Featured ADS-B Feeder for September 2023: Antoine N'Yeurt Directly from Suva,Fiji
Antoine N'Yeurt from Suva, Fiji
Antoine N'Yeurt, a dedicated ADS-B feeder hailing from Suva, Fiji, is our featured ADS-B of this month. His station, with the code PGANRB504559, has been making waves in aviation and maritime data since April 29, 2023. Let's dive into his setup, experiences, and the valuable insights he has to offer to our community.
Antoine's Antenna Setup
One of the first things aviation enthusiasts and data feeders often wonder about is the setup of antennas. Antoine's station features antennas mounted at an impressive height of 6 meters.
Antoine's ADS-B receiver (Xrange 2)
These antennas are strategically placed on a galvanized steel mast adjacent to his residence, affording them an unobstructed view of the sky and the vast expanse of the ocean horizon. This elevation and placement are essential for ensuring accurate data reception from aircraft and vessels in the area.
Advice for Fellow Feeders
Antoine doesn't just keep his setup secrets to himself; he's eager to share some valuable advice with other feeders. He emphasizes the importance of three key factors:
1. Obstacle Clearance: Ensure your antenna has a clear line of sight, free from obstructions like buildings or trees. Uninterrupted visibility to the sky and ocean is critical.
2. Height Matters: The height of your antenna is limited by your feedline length, but getting it as high as possible within these constraints will enhance your reception capabilities.
3. Sky and Ocean Views: Position your antenna in a location with a clear view of the sky and the ocean for optimal performance. This is particularly important for tracking vessels.
Antoine's journey with RadarBox began with an email - a participation request from RadarBox. This initial contact sparked his interest in ADS-B data feeding, making him a crucial part of the RadarBox community.
The Value of RadarBox
Antoine highlights the significance of having a RadarBox station in Fiji. His ADS-B station boasts an impressive range of 238 nautical miles and is ranked number 1 in RadarBox's ranking for Fiji. But beyond the rankings, Antoine recognizes the real-world benefits of his contribution.
RadarBox is a vital tool for monitoring aircraft and vessels in the region, including those that satellite systems might not track. In emergencies or accidents, the data RadarBox collects becomes an invaluable resource. It can provide rescuers with crucial information, such as the last reported position and time, aiding in swift and effective response efforts.
Antoine's dedication to maintaining a high-performing station benefits the RadarBox community and contributes to the safety and efficiency of air and sea travel in Fiji.
Suva is the capital and largest city of Fiji. It is home to the country's largest metropolitan area and is its major port. The city is located on the southeast coast of the island of Viti Levu, in Rewa Province, Central Division.
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