ADSBx Image - Deluxe Receiver Kit - Setup Instructions

Thanks for purchasing the ADSBexchange Deluxe Receiver Kit

Follow these directions to get your device up and running

  1. Attach antennas and cables:

    • If using a combined 1090/978 antenna, such as the outdoor ADSBexchange antenna (much better than indoor antennas), use the included SMA Y-cable to attach the antenna cable to both SMA ports on the box.
    • If using only the included “rubber duck” antennas, attach the 1090mhz antenna to the port labeled “1090” and the 978mhz antenna to the port labeled 978. Antennas should point vertically for best results.
    • If you plan on using a wired network connection, plug in the network cable.
    • Connect an appropriate power supply to the USB-C port and power up the unit.
    • If using a wired network connection, skip to step 5.
  2. Connect to the “ADSBx-config” wifi network that is created about 1-2 minutes after boot if no other connection is detected. Alternating red/green lights will indicate this network is being broadcast. You will likely need to tell your device to “stay connected” (android), or “keep using wifi” (iOS). Note, the “ADSBx-config” network is only broadcast for 15 minutes after boot.

  3. Using a web browser, open: http://adsbexchange.local. (if this does not work for some reason, you can also try

  4. Click on “wifi Setup”, select your network and input your password (if you intend to use wifi). The device will reboot and connect to the configured wifi.

  5. Return to http://adsbexchange.local, and choose “Configure Receiver/Location”. Insert your latitude/longitude coordinates, altitude above sea level, name for the unit, and other information.

  6. Once everything is set, the green LED will flash at a rate proportional to the number of aircraft being received. If the red light flashes, this indicates some type of error:

    • 1 blink – Zero planes with position detected

    • 2 blinks – Receiver location not set, or 978 UAT service enabled but failing

    • 3 blinks – Readsb (1090 mhz receive) service failed

    • 4 blinks – No connection to ADSBexchange servers

    • 5 blinks – CPU Temperature and/or power supply voltage failure (since last boot).

If properly configured, no red lights should be flashing when you are done.

More information regarding the software can be found online at

A 1090mhz SAW filter is also included in the box. If range is substantially lower than expected, or you are seeing interference from nearby cellular towers or other RF, try adding the filter to the antenna port on the case. You may want to also bump up the gain a few notches to make up for the insertion loss. Try with and without the filter and go with what shows best results.