Ten-Tec Paragon (585) Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

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Frequency range

RX-range
100 kHz - 30 MHz
TX-range
10-160 m + WARC
HAM bands
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
6 / 2.4 kHz (optional 1.8 / 0.5 / 0.25 kHz)

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Receiver

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK  
Sensitivity
-
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
? conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
-
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK  
RF-Output
100 W

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
13.8V DC
Current drain RX
-
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
-
Weight
-
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 1987 and 198x

Other features

Memories
62 channels in 1 bank(s)
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
Accessories
-

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Reviews

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Ten-Tec Paragon (585), Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

I had a Paragon for about three months and in this time it gave me nothing but trouble with PLL problems to firmware issues. My Drake TR7 simply destroyed the Ten-Tec hands down...

Written by TEAMFAB on Dec 13, 2009

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Value for money
Aquired
Good condition in 2009
USD 400.00

easy to use

Ten-Tec Paragon (585), Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

i usually use the paragon for CW but have tried SSB with 80 watts and useing the TT 705 Mic.got excellent reports and very good on receive, most people say its not a good SSB rig but i dont beleive that, its simple to use, no fancy menues, i have put the Geihl chip in it, no its not a contest rig and thank goodness no DSP, dont need it.also like the digital clock. i do know the difference in radios, i also have the TT orion. also if you like shortwave its good to go and i modified the radio for 5 watts transmit. dont know how long it will last but it has served me well. hope this review doesnt jinks it.i have had a knwd 570DG and liked it also, used Icoms, drakes and an elecraft, they are all good rigs. it only has one fault so far, its so big, takes up a lot of space.

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Aquired
Good condition in 2004
USD 700.00

Good rig for the money

Ten-Tec Paragon (585), Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

Nice rig for the money on the used market, easy to use and easy to fix if you should have an issue. Funny thing about this rig is the same poor review on this site is the same posted on many other sites, so either everyone is posting the exact same thing or one preson is doing all they can to bash this radio, hens, I decided the review was of no value and bought one regardless. I am glad I did, a nice radio for the money and what a receiver! Great TX audio too.

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Value for money
Aquired
Mint condition in 2011
USD 350.00
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Prices

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. The graph below shows historical prices paid by hams over the years. May it guide you to good fortune...

Price Condition Year User
USD 700.00 Good / Used 2004 aaltese1
USD 400.00 Good / Used 2009 TEAMFAB
USD 350.00 Mint / Used 2011 hfradionut
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