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Kaneohe/Honolulu, Hawaii
United States
CityKaneohe, Hawaii
BrandingIon Television
SloganPositively Entertaining
ChannelsDigital: 41 (UHF)
(to move to 32 (UHF))
Virtual: 66 (PSIP)
OwnerIon Media Networks
(Ion Media Hawaii License, Inc.)
First air dateAugust 31, 1998 (20 years ago) (1998-08-31)
Call letters' meaningPaX TV Oahu
Former channel number(s)Analog:
66 (UHF, 1998–2009)
Transmitter power34 kW
0.68 kW (DTS1 CP)
17 kW (DTS2 CP)
Height632 m (2,073 ft)
80.9 m (265 ft) (DTS1 CP)
713 m (2,339 ft) (DTS2 CP)
Facility ID77483
Transmitter coordinates21°19′37.5″N 157°45′14.1″W / 21.327083°N 157.753917°W / 21.327083; -157.753917
21°25′20.5″N 157°45′25.1″W / 21.422361°N 157.756972°W / 21.422361; -157.756972 (DTS1 CP)
21°24′11.8″N 158°5′52.8″W / 21.403278°N 158.098000°W / 21.403278; -158.098000 (DTS2 CP)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile

KPXO-TV, virtual channel 66 (UHF digital channel 41), is an Ion Television owned-and-operated television station serving Honolulu, Hawaii, United States that is licensed to Kaneohe. The station is owned by Ion Media Networks. KPXO's offices are located on Waimanu Street in Honolulu, and its transmitter is located on Wiliwilinui Ridge.

KPXO was a charter affiliate of the network when it began as Pax TV in 1998. Because it does not have any satellite stations, KPXO is available on cable statewide (where it airs on channel 27 on Oceanic Spectrum), although on the "Big Island" of Hawaii it received Ion and its predecessor networks via former satellite sister KLEI (channel 6), even though the entire state of Hawaii is a single television market.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Network
66.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
66.2 480i 4:3 qubo Qubo
66.3 IONLife Ion Plus
66.4 Shop Ion Shop
66.5 QVC QVC
66.6 HSN HSN


In 2009, KPXO left analog channel 66, continuing on digital channel 41 when the analog to digital conversion was completed.[2]

On April 13, 2017, the FCC announced that KPXO-TV will relocate to RF channel 32[3] by April 12, 2019[4] as a result of the broadcast incentive auction.[5]


  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KPXO
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Repack Plan". Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Transition Schedule". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  5. ^ Meisch, Charlie. "FCC ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF WORLD'S FIRST BROADCAST INCENTIVE AUCTION" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 16 April 2017.

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