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Maestro missing and unpleasant things

Toffy Member ✭✭
edited August 2019 in New Ideas
Hello all, I am a Flex 6400 user with Maestro Comb since over four month and I am extremely satisfied, but...

at the risk of repeating something here, 
things that I've noticed and maybe should be improved.


Battery indicator:
Shows only external power or battery operation.
Wish: to see the battery consumption indicator.

The filter setting on Slice B has a completely different logic than Slice A.
Slice A:
BW Select: Knob inside shift, outside Width -
at the push of the button from BW Select executes:
Button inside Low shift, outside High shift.
That's plausiebel!
Slice B: 
BW Select: Knob inside shift, autside also same schift?
at the push of the button from BW Select executes:
Button inside High shift, outside same High shift?
BW changes only after turning over the slice mark. 
The starting position is not available any more.
Wish: Filter setting Slice B should be the same like A.

If you press the green RX button for a second, RIT control is active. 
If you press the RX button again, RIT will be off again, 
but will not automatically be set to zero beat. 
Before you deactivate RIT, you have to drag the slice to Zero from RIT, 
otherwise RIT will remain as an offset next to the slice.
Wish: Reset RIT control to zero with a second push button.

If you have two bands on the display you're not sure is Slice A or B the TX. 
Of course you have the red TX displayed at the top of the menu bar at A or B, 
but usually you're looking at the waterfall. 
There you can´t see if TX is on A or B wich can lead to confusion.
This is solved very well with the Smart SDR display. 
There is the red TX symbol under the blue symbol A or B. 
You immediately see which slice the TX has.
Wish: red TX label under the active blue slice symbol over the waterfall.

No bug, no must, but nice to have if:
the CW speed would be labeld upon PWR permanetly;
if both Frontspeaker and Headfone at the same time for operation on a fair. 

Smart SDR:
CWX life writes to the buffer and outputs characters life, 
advanced characters can be deleted or corrected with backsapce, 
but are still excluded. You have no chance to correct a mistake, 
you can only cancel with Esc and re-enter.
Wish: Correction of a text specified in the buffer at the Life output.
And create other characters like Umlaute ä ü ö or special ch + BK SK etc.

73 Tof DJ6ZM



  • JohnSweeney
    JohnSweeney Member ✭✭
    edited August 2019
    All are very good suggestions!
  • Toffy
    Toffy Member ✭✭
    edited April 2019
    Filter: (Slice B)
    it was a hardware error. Was done very quickly with good service in DL. Works again now.

    RIT Control:
    works very easy. I have overlooked in the manual, it is a short press on the VFO button and the RIT resets. Same for XIT.

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