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Thank you for wishing me well. I was not too worried about it
because thunderstorms are rare hear, but just my luck one hit
On 6/23/21 8:31 PM, VK5EEE wrote:
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.
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.
I am so bummed, I have only had my kit going
for about a week and it seems to have died. I had it
going in WSPR mode while off to the store, and I noticed a
T-storm. The last WSPR post was about the time I was
driving home and seeing the lightning. No power out so I
reset it, and reset the frequency to 25MHz. The BPF
adjustment only gets a weak signal of with the exponent
part at 5. It was up to around 9 or 10 when I peaked it
after construction. It is not very loud even with the
volume 100%. The background static is down now too.
Antenna is fine as it is working with other radios 100%.
What likely needs replacement? All the processor and
controls seem to be ok. Just deaf receiver and no power
Thanks for the help KQ6UP
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