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The 2021 Maestro?

Dave K5OZ
Dave K5OZ Member ✭✭

Hello Flexers;

Has anyone noticed the new Maestro pictures on FlexRadio.com? Are they giving us a hint of what the faceplate will look like? Note the new position of the on/off switch and the Maestro emblem. Everything else looks the same. Kinda looks exactly like the M model faceplates. The year-end letter mentioned this modification.

BTW, I cannot wait for mine. My order was put in on June 24, 2020.

See pictures below for the apparent changes.







  • Chris_DL5NAM
    Chris_DL5NAM Member ✭✭

    Do you know Maestro A and Maestro B ?

    A was first (Power button un top)

    B = Button on front

    But your right; rumors says in sprng next Maestro came :-)

    73 Chris
  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    Actually The B model has the power button on the side.


    Dave wo2x

  • Dave K5OZ
    Dave K5OZ Member ✭✭


    Yes, I know the difference between Maestro A and B. The "Old" Maestro picture above is a B model. The "New" Maestro picture above is apparently the new 2021 "C" Model with the power switch on the front. LOL.



  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    Correct Dave,

    My reply was to Chris. He stated Version B = Front, where it should be:

    A = Top

    B = Side

    C = Front

  • ka9ees
    ka9ees Member ✭✭✭

    This what I think. As I look at the front panel of my 6400M. Photoshop. BUT, it would make sense for FRS to use same on/off switch as the M models on any new iterations of the Maestro.


    Ed KA9EES

  • WX7Y
    WX7Y Member ✭✭✭

    I think this is to mate with the different tablet Power Switch locations when Dell changes the tablet design that the Maestro uses, the Maestro has to change to accommodate, at least that is why the version A and B buttons are different.

    Looks like the Tablet has changing again if the Picture is the actual product.

  • Logan KE7AZ
    Logan KE7AZ Member ✭✭

    Gerald sent out a customer letter on 12/23 and explained that they had to change vendors for the Maestro display. It seems they had one vendor for Maestro and a different one for 6xxxM models. That's why they could sell M models and not Maestros. The change over required a redesign to move the power button and some other changes. According to the sales page, the new model won't be available until Q2 2021. Happy Fourth of July.


    Logan, KE7AZ

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