hello i was going to reply yesterday but was side tracked,anyway i spent over 3 months testing out various locations around our property to find the optimum position of a production air model for lightning. suprislingly the production model mounted horizontal gives me optimum results , this goes against the recommendations of mounting vertically. i also have an old beta model air from early 2017 mounted horizontal both these units are optimized the production air for northerly and beta for southerly . mounting either if these vertical as recommended on the production model produces very poor results unless the storm is on top of you or 5-10km .
for example today we had a storm moving in from the northerly direction it recorded 1900 or more strikes then later in the evening the southerly optimized unit kicked in as the storm shifted south and the northerly optimized unit went quiet .
as i said above i have spent months using these and after much trying of various positions i finally found the sweet spots . these units seem to have a very sharp lobe in directions .
this my capture arrea and currently the northerly optimized horizontally production unit is starting to kick off ! just keep trying and look for the sweet spot…the trade off might be adverse to temperatures .