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Maestro Sidetone Volume

N9VC Member ✭✭
edited May 2020 in Maestro
Hi Tim,

Is there a way to tame down the sidetone volume
of the Maestro? Switching between the computer
and the Maestro blows out the eardrums and the
Maestro sidetone volume is quite coarse and hard
to adjust. Not sure that this has been approached
before. I checked back, but only saw posts about
sidetone distortion. Any help would be most
73, Jim N9VC


  • Carl, WA2ETU
    Carl, WA2ETU Member
    edited March 2017
    When in the CW mode activate the TX menu on the Maestro.  Sidetone volume can be set here..
  • N9VC
    N9VC Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Hi Carl,

    You missed my point. I know where the sidetone volume is on the Maestro.
    But if you're using the radio side for things like logging, hitting one of the
    macros on the the Maestro is way too loud compared to the radio sidetone.
    I run 3 different CW nets and use the macros for the preambles for the
    nets. That is when the volume is earsplitting. I can turn it down, but with
    headphones, I only need a setting of 2 or 3. But on the radio side, I need
    60-65 setting. If it were close, no problem, but put on headphones and
    have the sidetone set at 60 through the Maestro and see how it sounds.
    I have the headphones plugged in to the radio and not the Maestro.
    But the sidetone volume is so coarse on the Maestro and hard to set on
    the run. And I cannot use the macros on the Smart SDR/ computer when
    the Maestro is in operation.

    73, Jim N9VC
  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited May 2020
    I have entered this problem report into our bug tracker (issue #4248) for additional investigation. Thank you for the defect report.
  • N9VC
    N9VC Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Hi Tim,

    Thanks, but #$%, now I cannot duplicate what I was doing and until
    I can, do not have your team waste their time as they have other
    items identified and are working on. When I can duplicate what was
    happening, I will take notes and relay it at that time. It could be just
    what I was doing. Thanks for your attention to the matter.

    73, Jim N9VC
  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited December 2016
    Let me know if you can find a trigger for causing the behavior you reported.  I'll add it to the defect report.
  • N9VC
    N9VC Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Hi Tim,

    I cannot duplicate the problem now and am
    of the opinion I am losing my mind. But the
    only thing I would like to see looked at is
    the sidetone volume could be tamed down as
    it is much too loud at settings above 5 or
    more. A more logrithmic lower range would
    be appreciated. But I realize things are
    looked at according to priority. Thanks for
    your attention to all matters.

    73, Jim N9VC

  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited December 2016
    No harm, no foul.  I'd rather have an issue reported, enter it into the bug tracker and then tag is as "can no longer duplicate" that miss it all together.
  • nz2z
    nz2z Member ✭✭
    edited January 2017
    i have the same problem. The volume of the sending CW from the Maestro is very loud and like the above comment I would like to know how to reduce the sending volume.
  • k3Tim
    k3Tim Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 2018
    In CW mode, enter the XMIT menu by touching the RF PWR area on the LCD screen. This will take you to the submenu to set the sidetone volume. Agree with this thread - sidetone volume setting from Maestro to SSDR do not track the same. When switching back and forth, the sidetone has to be adjusted. BRs, k3Tim
  • N9VC
    N9VC Member ✭✭
    edited January 2017
    Thanks, but I know how to adjust the volume.
    The trouble is it would be nice if the settings
    could be set individually. If you're on the computer
    and then go to cw on the Maestro and forget to
    re-adjust the sidetone, there go the eardrums.
    Also the sidetone on the Maestro is much too hard
    to adjust becuse, for me, I run a setting of 65
    on the computer/radio. On the Maestro I run a
    setting of 3. For me if the Maestro sidetone
    slider had a range of 1-10 it would be easier to
    set. But the 1-10 range would have to actually
    be that and not something that would give a range
    where 6 would equal 60 on the computer/radio.
    Or maybe a fine setting control for easier adjustment.

    73, Jim N9VC

    I would like this re-opened to maybe take a closer look
    at the sidetone volume setting on the Maestro.

  • Russ K5OA
    Russ K5OA Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    Thanks a bunch k3Tim, you got me right to the panel I cound not find!!

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