RF in Maestro

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I have tried everything I can think of to keep RF out of my Maestro but at 30 watts on CW the thing locks up and I must turn off the 6700 and restart it.... when using my computer and the software I can run 1500 and no problems... any ideas??
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AH0U

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Michael Coslo

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It probably isn't the Maestro.
First thing you need to do is check to see if your router is sensitive to RF. I wouldn't be surprised f it reboots when you are transmitting. 

But its a good practice is to put toroids on any cables leaving or entering anything in the control path of the station. I put good size toroids on all of my cables going into the Flexradio. The biggest help was when I put one on both ends of the Cat5 cable. One at the Radio, and one at the router. 

Toroids, toroids -  everywhere. I don't even wait for a problem any more. 
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I agree and and have toroids in everything ... I have several in both ends of the cat5 too... I only have this broken when I use the Maestro... running 30 watts.... run the 6700 with the Smart software and 1500 watts and no problem...
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Tim Ellam

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Change the length of the cat 5 to the Maestro and see if that helps.

Tim VE6SH
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I'll try that ... thanks
I don't see how it could be the router as at 1500 watts using the computer it works FB and that uses the same router
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Martin Ewing AA6E

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Try using wifi instead of Ethernet, using battery.  Disconnect your mic, key, headphones, etc. If you still have problems, it's in your router or other parts of your network. 
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Unfortunately my Maestro doesn't work on wifi even though everything else in the shack works great and show very strong full scale signals... my next try is a different length cat5 cable.... now on CW at 30 or so watts the Maestro locks up in transmit
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Al K0VM, Elmer

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Unlikely but,  RF coulld also be picked up by the poower cable/adapter.. 
What band(s) is the problem on?

AL, K0VM
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All bands and have a collection of toroids on every cable
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Chris Tate - N6WM, Elmer

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Something sounds a little peculiar about this.. I have used Maestro in heavy (and I mean heavy) RF fields and have not had this issue.  Another thing that is a bit odd is that you cannot use WIFI.  Unless you have some kind of known antenna config that would obviously point to an RF issue, I would consider opening a support case and let the flex support team get you working properly.