A couple of years ago I stumbled on the flightaware website and figured out you could capture radio signals from an airplane using a DVB-T dongle which can be bought for about EUR 15.

As this really triggered me to start monitoring planes above our head I bought myself such a device, hooked it up to a raspberry pi zero, installed the piaware software and started grabbing the messages and pushing the compiled positions through flightaware.

Through time I managed to upgrade my home lab towards a nomad cluster. So I migrated my piaware setup to a nomad node and …