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  Using the amplifier only
Posted by: piotreeek - 2014-08-06, 16:54 - Forum: Hardware, Software, Lightning Physics - Replies (16)


I'm an electronic hobbyist, owning a small weather logger. I just came across the whole documentation of the project and I guess it too expensive for me to establish my own station.
However, I'd like to, at least be able to log the strikes, so I was wondering whether it is possible to use only the antenna and the amplifier and connect its outputs to my 1wire impulse meter via an analog comparator.
The main problem is - will it work without the main board?

I know that the op-amps are digitally or manually controlled through atmega8. What will happen if I don't connect the main board, just assemble the aplifier one. Will it able me to control the amplification manually?

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  A quick question about contributing
Posted by: Looms - 2014-08-06, 13:31 - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

It looks like there are already three or more detectors in a quite close proximity to my location (less than 20 miles apart). Is it worth contributing to the project?

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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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