FlightFeeder

Enhance FlightAware Tracking in your Area!

FlightFeeder is a network ADS-B receiver. It receives ADS-B data directly from airplane transponders via a small antenna. FlightFeeder then makes the real-time data available on the local network to users and also sends it to FlightAware over the Internet. FlightFeeder only requires an external antenna (included), Internet connection over Ethernet, and power (via a USB cable into a wall adapter).

FlightFeeder is compatible with virtually all existing ADS-B software packages like PlanePlotter and BaseStation. Users can connect to their FlightFeeder over their LAN to receive all data. Users can also choose to view flight data on the FlightAware.com web site.

FlightFeeder is roughly the size of a can of soda and uses less power than a night light. There are no moving parts or temperature restrictions.

FlightFeeder Features

  • No Configuration Required
    • FlightFeeder is self-configuring
  • FlightAware Integration
    • Real-time ADS-B data feeding to FlightAware.com
    • Real-time Mode S Multilateration (MLAT) participation with nearby FlightAware receivers
    • Automatic FlightAware Software Upgrades
  • Easy Web Interface
  • ADS-B/Mode-S Data Output for Optional Application Integration and Data Feeds
    • FlightAware ADS-B TSV (TCP Port 10001)
    • Basic AVR / RAW ADS-B (TCP port 30002)
    • SBS/Basestation Format (TCP port 30003)
  • HDMI TV/Display Interface
    • View Network Configuration and Real-Time Statistics
    • View Device Status

FlightFeeder Site Requirements

  • Internet
    • Reliable Internet connection (broadband not required)
    • Available uplink bandwidth of <10Kbps for ADS-B or <50Kbps for ADS-B+MLAT
    • Standard RJ45 Ethernet connection.
    • Standard router/modem with DHCP auto-configure network setup
    • NAT compatible
  • Power
    • Reliable electrical power (battery back-up preferred but not required)
    • Standard residential/office 108-240V (usage: 1A @ 5V)
  • ADS-B Antenna Site
    • Antenna should have a clear line of sight to the sky with no obstructions
    • Antenna must be located within 15m / 50ft from FlightFeeder (shorter is preferable)
  • FlightFeeder Site
    • Must be located within 15m / 50ft from the antenna
    • Must be located within 100m / 330ft from the Internet connection
    • Must be installed indoors (hangar or garage is acceptable)
    • Must be installed in a dry environment and not be subject to rain or moisture

FlightFeeder Kit Contents

  • FlightFeeder
  • External Antenna (1' / 300mm antenna, total size 2' / 600mm with mounting bracket and antenna cable)
  • Antenna cable, low-loss with SMA connectors (length choice of 1m, 3m, 5m, or 15m)
  • Ethernet (length choice of 1m, 3m, 5m, or 10m)
  • USB power cable (with local plug or adapter)

FlightFeeder Specifications

  • Weight: 225g / 0.5lbs
  • Dimensions: 115mm x 77mm x 64mm / 4.5" x 3" x 2.5"
  • Antenna Port: SMA male (requires SMA N-female antenna cable)
  • Power: 1A via microUSB
  • Range: Over 250nm depending on installation quality
  • Performance: Over 1,500 Mode S frames per second
  • Computer: Does not require a computer

Obtaining a FlightFeeder

FlightFeeder Links

FlightAware FlightFeeder v6
FlightAware FlightFeeder v6

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