Thank you David. I am learning a lot of things, some of which I intended to learn:wink:
I fully tested VNC before I left the remote site and it worked perfectly ( and yes through the internet and not locally). Within hours and once I was many miles away, VNC stopped working and of course thats when the temp warnings came up, and the site stopped xmitting data although I could access the skyview page remotely, so the Pi was running.
Since the outtage happened at peak daily temps when the sun would be hitting the box I presumed that something over temped. I restarted dump1090-fa remotely through the Flightaware stats page (since I have apparently lost access to VNC and cannot SSH to it) and it seemed to begin xmitting again.
Is there a way to pull the temps through Flightaware, or only via the anomaly messages ? I wasnt able to spot anything in the log that seemed relevant. I want to watch the temps rise and fall and try to fgure out if the communication drop is something I can remedy.