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  getting system on line
Posted by: drsparky - 2020-09-26, 18:39 - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

I think I have everything ready and have completed registration but I seem to  be missing something to put it on line.  I get this message" This email already exists in our database. Please assign the station to your existing account!" What is my next step?


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  fault led at first boot
Posted by: uvash - 2020-09-26, 04:54 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (2)

Hello, I just built my system blue PCB 20.7
Without connecting to a GPS antenna or to ethernet, i tried to boot it, and after some led blinking and beeping, I got a constant glow on power and mode LEDs, as well as a red constant light for the fault led. It does not seem promising, and I couldn't find anything to understand better on the matter.
If I press the reset button,the red fault led goes away. Do you know what is happening, or link meany guide or something please?

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  Location of H-field antenna
Posted by: DL9GTB - 2020-09-06, 11:12 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

I use 2 ferrites as the H-field antenna. My system blue is housed in a wooden garden shed. Does it matter where I mount the antenna? Or is the reception better outside?

Greetings, Torsten

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Smile System Blue 19.5 Board Assembled For Sale
Posted by: carolinastormwatch57 - 2020-09-04, 17:47 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (1)


I have a Blitzortung System Blue 19.5 Board already assembled for sale. System has only been used 6 months and is working fine. Included in metal housing and includes the unit, power supply, GPS, both E-Field and H-field Antennas (2 ferrite Roads and both antenna mounting blocks).

Ready to hook up immediately and use. (Does not include coax for mounting due to cable being 100'; will include with costs for shipping).

Perfect for someone not willing to order the parts which is a problem due to being shipped from Germany and then assembling and having to purchase power supply, GPS and Antenna Cables.

Have put at least $800 in everything included plus time assembling,ect.   Asking $675 USD.

Please PM me if interested


Tom M .
Current Station #2432

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  Station 1406 offline 2,9-24,9,2020
Posted by: puuhailia71 - 2020-09-01, 18:00 - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Hi all!
I go offline 2,9,2020 but i comeback 24,9,2020

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  forum validation question
Posted by: speculatrix - 2020-08-27, 17:04 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

I just signed up to the forum and it asks a question referencing the "cover your area page" https://www.blitzortung.org/en/cover_your_area.php

problem is, at least one of the questions quotes a sentence from that page, and there's no such sentence. it's the one about xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

fortunately I was able to get the forum to ask me a different question and complete the registration.


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  map rendering problem
Posted by: KX4TD - 2020-08-27, 15:08 - Forum: Website, Maps and Applications - Replies (2)

Greetings from KX4TD!

I just setup Raspberry Pi 3+ using NOOBS SD. My browser is Chromium (as supplied by NOOBS and updated).

https://map.blitzortung.org/?y#10/34.8101/-83.8771 map is inverted (see attachment).    

https://www.blitzortung.org/en/live_ligh...php?map=32 map is OK.

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  Strikes shown on fixed size map not shown on dynamic size map
Posted by: tony.erwood - 2020-08-21, 08:13 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (6)


We have a significant storm overhead in the Shetland islands at the moment.  there are many strikes shown on the fixed size  map which correlates with our local experience.  However there is hardly anything showing on the dynamic size map ! I think there is a problem !

Tony Erwood
Lunna, Shetland.
08:11 GMT

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  Solar panels and detectors
Posted by: orion_jb2001 - 2020-08-19, 23:11 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (1)

HI all,

Just had an 8.25kW solar system installed reasnonably close to my detector.  Whilst I don't think there is any interference being created by the solar panels, is there anything to watch out for or to do to prevent any interference.



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  Possibility of contributing to a second-tier experimenta hardware / software effort?
Posted by: louloulou - 2020-08-16, 19:04 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - No Replies

First off, I want to express how impressed I am with this effort. The work here is amazing, and I cannot accurately  express how impressed I am. As an Electrical Engineer of 30+ years, I see the greatness of this projects contributors , spanning many disciplines of  RF, Digital, PCB, Embedded, Mathematics, and web-development. What an amazing team effort. What an amazing team! I want to be on it. 

 To that point, I really, really, really, really want to contribute. I am on the list to become a station, but the list is long, and I am number 6352 on the list. I assume it will be a very, very long time before I see my kit. So, I humbly ask, would it be OK, and would anyone be interested in a  2nd-tier EXPERIMENTAL effort (asking for / with the full blessings of the original developers) ? Perhaps with lower cost, simpler hardware? Not as "good" but ubiquitous and fun for the "rest of us" ?

   My field of expertise is in RF/ FPGA /Embedded design.  I would --love-- to build a "simpler" station,  perhaps with a much shorter range (as there seems to be no end of people who wish to have a station, so range does not seem to be that important) and with perhaps much tighter timing accuracy? 

   Spit balling here, us an FPGA /  GPS 1PPS to time tag "events" from a voltage-mode threshold detector (i.e. less sensitive, but more timing accurate than an ADC)   to report back to an experimental server?  Keep the hardware CHEAP and SIMPLE, perhaps make it a Pi-Zero hat?   As for the FPGA / PCB design, I can handle that, and I can even build a medium volume of prototypes, (which I will fund / sell at $0 profit / cost) as I have pick and place machinery at my disposal (I am blessed to own a small scientific manufacturing company)

   What I am proposing here is and effort "for the rest of us" -- I am in NO WAY trying  to offend the original contributors of this magnificent system. In fact, I really want, and need,  their help and their blessing. If the project data becomes useful, maybe they could even integrate the data collection into their "production" system,

   Again, I come to this effort hat-in-hand, with the best intentions. 

    Thank you,


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