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Turn-key System Red For S...
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Piksekiirus ja väljamõeld...
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Chrome doesn't work as we...
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Statische IP-Adresse des ...
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Photo Impressive Gigantic Jet Plasma Event
Posted by: mwaters - 2021-09-24, 20:42 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - No Replies

[attachment=4529]

https://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_up..._id=178066

This Gigantic Jet plasma event occurred over a very powerful thunderstorm near the Virgin Islands and also near Tropical Storm Peter. It was recorded on Sept 20, 2021, at 10:41 pm (02:41 UTC) facing NE from Cabo Rojo, PR. I can't believe that this camera was able to capture the amazing details of the event.
Here is a link to the Vimeo 4k footage of this event: https://vimeo.com/610344547



Impressive! And Gigantic is right: look at the trees. Apparently, this was done with an ordinary camera lens, and not zoomed in. The video is only 6 seconds long, and the picture above was only microseconds long.

I shared this here hoping that the Blitzortung network had recorded it, and had more details about its intensity (such as how far away was it detected, and by how many stations across the globe).

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  Interference mode lockout and Web GUI crashing
Posted by: ka7oei - 2021-09-22, 21:43 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

Perhaps this has been asked about or commented on before, but I couldn't find it in a search.

Having had my System Blue online for a few months - and still determining which antenna type to use - I have noticed something:

At the moment, I have an E-field antenna atop a metal roof and undergoing testing and I also I have three-loop shielded H-field antenna lower to the ground and near a building, closer to interference sources.

What I have noticed is that because it is nearer electrical devices, the H-loop will, on two of the three loops (the third appears to be in the null) receive a pulse-type noise, causing the receiver to go into "Interference mode".

When it does this, however, it appears that it then ignores the input from the E-field antenna, which - as determined by looking at the signal waveform on the GUI as well as connecting another receiver to the SMA connector that I installed on the main board - is NOT suffering from the same interference.  It also appears as though the detection of strikes is greatly diminished during this time.  This can be further demonstrated by turning the channel(s) being interfered with on and off.

Is this what is happening - and if so, is there a setting that I might have missed that will automatically cause it to "ignore the channel(s) with interference"?  This behavior seems counterintuitive to the ability to support multiple antennas.

* * *

Semi-related to this, I have noticed that if I leave the "Signals" tab up on the receiver's Web GUI so that it shows the waveform - and forget about it - I often find that the web server on the receiver becomes "brain dead" - serving up only garbage data on the screen until I power-cycle the unit.

Because I plan to move this receiver to a rural location where there will be no-one to manually power-cycle it, I'm wondering if this is a known problem that has a solution - or if I will have to install a web-controlled power switch in the event that I or someone else accidentally leave the Web GUI in "Signal" mode?  Since the unit still responds to pings, is there another way that the unit may be remotely rebooted?

Thanks,

Clint

P.S.  Hardware is 19.5, running Firmware V9.2 (31 Dec. 2018)

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  Vector map - choosing map style
Posted by: Sparkee - 2021-09-22, 08:43 - Forum: Website, Maps and Applications - No Replies

For starters: vector map (https://map.blitzortung.org/) is awesome.
But at least for me it lacks one quite important feature. While it's possible to choose the map style it doesn't seem to work for me. It doesn't matter if the "Save settings in the cookie" is ticked or not, it goes back to the defaults within couple days. I think it would be nice to have it as a another one URL parameter, besides currently used (zoom level and location, I guess).
BTW: I've just found out another map service (https://www.lightningmaps.org/) which seems to partially do the job, but the first one fits me better.

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  Piksekiirus ja väljamõeldis
Posted by: plexswein - 2021-09-21, 16:25 - Forum: Non-English - No Replies

Olen lihtsalt segaduses pärast seda, kui kohtasin kedagi, kes üritas mulle Enelit (üks tükk) seletada.

Põhimõtteliselt oli idee, et kuna meie poolt välk pärineb tagasitulekust (mis tekitab välgu valguse), peab igaüks, kes reageerib piksenoolile, reageerima tagasituleku kiirusele (1/3 LS).

Mul on inimesi, kes ütlevad, et välgulappe ei saa enamasti tagasitulekuni mõõta, kuid miks see idee vale on?

Kas sellepärast, et tegelik välk pole sama kiirusega kui tagasitõmme? applinked

Kui see nii on, siis miks ei saa lihtsalt öelda, et igaüks, kes reageerib välgule (mida me näeme), reageerib tagasilöögile?

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  Statische IP-Adresse des RED-Controllers ändern
Posted by: NormanDeacon - 2021-09-14, 02:21 - Forum: Non-English - No Replies

Hallo Experten,

vor einigen Wochen habe ich einen RED-Controller neuerer Version in Betrieb genommen und einige Zeit im Testlauf gelassen. Er lief störungsfrei, nur die Ergebnisse waren nicht befriedigend. So wurde die Antennen-Seite noch etwas aufgebessert und solange war er wieder offline.

Zwischenzeitlich bekam ich einen neuen Router weil ich den Internet-Anbieter gewechselt habe.
Mein alter Router war, wie meistens üblich, mit der IP 192.168.10.1 ansprechbar. Der neue Router (von Vodafone) hat aber die 192.168.1.254 IP. Diese IP ist leider nicht veränderbar. So habe ich alle angeschlossenen Rechner und SmartPhones und Tablets entsprechend geändert. Sie sind alle wieder Online.
Nur den RED-Controller konnte ich noch nicht anpassen. Für mich ist das Problem die mir nicht bekannte MAC-Adresse, die zur neuen IP des Controllers (10.0.0.0.1) in der Konfiguration angegeben werden muß.
Kann mir da bitte jemand helfen wie ich diese MAC-Adresse erfahren kann. Oder gibt es vielleicht einen Trick, daß sie automatisch in der Controller-Konfiguration generiert wird?

Für einen helfenden Vorschlag bedanke ich mich im Voraus.

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  System BLUE oder RED gesucht
Posted by: Paddy - 2021-09-13, 12:35 - Forum: Non-English - No Replies

Hallo,

ich suche ein System BLUE oder RED, vielleicht hat ja noch jemand eins, das nicht mehr genutzt wird.

Gerne per Mail melden Smile

LG

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Photo Turn-key System Red For Sale - H-Field and E-Field - REDUCED PRICE
Posted by: Donald.Froula - 2021-09-10, 19:02 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

Price reduced to $400.00 USD, plus shipping

Hello, all,

Due to downsizing, I have recently decommissioned my System Red station and am offering it for sale.

The system includes:

- System Red main controller board with STM32F4 Discovery Board and LCD
- The LCD gives full display and control of operating conditions, unlike System Blue.
- Controller board mounted in heavy-duty enclosure with transparent lid and two externally-mounted control buttons
- An AS3935 board installed in main controller enclosure for integrated independent detection of local lightning strikes
- A new spare STM32F4 Discovery Board
- A remote GPS antenna with SMA connector (an onboard GPS antenna is also on the main board).
- An H-field amplifier in a heavy-duty enclosure with transparent top.
- The H-field amplifier Includes a stereo line-level jack for audio monitoring lightning signals after amp processing.
- The H-field amplifier connects to the main controller via a shielded Ethernet cable, included.
- Two H-field ferrite antenna rods (of my own design - see https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=19914.0).
- Ferrite antennas are mounted at right angles in a PVC shielded enclosure.
- The enclosure has proper slits in the shielding to eliminate near-field interference.
- The ferrite rods are padded in the enclosure for shock resistance.
- Two spare ferrite antenna rods are included.
- An E-field antenna and preamp board in a weatherproof radome enclosure are included.
- The E-field main amplifier and control board is also included. No enclosure.
- The E-field pre-amp connects to the main amplifier with a 75 ohm TV-style coaxial cable with "F" connectors (not included).
- The E-field amplifier and control board connects to the main controller with a shielded Ethernet cable (included).
- A 5 volt power supply to power the entire system is included.
- All original construction manuals and documentation included.

See a PDF with detailed images at: https://projectmf.net/Blitzortung_Station.pdf (large file!)

Also YouTube video for an overview of an identical system, built for another:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpKbZC1DEp4

This station operated as #681 on the Blitzortung network for years. It was consistently one of the best-performing stations in the US.

All circuit boards are professional soldered and assembled by me, an electrical engineer and ham operator for 40 years. See images.

Asking $550.00 plus shipping for all, tested and working.

Note: The system will be restored to factory default before shipping I will snapshot the operating parameters from the Web interface, if desired.

Contact: dfroula@sbcglobal.net if interested. I prefer US sales, due to international shipping uncertainties.

Regards,

Don Froula


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  Station 2058 Wetterstation Gaggenau Blue
Posted by: KraftDie - 2021-09-10, 05:47 - Forum: Non-English - Replies (1)

Hallo zusammen,

ich habe eine kleine Frage bzgl. meiner Station 2058....
Mit Sicherheit ist dies schon mehrfach gefragt und auch beantwortet worden ich habe auch schon gesucht aber leider für mich keine eindeutige Antwort gefunden....

Meine Station 2058 kommt in der Tabelle Stationsliste Germany drei mal vor, was oder wie ist dies inhaltlich zu interpretieren ??
Was mir derzeit nicht klar ist was die einzelnen Regionen zu bedeuten haben 


Germany Europe 1 / Germany Europe 2 / Germany Europe 3

Auszug aus der Stationsliste

2058
Wetterstation Gaggenau Blue
System Blue
Germany
Europe 2
48.79311
8.326937
156
19.4
9.2
Running
2021-09-10 05:25
2224
1857
709
12
414 km
2864 km
398
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2058
Wetterstation Gaggenau Blue
System Blue
Germany
Europe 1
48.79311
8.326937
156
19.4
9.2
Running
2021-09-10 05:24
2219
1858
322
7
416 km
1288 km
398

2058
Wetterstation Gaggenau Blue
System Blue
Germany
Europe 3
48.79311
8.326937
156
19.4
9.2
Running
2021-09-10 05:25
2224
1857
770
4
415 km
2863 km
[url=https://www.blitzortung.org/de/station_list.php?&stations_users=1&selected_numbers=398]398

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  Channel Islands
Posted by: VictoriaInSark - 2021-09-08, 08:53 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Hello all,
I've registered my interest, unfortunately neither the Channel Islands as a group, nor the individual islands (which have individual ISO country codes, namely Sark, Guernsey and Jersey) are listed, my nearest choices being the UK or France, neither of which are we part of.

As far as I can see there is but a single station in St Helier, Jersey.

It's an awfully big area of sea with no coverage! So, any chance the country list could be updated please?

Victoria
Sark
Channel Islands

49.4339820107899, -2.363638696554625

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  Use data on your own website
Posted by: JonasN - 2021-09-07, 07:40 - Forum: Website, Maps and Applications - Replies (3)

Hello Blitzortung Community.
Let me introduce myself first, I am Jonas, an electrical engineering student from Germany and run the website morgenwirdes.de (a weather forecast page that uses freely available Data from the DWD). 
I have been using blitzortung.org for a while now and quite like it. That's why I wanted to ask if I am allowed to use/integrate the data of the blitzortung.org contributors on my website (with correct citation of course).

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