Re: I think a Thunderstorm just killed my QCX-mini
I'm not able to help, but I'm wondering if the solution to a mystery here is the thunderstorm? In my case, the TX was already not working, but the RX was fine. That afternoon, there was a thunderstorm in the area, but no strikes nearby. Antenna was plugged in and radio off. Next day at power on, blocks on the top, IC2 damaged because putting different iC2 in worked, but, no RX.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
QCX wasn't moved, same 12V PSU, so the only thing I can think of is whether it is somehow unusually sensitive to static build up? As from what you're saying this might have caused your problem. It's not easy to do a proper lightning protection, in my case it seems the station is generally not providing an easy route to ground, and the antenna is lower than other surrounding objects that are well connected to ground.
But lightning has a lot of electricity in it and even from a distance that could induce enough volts into circuits to destroy them.
I hope you can get help in trouble shooting, and that the damage or fault is not difficult to repair.
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