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About the lightning detector
The lightning detector is a Boltek StormTracker PCI system. The picture at the left depicts the antenna (black box, above) and the PCI card to analyze the data coming from the antenna. The software to further analyze and plot the data is Astrogenic NexStorm.
The system records four types of lightning:
+CG Positive cloud to ground strike.
-CG Negative cloud to ground strike.
+IC Positive in cloud or intracloud strike.
-IC Negative in cloud or intracloud strike.
Noise - electrical signals from other sources than lightning.
Tom at carterlake.org has an excellent writeup on lightning detection.