Each month we send out complete ADS-B receiver kits that include an ADS-B receiver, antennas, and all necessary cabling to qualified hosts. You can apply to host one of our receivers or easily build your own. The dozens of new Flightradar24-supplied receiver kits and the hundreds of home-built receivers activated in January combined with over 20,000 existing ADS-B receivers, helped us track over 5.4 million flights.

New receivers activated in January helped improve our coverage in the South Pacific islands, the UK, United States and Chile. New receivers in Spain, Tunisia, and Morocco also helped improve coverage in the western Mediterranean. New receivers in North America and Europe helped grow our MLAT coverage area. And lastly, we activated a new ADS-B receiver in Antarctica, our second receiver there.

The January new receiver mapMap showing newly activated Flightradar24 ADS-B receivers in January 2020

Help Add ADS-B Coverage

We are always looking for new receiver hosts. Especially if you or someone you know lives in a remote location, please apply to host a receiver. All of our receiver hosts get a free Flightradar24 Business Subscription, which can be used on the web or within our mobile app. If you’re interested, please apply today. If you’d you like more information about our application process, you can read more about it in our blog post.

Use Your Own Hardware

Have a Raspberry Pi sitting around collecting dust or looking to get started with tracking flights with a quick project? Build your own receiver to help us increase ADS-B and MLAT coverage in your area. Our simple guide walks you through the steps from getting the parts you need to setting up your receiver. Find out more about building your own ADS-B Receiver.

Ian Petchenik’s love of aviation began at an early age growing up next to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. As Flightradar24’s director of communications and co-host of the AvTalk podcast Ian now gets to share that passion for aviation with millions of Flightradar24 users and listeners around the world.

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