Hi Greg, Things are moving nicely for you then bet you can't wait
What are you running? Loop or Ferrite?
I have 12cm shielded ferrites as part of the kit and have confirmed detections at a range of 2,640 miles
I am thinking about building a frame antenna as they are low cost and seem to detect more strikes where used but the ferrites are definitely a good start whilst you tune up your detector.
Is it prone to giving false responses from wall, lamp and other switches in the house?
The beauty of the time of arrival system that Blitzortung use is that unless at least 6 stations transmit the detection with the exact GPS timings then the interference is ignored, so should be good for the odd bit of local interference. I find that the received signals 541 with 18 confirmed strikes in the last hour is acceptable. In addition, I live on the west coast in the UK so there are detections out over the Atlantic that may be missed by the network but picked up as a signal too. I am looking at moving the receiver higher to reduce any false detections and improve on my stats
the detector is on the kitchen windowsill. We could also do with station or two in Iceland.....Help with the triangulation a tad.
They are currently working on extra fine tuning on the server software to increase accuracy also.
Please feel free to post any further questions.