[TenTec] paragon question

Rod Greene w7zrc at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 11 08:38:27 EDT 2017

Thanks for your suggestions. I do have the alignment procedure but don't have the test equipment to perform the steps shown in the procedure. I think my Paragon is pretty close so I may just use it as is. If I do decide to get on with the alignment, I may send it to someone that has the test equipment and can do the work. And thanks again for your thots!
73, Rod/w7zrc

    On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 7:59:43 PM MDT, mark kenward via TenTec <tentec at contesting.com> wrote:  
 I don’t have a paragon, but a Paragon II, Omni A and Omni C which have PTO like Paragon does.  Paragon II is a phase lock loop rig and  is quite different.

You need to check the PTO frequencies and set them at bottom and top of 500kHz positions. Also if it is compressed or expanded frequency wise, you can adjust this as well.(on Omni A it goes from 5kHz to 5.5 kHz, but Paragon may be different)

Verify the ref oscillator frequency.

Set the bfo frequencies for USB/LSB and cw.

PBT is for receive only, so as long as you can center the cw filter on the dial, and as long as you can set SSB so it sounds ok,you CAN leave it alone..  But on my Omni 5, 6, and Paragon, I adjusted the frequency as called for in the manual……..this will set it up as shown below if all is right)

Normally cw will be dead centered at 12 o clock.

SSB will be on one side or the other near10- 11 o clock, depending on how you like to hear it, and which sideband you are on.

Make sure rig is warmed up, and that you have a Paragon manual………when you lift lid, it will start to cool, so you kind of have to do it and put cover back on to see if it stays put.

Best of luck. I am sure another fellow on the reflector can help you out better than I have.


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