My Q13 is running uncomfortably hot. The static dissipation without RF is
greater than the rated 225mW.
Farhan is aware of this and a change of one or two resistors are in
At 05-01-2017, you wrote:
I think John may have nailed it.
Quiescent voltage at the emitter of Q13 is around 3.1 volts, so current
is 3.1v/100ohms = 31ma, which is ok
Quiescent power dissipation is (12-3.1)*.031 = 276 mW, which is an awful
lot for a Sot23 package.
If mine blew, I'd replace it with something in a bigger package capable
of dissipating the heat.
A 2n3904 in the standard TO-92 through hole, or perhaps even better in
the Sot-223 that Fairchild has.
A 2n2222a could work too if that's what you got.
When hacking in a leaded part, I'd just solder the legs to the nearby R's
and C's rather than try to use the Sot23 pads.
Alternately, might be able to adjust that 100 ohm emitter resistor as
John suggested, to maybe 150 ohms. I'm not sure how that would
impact performance here.
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Note that you still haven't figured out what caused the problem in the
first place. It may be that there is too much current flowing through the
transistor and the emitter resistor may have to be adjusted. This can
happen with too long a hold on the PTT. Maybe a heavier transistor is