[TenTec] Paragon II model 586 questions

Mike Bryce prosolar at sssnet.com
Fri Oct 5 13:57:01 EDT 2012

Well now, I'm not too sure about that.

without looking at the schematic, but I'd guess that this RAM/ROM/RTC has some sort of firmware installed at the Ten Tec factory.

It's this firmware that gives the Paragon II its personally. 

Installed a new "empty" RAM/ROM/RTC to me just wouldn't work.

It's the same reason why you can't put in a new uprocessor in a Corsair II when the display goes wacky. A new chip, but without the firmware, it won't work.

mike, wb8vge

On Oct 5, 2012, at 1:31 PM, GARY HUBER wrote:

> Looks like Mike nailed it. $20 in parts to fix the problem. See the data sheet at http://www.alliedelec.com/images/products/datasheets/bm/DALLAS_SEMICONDUCTOR/70127784.pdf
> 73 ES DX,
> Gary -- AB9M
> -----Original Message----- From: Mike
> Sent: Friday, October 05, 2012 8:34 AM
> To: tentec at contesting.com
> Subject: [TenTec] Paragon II model 586 questions
> Hello Pete,
> Ref the Paragon II
> The Dallas DS1220y-200  mem chip on the RAM/ROM/RTC board
> at U2 needs to be replaced....
> 73 Mike

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