I run a LOT of digital on my Paragon. Usually never more than 20 to 40
watts out, but have "given it the full beans" up to about 80 watts to
get some rare DX. (I kept my transmission length down when at that
power level - 15 to 20 seconds max)
I have the optional heat-sink fan. It gets warm, but never hot. I'm a
fan of the heat-sink Ten-Tec fan! ;)
Now the 960 power supply DOES get quite warm. What is odd is that the
heatsink doesn't get hot - it gets warm - but that the whole case gets
quite warm. If I'm running high-duty cycle, I point a small muffin fan
at the sides of the case and it stays cool.
On 7/13/2010 11:14 PM, Zivney, Terry L. wrote:
> I don't run digital. But, buy the heatsink fan from TenTec.
> During this past weekends WRTC in Russia, (R31A), the coolest thing in the
> sauna tent was the Orion with the heatsink fan. We ran 24 hours solid, and
> the duty cycle between the two rigs was very close to 50% each, with one
> of the stations virtually always transmitting during any given second (that
> was the plan, anyway!)
> Still a big fan of my Orion. It was worth all the hassle taking it over. The
> only failures during the contest were by the operators.
> Terry Zivney, R3/N4TZ
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