Surgeon wouldn't allow Maestro on operating table ...

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Difficult to rate this posting ... hardly a problem! I am in ICU after a Code Blue episode from an errant nerve block (stopped my heart) during my full-knee replacement surgery. A 2-hour surgery turned into 7 hours and they are still worried about possible heart complications. Not as stressful as those anxiously worrying about delivery of their new Flex radios! Duh! So, here I am waiting to see the cardiologist and the sudden notion of buying a Maestro for my bedside at home during recovery seemed well ... a bodacious idea!

Maybe it's the meds kicking in but looking thru the Flex manuals I kept seeing references to Pseudo input. This struck me as a very odd word choice, as Quasi seems far more appropriate. I am an old RF engineer so perhaps I am really old-school, but I would have used Quasi. Grab a dictionary and you might agree!

Funny ... 73's 

W7NGA dan
Seaside Tualatin, Oregon
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Rick WN2C

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Dan get well! You have DX to work. Stop laying around the hospital looking at all those pretty nurses.
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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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Best wishes for a great recovery!

Your idea is sound too! No quasi-thinking there!

All best, get well, and 73

Steve
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Take care Dan and be well, lots of DX to be worked but in time. Better get your Maestro order in but then you'll be out of there before you know it.
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Nurse walks into my room after receiving an 'Elevated heartbeat' alarm.

  Nurse:   I see you are using your laptop. Probably surfing porn set-off the alarm.

  Patient: No ma'am ... I am surfing FlexRadio's new products website and buying a new radio!

  Nurse:   I've seen your QRZ web page dude and the last thing you need is another radio!
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Mark - WS7M

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Dan,

How you can be so on the edge with your humor facing such a crisis is simply amazing!

Please do get well, you have DX to work, new radios to have, 7.165 group to join!

Tell that Nurse to get her license!
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Dan -- KC4GO

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I like my Surface Pro 4 remote but cost more than Maestro :) 
Get well soon  From Dan to Dan 73's
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Doctor came into the room with an armful of test results.

    Doctor:   'Dan, I have only one thing to tell you'

   Patient:   'I can take it Doc, give it to me'

    Doctor:   'Dan, LIFE IS JUST TOO SHORT FOR  1 SCU'
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Mark - WS7M

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LOL big time.   Dear Flex, if Dan's 6600 is after my 6600, please let him take mine.  He appears to have doctors orders and nurses approval!
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As a technical comment based on first hand experience working remote from medical facilities, you may find getting connected much easier with an iPad or tablet.

A maestro presently doesn’t let you work the logon screen hospital systems use.

73

Steve
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Yup, confirming that.
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Alex - DH2ID, Elmer

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Hi Dan, I hope you get better soon. A Maestro, or even a whole Flex rig in the OR should be no problem, as they use HF all the time (for coagulation and cutting purposes...) hihi
From a surgeon and member of the Red Cross... Alex, DH2ID
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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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I was in a hospital around this time last year for a few days and my iPhone and iPad worked wonderfully. 
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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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Oh, and get well soon. :)
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Get well soon, Dan
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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Dan, get well. I went though almost the same thing and had complications from a knee revision in November. I’m now doing much better.

Keep the faith and when you are ready for physical therapy give it 110%.

Dave wo2x
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Thanks for the well wishes everyone. I must remain in ICU for a few more days as it appears there is some heart damage due to the stress of getting my heart to beat once again. Tomorrow some Ultrasound stress tests, and I might need an additional surgery for some stints placed if other issues are found. 

Just the joys of going on 68 years. Luckily, I was able to retire at 52 ... perhaps a wise decision after all!

Certainly a wake-up call. We have an apartment in Paris, France and I booked tickets today to return for most of the Summer. Spend a few weeks on the coast. Hope to bring the Maestro which I just might order tomorrow if the stress tests look good! Heck ... might throw in a 6600 for good measure.

Thanks again ...
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BTW, i was in Patient for 10 days after the knee revision and the Maestro helped pass the time between therapy sessions.

The iPad is good but I used the Maestro with a RadioSport Traveller headset which I found more convenient.

Dave wo2x
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Luck dog getting your Maestro to work.

I’ve ended up stumped by the customary sign on disclaimers our area hospitals are using, and had to change to a device that let me use a browser first to navigate the host logon sequence.

I’d toyed with bringing anothe device that I could logon with and then hooking a Maestro to it. Became inelegant rather quickly.

In comparison the iPad with a headset is discrete, quick to set up and I made QSOs easily.

Am I approaching get a Maestro set up wrong? Would be neat.

73

Steve
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What I’ve done in the past for WiFi networks with captive portal logins is tether the Maestro to my laptop and use the laptop to connect to the WiFi, then bridge the two connections in the laptop.

I did that using a VPN connection before SmartLink came out when I travelled.

At the rehab center they have a private WiFi network and I was lucky that I got the password.

Dave wo2x
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Dan, get well soon. Hope those nurses at MP are treating you well.
Bernie W7DMC