CW Configuration - Maestro

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After using my new Maestro for a few days I started getting a bit tangled up in all of the CW config options! (How was it that I enabled sidetone volume using Maestro when the key was plugged into the 6000? etc, etc.)

Not complaining - choices are great to have. But I did compile a personal "CW Cheat Sheet" https://goo.gl/TbDgVL to help.

Wondering if I have it right, and maybe even useful to someone else too -- so posting it here.
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John - AF3K

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David G4NRT / Z21NRT

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Excellent. Looks like it'll be very useful with my Maestro (when I get it back from Germany!). David G4NRT
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John - AF3K

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Sorry to hear you are w/o your Maestro David! GL getting it back and on the air soon! 73 John
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David G4NRT / Z21NRT

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Thanks John. It was collected by UPS today so I think it's likely to be weeks rather than days!! David G4NRT
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Kari Gustafsson SM0HRP, Elmer

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Great!! Option B seem attractive with Maestro and N1MM CW- but where is the CW sidetone heard when working CW in N1MM? Not in the Maestro as I have experienced but in the 6X00 Audio output which makes CW via N1MM problematic with the Maestro? Am I missing something ? I am struggling to get this working b4 IARU contest this weekend.  
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John - AF3K

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Kari - I don't think you are missing anything. This issue is recognized in section 14.5 of the Maestro User Guide. It recommends that headphones and CW paddles be connected to the 6000 radio when Maestro is used in conjunction with a logger. It also says this limitation will likely be removed in a future release of the software. 73, John
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Jay -- N0FB, Elmer

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Love this.  Great job John!
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John - AF3K

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Jay -- Appreciate that. I was really amazed at how many permutations were there. Made me feel better about not being able to remember each one. 73 John
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k3Tim

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This is a handy table - excellent summary  - thanks for the doing this. I mainly use option B.

Shortcut hint:  When bringing up the Tx menu one can touch the "RF Pwr" on the screen and it has the same effect as pressing the Tx Knob.

k3Tim
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John - AF3K

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Tim, Awesome shortcut. Didn't know about that one! Updated the spreadsheet. Thanks.

73, John
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Paul - W3PH

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Thanks for this - should come in handy.  I'm a "Column C" guy myself.  
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K1UO - Larry

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Thanks John,  excellent chart.  Printed out a copy already!

Much appreciated,

Larry  K1UO