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The Ten-Tec Paragon (585) transceiver covers amateur band from 160 to 10 meters. This microcontroller controller model has a 7-digit digital display, keypad entry and an a nice vintage looking analog S-/Power-meter. The rear panel has lots of inputs and outputs.

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  60m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  11m (CB)  10m 
Frequency stability
1 p.p.m. per °C or better, accuracy ±50Hz @ 25 °C
Tuning steps
?
Memories
62 channels in 1 bank(s)

Receiver

RX-range
100 kHz - 29.999 MHz
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK   AFSK  
Sensitivity
SSB/CW/FSK: 0.5 µV
FM: 1.0 µV
AM: 3.5 µV
Selectivity
?
Filters
6 / 2.4 kHz (optional 1.8 / 0.5 / 0.25 kHz)
Receiver system
? conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
≥ 80 dB
Audio output
1.5 W @ 4 ohms

Transmitter

TX-range
10-160 m + WARC
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK   AFSK  
RF-output
0-100 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC
Current drain RX
2 A
TX
20 A

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
146 × 375 × 432 mm (5.75 × 14.76 × 17.01 in)
Weight
7.25 kg (16.0 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1987 and 198x in USA

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Speech processor
Noise blanker
Dual VFO
TX split / RX split
7 Character alpha tags
Clock
Optional RS-232 (1200 baud)
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
4178
MPN
TEN-TEC-PARAGON-(000585)

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

TEN TEC Paragon-585 User Manual PDF - 4.02 MB, submitted by brema
 
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Reviews & stories

Rating Title Submitted
Ten-Tec PARAGON - Legendary Classic 5 years ago by Tony Fields
GREAT RIG ON CW 11 years ago by VINTAGEMAN
Good rig for the money 12 years ago by hfradionut
easy to use 12 years ago by aaltese1
Stay clear............ 14 years ago by TEAMFAB

New and second-hand prices

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. We collect prices paid by real hams over the years to help you estimate the value of a used Ten-Tec Paragon (585). Just bought or sold this model? Let us know what you traded it for and help other ham operators!

Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Ten-Tec Paragon (585) is around:

  • EUR 249.00
  • USD 52.00 ~ USD 70.00

Price History Chart

These estimates are based on the following prices:

Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2023 USD 600.00 Used / Okay OtakuN3rd
2023 EUR 250.00 New / Good brema
2016 USD 500.00 Used / Okay Tony Fields
2011 USD 350.00 Used / Mint hfradionut
2009 USD 400.00 Used / Good TEAMFAB

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