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Flex 6400 with Maestro and PC

Ed JohnsonEd Johnson Member ✭✭
I have a recent Flex 6400 running the latest SmartSDR and I wish to mount the 6400 away from the operating position but still tied to my pc that has dual hdmi monitors.  I would like to add a Maestro for the benefit of the controls but using the PC to drive my monitors.  I see a year old reference that it may be coming.  Can we have an update?
Thanks... W2PH


  • Mark WS7MMark WS7M Member ✭✭
    edited September 2018
    We don't yet have multi-client which is what you would need to do what you want to do.
  • Ed JohnsonEd Johnson Member ✭✭
    edited April 2019
    Thanks for the reply, yes, I am looking to do multiclient as it has been defined... Operating the Maestro while observing the hdmi outputs on the PC.  I guess I will wait to buy the Maestro then. 
  • Mark WS7MMark WS7M Member ✭✭
    edited September 2018
    Well Ed, I just purchased my first Maestro.  In fact this AM was my first ever setup/use.   While we do not have multi-client yet I am impressed by the Maestro.

    I can completely see use for it while I was a pretty committed PC/Laptop user with SSDR.

    I believe multi-client is coming for the very reason you mention.  But I think the Maestro definitely has uses right now.
  • Mike-VA3MWMike-VA3MW FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager admin
    edited April 2019

    Based on your description,  you can do that now. You don't need multi-client.  The radio is on your LAN and your monitors are on your PC.  Is that what you are saying?

    Can you sketch a diagram or am I missing something?  

    Oh, wait.  I see what you mean.  You could operate a FlexKnob on the PC and not need the Maestro.


  • Ed JohnsonEd Johnson Member ✭✭
    edited April 2019
    I am already using a Flex Knob but wanted to move to a Maestro instead.  It would mean I would need for the Maestro and the PC to access the same Flex 6400 at the same time which I believe is not yet possible.  
  • edited September 2018
    I use both a Flex Knob and Maestro and my pc all at the same time. Works just fine.image
  • edited September 2018
    Sorry. I use the CMD micro and flex knob together! Maestro is in the other room!
  • edited June 11
    Interestingly, the CMD Micro does still control the Flex 6700 when using the Maestro, while the Flex Knob does not.
  • David Decoons, wo2xDavid Decoons, wo2x Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 2018
    If you use DDUtil and connect the Flex knob through DDUtil instead of SmartSDR you can use the Flex knob and Maestro at same time.

    I opted for a 6600 and Maestro instead of 6600M. It provides me more Flexibility in operating. Since I have a 50" 4K monitor I use SmartSDR with other software.

    Here's one of my desktop configurations.

    Dave wo2x


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