New Maestro data sheet

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A new Maestro data sheet ready for download

http://www.flexradio.com/downloads/maestro-datasheet-pdf/

73 Chris
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Changes i found:

Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Mbps

now

Ethernet: 10/100 Mbps
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• External Speaker Impedance: 5.4W@ 4 Ohms, 3.0W @
8 Ohms with THD+N: 1%

now

• Powered Speaker Output: Stereo consumer line level
 or powered speaker output, 1/8" (3.5mm) TRS
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Electrical
• Power: 10-15 VDC
• Battery: Optional Lithium-ion battery

now

Electrical
• Power: 10-15 VDC
• Standard wall mount AC adapter
• Battery: Optional Lithium-ion battery
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Options
• Removable tilt hinge feet
• VESA to RAM® mount
• Li-ion battery pack with charger
• FlexRadio FHM-1 hand mic
• Wall mount AC adapter

now

Options
• Tilt hinge feet (constant torque)
• Travel power pack (battery & wall wart). Each item also
available individually
• FlexRadio FHM-1 hand mic
• Carry case
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Slower network speed? 10/100 down from 10/100/1000!
Might or might not, be a problem for some.
James
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Steve what size (height, width and dept) of powerbank would fit the Maestro battery compartment? Any recommendation on capacity (10000+ mAh)? On youtube there is a video showing a Mogix powerbank, unclear what size or capacity that one is.
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David G4NRT / Z21NRT

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This battery is not available in the UK. Will an alternative be suggested for buyers outside the US? I do not think that batteries of this type are allowed to be sent by air from the USA.

David G4NRT
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Foxnovo-10400...

Check the dimensions but this looked about the same from Amazon UK
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This one

http://www.tenergy.com/51063

 slightly longer (6" instead of 5.5").  Wonder if it would fit.  I have aforementioned battery and one of several things I like about is the metal case for protection against damage.

http://www.tenergy.com/51060

a shorter but thicker battery. Wonder if that would work. 
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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I know this size fits in my Maestro and yes it charges in the Maesro from AC

Size (LWH): 5.3 inches, 2.9 inches, 0.47 inches
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Thank you Howard. I'll convert those sizes to metric and see what will fit!!

David G4NRT

P.S. I think that America will go metric inch-by-inch!!
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They tried to in the 1970's but it failed because the lunatic fringe thought it was a Communist Plot to make it easier to invade the USA.
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I'll bring my "mic" to Yuma Hamfest (this weekend) and determine the max size possible.
It might be interesting to have an optional battery cover that allows a thicker battery to be used.
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Howard, I am beginning to believe ham ops are cheap is a figment of someone's imagination. Likely 75% of the people on here bought an $8,000 radio. Not cheap. Of the 25% that bought a $5,000 version likely a third sold it at a loss and bought the $8,000 version. Not cheap. Likely a third pilgrim to Dayton Ohio once a year. Not cheap. How many go to EU once a year in addition to Dayton because there are still things that can only be bought in Europe. Not cheap. Ken is the only one I recall saying he RVs to Dayton. I've been to Pittsburgh, I don't recall one RV park. I didn't even mention those that bought the $2500 version sold and bought the top of the line. Nor have I mentioned the number who shelled out an additional $1,100 +/- for another control surface.

Then there are those that, in addition to a flex, have a complete K-line, high end ICOM, and likely a yaesu or two.
Cheap and poor? I think not so much ;-)

Yes, a little ot but the notion we're all poor is kinda funny.
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@Walt

This group may be the exception to the hams are cheap and poor rule..

It is so evident at Dayton that people are not swimming in disposable income... The RV parks are full, there are people camping in tents.. the flea market is full of crap I would not waste the gas to schlep anywhere other than the dump...

If you look at the area surrounding the Dayton Hamfest.. pure Rustbelt...visible poverty, boarded up plazas and businesses... really 3rd world...

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@David

I am frankly quite sorry to miss Friedrichshafen this year but the XYL sets the agenda not me...

Definitely the best Hamfest(Caveat - have not been to Hamcation but I hav) ...best technical talks (on Par with TAPR) .. best beer... best food.. and clean bathrooms that actually work and are not flooded...

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Howard, this is real Ham Spirit: i will go for you to Friedrichshafen and drink your 2 beers ( we always drink only 2 beers; the first and the last)
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@Howard, well what one can say as far as disclaimer for this group yes I agree but where that hurt my thesis I ignored it, can also be said for the Elecraft enthusiasts, EME'ers, Alpha linear owners, Promethius linear owners, 2KFA owners etc.

I think it is difficult, with a straight face, to say we are a cheap, penny pinching group. Believe it or not, some people have a camper because they enjoy camping. Then there is simply going to Dayton vs calling HRO and ordering what you want with the Dayton discount extended.

At this juncture I've either made my point or haven't. ... -.-
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Clay, that power pack is 5V to charge phones and tablets.  The Maestro should use 12V.
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Actually, the DC input to Maestro is nominally 12V, but the battery voltage is 5V to accommodate the numerous inexpensive cell phone batteries on the market.  

The Maestro includes the cables to connect the battery to the unit -- there are two plugs on the Maestro end: 1) a USB micro-B for charging and, 2) a USB A for powering the Maestro
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Good solution.
Is there also a 12 V connector for portable/mobile operation like field-day? 
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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Yes
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What is the power consumption of the Maestro? Or the endurance per 1000mAH on the 5v internal battery? VK5CV
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Thanks for the great info all. Ordering a battery before the surge, ha!
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THANK YOU, STEVE!!!  I had watched that video clip, and wondered about those cables.  This makes a whole lot more sense now!  I'd LOVE to see a list of ACCESSORIES with pictures, explaining the difference between the "constant torque" feet, the "30 degree stand" and other accessories.  Hopefully with prices too.