Finding Maestro...

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See if you can pick out yours coming off of SMT?

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Gerald - K5SDR, Employee

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Mark - WS7M

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Found it!  Mine is the one that is certified working and ready to ship!  Thanks Gerald!
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Michael Coslo

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What a tease! Hehe, just kidding.
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PB Shell - k7shl

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They certainly have a busy few weeks ahead of them at Flex.  It will be worth it, for sure.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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A lot more than a few weeks, methinks ;-)
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Ken

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Tim,

I need your help..!!! While on a vacation trip apparently my name/address went on the "bounce list" at the getsatisfaction.com list, because out of no where my 20-30 notifications I was receiving on my email went to ZERO. I checked my spam, checked my profile on the Flex community site and everything seems to be in order, but still no notifications. Somebody sent me a message about the website getsatisfaction that captures your name/address whenever there is a bounce back message from a ISP problem or whatever... Could you please look into this for me?  Ken Lodge


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Dave - W6OVP

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Looks like some under a thousand of them there. That should keep someone busy for a while. Back up the Brinks truck, it's just about time for the first tranche... <GGG>.
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Verne Eastwood

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Gerald,

You sir are a POT STIRRER!

Thanks for the up date.  I can't wait.  This will be a great Birthday present!
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Michael Coslo

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I guess we'll have to take back the socks we bought you, Verne!
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Gerald - K5SDR, Employee

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Monday is my birthday. ;)
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Verne Eastwood

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Which will ship first?  My Maestro or new Flex 15000.  

And Happy Birthday Gerald.  I have to wait until May 9 for my present either way.
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Wayne VK4ACN

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I want that one!! Sure are lots to choose from
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Clay N9IO

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Now that's some eye candy!
Gerald you must one happy man about now...
Congrats!
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Joe - KC2TN

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As long as it's there somewhere! Looking forward to it!
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KF4HR

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Gerald - Will this first batch off the assembly line fulfill all the pre-orders? 
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Gerald - K5SDR, Employee

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Yes, that is why we took pre-orders. We had already built 100 before this one. There won't be many left after the pre-orders ship though. We have started ordering the long lead items for the next run.
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KF4HR

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Great! 
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Mike - VE3CKO, Elmer

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Mine is the one with the Canadian sticker on it, serial #1 :)
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James Kennedy-WU5E

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I see mine on middle rack hurray!

Jim WU5E

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Steve (N9SKM)

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Do we get a born on date? Hihi Also do we know what the first production run SN is gonna be? Lets see who gets the lowest!

Cant wait for the Maestro Stork to come
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Gerald - K5SDR, Employee

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This is no C section so I can't give you the day and hour.  I can say we are in labor.  This is the second run since the first run went to alpha test and internal use. The SN sequence is random.
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Scott - WM7C

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I wonder how many are there and how many pre orders there were.  I'm still hoping for one more week.
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k3Tim

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I count 750 PWBs.
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Dave - W6OVP

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30 x 30  =  900  + 100 earlier = 1,000  ???     900 x $1,000  =  A welcome infusion no doubt...<G>.
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James Kennedy-WU5E

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assuming there are 25 per row, about 750 are there if it's single board Maestro

planning taking a picture on my Deck working DX

Jim

WU5E


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Gerald - K5SDR, Employee

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They are still coming off the SMT machine at the time of the photo so there are more than in the photo. This is the controller board and there is another board for all the I/O. There is also a display module.
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Ernest - W4EG

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My Maestro should be in the early pre order, since I made my deposit on Monday after Dayton.

If anyone in the back of the list would like to take my place for their; I am willing to give my place in line for yours.
My reason: I have not been able to put an antenna up due to weather (rain/temp), help, and so many beautiful things to do and see in Amelia Island, Florida. My Flex-6700 has been boxed in a closet for more than a year.
If you like to trade places; providing that FRS would allow it: I will be more than happy to help you get your Maestro earlier. Since, I do not have a use for it at this time.
Drop me a line and let's see if it can be done.
But, here is the catch!
You must tell us why here in the forum. And the members will help me make the decision by voting for the winner.

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Ernest - W4EG

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Ouch!
That hurts Burt... if that's the case, I might as well keep it in the box for a while too.
 I will find out tomorrow, if they will even let me do it. 

Scott,
I emailed you my phone; Let's see what I find out. You are the first on on the list for exchange. I will stay here on this page unless the higher up in the food change decide to close the threat.
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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You can always sell yours at a small PROFIT to Burt who was dying to get one for $999 but missed his chance...
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Mark - WS7M

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Ouch Howard... ouch... LOL
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Ernest - W4EG

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LOL Howard...
I must have missed his $999 offer forum entry.
Have great time in Visalia. 
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Ernest - W4EG

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It was a no go with trading Maestro place in line to get an early delivery.
It causes FRS problem and time to do. Sorry, I will leave the Maestro alone in the box until HOA and CC&R's passes in the US Congress.
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Robert -- N5IKD, Elmer

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Mark - WS7M

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Robert, if you look closely you'll see that one is clearly labeled "WS7M" so it's mine!   :-)
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John Leonard

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If I understood correctly all of us who placed pre orders will get our Maestros from this batch.... A contest re "Why I should get mine first" might be entertaining.... but it sounds like all the pre orders will be shipping SOON! (Yeah)




Gerald - Will this first batch off the assembly line fulfill all the pre-orders? 

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 Gerald - K5SDR, Official Rep

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Yes, that is why we took pre-orders. We had already built 100 before this one. There won't be many left after the pre-orders ship though. We have started ordering the long lead items for the next run.
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I just hope I get mine by April 23rd as I want to play with it on vacation.  I have a Flex 6300 there to use it on and want to try it mobile in my Jeep too. Actually, this summer I plan to drive from Chicago to San Diego with the Maestro in my car and a 6300 in the trunk connected to an ALS 500 and a Tarheel HP.  Too bad my dog does not have his license or he could bark into the mic along the way.
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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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Darn it, Gerald. The poor things need good homes! You're making me want one, now. After 2.0 is out, I have a feeling I'm going to be unable to resist.
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Takeshi Yamada

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Me too!!
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Guy G4DWV/4X1LT

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Wow! That is so totally amazing! I did not even order a Maestro, yet I can see one with my details on it! That is why we love Flex, they go that extra mile to make their customers smile©®TM. Thanks Gerald.
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Gerald - K5SDR, Employee

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Forward progress...  

We are still in final phase of fix reported software bugs, release for test, collect bug reports, triage, fix bugs, release for test, rinse and repeat.  I still can't give the day and hour but we are getting closer every day.  The software team is working hard to wrap things up on their end.  You can see in the photo below that finished goods are coming off the line and ready for final software.

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Gary Wise

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I'll be there! First time since 1993. See you at the Flex booth.

Gary W4EEY
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Paul Bradbeer

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Collect at Friedrichshafen at end of June...? That is way too late! Es season is already well under way then. Besides, being used to delivering software projects in a properly commercial environment (i. e. you are penalised if you are late. .) I am keen for things not to drag on too much longer. Yes, I get the 'no wine until it's fine' thing but as my senior engineer (OC Engineering Wing) once told me....'perfection is the enemy of progress'. Paul M0CVX
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Gerald - K5SDR, Employee

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I expect that we will be able to ship the backlog before Friedrichshafen.  The factory is producing finished Maestros every day now waiting for final software to be loaded.   
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Bob - W7KWS -

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Any chance before we visit wih you in Dayton. I suspect most of us would be happy to load one extra version of the software.

Thanks!
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Gerald - K5SDR, Employee

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@Bob
Yes - good probability.