Apply for a free receiver

Are you interested in helping us increase ADS-B and MLAT coverage in your area? Each week Flightradar24 sends out 30-50 complete ADS-B receiver sets (including receiver, antenna, and cables - no external computer needed) free of charge to suitable hosts around the world. Also, all hosts receive a complimentary Flightradar24 Business Plan subscription (a USD 499.99/year value).

Personal information

Location

To help us identify where you would host the ADS-B equipment, please mark your location on the map below. On the map, zoom in to find your location and click to place the marker. You can then drag the marker to your exact location. Please be as precise as possible when marking your location.

Optional questions


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.

  • Compact – measuring just 100x60x30mm
  • Connects directly to your router/modem by Ethernet cable
  • Does NOT need a PC to run

The shipment includes everything you need:

  • FR24 ADS-B Receiver
  • GPS antenna with 5 m cable
  • DC power supply (110V-230V AC input)
  • 5 m Ethernet cable
  • 55 cm long external Mode-S antenna with mounting clamps (0 dBd gain, weatherproof)
  • 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

Requirements for hosting

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 locations and receiver online within one week from receiving the equipment

I am able to keep the receiver online 24/7 sending data to Flightradar24 servers via an uninterrupted internet connection

If for some reason hosting a receiver doesn't work out – I am OK with sending the equipment back upon request (at Flightradar24's expense)

Exceptions to these requirements can be made to applications from unique locations.

FAQ

If you are behind a firewall, please allow the following outgoing ports to be opened for the receiver.

Only outgoing ports required, no incoming.
80 TCP, 22 TCP, 443 TCP, 19788 UDP/TCP, 8099 UDP/TCP, 53 UDP/TCP

We prioritize all civilian airport installations as well as additional select locations.
No, it's only used to receive the signal. It doesn't transmit.
After you install the receiver, we will activate it on our network. Once the receiver is activated you will receive an email with information to access your Business subscription. Please note that on weekends it might take a little longer than usual to activate a receiver. If you didn't receive an activation email, please create your free business account here.
Yes, you are welcome to apply for all locations.