October 8, 2017

Windows Vista support ended already in April

It's now about the end of this summers storm season, there was not very much lightning activity. Microsoft support for Windows Vista ended already in April so a switch to a newer OS would be required. I have no idea if all the software would be compatible for Windows 10..

May 27, 2016

Added shielding for the ferrite rod antennas

Replaced the Blitzortung ferrite rod antenna enclosure. Also created antenna shielding from 80-wire ATA cables.

May 11, 2016

Yet one more time read-only disk!

Virtual server hosting provider told me that they have seen this occurring on the ZFS storage platform. Their new (ceph) storage should be better, so I guess I have to migrate to that soon..

February 18, 2016

Read-only disk!

The filesystem had been set to read-only a few days ago (about 13 February 21:30). Seems to be ok now after an "fsck -yf /dev/vda1".

January 22, 2016

New 4G router for data upload

The Huawei B593 was replaced with an Huawei E5186. Not really necessary but anyway. :)

November 1, 2014

WinSCP updated

Let's hope this new version does not display "Abnormal program termination" dialogs and stop the data upload. Why show dialog when run within a command prompt anyway?

June 14, 2014


As of today the Blitzortung.org station was assembled, mounted and connected to the network. It's based on the controller board 10.4 and amplifier 12.3 with ferrite rod antennas.

Station info can be seen here.

May 30, 2014

New UPS was installed

Another investment was made.. The old 500VA UPS was replaced with a brand new 700VA.

April 24, 2014

4G router for data upload

An Huawei B593 was purchased to replace the old 3G data upload connection.


April 21, 2014

New computer and setup

The old stormtracker computer was replaced and all softwares have been reinstalled. All old settings should have been preserved.

Earlier Posts

Data upload broken
New website hosting
Apache reconfigured
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