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GPS antennea seems to die...
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Changed email.
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Map no longer displays?
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2022-11-13, 22:49
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MyBo reactived???
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2022-11-13, 10:34
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Fallo de GPS en Sistema a...
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Station Isn't Recognized....
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GPS errors
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Strange goings on - start...
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2022-10-31, 17:09
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New pre-amplifier??
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  Any plug and play systems available?
Posted by: DeBruynB - 2022-12-06, 14:39 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (1)

I had an operational system years ago, but since I moved in 2015 I failed to get it working again. It was also needed to have it hooked up to a pc 24/7. But I want to contribute again with a system that is stand-alone (blue system can do this I think?). But I'm a literal 0 at electronics, so I'm wondering if there is any plug and play systems available or someone who assemble these things for a price? 

Thanks! Smile

Best regards from Belgium.

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  Changed email.
Posted by: dyer123@gmail.com - 2022-11-21, 06:52 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

Hello Admin, I changed my email for the forum, I can still log on but, I am no longer able to access the private areas of the forum. Can you look at this please? Station 1695. Thank you.

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  Map no longer displays?
Posted by: W2PJ-WX - 2022-11-13, 18:38 - Forum: Website, Maps and Applications - Replies (2)

I used to frequent this Blitzortung Map page, but in no longer displays?  Only "Lightening Bolt" at the top of page and pull down menu work.  Problem is using Latest Version of Microsoft Edge Browser.  Not a problem using Chrome Browser.   See attachment below.

Link is below:
Blitzortung.org - Live Lightning Map


Any ideas on what might be wrong?

Thanks for any suggestions.

Pete - W2PJ

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  MyBo reactived???
Posted by: Hoelters - 2022-11-13, 10:34 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - No Replies

Hello, everyone,

I am not happy that MyBo is no longer being delivered.

This is an excellent program like WsWin by Werner Krenn.
To "Tobi" please reconsider whether you can reactivate MyBo?
It would be a pity about the beautiful program.

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  GPS antennea seems to die, is this typical of inexpensive units?
Posted by: cernese - 2022-11-07, 21:59 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (7)

I've been running a "blue" system since the fall of 2017! 
At the end of last month, near end-October-2022, I get a startup sequence where the GPS unit responds and then dies.
First 1 satellite and a few seconds later, a 2nd satellite, and then it stops responding completely.

It was an inexpensive "active antenna 28dB Gain, 3-5VDC, SMA connector" widget and I'm going to order a replacement unit, any suggestions or should I just pick what I find in amazon.com ?


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  Fallo de GPS en Sistema azul (Estación 1877)
Posted by: enjasa - 2022-11-04, 16:38 - Forum: Non-English - Replies (8)

Buenas tardes, tengo la estación sin funcionar el GPS. Internamente parece que su reloj no funciona bien, ya que sitúa el reloj en el año 2013 y no es capaz de recibir ningún satélite. He reiniciado varias veces la estación, revisado todas las conexiones, cambiado de antena y llego a la conclusión de que el chip del GPS no funciona.
¿Qué posibilidad hay de conseguir un nuevo chip para reinstalarlo en mi estación nuevamente?
Sería de suma importancia reinstalar de nuevo este elemento y poner en marcha la estación. Ha estado 5 años trabajando sin parar y deseo que siga funcionando y aportando datos al sistema.
Muchas gracias. Saludos.

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  GPS errors
Posted by: 41south - 2022-11-02, 23:04 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Hi all

After years of trouble free running I have a gps issue. From the debug log;

2022-11-02 23:02:51  890.9 | SEND_SIGNAL: Could not send, no valid GPS
2022-11-02 23:02:51  891.1 | GPS: ERROR, year not between 2013 and 2031 (3)
2022-11-02 23:02:52  891.7 | GPS: Data ERROR
2022-11-02 23:02:52  892.0 | SEND_SIGNAL: Could not send, no valid GPS
2022-11-02 23:02:52  892.1 | SEND_SIGNAL: Could not send, no valid GPS
2022-11-02 23:02:52  892.1 | GPS: ERROR, year not between 2013 and 2031 (3)
2022-11-02 23:02:53  892.8 | GPS: Data ERROR
2022-11-02 23:02:53  893.1 | GPS: ERROR, year not between 2013 and 2031 (3)

Have tried many restarts, gps init etc etc

Wellington, NZ

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  Strange goings on - started at 00:00 Oct 30 2022
Posted by: mzseast - 2022-10-30, 08:22 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (19)

Earlier this afternoon I discovered that my system ( 1890, system blue ) went offline at 00:00 on Oct 30 2022. Logging in to the box showed everything was working EXCEPT for GPS. Checking the GPS antenna, and trying another antenna, made no difference. The GPS light is off, and it shows as no GPS detected. Rebooting the box made no difference - GPS seems to be totally dead.

It was at this time that I discovered that according to the lightning maps, at least half of the detector sites in Australia seemed to have gone offline at the same time (00:00 on Oct 30, 2022).

This seems like a very unlikely coincidence!

The Blitzortung.org lightning map is also showing almost no lightning AT ALL in the Australian region, despite large numbers of severe thunderstorms currently active in several parts of the country - including a row of storms within 500km of my location!
What could be the cause of all this? How could more than half the detectors in the region go offline at the same time?  Huh

I managed to get my 2nd unit (2979) operational, and it seems to be working correctly. GPS has (finally) reached 95% availability - took well over 3 hours to do so....


Thread closed... operator / developer discussion continues internal forum:

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Smile Thank you, blitzortung
Posted by: ThunderStorm - 2022-08-11, 08:51 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

Beside my actual job and my involvement into blitzortung project, I gained an interest in drone videography / filmmaking.

     I own two drones, and by winter, two more. I intend to make this drone videography hobby, into my primary job, in about two years or so.

     About 20% of my footage are captures and time-lapses of weather phenomena, and proud to announce that right now, blitzortung is my primary source of real-time weather data when I'm up there with the drone and filming some weather phenomena.

     Here are some captures of thunderstorms and lightnings that were only possible with the help of blitzortung near-realtime data.


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  Why does my "Station Active" show as "No reception
Posted by: W2PJ-WX - 2022-08-09, 19:48 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

On the Lightening.org web site, I am not seeing any of my stations statistics.  The status shows Active/no reception.  There is reception and my station is detecting strikes.  Am I doing something wrong?  My stations is 2110 Manlius, NY.  Any thoughts or suggestions?  Thanks

Pete - W2PJ            

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