[TenTec] TenTec Paragon II model 586,

Bob McGraw - K4TAX RMcGraw at Blomand.net
Mon Sep 30 12:37:00 EDT 2013

The carrier oscillators are not centered in the filter but  are typically at 
the edge or somewhat down the slope of the filter edge.  And usually down 
the slope some 3 dB to 6 dB with the oscillators being switched in frequency 
to the upper edge or lower edge of the filter depending on mode.

In the case of the Omni VI Plus the oscillators switch to produce LSB and 
USB signals with oscillator frequency being 9.000000 MHz for LSB and 
9.003000 for USB and CW transmit/Tune being 9.000400 MHz.  Thus the filters 
are some 600 Hz down the slope of the filter.

With the Paragon the oscillator frequencies are 9.000000 for USB and 
9.003000 MHz for LSB and RTTY and 9.000700 MHz for CW/Tune mode.

I don't see much if anything to be gained by changing the transmit bandwidth 
from 2.4 KHz to 2.8 KHz.  Thus the audio frequency response would be about 
300 Hz to 2700 Hz with the 2.4 KHz filter and 300 Hz to 3100 Hz with the 2.8 
KHz filter.

Another factor to be considered is the carrier suppression as the carrier is 
positioned on the slope of the filter.  If the filter response is not 
correct, the shape factor not correct and the slope of the filter not 
correct, be assured that carrier suppression will likely suffer as the 
filter does contribute to overall carrier suppression.

My take on changing filters..........nice science project.

Bob, K4TAX

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Bryce" <prosolar at sssnet.com>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] TenTec Paragon II model 586,

> bill,
> the same filter is used for BOTH transmit and receive.
> I have not put one in, but it's  a simple matter of un-plugging the old 
> one and pushing the new in its place.
> most of the time that's all you need to do, but sometimes you need to 
> touch the carrier oscillators to make sure they're are centered in the 
> filter.
> remember, at 2.8khz, you'll won't be a popular fellow on a crowded band
> Mike, WB8VGE
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> On Sep 30, 2013, at 10:12 AM, Basilie Actipis wrote:
>> Has anybody out there have put the inrad 2.8khz SSB filter in their 
>> paragon
>> for TX????????
>> Where is the TX SSB filter is located??????
>> I know I can use the 6khx AM filter for RX,but I will also install one 
>> for
>> RX.
>> Thank you in advance for the help.Bill / N1ASS.73..............
>> I am re-posting  so others have returned from the TT hamfest can read and
>> see if anybody has a answer. Thank you.
>> -- 
>> *73........Bill / N1ASS.*
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