Featured ADS-B Feeder for November 2022: Jannis Lübbe (Germany) - EXTRPI000209
Jannis Lübbe, AirNav RadarBox ADS-B Feeder in Germany
Jannis Lübbe is a German RadarBox data sharer from Landkreis Emsland (a region in Germany) who likes to experiment with Raspberry Pi's and Python. The physicist, whose hobbies revolve around aviation data, has been sharing data since May 2017.
Jannis' Setup (Raspberry Pi + Dongle)
Jannis' setup location - Windsurfing clubhouse
Antenna installation site
Jannis narrates how he set up his equipment and has some advice for new feeders. "I started with a cheap TV stick and a throwing antenna. With this setup, I rarely discovered one or two aircraft in about 20nm. My first thought was to improve the coverage by adding a second station at my parent's home about 35nm away. This time, I ordered a dedicated USB stick for ADS-B reception, including a preamplifier and bandpass filter for 1090MHz, as well as a dedicated ADS-B antenna (both FlightAware). I was confused with the different kinds of SMA connectors and unwittingly ordered a cable with RP-SMA instead of a normal SMA connector. Trying to assemble this at home, I had to improvise with a piece of wire to attach the incompatible connector. At that moment, I was surprised that my screen was full of aircraft. This experience triggered my motivation to optimize my setup as much as possible. I used suction caps to mount the antenna to the window as high as possible for an indoor setup. A thread between the antenna and curtain rod prevents the antenna from falling down when the suction cups fail."
Jannis' ADS-B Station in Landkreis Emsland, a district in Lower Saxony, Germany
On what he loves about having a RadarBox station, Jannis says, "Radarbox provides a good overview of your station's performance. You can compare your statistics with other feeders from your country or around the world. For me, the most useful feature is that you could share the URL of your station with your friends without having any additional load on your receiver or the need to use port forwarding and dynamic DNS."
Weather station & Clubhouse (Installation site)
Emsland Region, Germany
Ems River - Photo source: © Emsland Tourismus GmbH, Birgit Janknecht
Landkreis Emsland is a Lower Saxony, Germany district named after the river Ems. It is bounded by the districts of Leer, Cloppenburg, and Osnabrück, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the district of Bentheim in Lower Saxony, and the Netherlands.
Emsland district, Germany - Photo source: Pension.de
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