Maestro and digital for dummies

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It seems that Maestro is primarily aimed at the CW/SSB interest.
But I would like to run digital modes, which my 6700 and 6500 with SmartSDR are very good at.
I want to be able to use Maestro in the house with a laptop (i7 model) and run WSJT or RTTY.
The digital programs will run ok on the laptop, but how do I interconnect that to the Maestro????.
I am using wifi for both the Maestro and the laptop and the wifi is ok, on both 2,4 and 5ghz.
Ideas please.
ps I wifi back to the shack which is about 50m say 150feet away from the house, with the 6700 and 6500 plus amps etc are located..
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Ross Biggar

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Ross.  CAT, DAX, Maestro and SmartSDR for Windows are all independent programs that connect to the radio (6000) not each other.  So this is what you need to do.

Shut down Maestro and the PC in your shack.   Load SmartSDR for Windows on the laptop you want to use for digital modes (as described above).  Make sure it can connect to the radio and works properly.  Then load your digital mode programs, configure them properly and make sure they work with the radio.  Then shutdown SmartSDR for Windows, but leave CAT and DAX running on the laptop.  Now start Maestro.  At this point, you should be controlling the radio with the Maestro and operating digital modes on the laptop.