Better than I expected...

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  • Updated 4 years ago
After a week of use, I have to say I'm impressed with Maestro. It seems well thought out and easy to use.

I was concerned the display would be too small after running SmartSDR on my 17" laptop. Turns out that's no issue at all! Screen is easy to look at, the menus are easily accessible, comprehensive and responsive to touch. The decision to go with the glossy screen instead of a matte screen is a tough one, there are pluses and minuses to both; The clarity of the glossy screen versus the reduced reflections of the matte screen. I'm ok managing the reflections and appreciate the clarity of the glossy screen... I'm also used to the glossy screen from my MacBook Pro, so not really an adjustment for me.

The decision to use readily available battery packs for portable operation was an excellent one! I'm getting 5 hours of use from the Polanfo 120000 Mah pack and they're easy to swap out and only $20 from Amazon.

Getting the Maestro connected to my wireless network was easy, no problems at all and it immediately found the 6300. I'll qualify that by admitting I'm a former IT/computer professional, so that part of the process is second nature for me.

My only disappointment was finding out TNF's aren't available yet. Hopefully they'll get that implemented shortly, TNF's are a major feature of SmartSDR for me!

All things considered, I have no problem at all recommending Maestro!
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David Vernier

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Jim Gilliam

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Very nicely written review. Thank you for sharing.

Jim, K6QE

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Eric - KE5DTO, Official Rep

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Full TNF implementation is definitely on the short list.  Note that existing TNFs will function fine, just adding TNFs is missing in Maestro for now.  Thanks for the great review.