The museum attracts some 1. There are numerous signatures in a waveform that can tell what type of stroke it was. Its a total shame too. I upgraded my weather computer and was bummed that the pci card didn’t fit. If I do get a LD, ill need to invest in a crap card to get another serial port since it seems almost all of these “modern” expansion cards for legacy or not commonly used interfaces are made as cheap and unreliably as possible.

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The applet updates every 60 seconds and allows the viewing of either 30 or 60 minutes of strikes at either or mile radius. Boltek have phased the Stormtracker PCI card out. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. These detectors all send their data to a central server where the StrikeStar software developed by Astrogenic Systems triangulates the data and presents the results in near real-time.

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

Boltek StormTracker PCI – How it works

Related Links Also see: It consists of a crossed loop magnetic field sensor and electric field sensor. For each electro-magnetic boltrk that occurs i.


You can view the results of the real-time analysis in the TRAC report. Please login or register.

Without this software, the Boltek StormTracker would be practically useless. Accuracy The accuracy of a Boltek detector is determined by many factors – placement of the detector, electromagnetic interference, distance from strokes, storm intensity, etc.

This storm eventually moved into the Omaha area, producing much lightning activity. Our StormTracker is mounted indoors, approximately 13 feet off the ground. Their other two options are so expensive. The antenna is typically mounted ten to twenty feet above the ground, away from large metal objects and sources of electrical noise such as televisions and computer monitors. What I would like to know, is how to test the antenna?

As you can see, the major stormcells are very well identified by Nexstorm. The antenna is very sensitive to electro-magnetic interference.

Boltek stormtracker PCI is being discontinued

The key factor in reducing interference is to mount the antenna well away from potential noise sources. Because StrikeStar uses a network of detectors, strokes which appear on CarterLake.

While the StormTracker can only detect 1 stroke at a time, it can bo,tek up to 3, to 3, strokes per second. May 28, Did you miss your activation email? These are the same signals you can hear as static on an AM radio during a thunderstorm. 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.


Did you miss your activation email? Truly unique to Nexstorm, this allows website visitors the ability to view our lightning data in bltek time. It is a full-height old-style PCI bus, and it was getting harder to find replacement systems that had that bus–most have PCIe now, and the card was too tall to fit a ‘mini’ case. TRAC will periodically generate a report based on current activity. 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.

See if I can find someone here in Norway to swap the antenna or card, for testing I ended up having to sell my Boltek PCI on ebay awhile back and I think a member here bought it and I’d love to get one again. I contacted Boltek and this is the response: