[TenTec] Paragon II model 586 questions

Bob McGraw - K4TAX RMcGraw at Blomand.net
Fri Oct 5 08:36:49 EDT 2012

As I recall the Memory Backup battery is located in the CPU chip.  I don't 
recall there being an separate lithium cell.

Not being familiar with the T voltage mod, can't say.  However there is an 
internal  N.O. relay that can be utilized to handle other switching 
applications.  Care should be exercised with regard to voltage and current 
handling ability of this relay.  I don't think use of this can be considered 
suitable for QSK operation.

For QSK operation the TN EN and TX OUT features with suitable amp control 
circuit should be employed.  This assures the transceiver does not deliver 
RF before the amp has switched and the relays have settled.

Bob, K4TAX

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Bertini" <radioconnection at gmail.com>
To: <tentec at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:46 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Paragon II model 586 questions

> Hello to the group
> I just picked up a used Paragon II and have several questions...
> First, where is the backup battery located?  I've read that the Paragon
> uses a long life lithium cell, but I can't locate it. The manual states 
> the
> battery is internal to the CPU chip, but that doesn't sound correct, 
> unless
> they are referring to the Dallas chip modules???
> Second question is in regards to QSK with non TT amps.... will the T
> voltage mod  (T voltage keying a power FET) for the Omni VI work the same
> in the Paragon II?
> Regards
> Pete
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