Hi. This is my first post although I've been following events for a few months now.
My PCs are all using Windows 10 but I can use the Linux command line at a basic level.
I have a couple of observations.
The first concerns flashing:
I have three CHIPs all are version 1 and look identical. Number one CHIP came from Outernet as part of the DIY kit along with the patch antenna, lna and E4000 dongle. Numbers two and three came direct from NTC. All three behave the same when flashed using virtual box. There are no displayed errors and the flashing process ends with the white status led blinking for a few seconds before going steady. To be cautious I then waited for at least 5 minutes before disconnecting.
Number 1 CHIP briefly flashes it's LEDs when power is applied. Pressing the reset button on the CHIP starts the boot process the power led comes on and the status led flashes for a few seconds before going steady. After a few more seconds the green led on the lna comes on - I'm using the v3 relations-dongle with the software controlled bias t. I'm able to see the outernet wireless access point and connect to it. From there on everything worked well and I was able to achieve lock and download lots of files over a few days. My setup showed up on the status page and everything worked well for a few days.
Going back to CHIPs 2 and 3. When power is applied both the LEDs on the CHIP illuminate immediately. The status led flashes for a few seconds and then goes steady. The outernet wireless connection does not become visible and the green led on the lna does not come on. Both CHIPs 1and 2 behave exactly in the same way.
I an only assume that CHIPs 2 and 3 are different to CHIP 1 or that they are both faulty.
The second is that CHIP 1 is no longer working correctly.
Having worked ok for a number of days during which time the battery pack discharged a number of time and had to be charged I find that clicking on the file or tuner app buttons I get a spinning circle with a cross in it displayed on the top bar and the information content is not displayed. If I hit the app button again I get another spinning circle with a cross in it. However the weather app still works and is a joy to behold although it doesn't seem animate ocean currents.
Sorry this is a bit long winded but wanted to capture as much as I could to aid in the development process.