This hobby is not well suited to people in need of immediate gratification. I waited 5 months for my beautiful DEMI 75 watt LDPA. I have a month or two to go for my DEMI's 70cm transverter and 6 months for Expert Linear's new 1.5K-FA Linear Amplifier!
Now I can add the Maestro to this illustrious list of delayed gratification.
Any further details regarding the LiPO optional battery? I assume that it will be available the same time that the Maestro becomes available. Any rough idea of the price point, or are you waiting to see what the wholesale price settles on by the time the Maestro ships?
The Maestro will be a great addition to any Flex 6000 series shack. I hope at some point the "A" and "B" slices will be changeable if you want to control, say, "F" and "G" instead.
Keep up the great work!
Ain't life strange that way <for the "grammar police", 'ain't' has been used in a whimsical, knowingly ungrammatical way, like 'HI HI' might be>.
I have another question regarding the Maestro's mic input (it looks like it will utilize a somewhat problematic RJ-45 connector). Is it a particular standardized version or proprietary to FRS? Will it have a powered pin for those electret mics?
(I'm planning on buying an appropriate adapter cable for a planned Radiosport RS60CF purchase.)
It would have been wonderful had they made the unit blue tooth compatible to utilize both a Bluetooth microphone (Heil has a wonderful Bluetooth adapter) and a Bluetooth headset. However, trying to be a "crowd pleaser" to all is impossible. LIke you, I HATE RJ-45 microphone connectors.
Maestro is great news, but not for the obvious.
On the rear is a key jack. By extrapolation that means:
- CW keying is supported
- Maestro is a network appliance, therefore
- The API has a method for CW keying
- Maestro is to support WAN with much larger jitter figures than a local network, therefore
- The CW API client must feed jitter resistant controls
- Real CW is not a pure mathematical ratios function, therefore
- Each part of each character must handle variable delay and duration
Can we assist developing a standard for CW over WAN in V1.x API and SSDR client?
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Sample coding example for the letters "de" where every character is precisely defined
This (Mistro) device would make a great setup in the mobile. Have the Flex in the trunk of vehicle close to antenna, amps etc and WiFi to the control head (Mistro) in the passenger compartment. A BT connection to car sound system for in/out audio would be icing on the cake.
How about an ultra-modern man-pack version. Flex radio in back pack (with lot's of LiPo batteries). WiFi to control head and a wired headset/mic/ptt to the Flex (via ACC directly). A 100 watt 'Walkie-Talkie".
I'm in.,, order placed also.