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Offline UrbanStation

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An old (~2008) Lightning Radar System
« on: December 24, 2017, 01:20:20 PM »
 Is anyone still using this system?
http://members.home.nl/fkooiman/lightning/
I used to keep in touch with the fellows who developed it; and acquired the boards back in '08.

However, recent e-mails to two of them have gone un-answered. I happen to have most of the components, I may try putting it together. Not to participate in the network (it doesn't seem anyone is on there anymore anyway) but to be used as just my own, personal detector.

Any thoughts?
Including scan of the boards.

Merry Christmas to All!
-Al
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Offline graculus

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Re: An old (~2008) Lightning Radar System
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 01:55:55 PM »
Unfortunately Frank Kooiman, the originator of this system died 5-6 years ago. IIRC it was in a road accident  :-(

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Re: An old (~2008) Lightning Radar System
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2017, 03:43:32 PM »
Thanks. Sorry to learn. I was hoping that wasn't going to be the case.
The other fellow I e-mailed, was Gerry Gore (no reply).
People change e-mails all the time. But, I haven't been able to track him down anywhere.

Well, the boards have been scanned (both sides) just in case (?); now I'll build it, and see what happens...
Since Gerry and I corresponded quite a bit about this project: I'm fortunate enough to have lots of Info, parts list, schematics, hints & tips.

I'll document the build process on this little blog I just started - https://lightningdetectors.blogspot.com/
(in case anyone is interested)

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Re: An old (~2008) Lightning Radar System
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 02:09:02 PM »
Hello my friends. Project Lightning Radar F. Kooiman is back online!!!!
www.lightningradar.sweb.cz
http://pocasi-kno.cz/lightning_radar.php

For more info pleas contact me: alioth117@azet.sk
Best regards Erik :grin: :lol:

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Re: An old (~2008) Lightning Radar System
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2018, 10:19:59 PM »
 =D> Wow! This is awesome news!! I'm really looking forward to building the system now!!  \:D/

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Re: An old (~2008) Lightning Radar System
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2018, 03:10:52 PM »
My antenna

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Re: An old (~2008) Lightning Radar System
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2018, 03:18:35 PM »
My amplifiers