I’m trying to set up a Raspberry Pi Zero W and a FlightAware Pro Stick (orange) USB dongle for the first time. I purchased the Pro Stick a number of years ago, but never used it. I says, “R820T SDR + RF AMP v1.1” on it. I downloaded the SDcard software from FlightAware. The USB stick is connected to the Pi with an OTG micro USB male to USB female pigtale cable.
When I connect everything, I can look at the Pi’s web page. It says:
1090 radio: Red; Not connected to Mode-S receiver.
PiAware: green Piaware 3.7.2 running
FlightAware: green Connected to FlightAware and logged in
MLAT: red Multilateration is not enabled
The last lines in /var/log/piaware.log are:
Jan 2 15:16:45 piaware piaware: 0 msgs recv’d from dump1090 (0 in last 5m); 0 msgs sent to FlightAware
Jan 2 15:17:41 piaware piaware: no ADS-B data program seen listening on port 30005 for 311 seconds, next check in 60s
This is the output of piaware-status:
$ sudo piaware-status PiAware master process (piaware) is running with pid 436. PiAware ADS-B client (faup1090) is not running. PiAware ADS-B UAT client (faup978) is not running (disabled by configuration settings) PiAware mlat client (fa-mlat-client) is not running. Local ADS-B receiver (dump1090) is not running. no program appears to be listening for ES connections on port 30005. faup1090 is NOT connected to the ADS-B receiver. piaware is connected to FlightAware. got 'couldn't open socket: connection refused' dump1090 is NOT producing data on localhost:30005. Your feeder ID is 85745c9f-cda6-4160-84aa-24b1a432d619 (from /var/cache/piaware/feeder_id)
I also get this:
lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
I’ve tried to reboot and power up and down a number of times, without improvement.
Does this indicate that my Pro Stick is dead? Is there anything else I can try? Does FlightAware offer a guarantee?
Thanks for your help and advice.