[TenTec] Paragon 585 com port control?

Vic Klein vhklein at ptd.net
Tue Sep 5 06:37:53 EDT 2017

The 585 Paragon used a unique set of control codes that were not generally
supported, but you can find the commands if you get the manual for the Model
258 RS-232 board which was an option on that radio. Do a Google search and
it should show up as a .pdf on qsl.net. I have one and, at the time, was
thrilled that the logging program I was already using, Hyperlog, supported
the Paragon for frequency and mode transfer. I wrote my own software for rig
control, basically as a way to easily save and retrieve the memories, and it
worked fine. Alas, both programs operated in DOS windows on my old XP
computer, but do not run in Win10, so I still have the old computer
connected to the Paragon, which is now a back-up rig, for any changes


The command structure is relatively straightforward, so you may be able to
make a template that will work with other more modern software. Note the
command structure changed on the Paragon 2 to be an Icom derivative, so it
is more widely supported, but it is not the same as on the 585.


73, =Vic=




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Thanks again for the thoughts (Hal).. I'm wondering what software will

the Paragon via the com port? I checked HRD and N1MM+ and neither has

listed as transceivers in their lists for radio setup and connection.

it would work with the Omni VI selection? I downloaded a manual copy but it 

doesn't contain any information about the command set for control. 


Thanks again and 73, Rod/w7zrc



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