Featured ADS-B Station for May 2021 in Finland
Pasi Junttila, our collaborator and ADS-B feeder in Finland
Pasi has been feeding ADS-B data to AirNav RadarBox since November 2020, in Suomussalmi, Kainuu region, in Finland.
According to him: "I started feeding the RadarBox in November 2020. My ADS-B antenna is mounted above the roof of the house. The height of the antenna from ground level is approximately 14 meters (45 ft) and about 240 meters (787 ft) above sea level."
Junttila's ADS-B Station has a range of 237 nautical miles (438 km) and covers almost all of Finland.
The #2 ADS-B station in Finland and #256 in the global ranking.
The image above: PGANRB500796 ADS-B station page
Pasi's station is equipped with the latest AirNav RadarBox receiver: Xrange 2. The ADS-B receiver with the best performance on the market.
The installation site:
Photo courtesy of Pasi Junttila
Regarding the installation, Pasi relates: "AirNav RadarBox ADS-B antenna is lightweight, so it’s easy to install into some pipe above the roof of the house. I had an older antenna cable installed on the roof to the feed room, so I use it to connect the antenna to the receiver. About the cable, it is a low-loss cable (eco flex 10) to keep the signal high inside the feed box. This location is in the countryside, so power drops occur often, but those aren't long. However, still, it causes problems for feeding, so I use UPS with good batteries inside the feed room for internet connection and to maintain them powered on even power drops stays max. 2 hours."
The image above: Installation Site Surroundings
Suomussalmi is a city in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region about 100 kilometers (62 mi) northeast of Kajaani, the capital of Kainuu. The town has a population of 7,583.
An aerial view of Ämmänsaari - Suomussalmi - Photo by:
Suomussalmi - Photo courtesy by Suomussalmi.fi
Suomussalmi Nature - Photo courtesy by Suomussalmi.fi
Northern Lights - Hossa National Park - Photo by: Julma Ölkky - Suomussalmi.fi
Junttila tells us how he found out about RadarBox: "This location is a popular route from many airports in Europe to Japan, so I saw a lot of planes and was wondering what planes those are. Later, I heard from my friend about feeding ADS-B data. I found RadarBox, and I applied for a free ADS-B receiver, and they approved me due to my location. And then, I got a postal package with all the needed equipment (a complete ADS-B kit) to start feeding."
About being part of the AirNav RadarBox ADS-B global network: "RadarBox has excellent pages for own station map pages, where you can see coverage for different directions. This site is near a watershed, consequently, helps to get good coverage in many directions, but it is also limiting the coverage a bit to the east. I think it is somewhat gratifying to be able to help in my area with ADS-B data."
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