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[wxsig] T238 Lightning Damage

John Bennett jabennett at insightbb.com
Tue Jun 20 03:50:13 UTC 2006


The humidity sensor you are referring to - is it the X1W-1 kit or
another type?

73, John

On Mon, 2006-06-19 at 18:00 +0000, Ken Brown wrote:
> Will,
> There was a lightning near miss (I think it hit a AM
> broadcast station .1 mile away) that took out my
> station.  The T238 LCD was blank but the LED was flashing.
> There was no output to the TNC.  I found the MAX232
> chip bad and replaced it.  Everything came up OK but
> the barometer is erratic.  I suspect there was a
> transient in the power that may have damaged a regulator
> on the barometer board but haven't gotten into that yet.
> Anyway, the T238 mostly survived and the sensors seem to
> be OK as well except for the barometer.
> Ken Brown
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