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« on: March 09, 2017, 01:31:01 PM »

We talked about this last year but they have updated to a new page that is less technical to use. This may be a good tool to see where all that static is coming from?

I still haven't figured out what frequencies they use or where you can purchase the kit to be a monitoring station? I have the US now open and there are some strikes emanating from the midwest and Mexico. These strikes really travel a long way even in the daylight hours. I'm looking forward to some local activity to see how fast in actual time and the reported times differ in real time. There is a indicator on the lower left of the page that shows the delay via the internet. There are not many receivers in NY but enough perhaps  to let you know if it's worth getting on the air or not.


http://en.blitzortung.org/live_lightning_maps.php?map=30   


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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 02:09:38 PM »

A few layers down on the Blitzortung site is the following page that gives more information on how they derive their data.  It's evidently a cooperative network of people who link VLF sensors via the internet.  Kinda cool.
I have used the network when overseas, especially in equatorial areas to see what sort of day I can expect in the antenna fields.  And it's also fun to use when DXing on the low bands to see what sort of noise wall we are listening through.

http://en.blitzortung.org/cover_your_area.php


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