a receiver already?


for a receiver


an XRange/XRange 2


your own receiver

Have a receiver and ready to share?

Great! Simply follow the steps below to connect your hardware and install the Operating System & RB feeder software. If you’re missing or need to buy some hardware head over to our store and pick it up.

Connection Diagram

Install the Operating System

Follow the instructions in the video below to install the OS on your Raspberry Pi.

Setting Up

Step 1

Our system works by using a sharing key. This key identifies your station and is present in the packets that are sent to our servers. When you first run our software on your raspberry pi, your sharing key is automatically created and is saved in a configuration file. If you already have a sharing key from a previous installation, you can change the configuration file and save it with your key. That way you won't lose your sharing history. Each installation should have a unique sharing key.

With RBFeeder, you can share data using an RTL Dongle or other decoding software such as ModeSdeco, ModesMixer, dump1090 and VirtualRadar Server.

1 First, you need to install RBFeeder
sudo bash -c "$(wget -O - http://apt.rb24.com/inst_rbfeeder.sh)"

Step 2

2 Edit the configuration file to meet your system requirements. RBFeeder can connect to any receiver that uses the BEAST or RAW protocol (VRS, ModeSMixer, etc.). Alternatively you can use the RBFeeder software with your RTL dongle.
sudo nano /etc/rbfeeder.ini

Register your Receiver

Registering or claiming your receiver is an important step in the setup process, as data is not shared with AirNav RadarBox unless this step is complete.

  1. To register your receiver, go to this link - https://www.radarbox.com/sharing-data/claim
  2. Enter your SHARING KEY in the field provided and then click CLAIM.
  3. That's it! You'll also get an email stating that your receiver has been successfully registered with AirNav RadarBox.

Monitor Receiver

Spot your Receiver!

Done setting up your receiver? To check if it is online. Click on the NEW UNITS button below to see if your receiver is live. If you don’t see it immediately, don’t worry. Check back after 1 or 2 hours.

New Units

My Station Page

To monitor your receiver and view, uptime and upload statistics, just log into your Radarbox account and follow the steps below.

  1. Сlick the ACCOUNT Button (top right side of the screen).
  2. Next click on STATIONS.
  3. Then choose your receiver (PGARNBxxxxxx / EXTRPIxxxxxx).

Happy Tracking!

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