My friend G8VZT has built four MiniTiouner v2.0 he keeps giving them to suitably impressed Amateur friends. This one he is having problems with and at 87 years old he does not do the internet. He constructed it and apon turning on for the first time the 1v regulator popped. I ordered him a new one. He lifted one end of L2 to check if he was getting 1 volt out and he was. Upon reattaching L2 MCP1826 1 volt regulator popped again. Any help would be appreciated.
Dave still has problems and can`t get this MiniTiouner v2.0 to work is there anyone who looks at such things. Dave is a very experienced constructor and his work puts mine to shame. This MiniTiouner is the one out of his Portsdown that should have been an easy replacement but has become somewhat troublesome.
I've built it a couple of weeks ago with no issues. At least in the main board.
Has Dave followed the instructions?
If he has no Internet, you may be able to hand him a printed copy:
https://wiki.batc.org.uk/images/b/b4/No ... iouner.pdf
All working now thanks to Brian G4EWJ a couple of mistakes 3.3k instead of a 33k resistor and a track repair connected to the wrong track. All working as should be thanks again Brian. Dave sends his thanks.
It happens to us all I have just spent a couple of hours looking at my external atu for HF wondering why it won`t work. Only to discover I had not conected the solar panel to the battery charger