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Remote locations of feeders

I was always fascinated by people living in remote locations, takes a special kind of personality and strength.
Now, related to this I saw people here on this board having their feeders in remote location, maybe even living there. But some are more recluse… I was looking at this coverage on FA website:


And I am thinking… up there in Canada, above arctic circle, close to the river “delta”, it’s a yellow dot. Alone. Someone has installed a Flight Feeder and it even transmits data now. I was curious where that can be and zooming in I saw just this campsite on right side of the road and what appear to be a house on the left side (caretakers of the campsite?).
I can’t imagine anyone being there now in winter and darkness… I wonder if the FlightAware is solar powered and if so… isn’t almost complete darkness there now?
What is awesome is that we have street view there. Caribou Creek Campgrounds! Click on “show satellite data” button below:

I hoped to find another similar one in Greenland:

But zoomed in I saw a small airport there. It’s actually a whole town there. Still super remote, but not that alone:

And of course I didn’t forget to check the Cocos Islands site managed by our fried @SweetPea11 - but that’s basically a touristic resort :grinning:

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Forrest, Western Australia is fairly remote.

Population 18
Highest recorded temperature 49.8C (121.6F)

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Yep, neat. It looks like they have 6 houses there… and an airstrip.

The old stereotype of rural trailer with tv dish is updated to ads-b feeder

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Alert, Nunavut, Canada

Decimal 82° 30′ 6″ N, 62° 20′ 53″ W
82.501667, -62.348056

Is there a Flightaware feeder there?

I can’t see it on the coverage map.

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No, it’s nothing there. At least not now… Like the Pi that was showing in the northern Alaska - it doesn’t give any coverage so probably is down or gone.

Canadian Forces Station Alert, Nunavut, Canada

Alert was named after a British ship, HMS Alert, which wintered off Cape Sheridan, 9.7 km east of the present station in 1875-76. It was first permanently settled on April 9, 1950 as a weather station of the Joint Arctic Weather Station (JAWS) system and operated by the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force).

CFS Alert is the most northern permanently inhabited settlement in the world. It is situated on the northeastern tip of Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic, approximately 817 km from the geographic North Pole.

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Ah, I see now. I guess I was thinking more about people like us, running ADS-B receivers from their remote houses (or whatever they have).

Military people and/or scientists live also on South Pole, but that’s their job.

Ok, I have spoofed the coordinates of my station 76000 to that of Alert, Nanuvit :slight_smile:

https://flightaware.com/adsb/stats/user/abcd567#stats-76000

Let us see if the station appears on Flightaware map. :wink:

[2019-11-11 17:48 EST] adept reported location: 82.50160, -62.34800, 289ft AMSL
[2019-11-11 17:48 EST] site statistics URL: https://flightaware.com/adsb/stats/user/abcd567#stats-76000
[2019-11-11 17:48 EST] ADS-B data program 'dump1090-fa' is listening on port 30005, so far so good
[2019-11-11 17:48 EST] faup978(18654): Connected to [::1]:30978
[2019-11-11 17:48 EST] Starting faup1090: /usr/lib/piaware/helpers/faup1090 --net-bo-ipaddr localhost --net-bo-port 30005 --stdout --lat 82.502 --lon -62.348
[2019-11-11 17:48 EST] Started faup978 (pid 18654) to connect to dump978-fa

Rotten :face_with_hand_over_mouth:

But seriously it won’t show the plane traces above that location. Like in the example with the Pi station in Alaska - it’s nothing reported there. The first example in Canada, has coverage traces above it.

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Let’s see if it appears there :slight_smile:

It’s just south of the Inuvik airport. The area has a hardy population.

It would be more impressive if you actually set up a feeder there rather than just pollute the stats.

Can’t really see the point.

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Yep, it’s not really the purpose of this thread.
I was more interested in hobbyist feeders in those remote locations. Would be cool (to me at least) to talk a little about those places. Like you (SweetPea11) did with the Cocos Island station, that was interesting to me.
When people actually live there is ever more interesting. Like wk5mw living in Olympic Dam, Australia.

The main problem in this area is Internet access and the cost of this service.

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I replied because my wife and I drove from Iowa to Inuvik then flew to Tuktoyaktuk to see the pingos and the Arctic Ocean. Your yellow dot discovery brought back many memories.


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No Yellow dot at Alert, Nunavut, even 20 hrs after spoofing.
The spoofing experiment failed.

Seems that the FA servers upon detecting that the location of planes is 2500 kms away from the location of the station, did not accept it as a genuine station.

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WHY THE RINGS HAVE MORE GAP ON NORTH SIDE AS COMPARED TO GAP ON THEIR SOUTH SIDE?

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