thank you for the suggestions. I am running the FiPy on a breadboard, I uploaded the firmware using a ttl serial adapter (RX/TX, PWR 3.3v) I removed the RX/TX connections (as they are 3.3v) and bumped it to 5v for pwr and everything is working now. it may have been the power source insufficient to run both WIFI and LTE radios simultaneously or it could have been the RX/TX connections to the ttl serial. either way it is working now, thank you for the help.