My luck to find new problems, but this morning my Lantern stopped receiving signals. I discovered the CHIP was working fine (although I still have a piece of paper jammed between the white battery connection and the pin strip).
I discovered my LNA was not lit. Seems as though some other folks have reported similar issues of intermittently lighting of the LNA indicator. I wiggled the LNA connection to the SDR, and the light back came on.
I disassembled the RTL-SDR and discovered the SMA connection had been cold soldered, and finally broke loose.
If other Discussion Group members have this kind of problem, it is very easy to open the RTL-SDR by taking the 4 small Phillips head screws out and sliding the circuit board slightly out of the case. The SMA connection should remain attached if soldered correctly. Ken