Are you interested in helping us increase ADS-B and MLAT coverage in your area?
Each week Flightradar24 sends out 30-40 complete ADS-B receiver sets (including receiver, antenna, and cables - no external computer needed) to suitable hosts around the world.
We prioritize applications from areas where we lack coverage as well as applications from airports.
However, locations where we do already have coverage can also be of interest.
Redundancy and overlapping coverage results in significantly better low-altitude coverage and coverage reliability.
And for MLAT to work, we need a large number of Flightradar24 ADS-B receivers relatively close to each other.
The requirements for hosting Flightrada24’s ADS-B equipment are:
I am able to offer excellent reception conditions – i.e. the antenna will be placed outside on a roof, mast or similar and have 360 degree unobstructed view of the sky
I am able to get the antenna to its intended location and receiver online within one week from receiving the equipment
I am able to keep the receiver online 24/7 feeding our servers via an uninterrupted internet connection
If things for some reason doesn’t work out – I am OK with sending the equipment back (at Flightradar24’s expense) at our request
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About the FR24 Box Receiver
This high-quality receiver is built on the proven technology of the Mode-S Beast. But we’ve
added a Beaglebone computer and GPS antenna making this the most advanced and best
performing Mode-S receiver available to the public. The FR24 Box is compact (measuring
just 100x60x30mm). It connects directly to your router/modem by Ethernet cable. It doesn't
need a PC to run and we supply an external Mode-S antenna (55 cm), all cables including a
GPS antenna for data timing precision and MLAT.
FR24 Box Features
On-board processor - fully operational without a computer
Decoded formats: 1090Mhz emitted Mode-S, ADS-B and Mode-AC
Range: over 225nm (dependent on antenna quality and location)
Frame rate: over 1,600 Mode-S frames per second (in high-traffic areas)
Timestamps in legacy 12Mhz mode or high-resolution GPS based mode
IP address automatically assigned by DHCP
Works behind NAT
Power consumption: less than 5W
Data consumption: 200-800 MB/month depending on coverage
FR24 Box Package Includes
FR24 ADS-B Receiver
GPS antenna with 5 m cable
DC power supply (110V-230V AC input)
5 m Ethernet cable
38 cm long external Mode-S antenna with mounting clamps (0 dBd gain, 55 cm long,weather proof)
SMA male Mode-S antenna connector
5 or 10 m H155 6 mm diameter low-loss coax cable with N-type and SMA male connectors