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Lost 978 dump

I have lost my 978 dump and get an error message:
dump978-fa
[2021-10-09 06:45 EDT] faup978(26517): Connected to [::1]:30978
[2021-10-09 06:45 EDT] lost connection to dump978-fa via faup978
[2021-10-09 06:45 EDT] will reconnect to dump978-fa in 30 seconds
[2021-10-09 06:45 EDT] faup978 exited normally
[2021-10-09 06:45 EDT] faup978(26517): Connection failed: End of file
[2021-10-09 06:45 EDT] no ADS-B data program seen listening on port 30978 for 30 seconds, next check in 60s
Not sure, but I think it happened after 6.0 upgrade.
Thanks.

Can you post at the output of journalctl -u dump978-fa and systemctl status dump978-fa?

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I’m a little confused as to where and how to enter the output command. I’m off site and can’t get back until the weekend. Can I remote SSH into the Pi to get the command prompt or do I need be on site and hook up a keyboard and HDMI display?

Yes, if you’ve enabled ssh in advance (usually by creating a ssh file on the boot partition and rebooting - see PiAware - build your own ADS-B ground station for integration with FlightAware - Optional Steps - FlightAware)

This also works.

OK, I think I fixed it. Went on site to check Pi and install a solid 3A PS. Also, because of the two dongles a USB extender cable is required. I also replaced the the 978 dongle extender cable. I am using 6" cables.
The receiver is now reporting UAT traffic.