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.

[ Script Method ] If you have a Pi feeder alreading feeding a commercial site.

Custom ADSBx image ] If you want use ADSBx Dashboard on the Pi. Custom Feeder

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!

No external sites like FlightAware and FlightRadar24 data mining you and no TCK/TCL channels to compromise security of your network.

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.

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.


ADSBx Dashboard

Dump1090 Map Layers Selection



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 this repository and begin setup.

sudo apt-get install git
git clone
cd adsb-exchange
chmod +x
sudo ./

Display MLAT config

cat /etc/default/adsbexchange

Systemd Status

sudo systemctl status adsbexchange-mlat

sudo systemctl status adsbexchange-feed


sudo systemctl restart adsbexchange-feed

sudo systemctl restart adsbexchange-mlat


After completing the setup do not delete this repository.

The script is copied to /usr/local/bin and the systemd units are copied to /lib/systemd/system, so the git repo can safely be deleted.

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.

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

Discord Chat: 


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.