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  Lightning not showing on the map
Posted by: deesalsphotos - 2021-12-26, 09:27 - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

hey everyone - just wondering why lightning strikes around Townsville Queensland Australia are not showing up on your map..we are having a great storm atm with GC lightning strikes - is there a issue?? would like to be a server if needed...also why is NSW covered but no other state...hope someone can help me out

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  May we have an update RE: Blitzortung.org & Lightningmaps.org
Posted by: SchwabTh - 2021-12-19, 01:22 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

[b]What is the status of the websites & their servers/support?[/b]



****I understand there was loss of data servers due to a fire and that the data servers were restored.

****There have been forum posts regarding new versions of hardware and firmware that have not come to fruition.

****Additional posts cite issues with website errors in which stations are listed in duplicate, triplicate

****Some stations are fully functional detecting lightning but are not contributing to "strikes" and are at 0%

Have the developers stopped maintenance/developing? 

An update from Tobias and colleagues will be greatly appreciated...

Thank you from Rochester, Minnesota, USA


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  System Blue rebooting often
Posted by: VK5BD - 2021-11-15, 00:30 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

My system blue is rebooting often, I know it see a lot of interference during the day due to solar systems around it, and initially thought that was the reason, however I have notice that it is rebooting during the night also. I have tried to use the system log to try and find a possible reason but I seem to be bombarded with remote-config errors (See the extract from the log below) and wondering if this is taking up too much processor time and tripping the watchdog?

Station 2353


2021-11-15 00:19:45 1034.5 | AMP2: Set gain 3 on channel 0, op-amp 0
2021-11-15 00:19:45 1034.6 | HTTP-Request: realloc RecvData 0x0 (745)
2021-11-15 00:19:45 1034.6 | HTTP-Request: realloc RecvData 0x20013190 (975)
2021-11-15 00:19:45 1034.6 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Done with 1 updates and 6 errors
2021-11-15 00:19:45 1034.6 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Too much errors!
2021-11-15 00:19:45 1034.6 | HTTP-Request: free state 0x20013ac8, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0
2021-11-15 00:19:46 1035.4 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server switched to 1
2021-11-15 00:19:48 1037.5 | HTTP-Request: Malloc state 0x20013b88, 0x20013e20 (2121), 0x20013ba8 (21), 0x20013bc8 (44) | pcb 0x20010144
2021-11-15 00:19:49 1038.6 | HTTP-Request: realloc RecvData 0x0 (745)
2021-11-15 00:19:49 1038.6 | HTTP-Request: realloc RecvData 0x20013190 (825)
2021-11-15 00:19:49 1038.6 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Done with 1 updates and 6 errors
2021-11-15 00:19:49 1038.6 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Too much errors!
2021-11-15 00:19:49 1038.6 | HTTP-Request: free state 0x20013b88, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0
2021-11-15 00:19:50 1039.4 | REMOTE-CONFIG: Server switched to 0

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  Powered off SystemBlue, only power led comes on now
Posted by: JimK5KTF - 2021-11-11, 04:17 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (3)

Hi all.
I was doing some reorganizing of my cabling, all was working fine, powered off my System Blue, moved cabling around, got all nice and neat, powered back on and now only power LED lights up.  I let it set for a couple hours while I went off and did other things, but still, just 1 LED lit.
Double checked all cables, everything looks fine.

Any hints/tips/tricks to diagnose and/or get working again?

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  Lightning strike location
Posted by: arminicos - 2021-11-04, 15:35 - Forum: Website, Maps and Applications - Replies (2)

I would need access to a lightning strike location for my city of Zavidovici located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Europe. Lightning strikes around the city at a distance of up to 20 km from the town of Zavidovići. Is it possible to get constant access to the API since I have applied for the purchase of the device 6 times so far, but no one can tell me that I can buy the device. So I lost hope that I would ever get the device.

Thanks, Armin

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Photo stations not listed in statistics
Posted by: hans.mayer - 2021-10-23, 20:39 - Forum: Website, Maps and Applications - Replies (2)

Dear All,

it seems there is something wrong with the European statistics. There are only 4 stations listed with more than 1 stroke. But when I look at the live map a lot of stations are popping up. 

Kind regards


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  About Historical Data
Posted by: zumopac - 2021-10-21, 13:40 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)


Please forgive my lack of knowledge.  I use this website frequently to help determine where wildland fires may start in my region during fire season.  The problem I have is that, if I am not monitoring this site constantly as a storm passes, and plotting the strikes separately, then the information is lost once the strike drops off the map.  It would be of enormous help to me to be able to see strike data for a specific region aver the past 6-12, maybe even 24 hours.  Is there a way to do this?  If so, how?  If not, is it something you folks would ever consider implementing?

Either way, please know that a great many of us in the farm/ranch community are very grateful that this site exists.  Fires often don't take off and burn for several hours after a strike, and it's wonderful to have some data to help us focus our watch efforts.
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Thanks in advance.

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  Lightning strikes displayed in South Africa
Posted by: GBeS29 - 2021-10-21, 13:31 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

Good day all,

As I am a newbie in the world of lightning detection, I stumbled across Blitzortung.org. I was amazed to see the amount of lightning strikes. However I do not see any in South Africa.

Does anyone perhaps have an idea as why I am not able to see the lightning strikes in South Africa on the Real Time Map?


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  South East Asia possibilties
Posted by: Dan - 2021-10-02, 11:43 - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies


I have been quite interested in Blitzortung for a long while now and use the website regularly when I am in Europe.
However, I have only just signed up, the reason being is that I have a question that I hope someone may be able to answer.

The coverage of strikes around the area in which I am located appears to be a little scant.
This area happens to be Thailand and I have just spent 3 hours watching yet another a stunning lightning show here.

I am a radio amateur and understand many aspects of mainly HF propagation but VLF is not something I have much experience with.
Therefore, I was wondering if a detecting station located in Bangkok would be of any benefit to the overall Blitzortung network?
Would one station here offer any benefit to coverage in the south east asian area, or would one station be inadequate and possibly make no difference at all?

The ambient noise level for HF radio in the city is high, maybe even too high for a VLF station to function. I'm not sure.
But it might be possible for me to construct a remote station around 300km outside of Bangkok where it is electrically very quiet. This would however be a challenge.

I haven't registered to be notified when new hardware might be available as I don't wish to waste anyones time or effort on something unless it would be useful.

So, I would be interested in what those more knowledgable than I think about this.
Please share your thoughts.


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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



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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