Apart from some very specialized radio techniques to use the ionization trail left behind from a lightning track to bounce radio waves from, most Amateurs dread the approach of a Thunder Storm! That’s why we are all very interested in where any are located, and in particular if any are headed our way!
In January 2018 BDARS invested in a Lightning Tracker Kit from Blitzortung. This is an ongoing club project to add a local node feeding into the global lightning tracker website.
Check out the Real-Time Lightning map around Australia
The kit is about to be built. Progress updates are to follow.