[TenTec] Paragon II model 586 questions

GARY HUBER glhuber at msn.com
Fri Oct 5 09:27:43 EDT 2012

Unlike the original PARAGON (585) which used a 9V battery to retain memory 
when the PS was turned off, the PARAGON-II (586) has a microprocessor 
internal power cell which has a rating of 8 to 10 years (page 2-5 of the 
 ) I doubt the original power cell works at this point so perhaps one could 
rig up a circuit similar to the one in 585 so that a 9V battery could keep 
the processor live when the PS is off.

73 ES DX,
Gary -- AB9M

-----Original Message----- 
From: Peter Bertini
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:46 PM
To: tentec at contesting.com
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?


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