How to feed

Let me start by saying thank you, the good news is 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.

Custom ADSBx image ] If you are starting from scratch and want use ADSBx Dashboard on the Pi this is the quickest way.

[ Script Method ] If you have a Pi feeder already feeding a commercial site this will send the same data to ADSBx.

ADSBexchange.com Custom Image

ADSBx offers a custom ADSBX feeder image with stats, dashboard, maps, US sectionals, offline vector maps, and many more features!

Statistics displayed in a local dashboard!

The ADSBx image will feed FA, FR24, and all other ADS-B sites if you install their respective feeder clients ONLY.

Beware that other site clients are not as polite as ADSBx and will occasionally try to take over your feeder, we can not always provide assistance if this happens.

WARNING: Installing FR24 client with improper configuration, installing FlightAware’s dump1090-fa, or dump978-fa will likely break your feeder if you don’t know what you are doing.

ADSBEXCHANGE FORUM has the most up to date directions and a link to the  current image:  https://www.adsbexchange.com/forum/threads/new-adsbexchange-base-image-v1-0.618988/

If you know what you are doing here is a direct link to the image: https://www.adsbexchange.com/downloads/adsbx-v1.28vlan.zip

To test your feeder is working correctly after setup go to https://www.adsbexchange.com/myip/

ADSBx Dashboard

Dump1090 Map Layers Selection

US NEXRAD OVERLAYS & MORE

The “script” Method

ADS-B Exchange Setup Scripts

These scripts aid in setting up your current ADS-B receiver to feed ADS-B Exchange.  At a minimum, you will need a Pi running any Raspbian image and SDR with dump1090 installed and configured to start at boot.

The script method for all feeders that have dump1090 outputting beast data on port 30005.

The scripts were updated to use a systemd service.

Obtaining And Using The Scripts

Running the following commands will download the contents of the repository and begin setup.

sudo apt-get install git
git clone https://github.com/adsbxchange/adsb-exchange.git
cd adsb-exchange
chmod +x setup.sh
sudo ./setup.sh

– After completing the setup do not delete this repository. –

Stats Package (Optional) (For Pi feeders only) (Required for API)

Running the following commands on your Raspberry Pi will download the stats package and allow you to see your feed directly on the site.

cd /home/pi
git clone https://github.com/adsbxchange/adsbexchange-stats.git
cd adsbexchange-stats
chmod +x install.sh
sudo ./install.sh

All MLAT participants will receive a back-feed of any aircraft where their data was used in the calculations. Unlike commercial ADS-B sites, no aircraft will be censored, hidden, removed, or otherwise scrambled.

To test your feeder is working correctly, or to get your direct link if stats package is installed, go to https://www.adsbexchange.com/myip/

Other Useful commands

Display MLAT config

cat /etc/default/adsbexchange

Systemd Status

sudo systemctl status adsbexchange-mlat

sudo systemctl status adsbexchange-feed

Restart

sudo systemctl restart adsbexchange-feed

sudo systemctl restart adsbexchange-mlat

Reporting Issues
Feel free to report any issues you encounter with this script using the forum or contact ADSBx here.

GitHub: https://github.com/adsbxchange/adsb-exchange

Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/JJ6QC4c

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 or Discord.