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Maestro versions

Richard Pestinger
edited June 2020 in Maestro
I noticed that the version of Maestro shown on the web has a different layout and jacks on the back. My unit does not have the headset, mono spkr or rem on. The layout is also different, what else is my version missing? I assume my serial/model number is 1616-5092-0100-9712.
Richard

Answers

  • KF4HR
    KF4HR Member ✭✭
    edited November 2018
    Yes, it looks like some some changes have been made, at least to the Maestro photo shown on their website.  But if you look at the Maestro Users Guide dated Dec 7 2017 that back panel shows the same layout as my early pre-ordered Maestro (1616-5092-0100-5099).  Also the current Maestro Users Guide makes no mention of the REM ON jack. 

    Perhaps the website photo you ran across is showing Maestro v2.0?
  • Mike va3mw
    Mike va3mw Member ✭✭
    edited November 2018
    Richard,

    Can you show the manual/pictures your are comparing?  REM on was never on a Maestro version.  That is the back panel of a 6000 radio.

    If we have the wrong documents posted somewhere, I would like to get it fixed.

    Mike
  • Richard Pestinger
    edited February 2018
  • Mike va3mw
    Mike va3mw Member ✭✭
    edited December 2017
    Ah, that is a very old computer 3D sketch.  Those were never manufactured with those connections on it.  Nice catch!
  • KF4HR
    KF4HR Member ✭✭
    edited December 2017
  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited December 2017
    I'll work on getting updated actual photos of the Maestro updated on the website early next week.
  • Richard Pestinger
    edited December 2017
    Thanks, glad to know it is not the current production.
    Richard
  • K5UFO
    K5UFO Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020

    How do you tell the difference between a V1 and V2 Maestro?  I have searched the community, but found nothing definitive.

    Thanks, Markus.

  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited February 2018
    The third set of numbers in the serial number:

    0100 - Maestro series A
    0101 - Maestro Series B
  • K5UFO
    K5UFO Member ✭✭
    edited February 2018
    Thanks Tim
  • jerry stern
    jerry stern Member
    edited February 2018
    What are the differences between Maestro Series A vs B ?
  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited February 2018
    Functionally, nothing.

    The display module in the Maestro A was discontinued, so we did a last buy for serviceability but not enough to do a full production run, so the Maestro B has a different display model, but the same display specs.

    The new display required a different interface control module to interface with it and the control (knob and buttons) boards.
  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator
    edited February 2018
    You can also tell the difference in where the power button is located. The V1 Maestro is on top and V2 is on the left side.

    Dave wo2x

  • Ronald Panetta
    Ronald Panetta Member ✭✭
    edited June 2018
    So I must have a V1.5 (maybe a hybrid or a mut) as power switch on left side (indicative of V2), serial number 2118-3389-0100-1234 (indicative of V1) ordered at Hamvention 2018 and received a week ago yesterday. Color me confused...

    Ron WB2WGH
  • Jamie WW3S
    Jamie WW3S Member
    edited October 2019
    I see the terms version 1 and 2 and A and B.....does version 1=A and version 2=B ? 

  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin
    edited October 2019
    Those are SmartSDR versions. Those posts are before version 3 was released. 
  • Jamie WW3S
    Jamie WW3S Member
    edited March 2020
    so if my Maestro has the power switch on the left side, its a B model? 
  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin
    edited October 2019
    Yes.  There are only 2 Maestro Models, A and B.  If the term version is used, it is the SmartSDR software and there is v1, 2 and 3.
  • G4NRT
    G4NRT David N Bondy Member ✭✭
    edited March 2020
    Could someone please post a photo showing the repositioned power switch? Thanks in advance! David
  • Mike-VA3MW
    Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin
    edited March 2020
    David, it is pretty obvious.  The A model has the power on the Top edge and the B model has it on the Left edge.  

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