[AMRadio] Lightning detector

Rob Atkinson ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 12:31:50 EST 2014

Mike thanks--I think this works better though.  No "smartphone" here--no
interest in the monthly bleed fee and no time to spend on yet another
gadget.   Life is too short for gadgets.



On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 5:27 AM, <w3slk at verizon.net> wrote:

> Rob,
>    I got one similar to that when I purchased my weather station years
> ago. I got more false reports on it to the point it couldn't be trusted.
> I'm not sure if the technology has changed but looking at the price, I
> would say not. I don't know how much of a Luddite you are, but if you do
> happen to own a smart phone, Weather Bug has an app imbedded that detects
> lightning with almost deadly accuracy. $44 for a safety item? I don't think
> I would put a lot of stock into it. But that is just my opinion.
> Mod-U-Lator,
> Mike(y)
> -----Original Message----- From: Rob Atkinson
> Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 5:56 AM
> To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
> Subject: [AMRadio] Lightning detector
> Well we don't have to worry about lightning up here now when it is 3
> degrees outside, but this gadget got my attention when it was mentioned in
> a broadcaster magazine.  Not wild about gadgets normally, especially since
> most have a monthly bleed fee, but this seems to be (surprisingly) like the
> old days, a gadget you pay for once and use.
> Acurite lightning detector:
> http://www.acurite.com/lightning-detector-02020.html
> Anyone ever used one of these things?   Might be nice in summer when
> roaming around the QTH and not checking a computer.
> 73
> Rob
> K5UJ
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