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Contributing data to ADSBexchange.com!

Start fresh, use our sd-card image for the Raspberry Pi: [ ADSBx image ]

or…

Use your existing receiver running piaware, readsb, or dump1090: [ ADS-B Exchange feed client ]

tar1090 from https://github.com/wiedehopf/tar1090

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


ADS-B Exchange feed client

These scripts aid in setting up your current ADS-B receiver to feed ADS-B Exchange.
At a minimum, you will need a SDR connected to a Pi running any Raspbian image (or any linux computer with an SDR connected).

You can find the source code for the feed client here: https://github.com/ADSBexchange/feedclient

 

1: Find your coordinates and elevation:

https://www.freemaptools.com/elevation-finder.htm

 

2: Install the feed client:

Works on all known images from other flight tracking companies as well as DIY created Pi / Debian linux feeders.  ADSBx will not break other images or feeders.

Running the following commands will download the contents of the repository and begin setup. You can find more info at ADSBexchange Github.

curl -L -o /tmp/axfeed.sh https://adsbexchange.com/feed.sh
sudo bash /tmp/axfeed.sh

 

3: Check that the feed client is connected:

https://www.adsbexchange.com/myip/

To see your MLAT sync, check: https://map.adsbexchange.com/mlat-map/

 


4: Optional: Install the stats package for an online map that shows only planes received by you:

curl -L -o /tmp/axstats.sh https://adsbexchange.com/stats.sh 
sudo bash /tmp/axstats.sh

 

Updating the feed client:

curl -L -o /tmp/axupdate.sh https://adsbexchange.com/feed-update.sh
sudo bash /tmp/axupdate.sh

 

UAT/978 Feeder Script

The following script will install UAT/978 feeder, you only need this script if you are in the USA and have a second SDR collecting UAT/978 data.

Please install dump978-fa first (unless already working): https://github.com/wiedehopf/adsb-wiki/wiki/Installing-dump978-fa-and-feeding-adsbexchange-with-UAT-traffic

Running the following commands will download the contents of the repository and begin setup. You can find more info ADSBexchange Github.

curl -L -o /tmp/ax978.sh https://adsbexchange.com/978.sh
sudo bash /tmp/ax978.sh

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


Finding Location & Elevation

The following website is great help finding your location (latitude  and longitude) and elevation, remember the given elevation is ground so you will need to add your antenna height above the ground

https://www.freemaptools.com/elevation-finder.htm

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

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