It is 12:30 at night and I was woken up by a thunderstorm raging outside. Heard the rain, saw the flashes, and heard the thunder. Went downstairs to look at the output of the AS3935 based lighting detector. Dang thing is just listing most of the lightning strikes as “disturbers”. Only rarely is it calling them strikes. Just now the house shook from strike less than a mile away the device did not pick it up.
Either I have something wrong with the support circuit or software, or this chip is not worth the silicon is was made from. I would love to hear from other users if they have had good luck picking up storms.