Maestro brightness and RX problem and DC power behavior

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I set the brightness to the lowest level on the Maestro (IMHO even the dimmest it is too bright) but while I TX with the hand mic the brightness goes to a higher setting and dims back down when I release. This is annoying and a waste of battery.


If I turn the backlight off on the physical buttons of the Maestro, and if I TX in SSB for a minute in a rag chewing QSO when I release the hand mic the Maestro becomes deaf for about 5 seconds. Something is going on with the backlight on the buttons because they flash for a few ms just when I release the PTT on the hand mic.

Both problems above happened with Maestro on USB battery power while on WiFi.


Once I am done with the Maestro I turn it off and bring it back to the radio shack. I proceed then to plug it to the 12vdc source and that restarts the device, so I have to wait half a minute while it boots up to turn it off again. That happens if I turn the main power supply where it is connected OFF an ON as well.
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Official Response
A fix for #1 (#3839 in our system) was implemented and reviewed last week and will be in the next Alpha release.  Barring any issues with the fix, I expect this will make the next public release.

#2 I have not observed before.  Is anyone else seeing this issue?

#3 This is a common complaint.  We appreciate the input and will take it into consideration.