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See if I can find someone here in Norway to swap the antenna or card, for testing If the antenna is mounted correctly, this will only occur for lightning strokes. Its a total shame too. Below is a storm from April 1, , where we took the radar and superimposed it over the lightning data. This goes into Boltek’s special PCI card where the signals are digitized for processing by software. There are numerous signatures in a waveform that can tell what type of stroke it was.

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Thunderstorm Ranging and Acquisition, or TRAC for short, is a sub-process in NexStorm stormtradker contains all the logic behind computing where thunderstorms are located and analyzing their characteristics.

I understand why they’re discontinuing it, but it would be cool if they just updated it to a newer version pcie card to keep costs down. This is due in part because we have no stations to our West and because most strokes must be confirmed by another station before being displayed on the network.

It consists of a crossed loop magnetic field sensor and electric field sensor. Just have to save longer to purchase the LD Please login or register. The applet updates every 60 seconds and allows the viewing of either 30 or 60 minutes of strikes at either or mile radius. Hope this answers a few questions. StormTracker works by detecting the radio signals produced by lightning.


Below is a storm from April 1,where we took the radar and superimposed it over the lightning data.

Antenna for Boltek Stormtracker PCI

We can guess that you’ll have two or three pairs with balanced so you can’t view them simply on a ‘scope low frequency RF signals. Their other two options are so expensive. This however is not very reliable because the signal strength of various strokes occuring at the same exact distance will vary a lot depending on released energy.

So I just run lightning on the old computer while the new one runs all the other weather stuff. See if I can find someone here in Norway to swap the antenna or card, for testing According to Relko Dimitrijevic with Astrogenic Systems, the highest reported stroke rate to date stormtradker slightly over 2, per minute – stormhracker in Australia in To determine polarity positive or negative the software looks at the electric field at various points in the waveform.

The key factor in reducing interference is to mount the antenna well away from potential noise sources.

Please post the URL. Therefore, in single antenna lightning detection systems, Nexstorm averages each stroke against a cluster of other strokes that are located towards the boltekk direction, and from that derive a distance to the entire storm cell. Because StrikeStar uses a network of detectors, strokes which appear on CarterLake. In this location, it can sense storms up to miles away.


Boltek Stormtracker PCI Lightning Detector

The antenna is connected to a PC via a Cat5 data cable. For each electro-magnetic pulse that occurs i. This is called the TRAC report. Carter Lake’s only source for live, local weather. Did you miss your activation email? I actually changed my wx server and modified it to take the PCI card for the Boltek.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. While the StormTracker can only bkltek 1 stroke at a time, it can detect up to 3, pi 3, strokes per second. NexStorm combines display, analysis, networking and interprocess communication functionality in a way that makes this software package the most versatile lightning display and analysis application available on the market. Initial distance is determined by looking at the signal strength.

This storm eventually moved into the Omaha area, producing much lightning activity. Beyond that, it can sense direction and intensity but usually gets distance incorrect. StrikeStar has storktracker improved precision compared to single sensor systems and its accuracy is comparable to that of the major commercial lightning detection networks for locating areas of thunderstorm activity.