The PLL solder issue was caused by poor workmanship on the PLL boards,
mostly due to cold solder joints. The symptom is intermittent "PLL out
of Lock" indications on the display. The fix was to reflow all the
solder connections on the PLL boards. This is a nuisance, but not a
difficult fix at all. Not all paragons had this problem, and at some
time the PLL boards were redesigned for better reliability. Once I fixed
my Paragon, it stayed fixed and its performance and reliability have
> I also have and use a Paragon. So far, no troubles and it does have an
> excellent receiver. I also have the FM board in it, and have some fun on 29
> 6 FM.
> Maybe I wasn't tuned in, but what is the "well known" solder failure?
> John W2AGN (patiently awaiting moderator approval to get an answer)
> -------Original Message-------
> Other than the well known solder failure in the PLL board, my
> Paragons have been trouble free and they are bullet proof as
> far as handling strong signals.
> 73 de Lee, WA3FIY
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