My new receiver just came in today (Sunday, wasn't expecting that). Installed. The new pro unit is blue and doesn't have a light inside of it and it also doesn't need the filter. It is a lot more sensitive that my older (Yellow Unit) and works a lot better. The 3.3 image is working great as well. I did notice that once the software started, it took longer than usual to start working as the old unit, I was seeing mapping almost immediately once the unit was booted up. The new one takes about 5 minutes before everything is up and running (The MLAT Data took 5 minutes to sync). Not sure if some of that could be part device/port install or what.... that part does not matter as I only rebooted it usually about once per month and then either real late at night or way early in the morning when traffic is light.
I would really like to know what caused the old unit to go bad. It was working great and then once we did the update, the unit was showing working (light illuminated), but would not talk to the Pi and all this happened simultaneously with the firmware update. The dongle was mounted, not moved or touched during the update. Something in the updated happened that caused this to go bad, and not sure what.
BTW, anyone know what the warranty is on these units?
As I see it:
1.) Does not need the filter
2.) A much better receiver that is much more sensitive and picks up stations further out than the other unit ever did (I have the 49" antenna, Mounted on a 10' mast above my roof https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BK ... UTF8&psc=1
) and it is really a step above the 24". I routinely get traffic up to 200-250 mile region.
1.) No built in indicator/power light
2.) Slower to boot
The Pro's well out weigh the Con's in my book.
Thanks for all the assistance, all is now working very well on