I had a Paragon several years ago, and found the memory back up to be
nearly useless. I called Ten Tec and they said you need to leave the power
Naturally, I told them that was no good.
What I did, was go by a battery holder for 8 AA nicads and used them
instead of the 9volt nicad. Next I got an LM317 and set it up has a
constant current source. If I remember correctly at 50ma. The input
connected to +13.8 and the output connected thru a diode to the batteries.
I believe the diode was already in the circuit from Ten Tec, but don't
remember for sure.
This would allow the radio to keep its memories for a few weeks. At least
it was good enough for my operation.
Hope this helps.
>At 06:19 PM 10/10/97 +1000, you wrote:
>> On 2 Oct.97 N4NQY wrote about his problem with
>>Paragon battery drain. I do not use FM or RS-232
>>boards but have the same trouble.
>> Rechargeable battery does not help as the battery
>>charging current is only approx. 2mA and the discharge
>>with the Paragon off is 1.56mA.
>> Perhaps there is a circuit modification. Please,
>>can TenTec or anyone help to fix this pesky problem ?
>> With thanks,
>> Lex VK3AIL.
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