Off    Ref. Tone


Gain control:   
RF AGC Alt AGC Manual
Gain:
Try "Alt AGC" for better AM reception, particularly with QSB.

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Sig. strength plot:
Waterfall view:
Or use scroll wheel & dragging on waterfall.
Speed:
Size:
View:

Toggle "Hide labels" if labels are missing.



There are currently ? user(s) on this WebSDR:      compact view


Statistics:
Actual CPU utilization percentage is 1/4th of the value shown above.

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