Apply for a free ADS-B 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).
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 (5 dBi 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 a 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.
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