Maestro is in the Store!

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For the Curious, Maestro is now in the Flexradio online store.
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Jay / NO5J

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Posted 5 years ago

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Luke Reynolds

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How much?
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Jon - KJ8S

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"Total Introductory Price: $999"
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K4SC

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Just ordered mine.  You have to put a $100 deposit to get on the list.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Ernest - W4EG

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Is there a promotional code discount?  
I'm on the list... 
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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No promo codes needed.
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GI4FZD

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Can we order from UK? or will the local agents be taking deposits?
Paul
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Steve Walker

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ML&S have it for pre order Paul, they need £50 from us - **ordered**
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GI4FZD

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on order..cheers 
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Burt Fisher

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Not on order
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Bob KN4HH

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After having some hands on time with Maestro at Dayton,  I am truly convinced this tool will take the 6000 series to a new dimension.
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K2CB Eric Dobrowansky

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Let's just hope that the focus on the core product is not lost. My 6500 is still missing many functions to be considered even close to equivalent functionality of its predecessor. At the time of purchase, we were led to believe this would come in a reasonable timeframe. That timeframe is now approaching the 2 year anniversary.

We can look forward to Maestro and SO2R products, but let's not forget the core radio.

Eric
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Richard Clafton W4/G7EIX, Elmer

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Ordered! Woo!
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Burt Fisher

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Not ordered
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Richard Clafton W4/G7EIX, Elmer

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I'll sleep better.  Thx.

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Simon Lewis

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wow if this was 1st April I would have thought no way ... but .. WAY!  Ordering :)
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Burt Fisher

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How will you use it?
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Simon Lewis

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I shall use mine to remote from the desk vs using a PC -  to my 19" rack not too worried about field ops !
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Ken - NM9P

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It would be very handy at an EOC where the rig could be mounted in the "Radio Equipment Room" and the Maestro mounted anywhere it is convenient, even moved to another room at the drip of a hat if needs arise.  I will be discussing this with our County Director of EMA, who is also a ham.
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Bill Axelrod

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I will use it to operate from my back deck and on my treadmill.  And I ordered mine the first day.
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Mike - ZL1MRC

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Mine is ordered :)
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Simon Lewis

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me too :)
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Luke Reynolds

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Mine is ordered
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DK1EY

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Waiting for the German preorder offers...
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Gary Wise

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Ordered!
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William Hemmingsen

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What the heck, Put in my order too :)

When are these expected to be ready?

William
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Steve - N5AC, VP Engineering / CTO

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4Q 2015.  Incidentally, I'll be talking about your Android app in the SDR Forum at Dayton today!
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William Hemmingsen

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cool!
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Norm - W7CK

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Steve,
I'm not positive but I think William was still looking for help with the two way audio on his Android app?   That would put the icing on the cake sort of speak!
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Steve - N5AC, VP Engineering / CTO

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Yes we're working on the code -- I expect we'll have something in 4-8 weeks just depending on release schedules, etc.
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EA4GLI - 8P9EH - Salvador

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I ordered too
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EA4GLI - 8P9EH - Salvador

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As I am located outside the US I was charged shipping in the pre-order. However, I am not sure I will be at that location when it ships, I imagine the shipping will be refunded if the final destination is in the US, right?
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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That is correct.
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Bill -VA3WTB

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Yes I saw that Jay, with this new interface from Flex and the tool Walt is working on this puts Flex were there is just no other competition, in my view.
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Steve B.

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Trying to make my despot for Canada .. says error calculating shipping.  
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George - AB4FH

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You can have ours in 540 days, if you can wait until he clears his office.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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If there is an error in calculating shipping it is usually due to a missing phone number or info missing in the billing/ship to address.  For some countries, you have to put something into the State field, like a period (.)
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Richard Clafton W4/G7EIX, Elmer

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Worst case scenario - can you pre-order on the dog and bone? :-)
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Scott - WM7C

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I ordered one and I don't even have a Flex yet.
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Burt Fisher

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I didn't order one
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Rick Hadley - W0FG

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For the sake of the community's collective blood pressure, that's probably just as well.
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Burt Fisher

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Please show me where I have been critical of the Flex 6000 series. I have not been the one busting their butts to update the software yesterday.
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John

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I am on the outside looking into the store window, drooling.
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Scott - WM7C

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I canceled my order.  I can't justify the cost of a Maestro and Flex 6000 yet.
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Walt - KZ1F

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I haven't cancelled mine yet but more than likely will. Now that XPFlexLib is completed, I'll have XPSDR running on Android before Labor Day. It'll have something way better than knobs and dials.
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Dan -- KC4GO

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XPSDR ? XPFlexLib? after searching the community and google this is the only reference.
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Walt - KZ1F

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It's gone by other, less neutral, names. XP stands for cross platform. Since SmartSDR was taken I needed another name. XPFlexlib is, to the best of my knowledge, a 100% functional equivalent to Flexlib, the basis of SSDR, SCat, probably a couple of other apps that FRS wrote. Anything FlexLib can do XPFlexLib can do. Some things I haven't vetted, like flashing the eprom. What I have already in development is a cross platform SmartSDR equivalent. It will look sufficiently different that it won't violate any legal issues but, for the most part, if you know how to navigate SmartSDR you will be able to navigage XPSDR, well, except for the new features. It will support things SmartSDR doesn't. But it will run on (virtually) any platform. I am not 100% sure of iPad and it will not run on iPhone. Although, it can be made to run on both. Search Linux. Although I am not married to Linux since it is my development environment, XPSDR will be running there first. I've already vetted it on Windows. They look identical save the OS specific decorations.

I am a Linux bigot and my singular biggest complaint about the 6000 series is it requires a Windows platform to run. All tolled, I have about 7 computers at home, all running Linux, several form an OpenStack cloud, which also runs Linux instances. I have an Android tablet, XPSDR (and XPFlexlib) will  run on it as well.

What I will eventually do is better document XPFlexLib and generate machine and human readable API doc then release the library and doc such that other developers can be freed from a Windows C# only environment should anybody choose to. That will likely occur early this fall.

I've been talking about this on and off for the better part of two years. I retired end of January so I really haven't been working on this in earnest until late Feb, except for notes and ideas and discussions with others. When I get closer to release I'll spin up another thread on here about it.
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Walt - KZ1F

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Also, by Labor Day I will, hopefully, figure out how to produce a semi-professional YouTube of it. I did one the other day and, as I was 'filming' it landscaped, the software didn't rotate it so it looked rather, um, unprofessional. Also, there has to be a way to generate directly from the screen as opposed to doing iPhone or Android recording of it. I have to figure that out as well.
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Camtasia is the best for screen recordings , its expensive but there are free alternatives, check here

http://elearningindustry.com/top-10-free-camtasia-studio-alternatives

cheers
Paul
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John

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try using cam studio software which allows you to record on a window clicked or even full screen. Video is in .avi format
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Walt - KZ1F

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Will either be uploadable to YouTube?
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GI4FZD

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youtube accepts avi files ok
cheers
Paul
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Walt - KZ1F

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Terrific, thank you Paul and John
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John

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cam studio is free and is very easy to use, run it, select saving area, select recording option and click on the window you want to record. Simples!
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Walt - KZ1F

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WchMQAqWs4

Here we go. Let the games begin! Again, thanks Paul and John, Kazam runs on Linux. And thank you Nicole Allen. Now I have to get a mic for this machine. And this records multiple monitors which works out well as XPSDR uses multiple monitors...opps.
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