Here is the info about that chip
1) Jack has added band registers which means when I leave 75 meters at 3.970
LSB using my 1.8 filter and go to 10 meters and tune around, and return to
75, all filters frequency and mode are where I left them. It does this on
all 9 bands. So when I switch to a band, my frequency is set, mode is set,
and filter is selected.
2) Adjustable tuning rates on the VFO.
3) Band selection from keypad. #1 =160, 2=75, etc... (very handy)
4) More voice annunciations with Voice board. (LSB, USB, VFO A, etc.)
5) Tone when using the tuner button
6) Symbol on display when transmitting.
7) 10 minute ID timer
8) Clock shows seconds
The above are just the main things I like.Below is a cut and paste from a
previous post from Jack. The chip is available for less than $50.00 shipped.
Check needs to be sent to Jack at address given and he has it in the mail in
I am thrilled with its features.. The only thing I would like to see Jack
add is Band stacking, so I could have two saved band registers per band....
Des Moines, Iowa
The Ten Tec Paragon upgrade chip provides many new
features to enhance the operation of the radio.
The enhancements are:
Ham bands can be accessed by either the ham up and ham
down keys or by 1 through 9 on the keypad.
Band registers have been added to store the last vfo
requency, mode, and filter for all nine ham bands.
The latest memory channel number accessed is retained for later use.
The vfo tuning rate resolution is user selectable. Each vfo has an
offset of +/- 99.99 kHz and simultaneous receive and transmit offsets
are possible. A 10 minute timer can be turned on to remind the
operator to identify. A symbol appears to the right of the 10 Hz
display when transmitting. Memory Tune and Memory Scan can be operated
without affecting the vfo. The Date and Clock set use the vfo knob to
make changes. The clock displays hours, minutes, and seconds. The
Memory scan routine uses the vfo knob to set the speed of the scan.
The voice function has an enhanced mode to provide additional
information to the operator. The frequency display blanks leading
zeroes and decimal points. Zero is now displayed without a slash. Many
functions such as VOICE can now be activated while transmitting. The
up and down keys can have an increment value selected by the operator
of 100 kHz and 1 mHz or 10 kHz and 5 kHz. The 5 kHz increment is
useful for short wave listening, and the 10 kHz increment is useful
for AM Broadcast reception. Two additional memory channels have been
added to create a total of 64 memory channels (00 to 63) plus the
The chip and full documentation is available for $49 shipped from:
2780 Fields Ertel Road
Loveland, Ohio 45140
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 1998 3:14 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] Hats off to Jack Giehl
> Noticed your Giehl posting...
> I've heard that there was such a thing, but never paid much attention.
> Can you refer me to a source for the entire info? What does
> it improve?
> Perry Ballinger W8AU
> At 02:50 PM 12/29/98 -0600, you wrote:
> >I am sure this has been posted many times, but for those of
> you who do not
> >have a Giehl chip in their Paragon... Strongly consider
> ordering one !!
> >Jack has done an excellent job developing this and it makes
> a tremendous
> >difference in the operation of the rig. After having it, I
> find the normal
> >operation of the Paragon annoying....
> >Rich McCabe
> >Des Moines, Iowa
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