Operating instructions

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FIXME In 4. correct the link to the “service→User-data page”

The lightning detector is put into operation as follows:

  1. Write a short email request to blitzortung@gmx.org for a new user account if you do not already have one. You need only one account independently of the number of station you operate and regions you supply.
  2. Install the SystemRED firmware on the STM32F4DISCOVERY board as described in Section Firmware installation. The link to the firmware pages can be found in the Compendium section of www.Blitzortung.org.
  3. Connect the controller to a local area network using DHCP (or static IP and use a web browser to open the web interface of the controller. There you can adjust the lightning detector, see Section User interfaces. You find the IP address of the controller at the Display.
  4. Assign the station at the Services→User-data page of www.Blitzortung.org to your user account. That is, insert the Device-ID of your STM32F4DISCOVERY board to the field “Assign a new Station by Device-ID:” and acknowledge by “Save”. You will find the 24 digits hexadecimal Device-ID on the webpage of the controller at the Status page in paragraph Controller/CPU paragraph. The station prints this ID also on its LCD, until it is assigned. Do not insert the “-” characters between the 4-digit blocks.
  5. Check from time to time that your system is still running and then enjoy your lightning detection.