Maestro's audio level and compression software meters during CW go full scale.

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Have had the Maestro for about a week now.  Worked CW today on the local LAN and the new right hand side compression and level meters go nearly full scale when CW is sent (particularly the Dashes.) I can close the meters from the screen, but that just hides what is going on. Microphone control does not function in the CW mode, so I can't turn down the audio level I am seeing on the meter.

Is this normal for Maestro's CW?
K0DV
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Glenn Nutsey

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Hi,
I have jut posted a similar question with the same issues.
Did you find the answer ?
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Glenn
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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What version of software are you using?  This question is for both Doug and Glenn.
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Hi Tim version 2.0.19, I was using 2.1.30 but it was locking up.
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Glenn
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Please try 2.1.32 and see if you have the same meter behavior.  If so and you need to revert back to 2.0.19, then go ahead and do that.
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Tim, I am using version 2.0.19.  Since I am operating remote from 1600 miles from the Flex 6700, I don't think I should try an upgrade of the software on both ends. There is no one there to do a reset if that is required.
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I can appreciate your reservations for not upgrading.  However, since the current release is 2.1.32, I an only entering defect reports for the current GA version.
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Thanks Tim
In my post I also asked if there is an adjustment for the signal or a method to check if you’re overdriving ?
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Glenn
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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If the mic meter peak indicator shows red, you are overdriving it.
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Doug K0DV

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Both the peak meter and the compression meters on the Maestro go into the red.  No matter what power setting I use.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Mic level is not power dependent.  It is mic gain dependent
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Tim
Not sure if your missing my point. I refer to CW when I asked if it’s possible to overdrive and transmit a distorted signal. How do you check and adjust it or does the software take care of it in order to produce a clean signal ?
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Tim, why should the mic gain impact the CW note?
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Glenn - I misunderstood the context of your question.  No, you cannot overdrive the radio when using CW.

Doug - It does not.
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Thanks Tim, difficult with two strings going on one message haha...