SPOT feature on the Flex Maestro?

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New Flex user here...6500/Maestro and am wondering if there is a SPOT function in the Maestro somewhere.

Still navigating things in the menus so might have missed it.

Many thanks for any info.

                                  73, Joe W2KJ
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Bob G W1GLV

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Not yet!
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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I'd clarify by saying No and dropping the "yet".  The screen may be space limited to do this on the Maestro.
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Could the SPOT function be enabled by a PREFERENCE button?

Wouldn't need to see it on the screen...you would know when it is ON/OFF but the tone.

                   73, Joe W2KJ
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OOPS!! Meant to say "by the tone".

Sorry for fat-finger typo.

           73, Joe W2KJ
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Would really like a "spot" button for CW zero beating!  How about it Flex?
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Jim K4JAF

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Just zero beat using the panadapter.  You dont need a spot tone...  
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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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Spot? What does that do?
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Rich McCabe

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You take it for a walk Ria.  Good Spot.
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Al / NN4ZZ

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Hi Joe,
There is an idea on the list for "auto zero beating"  a CW signal when click tuning.  It is number 1 on the list by votes.  Would this work and do the same thing, and maybe faster? 

https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/ssdr_autozerobeat_on_cw_click_tune

The original idea is for SSDR but if  you could add some comments to the idea to implement it on a Maestro as well.  It doesn't hurt to ask.

Al / NN4ZZ  
al (at) nn4zz (dot) com
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Guys,
Since 2.3.7 spots have been released can someone tell me what port number the Maestro uses to receive SPOTS?  I didn't see a configuration setting to define that number...

73 de K8OI
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It appears to be 12061 from the user manual for the Spots Feature. From the FRS website.
GL...
Tim. k3Tim
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Jim

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Yeah, was thinking it might be... I am in the midst of giving it a try :)  I'll report back either way - 73
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So...  Nope, it would seem that I have to create the N1MMSpot port on my laptop and enable the local port to accept N1MM spots directly.  Apparently those spots must go and get "stored" on my 6400.  I was able to see the spots on the Maestro once I had the local N1MM spots sent to the N1MMSpot port.

I was unable to send the spots to the Maestro directly and have them show up.

I guess the thing I learned is that the spots are not used/learned/updated by the local SmartSDR instance, rather - they are stored within the 6400 memory system somehow and available to all/any SmartSDR/Maestro connections to "view" them.

Since I didn't know any better, I was initially thinking that the Maestro would be able to "scrape" the spots without need of a PC based SmartSDR/CAT solution. Does not seem to be the case - to be fair, Page 2 of the Spots Feature PDF does state: "While there is no capability in SmartSDR to directly connect to a cluster server via telnet today."

I now understand the implications of that statement :)

73 de K8OI