I’ve been a user since April 2019, with the same company-issued Flight Feeder (FlightFeeder 9.0~bpo9+1) in exactly the same location. It’s in a dark steel building; due to the firmness of the coax cable, it typically is hanging in free air. I rarely see the unit, nor does anyone else.
I’m going into the third summer, and suddenly, since the V9 firmware update, the unit is very warm, and regularly reports high temp alarms. Oftentimes internal temps are 167 degrees F. This has never happened before, and the ambient temp around the receiver has been MUCH, MUCH hotter during the past 2 summers. We’ve not even hit 85 degrees yet here.
A request for support languished for a few days, then I received a rather distracted (she thought I had a PiAware) set of common sense ideas to resolve it…keep it out of the sun, etc…and get this: TAKE IT OUT OF THE CASE.
I’ve ordered a baby boxer fan for it…but I don’t think I should need to do that, nor do I think the unit was designed to be operating out of the case. The problems started the very first day over 80 degrees F after I got the v9 firmware update.
I’m thinking this is related to the firmware update…anyone have the same problem? I’m not finding FlightAware’s support really that helpful.