another day at the office -this is so cool

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Im sorry, even though I am a incurable contester at heart, I just must say this, this is(SSDR iOS) just a fantastic product as combined with the flex 6000 series Smart Link.  Here just listening to (and watching!) the cwt while testing high performance computers so I can afford my flex toys ;-).  Great job Marcus and Flex team!
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Chris Tate - N6WM, Elmer

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Burch - K4QXX

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I have had my Maestro hooked up to the office WiFi since 7:30am EST this morning.  It has sent almost 5 million packets and the dropped percent is 0.02%.  My latency jumps from around 60-85 ms.  Occasionally it jumps over 100 ms but usually doesn't stay there long.   In watching the Network Status at least 75% of the time it is reporting Excellent or Very Good.  I am the IT person at my company so I think it is time to purchase a better router for the conference room! :)  Solid connection all day.  Worked a station earlier in the day just to make sure it was transmitting. 
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My confusion was the router part, wouldn't you be using an AP, "router" gets used for devices which really aren't routers and can confuse the lay person.
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Burch - K4QXX

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The router/wifi device in our conference room is a combo unit for FIOS.  It's the router and also supplies the WIFI access point.  
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KC9NRN

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What kind of speed are they giving you?

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Burch - K4QXX

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I get 85 download and 85 upload on my home FIOS.  I misspoke on the conference room setup.  It is using Spectrum Internet with 15 download and 1 upload.  I don't care about upload in the office but it's nice having the 85 up at home where the Flex is located.
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KC9NRN

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85/85 is sweet, Comcast screwed my billing up for 6 months so I have 300/25 from them for a year for the cost of 75/15.
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Jim Gilliam

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It has added a new dimension to "field daying."  Now, instead of fighting mosquitos and blazing sun, I can enjoy field day in my favorite bar!


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Makes me wish I could still drink.  :)
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Set the radio up in a field with a hotspot, operate from the bar.  Yeah, I can easily visualize that setup.
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KC9NRN

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I do that at the campground all the time, now being able to do it sans VPN, sweet! :)
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KC9NRN

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I've been enjoying not having to connect home via OpenVPN, love the new docking feature as well. This weekend at our campground I'm going to have a blast playing with this on my laptop and iPad Pro 12.9.
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Burch - K4QXX

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The only thing I miss is not being able to use the digital modes since no DAX.  I will keep my VPN computer (raspberry pi) running so I can still do digital modes when I want to remotely.
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I usually am so wrapped up in the contest features I have not really stopped to enjoy just regular hamming for a while.. this sort of enables me to do that with my busy live..