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26. March 2014
Announcement of new additional amplifier boards:
In a few weeks, we introduce a solution for the use of an electric antenna. Any wire or copper surface can be used as electric antenna. The antenna is connected to the small preamplifier PCB 14. The signal from the preamplifier can be passed through coaxial cable up to 100 meter to the amplifier PCB 13. Amplifier PCB 13 uses an adapted high-pass filter and in contrast to amplifier PCB 12 three different low-pass filters routed to the three input channels of the controller. The electric antenna should be at least 5 meters outside of living areas or houses, otherwise the interference of electrical household appliances can be too large. We will inform you here when the boards PCB 13 and PCB 14 are available.

24. Sempember 2013
Blitzortung.org was present at the 8th SevereWeatherCongress 2013 in Hamburg, Germany.
A lot of renowned experts and well-known speakers have participated this year to the SevereWeatherCongress. They presented the current state of science, regarding extreme weather, in a clear and exciting way, answering to questions of the media as well as the public. With well over 1.500 participants the SevereWeatherCongress has become one of the most significant conferences regarding this subject, developing into an important interface between science and the public. It is one of the largest reunions of weather and climate related personalities, such as climate research scientists, well-known TV and radio meteorologists, science editors, the related service industry and the general public, who are all interested in questions related to weather events and climate change. A continuously growing exhibition complements the conference. This is where companies and scientific institutions present their innovations, products and services.
Tobias Volgnandt explained how lightning detection works. Picture: Hans-Martin Goede
8. July 2013
System RED is now available. Here are some of the advantages compared to the old system:
  • 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4F micro-controller with 1 MB Flash, 192 KB RAM, running with a clock frequency of 168 MHz
  • No PC necessary, can be connection to your local area network
  • Integrated webserver for parameter setting and signal control
  • LCD display for error messages and statistical information
  • Integrated GPS modul with the possibility to connect an extern active antenna
  • Single 5 Volt USB power supply with the possibility of Power-over-Ethernet
  • Buzzer for sound signals and input control
28. Juni 2013
The system RED launch is expected to be delayed for about 10 days, because we have some problems with the PCB production. Here are some more information about the new amplifier 12 Version 3 for H-field antennas. This amplifier has a digital gain control also adjustable by the controller. Bessel high-pass and low-pass filters are used to provide a large linear bandwidth between 1 and 50 kHz. More information is coming soon.
7. Juni 2013
In a few weeks, we will replace the current amplifier and controller boards PCB 5 Ver. 7 and PCB 6 Ver. 8usb by new boards denoted by PCB 12 Vers. 2 and PCB 10 Vers. 2. The current amplifier board is already sold out, but we still have a small amount of the controller boards PCB 6 vers. 8usb. If you want to renew an older system, we sell these controller boards while stocks last for 5 Euro each. We can add a programmed ATmega644 for additional 5 Euro.

Shipping to Germany: 3 Euro, to european countries: 4 Euro; please contact blitzortung@gmx.org

22. February 2013
The German regional competition "Young Scientist" organized by "Stiftung Jugend forscht" was held this year on February 22 in Mainz. Three members of the lightning detection working group (from Otto-Hahn-Gymnasium Landau, Germany), Lena Bär, Dorian Werner and Henrik Wagner participated in the category "physics". They assembled and took into operation a lightning location system for the global lightning detection network Blitzortung.org. The team was able to prevail against eight others, some outstanding projects! The first place in their age-group allows them to participate at the federal competition in April. Additionally, they were awarded with the prize for the best interdisciplinary work. The jury was impressed by the presentation and the deep knowledge of the participants.
The lightning location team of the Otto-Hahn-Gymnasium also participated in our meeting last year in Schwangau. Have fun!
5. January 2013
We have started our lightning location in South America. The first lightning discharges are computed from the data of the staton in Cúcuta together with the data of the stations from the US.

You are welcome to extend our network in South America.

15. September 2012
The second workshop of Blitzortung.org was held on Saturday 15. September 2012 in Schwangau, Germany. 26 participants talked about various topics, exchanged a lot of experiences, and discussed future developments for Blitzortung.org. The meeting began at 11 o'clock and took late into the evening. We thank Robert for the excellent organisation of the workshop. The picture shows the participants standing on the grass behind the house brewery Schlossbrauhaus Schwangau. The center of the picture shows Schloss Neuschwanstein in the background. The castle unfortunately has been surrounded by scaffolding, because of restoration work on the west and north facade.
From lefft to right: (1) Robert, (2) Rolf, (3) Egon, (4) Fredi, (5) Heinrich, (6) Gregor, (7) Jochen, (8) Manfred, (9) Martin, (10) Heinz, (11) Uwe, (12) René, (13) Bernd, (14) Andreas, (15) Stefan, (16) Wolfgang, (17) Thomas R., (18) Thomas P., (19) Marion, (20) Tassilo, (21) Dorian, (22) Edmund, (23) Lars, (24) Peter M., (25) Tobias, (26) Peter K.
1. June 2012
We have started our lightning location in New Zealand. The first lightning discharges are computed from the data of three detectors located at Hamilton, Aukland, and Kerikeri.

You are welcome to extend our network in Oceania.

22. May 2012
We have started our lightning location in North America. The first lightning discharges are computed from the data of three detectors located at San Antonio/Texas, Salt Lake City/Utha, and Palm Beach Gardens/Florida.

You are welcome to extend our network in North America.

21. April 2012
We have opened three new forums where the participants of Blitzortung.org and those who want to become a participant of Blitzortung.org, can discuss everything about how to setup an own TOA lightning detector. You can find further links to forums and faq-servers below on the "Cover your Area" page.
24. February 2012
We have extended our system to handle several regions.

The change of the system to handle several regions has now been finished. Currently, there are two servers in operation for receiving data, one for Region 1 (Europe) and one for Region 2 (Oceania). Other regions can easily be added. Especially people from unsupported areas are encouraged to participate in our lightning detection network. We will extend the system to any region from which we will get lightning data.

Every user has access to the lightning data from all regions, but needs a separate username for each region to send data.
31. January 2012
The new USB board PCB 6 Version 8usb replaces the old PCB 6 Version 7 board.

The new board uses cheaper A/D converters and an ATMega644A microcontroller with two UARTs. This allows to use different transmission speeds. The transmission speed between the board and the GPS module can be iadjusted to 4800 Baud, 9600 Baud, 19200 Baud, or 38400 Baud. The transmission speed between the board and the PC can be adjusted to 115200 Baud, 230400 Baud, 250000 Baud, or 500000 Baud. We hope that this will finally eliminate all transmission errors of previous boards.

The board outputs for every signal 256 bytes of each channel sampled with 512 kHz. It needs Windows tracker Version 6.xx.x or Linux tracker Version 25.
16. January 2012
We have introduced new maps.

The old maps of size 650x650 pixels are replaced by new maps of size 950x950 pixel.

10. January 2012
We sell of while supply last:

PCB 6.6 (the board with the RS232 interface) for 5 Euro each and the necessary analog-to-digital converters AD7813 for 5 Euro each.

Shipping to Germany: 3 Euro, to european countries: 4 Euro; please contact blitzortung@gmx.org.

(10. February 2012: The analog-to-digital converters AD7813 are sold out. We will not order more of these ADCs.)

(23. July 2012: PCB 6 Version 6 are sold out, but PCB 6 Version 8 can also be used with an RS232 breakout borad.)
9. January 2012
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