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Frequent piAware Crashing Help

My piAware keeps crashing - that is, FlightAware reports no data. I can Putty into my RaspPi (in the attic) and see that’s it’s up - but have to send a reboot to get piAware reporting again. It happens every few days, both before and after the V5 upgrade. Is there some troubleshooting I can work on? Thanks!

Bret/N4SRN

Debug commands · wiedehopf/adsb-wiki Wiki · GitHub

When the issue occurs, check the dump1090-fa log as described in the above link, put it on pastebin.com and link it here.
Also check if you have any output for this command:

sudo dmesg --ctime | grep voltage

No output means good.

Statistically speaking most often it’s voltage issues as in power supply starting to go bad / USB extension dropping voltage.
2nd most often it’s the SDR itself that is going bad or a combination of both.

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Plus one from me for replacing the power supply. Same has happened to me.

Thanks - I’m sure it will be up and break my old 233day record now that I’ve asked :wink: