Some of you have noticed that there is an issue with the latest version of the Pro Stick Orange v1.2. You cannot change the serial number on the EEPROM on that specific model. This affects less than 300 devices and a small percentage of users, specifically those that want to use two Pro Stick Orange v1.2s on one Raspberry Pi.
300 units of the Pro Stick v1.2 were made and they were meant to go into our FlightFeeders, where this issue would not be a problem. These Pro Sticks were delivered at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and were inadvertently sent to users. Other than not being able to change the serial number on the EEPROM the Pro Stick Orange v1.2 is superior to the previous version. Our testing indicates that you should see a 10-15% increase in message traffic with the Pro Stick v1.2.
If you wish to be able to change the serial number on your Pro Stick Orange FlightAware will replace your v1.2 with a v1.1 free of charge. Please contact email@example.com and we’ll start the process to get your replacement on the way.
Please note, the only Pro Sticks affected by this issue are in the Orange cases and say v1.2 on the case and PCB itself. No v1.1 Pro Sticks or Pro Stick Plus in the blue case are affected. We have altered the design and this will not be an issue going forward. No additional Pro Stick v1.2s will be produced. The next version will be the Pro Stick v1.2.1.
The ADS-B Team at FlightAware sincerely apologizes for this and we will do better in the future.