JPS ANC-4 Fix

These things sure don’t like high SWR, as smoke came out of mine once!

I finally realised I was transmitting on 28MHz into my 50MHz yagi… Ooops!!!

Anyway… R23 crapped itself… big time. Went open circuit.
Refer to PBA overlay below.
 
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Tom, K4ICJ, from JPS provided me with the following information:

R23 should be a 51 ohm 1W resistor.
What probably happened is that your 6 Meter Yagi looks like a very low impedance for 10 Meters and this did not allow the RF detector in the ANC-4 to develop enough voltage to operate the relay. Hence, your full transmit power on 10 Meters was absorbed by the 51 ohm resistor – at least for a little while.
You might want to check R24, R25 and R26 to make sure that they still read 51 ohms each

 
And a tip… do not mount R23 hard on the PCB – space it off the PCB by a few mm.

You can use ceramic beads for this purpose. At least you won’t char the PCB next time.