BOLTEK STORMTRACKER PCI DRIVER

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Please post the URL. The StrikeStar data will be shown in the museum’s exhibit on weather and nowcasting. These are the same signals you can hear as static on an AM radio during a thunderstorm. The museum attracts some 1. Apart from this, the detector will only record a signal when it detects an abrupt change in the electric field. The antenna is connected to a PC via a Cat5 data cable. StormVue is a Java applet, integrated as a part of the NexStorm software.

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If the antenna is mounted correctly, this will only occur for lightning strokes. To determine the type cloud to ground or cloud to cloudthe software looks at total waveform length, rise times to peak, peak to zero crossing times, etc.

Boltek Stormtracker PCI Lightning Detector

Now it Works again, after six months. StormTracker works by detecting the radio signals produced by lightning. There are numerous signatures in a waveform that can tell what type of stroke it was. I stortmracker my weather computer and was bummed that the pci card didn’t fit. Did you miss your activation email?

Boltek StormTracker PCI – How it works

I actually changed my wx server and modified it to take the PCI card for the Boltek. Beyond that, it can sense direction and intensity but usually gets distance incorrect. Our StormTracker bolltek mounted indoors, approximately 13 feet off the ground. Its a total shame too. Boltek have phased the Stormtracker PCI card out.

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The key factor in reducing interference is to mount the antenna well away from potential noise sources. Truly unique to Nexstorm, this allows website visitors the ability to view our lightning data in real time.

JupiterJoe Senior Member Posts: An interesting academic exercise, but without a test spec and schematic I don’t think it’s a solution to the problem.

Initial distance is determined by looking at the signal strength. TRAC can also produce a text-based report based on its findings to show you details about individual storms. Did you miss your activation email? When TRAC has detected what it believes to be a structured thunderstorm system, it will start tracking it until the storm dissipates or the tracking could not be maintained for other reasons. Which values, what kind of signals are sent in the ethernet cable?

The accuracy of a Boltek detector is determined by many factors – placement of the detector, electromagnetic interference, distance from strokes, storm intensity, etc. You can use a piezo electric sparker similar to this https: Stormtrakcer login or register. This goes into Boltek’s special PCI card where the signals are digitized for processing by software.

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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. For each electro-magnetic pulse that occurs i.

Antenna for Boltek Stormtracker PCI

Because StrikeStar uses a network of detectors, strokes which appear on CarterLake. Maybe one pair used for the power feed to the antenna, but the power could also use the signal pairs.

I think that the driver for this card has bolte disabled during an update of Windows 10, which I was not aware of: It consists of a crossed loop magnetic field sensor and electric field sensor. The card is stormtravker produced any longer.

This storm eventually moved into the Omaha area, producing much lightning activity. Apart from this, the detector will only record a signal when it detects an abrupt change in the electric field.

Accuracy The accuracy of a Boltek detector is determined by many factors – placement of the detector, electromagnetic interference, distance from strokes, storm intensity, etc. Please login or register.