I am trying to create a wireless launch box for a high powered rocket and am using an Arduino Nano on both ends connected to an nRF24L01+ PA LNA on both. The objective is to push a momentary button that changes pin 2 from low to high and changes the message from a 0 to a 1. Then send the 1 to the receiver. On the receiver end, it is connected to a 5V relay switch. The relay is normally open and when the receiver sees a “1” it is supposed to send a 5V signal out of pin 5 to close the relay and complete the circuit. I am having an issue with the receiving module changing from a 0 to a 1. I have run the “Getting Started” example in the RF24 library. The transmitter works just fine, but the receiver fails to initialize. I have also run the check connection file found in post 30 here: Simple nRF24L01+ 2.4GHz transceiver demo - #15 by akatchi.
When I run the check connection without the PA LNA board I get the following:
RX_PW_P0-6 = 0x20 0x20 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
But when I run it with the PA LNA board I get:
RX_PW_P0-6 = 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
Does this mean there is an issue with the PA LNA board?