Maestro User Guide

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The Maestro User Guide is now available on the website here: Maestro User Guide
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Steve - N5AC, VP Engineering / CTO

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Posted 3 years ago

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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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Neal - K3NC, Elmer

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I am seeing reviewer comments on the document (Steve's link nets a 404 btw)
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Steve - N5AC, VP Engineering / CTO

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Whoops ... fixed the link and the file.  Try again!
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Simon Lewis

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Awesome job... can't wait to get my hands on one
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Winston VK7WH

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Here here!
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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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Thank you - there is am impressive level of functionality available out the gate with version 1.7!!

As a reader I like that there is depth to topics if one wants to dig deeper.  

Especially like the updating scheme.  I didn't spot whether the "version leader" will become the Maestro or the 6000, rather than the PC's SmartSDR GUI as at the moment?

At some point perhaps FRS might tell a bit of the whole development process from brainstorming to product?

I am also impressed how much of the information Tim W4TME was able to pass on in just a ten minute demonstration at Hamcation.  My wife was impressed enough to become interested the Maestro.  I mention this as while of course Tim is an expert communicator with a double serving of patience, but that the "get you up and go" part of the Maestro was both intuitive and  easy to catch on from being shown just once.  

Greatest fear here is if I don't make myself ready the full manual before arrival I'll never take advantages of features from being too busy operating via Maestro.

Coordinating a Maestro/PC team would seem to be my first "if I could please have" wish, having a desire to park the radio server, amp, and all the gear out of sight and operate from a PC and Maestro elsewhere at each QTH.  Hopefully down the road.

Again appreciate the effort by the FRS team to put an advance copy out for all of us to study.

73

Steve
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Charles - K5UA

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Steve,
On page 123 of the manual, titled SLICE RECEIVER BANDWIDTH KNOBS, what is the increment of the width, center freq, high, and low movements?
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NX6D Dave

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I believe it is mode dependent.  Sideband, AM, FM, DIGx step by 50Hz, CW by 10.
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Charles - K5UA

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Thanks Dave. Was hoping for 5hz on CW but can live with 10.
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IW7DMH, Enzo

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You did a titanic job!
Could someone demonstrate the remote cw operations?
Really amazing, great!

73'
Enzo
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Philip KA4KOE

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Simple question: Will flex offer a "slip on" cover for the Maestro when not in use?
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Steve - N5AC, VP Engineering / CTO

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This is a likely option.
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AE0MW

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After briefly skimming the Maestro manual, all I can say is:

I want to be on the network shown on Page 5!
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Steve - N5AC, VP Engineering / CTO

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The Maestro User Guide has just been updated to version v1.7.1.  Updates include revised pictures with labels for the front, side and back panels and information on selecting and operating with batteries.
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Paul Bradbeer

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Thanks Steve, I appreciate the chance to RTFM before my Maestro arrives :-)

I notice that screen shots on pages 80 and 87 'appear' to be SSDR and not Maestro; is that intentional or should I have gone to Specsavers (UK joke...)?

Regards  Paul M0CVX / AC5NO

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NX6D Dave

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The Maestro User Guide was written by taking a copy of the SmartSDR User Guide, tearing it down and building it back up for Maestro.  We replaced almost all of the images with Maestro related images, but there were a very small number that are still SmartSDR.  We'll get these replaced before long.

In the mean time, I think we can say that the SmartSDR images are helpful, if not quite right.
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James Whiteway

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Dual GUI ( SSDR & Maestro).
:-)
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Steve - N5AC, VP Engineering / CTO

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This is something we are likely to do in the future, but it's more likely that we would use SmartSDR API commands in the macros rather than CAT commands since there's a lot more you can do with them and the format is significantly more forgiving
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Barry N1EU

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That would be fantastic!
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James Whiteway

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Steve, hope the multi-client happens sooner than later!
James
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AE0MW

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Everyone wants multi-client, but while we wait would it be possible to get a remote disconnect for clients?

A button says disconnect. That way if the PC client (or Maestro) is left running, the other client can boot it without physically going to the basement/mountaintop/undisclosed bunker where the abandoned client is located?
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Eric - KE5DTO, Official Rep

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This is also planned functionality. Thanks for the feedback.