Newbie…just put together my raspberry. Downloaded software onto SD a couple of times after reformatting. I get the red light and the green light flickers then goes out… Flightaware is not picking up my receiver…
Did you “claim” the receiver under your account?
Is the Pi still responding, does it work with the standard rasparian image? - I’m wondering if the power supply you’re using is up to the job.
Yes, I claimed the receiver and flightaware shows it linked to my account. I am using the power supply that was recommended on the purchase list…
I using my raspberry hooked up to a desktop that is connected via wifi. I am wondering if that could be the issue. Should I connect the etherntet directly to my router…will that make a difference ??
It may depending on your setting. I would run a cable direct to the Pi and see how is responds. I run mine on WiFi, but it is a USB WiFi directly in the back of the Pi.
Try that, I had issues trying to use both wifi and the dongle on the RPI, both drawing too much power. Using the ethernet will address that or use a powered USB hub for the dongle.
Yes, try that, but disconnect the WiFi adapter before trying. I had to use a powered USB hub for WiFi + SDR dongle. Each draw a lot of power and the RPi has known issues with supplying ample power to its USB ports (despite a good power supply).
Specifically, which power supply did you buy? Some are over rated.
Did you get one with at least a 2-2.5 amp rating?
I run my Pi over homeplug (aka powerline) ethernet - this carries ethernet signals over the building wiring
You need at least two adaptors (a starter kit), one for by the internet router - the second for the Pi, (then a third for the smart TV, a fourth for Network storage appliance)
Pity Internet over mains (PLT) causes interference to HF radio and can knock out digital FM.
Thanks for all of the replies and suggestions. Yes, I bought a powered USB port, but it does not seem to help. I am running the power cord that was suggested on the list. So, Now I am running power to the Pi and one to the usb. So far, this has not helped. I also downloaded the new version -3 software and connected directly to my router. Still NO luck ??? Red light in on … Green Light flickers then goes out… I claimed my receiver and it shows that it has been claimed, but on top of screen also states that there is no active Pi. ??
could this be a Flight Aware issue and not a hardware issue on my part?
Have you plugged the RPi into a monitor over HDMI to see what’s going on?
I AM UP AND RUNNING !! I think it might have been the combination of getting the powered USB port plus connecting directly to the router. I had previously tried to connect to the router with no avail. After getting the powered USB port , I still was not online. Then I plugged back to the router and Voila ! My router is on the opposite side of our house so I was avoiding having to do that…
Thanks for all of the suggestions !!!