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Re: [TenTec] Paragon Clock

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Paragon Clock
From: "CSM\(r\) Gary Huber" <glhuber@msn.com>
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Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 08:35:43 -0500
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I had the same problem and did not connect the first couple of times.... but I 
did keep set it to GMT and there's no DST change.  I was working in TELECOM and 
all our equipment was (or we tried to) clocked to GMT / UTC so I became very 
aware of PCs and other equipment which was changing time automatically, 
sometimes unexpectedly. When I asked the folks at Ten-Tec about the Paragon 
clock, it turns out that the design engineer who spec'd the Motorola chip had 
not documented the DST adjustment feature and was no longer employed by TT. As 
part of my employers Y2K project I was able to get Motorola to provide 
documentation on the the compatibility of of the chip. Nice radio... just 
verify the clock time before using the Paragon clock to log those DX 
contacts.... that was my first indication of a problem; I received several QSLs 
which were one hour off what I had for the contact time in my paper log. 

73 & DX,
Gary - AB9M
From: "Vic Klein" <vhklein@ptd.net>
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2008 6:37 AM
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Paragon Clock

> Well, what do you know! I've had my Paragon for years and never knew that. I
> normally keep the display on the alpha labels for memory channels (or my
> call on VFO) and only look at the clock periodically. I had seen it seemed
> to be off an hour + or - from time to time and would reset it without
> connecting what was going on. Brain freeze, I guess! Anyway, thanks for the
> tip. I see it has already done the Fall-back thing, so I will leave it alone
> for a week more...
>  =Vic=
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> Subject: [TenTec] Paragon Clock
> From: "CSM\(r\) Gary Huber" <glhuber@msn.com>
> Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
> Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 16:50:05 -0500
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> Heads up for Ten-Tec Paragon owner / users: The Paragon's clock is based on
> an 
> old Motorola clock chip with a daylight savings time change program. The
> clock 
> will spring ahead and fall back.... unfortunately the chip was manufactured 
> before the last TWO Congressional mandates so the time changes are much
> later 
> in the Spring and much earlier in the Fall.
> When I had my Paragon, I noticed the "GMT" reading changed from what it
> should 
> be. Ten-Tec had no documentation on the clock's daylight saving time
> changes. 
> Motorola verified its capability.
> Paragon owners should not expect a time change next week end. Its already 
> happened and is the reason IF the clock is now one hour slow!
> 73 & DX,
> Gary - AB9M
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