How to feed

Feeding 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.

For Experts

If you’re an ADS-B/MLAT guru, here is the gist of it:

/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 --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: Custom Feeder

We also offer a custom ADSBX feeder image with stats, dashboard, maps, US sectionals, offline vector maps, and many more features!


ADSBx Dashboard

Dump1090 Map Layers Selection



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.