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  Detector at high altitude
Posted by: glacier - 2014-08-04, 13:48 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (6)

We plan to install a detector at our glacier (Austria, Alps, 3150m) on a cable car station, we should have free sight into every direction there. I got some questions, it would be great if you can help me with your experience.

What is the range we can expect?
Will the cable car station produce false positives?

Thanks in advance.

Greetings, Glacier

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  How to zoom
Posted by: pjrambo - 2014-08-04, 13:47 - Forum: Website, Maps and Applications - Replies (1)

Hi..is it possible to zoom in on maps ? And how do I do that ?

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  Statische IP-Adresse des RED-Controllers ändern
Posted by: DonAlarife - 2014-08-02, 17:25 - Forum: Non-English - Replies (12)

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 ansprechbar. Der neue Router (von Vodafone) hat aber die 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 ( 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.

Es grüßt Euch

DonAlarife (Bernd) Nähe Málaga Südspanien

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Posted by: spineytoo - 2014-08-02, 10:41 - Forum: Website, Maps and Applications - Replies (1)

Is it possible to access an archive? We had a strike with almost no delay between flash and bang, here at 43.46164 2.99907 around 1800CET 1st August, whick killed the Internet connection for more than 12 hours. I would like to see if it was registered. We often hear strikes which do not appear on the map, but some strikes are seen within 10km.

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  Live Update not working
Posted by: rainay - 2014-08-01, 08:33 - Forum: Website, Maps and Applications - Replies (1)

Just a silly question. I have Blitzortung installed on several computers (because I travel a lot). On one computer Live Data update is working. On another it is dead. I have checked the Strikes box. I see no other properties entry anywhere that can be missing. I am using Windows 7 in all cases. Does anybody know what might be the reason. Huh

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  GPS died?
Posted by: Snicker - 2014-08-01, 07:09 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (8)

The detector suddenly reported no GPS fix yesterday. "No valid 1PPS pulse" tried to warm restart the GPS, then Cold, then rebooot the card. Nothing. And when I got home I did the same. Still no GPS fix. And when I start the card, the green light on the GPS does not blink or light or nothing. (It blinked before until it got GPS fix, now, nothing)
What could it be? Did the GPS chip die? What should I try next?

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  Map Scale Icon definitions
Posted by: Mollie - 2014-07-31, 19:41 - Forum: Website, Maps and Applications - Replies (3)


I see no scale icons defining the red, yellow, orange colors. It seems that white is lightning.

I am curious to know what the different colored dots mean.

thank you,


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  When are kits back in stock?
Posted by: Crozing - 2014-07-31, 01:20 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (76)

I was looking to purchase a kit a few weeks ago and as many have discovered they were all sold out. My questions of when they might be available again was answered with a "periodically check blitzortung.org." Can anyone confirm where the information might be posted? Alternatively an answer to this post when someone knows they're available and I'll get an email.

I'm new to using forums so i'm not sure how to monitor them so I apologise in advance if I'm being a dummkopf.


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  Surplus Anyone?
Posted by: Bonzo - 2014-07-30, 16:23 - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

What a bummer! For a couple of years I was thinking about my own lighning detection and finally I found the Blitzortung system
and after hours, days or weeks trying to understand the technique and requirements my conclusion was, that this could work for me.
So let's order one, I thought. Holiday comes and it is thunderstorm season.

But yesterday I got feedback that there are no PCBs available anymore even for a longer time.
... maybe a lot of people thought it's holiday and it is thunderstorm season?! ;-)

I understand from the FAQ that Gerbers or PCB design files will not be available in public (which I can understand in
terms of reliability of data). We have a small facility for double layer proto boards with through hole vias at work.

I have a faint hope that anyone has some surplus. E.g. ordered too much; no time,
overestimates skills, prefered to buy a pony instead, ... ;-)

If that is the case and you have PCB you do not need, drop me a PN.

Apologizes for my pert question and thanks for reading. Hopefully I can give something useful back some time.

- Jürgen -

Edit: BTW: I am located in the Netherlands and my native language is German.

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  Bad accuracy in south Sweden
Posted by: merald - 2014-07-29, 12:19 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - No Replies

Last thunderstorm a lightning strike just in my backyard of house. But maps showed a strike 20km away. What is the accuracy you could expect? Can you give input for this, or do I need to setup a station at my house?

I asked to do so, but there was no empty slots for getting one Sad

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