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Should we have a FAQ?
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Signal graphs
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Help new system blue
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Patch cord
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  Should we have a FAQ?
Posted by: pasense - 2017-09-18, 09:13 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (14)

There are many newcomers now that need some help setting up the station (like me not long ago) and they tend to have difficulties finding the information they need in the forum. Its all there basically, but distributed over many different posts. I think that collecting all this basics in a FAQ or a HowTo list may  help a lot, especially in avoiding some disappointments or even costly mistakes. What is the opinion? Should we start such an activity? I would be willing to contribute, if possible.

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Sad Help new system blue
Posted by: mikey141 - 2017-09-17, 13:37 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (31)

I took delivery of my equipment yesterday and spent all day soldering the parts to main board. I have connected up to the power supply and nothing seems to work and only led that works is power and gps. I'm really stuck now and need some help please?

I have attached a picture of what I have done and welcome your feedback please?

For some reason I can't add a picture.....

the board is 19.3c and followed the instructions on http://en.blitzortung.org/cover_your_area.php

Should be a picture now attached



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  Контакты - Россия
Posted by: sergey - 2017-09-17, 10:52 - Forum: Non-English - Replies (51)

Прошу отписать тех, кто из России или, просто, говорит по-русски. Хотелось бы обменяться контактами. Синяя плата никак не зарегистрируется до конца, надо понять почему.

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  Signal graphs
Posted by: Alanpenwith - 2017-09-15, 17:48 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (18)

Hi All
I have now finished building the kit and in the testing phase. Things seem to be working but I see no output from my site on the maps. Also I tried switching to manual mode for gain etc (set at 10,10 hp on & off) as suggested in the forum but the signal graph is then empty of a trace.
I am getting the odd flash on the signal led - more so when looking at the graph in automatic mode.
I am getting a good gps signal but on the main status screen it says GPS NO and further down it says authentication no - I have put in my login details but that stays the same.
Any help would be gratefully received.
Regards
Alan

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  Patch cord
Posted by: Alanpenwith - 2017-09-13, 08:15 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (1)

Hi
I am asking about the pin connections of the 8 way patch cord for the H preamp. Should the pin 1 at the preamp end be connected to the pin 1 of the main board end or crossed over so it is pin 1 to pin 8, 2 to 7  and so on.
Many thanks
Alan

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  Lightning strike locations by email
Posted by: DnH2016 - 2017-09-09, 07:48 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

I've developed a little cron job that can send emails to me for lightning strikes around any location from myblitzortung.

I'm happy to add anyone else to this job who has an interest, and a working station. 

Please send an email to bostrikes@gmail.com with your station number, the lat and lon of the region that you interested in, whether you want an email daily or weekly and how many strikes you want listed. When I get time I will add your email to the cron job. 

If this breaks any of the community policies then I am happy to cease providing this service.

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  New to Blue
Posted by: Alanpenwith - 2017-09-07, 17:07 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - No Replies

Hi All
So new I'm waiting for the dispatch note for the blue system. 
I've just had major surgery so I am rather tied to light tasks so I thought about building a crossed loop antenna. I have a quantity of 10mm copper plumbing pipe which might be suitable but I've been unable so far to find  exactly how the antenna is made and the wiring details. I need a step by step idiots guide to construction. I'm sure somewhere in the forum there is just that so if anyone can point me there I'd be most grateful. I've seen the mini guide but it doesn't give a simple man like myself quite enough detail.  I'm happy with making the hardware.
Regards
Alan

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  Potentially offline for Hurricane Irma
Posted by: JupiterJoe - 2017-09-07, 15:13 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (5)

Hey guys, depending on conditions, my station will be down for the hurricane. We're in Jupiter, Florida, two miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The E-field probe has to come down from the roof, but the H-field will remain on as long as possible. The anemometer and weather station will also remain online as long as possible.
Wish us luck!!
Jupiter Live Weather

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  Problem after updating firmware. blue 8.32b
Posted by: readbueno - 2017-09-05, 12:00 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (30)

Hi All, For the last couple of days, after finally getting a GPS antenna, I have been able to start testing 1935.
Everything appeared to be fairly normal with the "E" antenna although I had a lot of noise and interference on the ferrite antennas.

Early this morning I updated the firmware from blue 8.2 to the latest firmware listed, blue 8.32b.
The upload appeared to be successful.
However, although the station stats appear to have my station as running, I appear to be offline and it does not appear to be sending any signals?
The debug log is repeating the following sequence over and over again.


2017-09-05 11:17:45    109 | GPS: 1PPS deviation too high 307330. Reset counter!
2017-09-05 11:17:45    109 | AMP2: Set gain 6 on channel 0, op-amp 0
2017-09-05 11:17:45    109 | AMP2: Set gain 5 on channel 0, op-amp 1
2017-09-05 11:17:46    110 | GPS: 1PPS deviation too high 267908. Reset counter!
2017-09-05 11:17:46    110 | GPS: Bad accuracy, resetting smoothing.
2017-09-05 11:17:47    111 | GPS: 1PPS deviation too high 249264. Reset counter!
2017-09-05 11:17:47    111 | GPS: 1PPS inaccurate! Counter is 44268950, should be around 84000000
2017-09-05 11:17:49    113 | EVENT: GPS 1PPS counter is accurate again.
2017-09-05 11:17:49    113 | GPS: 1PPS OK
2017-09-05 11:17:50    114 | GPS: 1PPS deviation too high 40448537. Reset counter!
2017-09-05 11:17:50    114 | GPS: 1PPS inaccurate! Counter is 43500712, should be around 84000000
2017-09-05 11:17:50    114 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2' deactivated
2017-09-05 11:17:50    114 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2', expert '0'
2017-09-05 11:17:50    114 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2' activated
2017-09-05 11:17:50    114 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2', expert '1'
2017-09-05 11:17:50    114 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Done with 5 updates and 0 errors
2017-09-05 11:17:52    116 | GPS: 1PPS OK
2017-09-05 11:17:55    119 | AMP2: Set gain 5 on channel 0, op-amp 0
2017-09-05 11:17:55    119 | AMP2: Set gain 3 on channel 0, op-amp 1
2017-09-05 11:18:00    122 | RTC: Setting RTC from GPS time, time difference was -2s
2017-09-05 11:18:06    128 | ADC: Watchdog is pending since 2s (0x25 0x24 0x24) -> RESET -> (0x24 0x24 0x24)
2017-09-05 11:18:06    128 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2' deactivated
2017-09-05 11:18:06    128 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2', expert '0'
2017-09-05 11:18:06    128 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2' activated
2017-09-05 11:18:06    128 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2', expert '1'
2017-09-05 11:18:06    128 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Done with 5 updates and 0 errors
2017-09-05 11:18:07    129 | ADC: Watchdog is pending since 3s (0x29 0x28 0x28) -> RESET -> (0x28 0x28 0x28)
2017-09-05 11:18:07    129 | AMP2: Set gain 5 on channel 0, op-amp 1
2017-09-05 11:18:08    130 | ADC: Watchdog is pending since 4s (0x25 0x24 0x24) -> RESET -> (0x24 0x24 0x24)
2017-09-05 11:18:12    134 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2' deactivated
2017-09-05 11:18:12    134 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2', expert '0'
2017-09-05 11:18:12    134 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2' activated
2017-09-05 11:18:12    134 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2', expert '1'
2017-09-05 11:18:12    134 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Done with 5 updates and 0 errors
2017-09-05 11:18:18    140 | AMP2: Set gain 6 on channel 0, op-amp 0
2017-09-05 11:18:18    140 | AMP2: Set gain 2 on channel 0, op-amp 1
2017-09-05 11:18:28    150 | AMP2: Set gain 5 on channel 0, op-amp 1
2017-09-05 11:18:39    161 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2' deactivated
2017-09-05 11:18:39    161 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2', expert '0'
2017-09-05 11:18:39    161 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2' activated
2017-09-05 11:18:39    161 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2', expert '1'
2017-09-05 11:18:39    161 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Done with 5 updates and 0 errors
2017-09-05 11:18:40    162 | AMP2: Set gain 5 on channel 0, op-amp 0
2017-09-05 11:18:40    162 | AMP2: Set gain 4 on channel 0, op-amp 1
2017-09-05 11:18:45    167 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2' deactivated
2017-09-05 11:18:45    167 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2', expert '0'
2017-09-05 11:18:45    167 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2' activated
2017-09-05 11:18:45    167 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2', expert '1'
2017-09-05 11:18:45    167 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Done with 5 updates and 0 errors
2017-09-05 11:18:50    172 | GPS: Receive OK
2017-09-05 11:18:50    172 | EVENT: GPS data check ok.
2017-09-05 11:18:50    172 | GPS: Everything OK
2017-09-05 11:18:51    173 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2' deactivated
2017-09-05 11:18:51    173 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2', expert '0'
2017-09-05 11:18:51    173 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2' activated
2017-09-05 11:18:51    173 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2', expert '1'
2017-09-05 11:18:51    173 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Done with 5 updates and 0 errors
2017-09-05 11:18:51    173 | AMP2: Set gain 3 on channel 0, op-amp 1
2017-09-05 11:18:57    179 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2' deactivated
2017-09-05 11:18:57    179 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2', expert '0'
2017-09-05 11:18:57    179 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2' activated
2017-09-05 11:18:57    179 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2', expert '1'
2017-09-05 11:18:57    179 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Done with 5 updates and 0 errors
2017-09-05 11:19:04    185 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2' deactivated
2017-09-05 11:19:04    185 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2', expert '0'
2017-09-05 11:19:04    185 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2' activated
2017-09-05 11:19:04    185 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2', expert '1'
2017-09-05 11:19:04    185 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Done with 5 updates and 0 errors
2017-09-05 11:19:06    187 | AMP2: Set gain 6 on channel 0, op-amp 0
2017-09-05 11:19:06    187 | AMP2: Set gain 5 on channel 0, op-amp 1
2017-09-05 11:19:14    195 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2' deactivated
2017-09-05 11:19:14    195 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2', expert '0'
2017-09-05 11:19:14    195 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2' activated
2017-09-05 11:19:14    195 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2', expert '1'
2017-09-05 11:19:14    195 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Done with 5 updates and 0 errors
2017-09-05 11:19:16    197 | AMP2: Set gain 5 on channel 0, op-amp 0
2017-09-05 11:19:16    197 | AMP2: Set gain 3 on channel 0, op-amp 1
2017-09-05 11:19:26    207 | AMP2: Set gain 6 on channel 0, op-amp 0
2017-09-05 11:19:26    207 | AMP2: Set gain 5 on channel 0, op-amp 1
2017-09-05 11:19:34    215 | ADC: Watchdog is pending since 2s (0x25 0x24 0x24) -> RESET -> (0x24 0x24 0x24)
2017-09-05 11:19:34    215 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server '2' deactivated


This morning I tried updating again, and the result is the same.
I have read through most of the forums, looking for anything similar or related, but I have not been able to find anything.
I have of course tried switching it on and off and rebooting, all the LED sequences and beeps and the temperature of the chips seem to be O.K.
The signals, see:-

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ptqxgiuhulrxpmr/Screenshot%20from%202017-09-05%2013%3A42%3A18.png?dl=0

Again this seems to keep repeating this strange waveform and the numbers are just leaping about randomly.
I am now at a dead end, I don't know what else to do! 
Thanking you all in advance for any help.
Kindest regards,

Brian. Huh



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  pcb19.3 fw8.2 web login password reset
Posted by: mirancek - 2017-09-03, 09:15 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (2)

Unfortunatly i completly reset the browser and stored passwords and i have forgotted the login to the web interface of the station - blue system.
I have to hardware reset the station or download again the firmware with the usb interface?
The simplies way ?
Thanks
St.#1947

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