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  System Red Wanted to buy - anything considered
Posted by: dgoadby - 2018-07-19, 13:45 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (7)

Has anybody got an unused, unwanted or spare System Red for sale? Maybe you have upgraded to a system Blue and the Red one is gathering dust? Maybe you didn't finish building it or could not get it to work? Do you have an unbuilt kit? Either way I desperately want to purchase one.

Even if your System Red is not working correctly I will buy it as I can repair it. Incomplete kits will be considered providing the PCBs are intact.

If you can help then please email me at david@goadby.net

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  Settings Always Reset To Default
Posted by: 108 - 2018-07-15, 01:31 - Forum: Website, Maps and Applications - Replies (3)


I haven't used your this site since last fall, and I'm annoyed every time I visit it now that my settings don't save, and everything reverts back to default whenever I revisit the lightning detection page. It never used to do this; My settings would always save and be as I left them even months afterwards.

Is this a bug or is it a new "feature" of the site? If it's new, change it back because it really blows!

Undecided 108 Undecided

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  Becomming a member without a station
Posted by: martmiwp - 2018-07-06, 12:48 - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Hi all,

I want to create for my home area (Bavaria, Germany) a map showing the lightning. This is for my own purpose - any I want to skip the advertisement and other "trash".

After reading through all, I am under the impression, that I need to install a station, to get the access to the data.

My question: Is there another way to become a member without building up a station. ... on donation basis or ?!?!?

To say it: For my own home purposes - Congratulations for this very active community.

Best regards

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  System red controller
Posted by: BraunWer - 2018-07-06, 06:56 - Forum: Non-English - No Replies

Hallo, ich habe eine System "red" und mein Controller ist über das Webinterface nicht mehr erreichbar. Ich habe das letzte aktuelle Update noch gemacht, doch davor gab es schon Schwierigkeiten mit der Erreichbarkeit. Ich bekomme immer die Meldung Zeitüberschreitung. Auch das Display auf dem Controller ist dunkel.
Wie kann ich mich mit dem Controller verbinden, ohne Webinterface?
Besten Dank im voraus

erledigt-- Netzteil defekt

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  Venezuela: Lake Maracaibo
Posted by: JohnFish - 2018-07-04, 08:36 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)


I have found this video about lake Maracaibo

There are storms about 140 to 160 nights a year :
Wikipedia page of the phenomenum

But when I look on the map of Blitzortung I see nothing..

Is this due to a poor coverage of the zone? But we can see some strikes elsewhere in Venezuela.

If someone has a explanation I will appriciate.

Thank you very much.

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  New System - two (minor) problems
Posted by: Kingfisher - 2018-06-23, 10:14 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (1)

I have a freshly built System Blue, undergoing initial testing.
I have created my user account, upgraded the firmware, and my system is now running 24/7 with a reasonable GPS signal.
As I am not generating any useful data, I have switched to MONITOR mode.

Problem one:  I can't see my own details in the station list.
Details:  Station 2241,    City Bristol Central,   Country United Kingdom.

Problem two:  I can't see any signals beyond the internal noise floor. (And the internal test signal)
There is power to both pre-amp cards,  but no signal pick-up.   With solar-electric panels nearby, I would have expected SOMETHING  on the E card   Undecided

It is going to be something dumb in both cases.  I will find them in the end, but would appreciate some pointers.

Many Thanks


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Lightbulb ECMWF Lightning forecast on Windy.com
Posted by: Windy - 2018-06-19, 13:04 - Forum: Website, Maps and Applications - Replies (2)

Hi folks,

I have great news, we added new layer to Windy.com - Thunderstorms. It is based on a forecast from ECMWF released earlier this month.  Here is more information regarding the lightning prediction. It shows great results when compared to Blitzortung. 

Let us know what do you think about it.

Tomas from Windy.com

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  Historical data access
Posted by: ricky_mnt - 2018-06-19, 08:05 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Good morning,

I'm new in this Forum and have a question regarding Historical data access.

But first some background, I'm from Portugal but actually living in Belgium (Brussels) and will be moving back to Portugal (countryside) in the near Future - planning to install a station there, but this will not be before a few months.

Also I'm working on a private project relative to weather and would be very helpfull if I could get access to the Historical data in Raw to make some analysis.
This is only accessible for the contributors so not sure there is a way I could access it before having the station set up?

In any case would be thankfull if anyone could give some feedback.


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  Lightningmaps Search Archives Problem?
Posted by: chubros - 2018-06-14, 07:44 - Forum: Website, Maps and Applications - Replies (3)

I had a question about archive search for members. In the page https://www.lightningmaps.org/blitzortun...ch&lang=en the found items not appears in the map as usual. Did the old feature to identify every stroke is not available anymore?
Thanks .

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  Accuracy question
Posted by: edbett - 2018-06-07, 01:03 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (5)

Comparing data on this site with that shown in another app, WeatherBug, there is a large difference of about 120 miles between the strike locations shown on WeatherBug and those shown here for the Denver Colorado area. Currently there is extensive lightning Southwest of Denver, but nothing shows in this site except about 120 miles to the Northeast.   I can confirm the WeatherBug location visually, so something is not right.  Any explanations?

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