How to feed

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.

For Experts

Overview of Feeding Requirements

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 yourfeedername --server feed.adsbexchange.com:31090 --no-udp --results beast,connect,localhost:30104

The “script” Method

ADS-B Exchange Setup Scripts

These scripts aid in setting up your current ADS-B receiver to feed ADS-B Exchange.  You will need a Pi running any Raspbian image that has dump1090 already installed.

Installing a version of dump1090-mutability or dump1090-fa

Install dump1090-fa on Raspbian: https://www.adsbexchange.com/forum/threads/install-dump1090-fa-from-base-raspbian-image-ssh.623994/

Obtaining And Using The Scripts

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

sudo apt update
sudo apt install git socat
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.

The script creates two files, one named adsbexchange-mlat_maint.sh and another named adsbexchange-netcat_maint.sh which will reside in this folder containing a clone of this repository. The path to execute these scripts after each reboot has been set to this location in /etc/rc.local.

Deleting this folder will result in both the adsbexchange-mlat_maint.sh and adsbexchange-netcat_maint.sh scripts to not be executed thus not enabling your receiver to feed ADS-B Exchange after your device has been rebooted.

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

Discord Channel

https://discord.gg/P6QZ5KA 

 

For Beginners or others who want it to “Just Work”

 

FlightAware ADSBx Feeder

Use script method above.

Forum: https://www.adsbexchange.com/forum/threads/working-feeding-fa-and-adsbx-with-fa-piaware-3-6-3-keyboard-screen.624272/

 

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!  This image will feed FA, FR24, and all other ADS-B sites if you install their feeder client.

DOWNLOAD:  https://www.adsbexchange.com/forum/threads/new-adsbexchange-base-image-v1-0.618988/

ADSBx Dashboard

Dump1090 Map Layers Selection

US NEXRAD & MORE

 

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.