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AirNav RadarBox Featured ADS-B Station - September 2021 - Joe Nave

Joe Nave, our ADS-B feeder in Hawaii, taking a selfie with the My Station Page displayed on RadarBox.com

Joe is a communications engineer for a local company, providing IT networking & communication services, and is one of our ADS-B feeders in the USA. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and has been feeding ADS-B data to RadarBox from this American paradise on the Oahu island, since September 2019.  

Joe’s setup is located 20 miles East of Honolulu International Airport (HNL/PHNL), has a range of 276 nautical miles, and ranks #236 in the USA and #1245 in RadarBox's ADS-B station global ranking.

PGANRB500345 ADS-B Station: 

The Image Above: MyStation Page - RadarBox.com

Installation site:

Image courtesy of Joe Nave

His antenna is mounted on the roof of his house located 450' MSL.  He attached the standard 1090MHz antenna to a sturdy pipe near his solar water heater panels and routed the coax cable down with the water pipes to the RadarBox XRange2 controller.  Joe suggests installing the antenna on a fixed mast that doesn't move and locate the coax cable in such a way as to minimize exposure to the elements (sun, wind, rain, etc.) to ensure a lasting, trouble-free installation.  Tight, weather-protected connectors are also important.

With a 270-degree view, coverage is quite good, reaching up to 250nm over the surrounding Pacific Ocean, including to all but one of the Hawaiian neighbor islands. The Discovery of distant aircraft flying to the South of his house cannot be discovered, like an extinct volcano (Koko Crater) is blocking the view.

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Honolulu is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Hawaii, which is located in the Pacific Ocean. It is an unincorporated county seat of the consolidated City and County of Honolulu, situated along the southeast coast of the island of Oahu. 

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - Photo courtesy of Joe Nave

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - Photo courtesy of Joe Nave

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - Photo courtesy of Joe Nave

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - Photo courtesy of Joe Nave

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - Photo courtesy of Joe Nave

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - Photo courtesy of Joe Nave

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - Photo courtesy of Joe Nave

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - Photo courtesy of Joe Nave

About being a RadarBox ADS-B feeder, Joe tells us: "So it is only natural for me to want to setup an AirNav RadarBox feeder station as I enjoy the technology aspect and the satisfaction of being a contributor to great service.  Additionally, I am always curious where planes are departing to and arriving from, and AirNav Radarbox fulfills my needs instantly.” As of July 2021, Hawaii enjoys 30,000+ tourist arrivals every day.

AirNav RadarBox Global Coverage Map

We currently have a global ADS-B network of more than 26,555 receivers in over 174 countries across the world. In 7 days, 352 new ADS-B receivers were added worldwide. An extraordinary number! It demonstrates our effort to always invest in the quality and safety of our services.

We receive more than 4 billion ADS-B messages on our servers every day, including bandwidth usage of 3.68 billion Tbytes monthly.

The image above: AirNav RadarBox global coverage data

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