Re: Blown by nearby transceiver #bitx40help

pat griffin

I think I am with Chris on this.  Early on, I fired up an Icom 735 a couple of feet away from the Bitx40 and it did indeed take out Q13 but left nary a mark.


From: <> on behalf of chris gress <Chrisg0wfh@...>
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 9:42:38 AM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] Blown by nearby transceiver #bitx40help
My guess is he made a mistake and the 725 was wired to the bitx via coax and atu the poor bitx got a big dose of rf it can be fixed 

On 12 Feb 2018 15:37, "Jerry Gaffke via Groups.Io" <> wrote:

Very curious. 
Blowing R131 and R132 might be due to a very large signal showing up at Q13,
though I would expect Q13 to blow first.

In your first post it says:
    > A quick flash, smoke, and the bitx40 that was only on, no antenna connected, died. 
I would think the Bitx40 would have to be in transmit to supply +12v via the TX rail
for R131,R132 to fry.  Perhaps the RF field also managed to turn on PTT somehow?

I find this to be very weird and still unexplained, we appreciate all the photos.
Another photo showing the tuner involved and the physical placement of transceiver, tuner, and Bitx40
would be appreciated.  Also any further information about what was going on when this occurred.

Jerry, KE7ER

On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 07:18 am, <edufortes@...> wrote:

I've found another two burned :/    R131 & R132

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