Additional Maestro in final development questions

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As it seems that the community has trouble indexing larger threads, having dropped the questions I asked into obscurity a couple pages in even though they were recently asked, I'll re-ask them:


Thank you Steve N5AC for all the info in the reply!

I did pick up on the mention of Ver1 and Ver2 - but perhaps that was simply a way of describing the roll-out feature set become richer with later updates?

There is a LOT of positive to what Maestro will do for a ham - personally I already see how it will open up the possibilities for my vacation QTH site shack design with the LAN removing the need to be in absolute proximity of the radio rack.  I'm thinking to use a Maestro along with a Pad to let me move my operating station to anywhere around the QTH's wireless network footprint.  Rack of gear can remain physically secure in a server room type environment while I operate from the deck enjoying nature while piling on QSOs.  Very fine vision.

Since I'm asking questions:

  • Will the configuration of a Maestro be clone-able to another Maestro if I had more than one?
  • Will the Flex-6x00 have a timer watchdog or deadman feature to stop transmitting and/or shut down if network to the Maestro is lost?
  • Can a Maestro be configured to require a PIN to start a session, or is another security method planned?
  • The mention of checking for update via internet, will a non-internet connected private LAN Maestro require occasional internet hookup, or could updates be brought to the private network to seed the update?  (Thinking of my Island efforts - often without much in the way of internet).
  • Could a Maestro used in the occasional access to internet seed a SmartSDR version update to the remote LAN?
  • Or is there a better strategy for handling potentially a mix of version levels that might evolve?

[And from a follow up post:]  Will the spec sheet we updated as follow up to all these great questions and bits of information?

Again many thanks for putting up with all the questions and hoping Maestro is the success it feel like it should be!

73

Steve
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Posted 3 years ago

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Jim Gilliam

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The Flex 6x00 has a transmit timer in the transmitter setup section.
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Thinking also of a lost-handshake situation where a keyed-up Maestro lost connectivity to its Flex-6x00 radio.  Regaining control of the PTT to unkey perhaps should happen independent of the timer?

Or maybe you're right that the timer will be enough?

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Steve

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SmartSDR already does this if the client connection is broken and the radio firmware is still running.