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What sites do you feed? How many is too many?

I discovered ADS-B feeding just a few days ago. So far, my little setup is feeding FA, FR24, and now ADSBExchange… but I’m curious, is this too much? Do you guys just feed one site or do you feed multiple? Just don’t want to get too carried away here.

How to Install Feeders of Other Sites on Piaware SD card image

The piaware sd card image already has dump1090-fa and piaware data feeder pre-installed.

If you want, you can add other sites data feeders to feed dump1090-fa’s data to other sites as well. Follow the steps below:


(1) Adsbexchange feeder

$ sudo bash -c "$(wget -nv -O - https://raw.githubusercontent.com/adsbxchange/adsb-exchange/master/install.sh)"  

OPTIONAL: Stats Package – adsbexchange-stats
After installing Adsbexchange feeder, run following commands to install stats package which will allow you to see your feed directly on the site.

$ cd /home/pi  
$ git clone https://github.com/adsbxchange/adsbexchange-stats.git  
$ cd adsbexchange-stats  
$ chmod +x install.sh  
$ sudo ./install.sh  


(2) FR24 feeder

$ sudo bash -c "$(wget -O - https://repo-feed.flightradar24.com/install_fr24_rpi.sh)"  

## Caution: During configuration of fr24feed, never choose “Receiver DVBT”. 
## Choose Receiver: ModeS Beast(TCP), host/port:


(3) Planefinder feeder

$ wget http://client.planefinder.net/pfclient_4.1.1_armhf.deb  
$ sudo dpkg -i pfclient_4.1.1_armhf.deb 

## Go to page IP-of-PI:30053 to complete configuration


(4) RadarBox24 feeder

$ sudo bash -c "$(wget -O - http://apt.rb24.com/inst_rbfeeder.sh)"  

## If you dont have a key, go to RB24 claim page and follow instructions

## If you already have a key
$ sudo rbfeeder --setkey xxxxxxxxxx --no-start   

## Replace xxxxx by your actual key
## Press Ctrl+C to break log output.

$ sudo systemctl restart rbfeeder  


(5) OpenSky Nerwork feeder

$ wget https://opensky-network.org/files/firmware/opensky-feeder_latest_armhf.deb

$ sudo dpkg -i opensky-feeder_latest_armhf.deb


(6) System Monitoring Tools

Performance Graphs by @wiedehopf

$ sudo bash -c "$(wget -q -O - https://raw.githubusercontent.com/wiedehopf/graphs1090/master/install.sh)"  




I think the question regarding “too many” is mainly answered by your setup and the network capacity.
Each feeder requires a little amount of memory and bandwidth.
I am currently feeding five services plus a local Virtual Radar Server i’ve set up for myself