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  BOM and Gerber Files?
Posted by: lowriderdog37 - 2017-09-02, 21:54 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (3)

I just discovered this community a few days back and am signed up on the waiting list for a blue kit.  Seeing that I am 3255 on the wait list and it appears that there are 2 other stations  within a few hours drive (FL/USA) so it'll be a while.

Don't get me wrong, I AM NOT complaining about the wait, but I am finishing my parts collection for a weather station and would like to integrate this project from the beginning if possible.  The technicals of productions are not a problem so I am wondering if the full BOM and gerber files are available so I can just make my own?

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  New Station
Posted by: fmuscat - 2017-09-01, 11:29 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (2)

Hi Guys,

I have system blue using 2 ferried rods, if I add the third one I should have a better signal ?
and if the antenna is placed outside should catch more stokes ?

I am new here, just installed system blue last week

thnaks for your help

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  Linear power supply
Posted by: JupiterJoe - 2017-08-30, 18:24 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (15)

I just received a TeraDak U9 linear power supply to replace the iPad power supply I was using to power the Blitzortung blue board. It was a little costly, but it did cut down on the noise pretty good, as shown on the magenta E-field channel in the attached pictures. 
I'm not sure if it really makes a big difference in accuracy of the system, but I'm pleased with the results.



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  new user - some questions
Posted by: fmuscat - 2017-08-27, 20:39 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (8)

Hi I am new here and need to ask a couple of questions

there is specific distance where to install The Magnetic antenna (h-field) and the system housing?
and the ferrite antennas can be placed in a plastic tubes?  

thanks

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Question What's the purpose of J1 contacts on the System Blue?
Posted by: IZh - 2017-08-26, 11:46 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - No Replies

Hi!

Just curiosity, what's the purpose of J1 contacts on the System Blue? The nearby J0 is for enabling low-pass filters. But what is J1 for?

Thank you.

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  High field RJ45
Posted by: Banff - 2017-08-25, 18:30 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

New sys blue kit builder here, looking for help with the 3 RJ45 connectors. Seems the front panel space for the Highfield RJ45 connector is smaller than the other RJ45 space. Just wondering if I am missing something, or if the Hf gets a different style of connector. Thanks. Jt

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  Antenna - The never ending story
Posted by: RichoAnd - 2017-08-25, 09:08 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (1)

We don't need big antennas for the range 30-300km

I have made lots of antennas and they all work well.
Important - Self-resonance must be high.

First I made a "reference antenna" 160mm Ø, 1mm, 14turn

Then one for a 75mm standard plastic tube
A piece of brake pipe and a 48-turn transformer on a toroid

The top antenna is isolated from toroid and is also used as an E-Field antenna - Perhaps the third channel in the H-Field antenna could be for E-Field  Idea Wink Rolleyes 

/Richo



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  Hurricane Harvey
Posted by: pasense - 2017-08-25, 08:46 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (2)

Hurricane Harvey is showing strong lightning activity in at least two bands in its north-eastern quadrant. Thunderstorm activity is usually associated with a strengthening of the cyclone, so Harvey may even become a strength 3 hurricane.
Last year's hurricane Matthew produced a large number of sprites during such a phase, indicating very strong positive lightning.



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  Station Status
Posted by: bradld - 2017-08-23, 20:04 - Forum: Website, Maps and Applications - Replies (5)

Just curious how anyone might be monitoring station status, i.e. is anyone monitoring somehow when a station goes offline, stops reporting or has no stroke count.  I kindly received a message from a fellow user yesterday that my station was online but was not reporting strokes.  Without that I would not have known as I do not always check my station info web page.  I appreciate any feedback or suggestions on this topic - including (hopefully) cost free solutions.

Thanks,

Brad

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  Custom map?
Posted by: Cyril Jaouich - 2017-08-22, 20:09 - Forum: Website, Maps and Applications - Replies (1)

Hi, is it possible to overlay the lightning strikes on a custom map?

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