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Here we present live storm data and sferics generated by data recorded by our weather station at Newport, Isle of Wight. This is recorded in real time using a Boltek Storm Tracker PCI lightning detector, and we are currently using Astrogenic Systems NexStorm 18.104.22.16812 Public, Astrogenic Systems StormVue 1.54XE, and Astrogenic Systems TSentry 1.0 software applications. We are able to generate the following detailed plotting of storms around Western Europe, with the map centered on the Isle of Wight. Our data is shared with the StrikeStar EU Networked Lightning Locator System, and the Blitzortung Lightning Tracker System. The Boltek PCI StormTracker works by detecting the radio signals produced by lightning.
The system in use is a single antenna system. Single antennas can suffer problems with accuracy and range at times. The problem being is that you really need three antennas at least 100 mile apart in different locations and some software to triangulate the data to get an accurate reading. Propagation, where the atmosphere affects radio waves and the range, can also cause problems in showing storms closer than they really are or further away.