Advanced Lightning Detection
We use the Boltek LD-250 Lightning Detector that puts a live lightning map on the computer.
Within milliseconds of a lightning strike the detector beeps and the computer displays the strike location.
The LD-250's direction-finding antenna measures lightning strike direction while the LD-250's receiver estimates
distance from received signal strength. Advanced signal processing in software improves distance accuracy,
reducing the effects of strike-to-strike variations in strike energy.
The LD-250 can warn of both close and severe thunderstorms. If a storm is detected closer than a preset
distance or the strike rate exceeds a preset limit, the LD-250 sounds its internal alarm and activates
the computers alarm tone or WAV file notification. Both the Close Storm and Severe Storm alarm status
are indicated on the LD-250's front panel.