On Friday, 200804.18, VMII-2RU was installed in the (non-modified) seismic shed.

If one is curious why the shed was not modified before the install, a simple answer is, 'anxious anticipation of data retrieval' and the complex answer is, 'LFE/teleseismic activity observed in the hours leading up to the install,' which enhanced my new 'LFE wrinkle' (wrinkle = fascination with 2RU's teleseismic/LFE capabilities) and here is what that means (imo).

The VolksMeter is more handy (to me) as a research tool, rather than being put into Amateur Radio service to cover local earthquake events; however, all sensor data (collected here) will be eventually provided on Flying Snail's PSN page (seismic.html).

Within the next few weeks, I will install a Mark Products 4.5 Hz 3 Component L15B Sensor, which will be incorporated into ARPSN-1, for LOCAL EVENTS. Below is a data sheet with pictures:

Mark Products 4.5 Hz 3 Component L15B Sensor

In order to provide more accurate results, installing a weather station has been added to the 'to-do' list, and will be incorporated into N6ECT-1/ARPSN-1.

A weather station will be used to monitor/measure environmental conditions surrounding the seismic shed, with an inside (shed) temperature monitor.

During most of the weekend I have been evaluating, analyzing, and comparing seismic data. Here are some recent 'snaps', first image = North/South sensor and second image = East/West sensor:


Channel 3 - ADC: 16v - SPS: 80

Start: 04/19/08 - VolksMeter II 2RU Velocity [Integrated] Data Channel 1 - N/S
04/19/08 - VolksMeter Velocity [Integrated] Data Channel 1 - N/S - Large Image

Channel 4 - ADC: 16v - SPS: 80

Start: 04/19/08 - VolksMeter II 2RU Velocity [Integrated] Data Channel 2 - E/W
04/19/08 - VolksMeter Velocity [Integrated] Data Channel 2 - E/W - Large Image

I will eventually change the way data is displayed on the twenty-four (24) hour charts and include CH1/CH2 Accelerated images. I selected the above display format to allow for easier cross reference verification with 'outside sources'.

Honestly speaking, at this point (imo), the VolksMeter will require about three months of testing before being placed in 'active service'; whereas, the ARPSN-1 L15B sensor will take less than a month.

I have alternative seismic systems (currently operating) that may, temporarily, be placed in service for ARPSN-1, but have not decided, yet.

Finally, some may be interested in our local terrain, which sits in a highly seismic area:

Kitchen Window, Rainbow in canyon below.

Images located at: