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  Neat or semi-pro enclosure for controler.
Posted by: Stephan.Matz - 2014-08-26, 13:41 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (3)

Does anybody knows about if a neat enclosure matching perfectly the controler 10 version 3 has ever been made or is somewhere to buy?

Tnx in forecast for any valuable infos.


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  Can the system...
Posted by: Cutty - 2014-08-26, 10:43 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (6)

... detect Inter-House Strokes?

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:Big Grin

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  Anderwertig dem System Helfen?
Posted by: lobster1234 - 2014-08-25, 14:19 - Forum: Non-English - No Replies

Kann man anderwertig dem system helfen als ne eigene station oder programmierer zu sein? wäre schon dazu bereit etwas zu spenden Big Grin

edit: würde ansonsten auch gerne ne station aufmachen wenn mir dabei einer helfen kann was ich so brauche Big Grin

btw ganz schön was los gerade in Wisconsin

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Posted by: JCF - 2014-08-25, 09:52 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

I could be interested in joining network from NE Spain, but I have some doubts ...
- What is the cost of a full kit, including all the required parts (excepting, maybe, boxes and wiring) for the last version ? (and including shipping to Spain)
- As above, but excluding GPS and its antenna ? (I already have some GPS modules here)
- Is your hardware directly connected to Ethernet/internet, i.e., no additional hardware required ?

Two locations are possible....

A - Home/work, near Barcelona
Advantages (?)
- Easy supervision
- Full Internet connection
Inconvenients (?)
- Urban area. Electrical noise from surrounding electrical appliances (?)

B - Countryside, about 50 km N from Barcelona
- Quiet electrical place
Inconvenients (?)
- Remote site
- Some electrical fences, maybe 200 - 500 m away (?)
- Not full internet access. It's get through an authentiicaded proxy connection, then ...
---- What protocol/ports are used to communicate with your server ?
---- Could it work through the authentiicaded proxy connection ?

It seems that Spain is poorly covered and some stations in our area could be really useful.

Your comments will be kindly appreciated

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  power line interference
Posted by: clif9710 - 2014-08-25, 05:09 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

In reading the material about setting up a station, it is mentioned that high voltage power lines can cause interference. I am located on the fourth floor almost level with residential power lines that are 100 feet away. I assume these lines are only a few kV, they are not the high kV lines on metal towers seen running across the countryside. Even so, would the noise be such that I should forget about setting up a station?

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  direct connection requirement
Posted by: clif9710 - 2014-08-25, 05:04 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (10)

I notice in the information given about setting up a station, that "direct" connection to the internet is specified. I would take this to mean an Ethernet connection. Since I don't have that capability, can I get by with a USB connection to my wifi connected PC?

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  Remains of the old System GREEN
Posted by: RichoAnd - 2014-08-21, 10:09 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (5)

Here is what I have left of System GREEN - anyone interested?
At least two of the systems was function (in the box I had running until System RED)
There are many models, also some of the early.
Has been used operationally and for tests.
There is NO warranty or support.


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  Pulling RF off the H-amp?
Posted by: b.e.wilson - 2014-08-20, 01:10 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (9)

I've ordered a kit, and I've put together the loops. After testing them, I think I'd like to use them in my shack, which means I need to find a place on the board to pull the RF out. I was thinking directly after the first gain stage, before the signal gets to the filters. Is there an accepted method of doing this? I'm hesitant to pull the signal off the board directly into a coax to the shack, and thinking I'd better use a buffer amp. It'd be nice if a tried and tested method was out there, rather than reinvent a method.

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  Time between strikes
Posted by: Jon1980 - 2014-08-19, 22:39 - Forum: Website, Maps and Applications - Replies (4)

Is there a color chart somewhere that shows the time line of a strike? I see that they change color and am not seeing anything to show me how long it has been since the strike happened. Certain customers shut us down due to lightning and we have to wait 30 min from the last strike within eye sight. I found this and would like to use it more often but i need to be able to prove that we are in the clear. Any help would be appreciated.

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  Ferrite Rod Antenna Shielding
Posted by: Dave.Auld - 2014-08-18, 08:20 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (4)

Morning All,

I have completed building the amp and controller and they are working great, just need to build the antenna.

I have the 200mm ferrite rods supplied by Blitzortung and was looking at the various instructions and guides etc. but I'm a little bit confused and hopefully someone with so more knowledge can help this noob.

In the guides it says to try without the shielding first to save some effort, and then also recommends to use ribbon cable to shield PVC conduit if required.

Why not use copper pipe instead on pvc conduit wrapped in ribbon cable, to me that would be the ultimate shield or is it a case of that it would be too thick or is there something else I'm missing?

Alternatively I was planning on using the pvc conduit wrapped in adhesive aluminum foil .

Please can you point me in the right direction before I head off to the local DIY store to pickup the bits I don't have. (I'm fortunate to have outdoor shielded cat5 and shielded rj45 connectors left over from my CCTV install).


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