I have a Paragon II that I purchased about 2 months ago. I use it in
addition to my Omni 6+. I was looking around for one for quite awhile.
Seems that they are harder to come by than the Paragon I. I got mine off
of one of the trader nets. I've looked back at earlier postings on the
reflector and saw very little on the Paragon II. I guess people just
don't want to part with them. I got mine mainly for the general
coverage, and another back up rig. Unless TenTec would come out with a
replacement for the Paragon II, I will most likely keep mine till I'm
dead. I do most of the short wave listening in the AM mode.
I haven't done any real swl'ing for at least 30 years. As a boy I had an
RCA Brainmaster. It had the "green eye" tube. It was hard to tell what
the exact frequency was on the old analog dials. I still have the QSL
cards I received though.
The digital dials are great. The short time I have had the Paragon II, I
have heard Radio France, Voice of Free China, Ecuador, BBC, Voice of
Nigeria, Radio Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, and a few VoA's.
Most of these have been around the 49 meter band. I'm using a Cushcraft
R-7 (vertical antenna) about 6' off the ground and a Gap Voyager DX-IV,
since I have limited space in the back yard.
Maybe TenTec will eventually come out with another model to replace the
Paragon II. It looks real nice sitting next to the Omni 6+ (upgrade).
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