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solar radiation and lightening detector

Postby JohnDon » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:58 am

Good Morning

Is there something I can get to check the solar radiation and what about a lightening detector. We have lots of lightening in Wexford this time of the year

John

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Re: solar radiation and lightening detector

Postby hills » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:05 pm

Have a look at this site: http://users.adam.com.au/blstoneadsl/Nexstorm/index.htm

He has set up a lightning detector that covers my area, all details are on his web site. Its really good to watch lightning storms approach on here, but I think it was a fairly big inventment for him.

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Re: solar radiation and lightening detector

Postby JohnDon » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:09 pm

Thanks Hills

Looks a bit expensive alright, I think I will stick to looking for something for the solar radiation, any ideas on that.

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Re: solar radiation and lightening detector

Postby hills » Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:32 am

Well yes actually ;)

Another mate of mine is installing a new weather station with all sorts of addons like solar radiation, ground moisture. evaporation as well as all of the usual stuff. He has been documenting his install here: http://huddoshome.com/ Unfortunatley his wether data pages are offline while he installs it but he has shown me the solar radiation graphs. They also display how long he can stay out in the sun before burning based on his skin type.

But unfortunately again he's invested quite a bit on this too.

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Re: solar radiation and lightening detector

Postby yv1hx » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:30 pm

JhonDon:

I hope this links will be useful for you:

World Wide Lightning Location Network
http://webflash.ess.washington.edu/

Extreme Weather Prognoses
http://www.ewp.se/trackers.php

SonotaCo Lightning and Sprite
http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA034934/Lightning/

StrikeStar Network (USA & Canada)
http://www.strikestarus.com/

StrikeStar Network (UK)
http://www.meteorologica.info/StrikeStar/

WXForum.net
http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?board=55.0

Virtual Meteorology Center (Venezuela)
http://www.cvm.org.ve
Marco-Luis
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Cabimas, Zulia, Venezuela
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Re: solar radiation and lightening detector

Postby philcdav » Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:51 pm

hi guys.

found this page

http://members.home.nl/fkooiman/lightning/index.htm#0

details of detector and hardware construction
Phil - G0DOR

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Re: solar radiation and lightening detector

Postby Gina » Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:15 pm

A lightning detector is one thing I'm thinking of adding in my 1-wire experiments but I'm looking at simpler thing first such as temperature (all in one TO92 case). I'm currently downloading the software development environment.
Gina

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