Feeding ADSBexchange.com is quick and easy. There are various options depending on what kind of feeder/receiver you use, and your desired level of customization. Other than the “expert” section below, all of these methods use a Raspberry pi computer. You can also feed from Windows or other hardware, however I have not developed instructions for that yet. If you want to help expand the network and can write a tutorial for another platform, feel free to send it in and I will add it to this page.
If you’re an ADS-B/MLAT guru, here is the gist of it:
- Beast, Basestation, avr, or avrmlat to “feed.adsbexchange.com” port 30005
- If you use Virtual Radar Server – send a Compressed VRS format feed to “feed.adsbexchange.com” port 41000 (click here for tutorial)
- Optional – if you want to see a custom VRS feed on our site showing just your receiver, send to a custom port as described here.
- To feed (and receive calculation results from) MLAT, use mlat-client from GitHub (https://github.com/adsbxchange/mlat-client), call mlat-client in a format similar to below:
/usr/bin/python3.4 /usr/bin/mlat-client --input-type dump1090 --input-connect localhost:30005 --lat xx.xxxxx --lon -yyy.yyyyy --alt zzzzft --user yourusername --server feed.adsbexchange.com:31090 --no-udp --results beast,connect,localhost:30104
For Beginners or others who want it to “Just Work”
FlightAware ADSBx Feeder
If you already feed FlightAware, and want to continue doing so, check out our combined FA, ADSBx image here: https://www.adsbexchange.com/piaware-image/
ADSBexchange.com Custom Feeder
We also offer a custom ADSBX feeder image with stats, dashboard, maps, US sectionals, offline vector maps, and many more features!
That’s it, your traffic should now appear on the Global Radar Page.
If this is not clear, or you have questions, please start a thread in the forums and we can discuss.