Weather Station Hardware => Blitzortung => Topic started by: Cutty Sark Sailor on July 03, 2014, 08:07:25 AM

Title: North America Historical
Post by: Cutty Sark Sailor on July 03, 2014, 08:07:25 AM
Here's one of the fuses that lit it all off: We all owe thanks to Gerry...
Title: Re: North America Historical
Post by: miraculon on July 03, 2014, 08:40:52 AM
Indeed, Gerry was very helpful to me when I was first investigating Blitzortung and gave many helpful tips.

I emailed him with my original 6.8USB "Green" station build photos ( http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=18743.0 (http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=18743.0) )  posted here on WXForum, but I don't know if he visits/comments here. Does anyone know? Gerry? What's his handle here if he does?

Greg H.

Title: Re: North America Historical
Post by: dfroula on July 03, 2014, 11:51:39 AM
Gerry gave me some great pointers in constructing my first antennas, a pair of shielded flat-panel loop antennas that perform very well! I also had a Lightning Radar installation running for a time using the loops connected directly to a sound card without any preamp whatever! It worked very well.

Gerry has been playing around with Schumann resonance frequencies and lightning detection at great distances. Check out his site for info on his winding jig for the huge ferrite antenna he constructed with miles of wire for detecting the VVVVVV-LF Schumann frequencies. Brilliant!

Gerry also maintains Blitzortung Green station #544.

It would be great to get more of his experience here on the board! Gerry ran a parallel Blitzortung US TOA board until the Wxforum board here got traction.

Best regards,

Title: Re: North America Historical
Post by: JonathanW on July 03, 2014, 03:12:05 PM
A bit before my time, though I did see the USTOA site when i was first looking into BO, and gathered it must have been quite an effort!