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  • Hardy_2016
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    Originally posted by wiedehopf View Post
    Maybe a year ago (oh wait maybe May or June)
    Anyway i didn't check my stick but i can't remember seeing one on there.

    Just checked google and got some results giving varying reasons why the LED was removed.
    Anyway what does it matter if it has an LED?

    Probably removed the LED to save power in a newer design.

    Apparently it has been removed for quite some time, see this thread:
    https://discussions.flightaware.com/...60?u=wiedehopf

    That would mean they had a lot of old stock.
    Well, both Sticks are draining the same amount of current (320mA = 0,32A) either there is a design change or the LED is shorted (current limiting).
    Any way, thanks very very much for your support (both of you :-)

    Best regards from Germany
    Hardy

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  • wiedehopf
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    Maybe a year ago (oh wait maybe May or June)
    Anyway i didn't check my stick but i can't remember seeing one on there.

    Just checked google and got some results giving varying reasons why the LED was removed.
    Anyway what does it matter if it has an LED?

    Probably removed the LED to save power in a newer design.

    Apparently it has been removed for quite some time, see this thread:
    https://discussions.flightaware.com/...60?u=wiedehopf

    That would mean they had a lot of old stock.
    Last edited by wiedehopf; 2019-03-13, 21:17.

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  • Hardy_2016
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    The Question is are there 2 different designs (on with LED and one without LED) and which one is the latest one.
    I purchased my "Old" one in Germany April 2018, starting August 2018 there was no more possible to buy Prosticks here in Germany (out of stock).
    Moonraker UK was (beside some USA shops) the only one i could get one (old design or new design ???).

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  • Hardy_2016
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    Originally posted by wiedehopf View Post
    I'm not sure the ProStick Plus has an LED.

    Edit: just checked, ProStick Plus does not have an LED.
    Hello wiedehopf, when did you buy the Prostick ?

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  • wiedehopf
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    The reboot fixed it, see some posts back.
    (That's if i understood him correctly)

    (Didn't fix the LED because it does not have one)

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  • Anmer
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    Thanks.

    The Pro Stick may be faulty. Ask Moonraker to replace it. If you purchased less than 12 months ago, a replacement should be OK.

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  • Hardy_2016
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    The "Old" ProStick 2018 - 3 consumes 320mA at 5,22V with LED
    The "New" Prostick 2018 - 12 consumes 321mA at 5.07V no LED

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  • Hardy_2016
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    Originally posted by Anmer View Post
    What is the rating of the RPi power adapter, in volts and amps? And is it connected direct to the RPI or via USB cable?
    Power Adapter (original Raspery)
    5,10 Volt and 2,50 Ampere

    The ProStick is directly connected to the RPI.

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  • Hardy_2016
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    Hello Anmer,
    yes there is the (Rooftop) Antenna connected.
    Antenna: GP-1090, Gain 5 dB 0.5dB
    Premp: AS-1090, 1030 - 1090MHz Gain 12dB
    Cable from Roof: ECOFLEX-15 N connectors.
    Then to a 2 Way 3dB Splitter SMA Connectors.
    Output-1 to RPI running Dump1090-Mutability and Feaders :
    RadarBox-24,_FlightRadar-24,_PlaneFinder, PlanePlotter, FlightAware
    Output-2 to RPI with new Stick for tests.

    RPIs:
    2018-10-09-raspbian-stretch-lite, update and upgrade executed.

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  • Hardy_2016
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    Originally posted by wiedehopf View Post
    I'm not sure the ProStick Plus has an LED.

    Edit: just checked, ProStick Plus does not have an LED.
    Well my "Old Blue ProStick Plus v1.0" with the date "2018 - 3" has a blue LED !!!
    The "New Blue ProStick Plus v1.0" with the date "2018 - 12" has no blue LED ???

    Very Strange

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  • Anmer
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    What is the rating of the RPi power adapter, in volts and amps? And is it connected direct to the RPI or via USB cable?

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  • wiedehopf
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    I'm not sure the ProStick Plus has an LED.

    Edit: just checked, ProStick Plus does not have an LED.
    Last edited by wiedehopf; 2019-03-13, 19:38.

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  • Hardy_2016
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    [QUOTE=wiedehopf;116411]Try a reboot with the new stick plugged in just to make sure.

    Thanks for your respond.

    Rebooting = no change on the Blue LED, it remains off but the Stick is working (decoding Data).

    Both Sticks (Old and New one) are outputting:

    $ rtl_test -t
    Found 1 device(s):
    0: Realtek, RTL2832U, SN: 00001000

    Using device 0: Generic RTL2832U
    Detached kernel driver
    Found Rafael Micro R820T tuner
    Supported gain values (29): 0.0 0.9 1.4 2.7 3.7 7.7 8.7 12.5 14.4 15.7 16.6 19.7 20.7 22.9 25.4 28.0 29.7 32.8 33.8 36.4 37.2 38.6 40.2 42.1 43.4 43.9 44.5 48.0 49.6
    [R82XX] PLL not locked!
    Sampling at 2048000 S/s.
    No E4000 tuner found, aborting.
    Reattached kernel driver

    So i assume the LED of the new one is Faulty, right ?

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  • Anmer
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    Do you have an antenna connected to the Pro Stick?

    If you do, what model is it and what coaxial cable and connectors are you using?

    And what software are you running on the RPi?

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  • wiedehopf
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    Try a reboot with the new stick plugged in just to make sure.


    You can also run the tests mentioned here:

    https://forum.flightradar24.com/thre...Dongle-Healthy

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