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.

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 --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:

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
cd adsb-exchange
chmod +x
sudo ./

After completing the setup do not delete this repository.

The script creates two files, one named and another named 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 and 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 


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


FlightAware ADSBx Feeder

Use script method above.

Forum: 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.


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.