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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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  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 (19)

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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