Blitzortung needs more WA lightning detectors

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Blitzortung needs more WA lightning detectors

Postby steerage250 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:20 pm

I built and installed a Blitzortung lightning detector earlier this year, but with only one other in WA, all it does is help plot lightning over the rest of Australia - but not here in WA :( . We need another 3 or 4 in WA - preferably spread around (eg goldfields, Pilbara, great southern, south west etc) to enable Blitzortung to start locating lightning strokes in WA.

If anyone else is interested in building a lightning detector, check-out the Blitzortung site ( If you think your electronics assembly skills might not be up to the task, I might be able to assist.

My detector is contributing to stroke detections thousands of km away to the north (Pilbara) and north-east (NT).

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Re: Blitzortung needs more WA lightning detectors

Postby floppy » Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:02 am

looks good
need more in WA to get some good coverage
you can never always sometimes tell
when you least expect the most

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Re: Blitzortung needs more WA lightning detectors

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