Using both Maestro AND Monitor together...

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Anyone else out in Flex 6K land wish we could use both the computer monitor AND the Maestro ? I like my Maestro but really miss looking at the 27" monitor. I want it all ! If there is a way to do this would someone please let me know.
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Brian Hemmis

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Mike va3mw

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Brian. Unofficially, this is being discussed by the Alpha team as a nice to have. No plans yet, but you are not the first to suggest it. :)

73, Mike va3mw
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Brian Hemmis

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Tnx, Mike. I'm a recent returnee to the Flex fold. I like my Maestro and will ultimately be using it more for a remote from my 2nd QTH in FL. I was really surprised when I initially hooked it up that I couldn't use my monitor with it. That's half the fun of a Flex.
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Brad Adams (N4PYI)

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I vote yes also. Put it on the "must have" list. 
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Mark WS7M

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I was starting to write something like this for almost this very purpose.

My idea was to write a piece of software that would sniff the network for the 6000 series radio and subscribe to the slice and perhaps meter data.  Then it would simply scan the network looking for outbound UDP packets from the radio IP and just piggy back decode them into pans and waterfalls.

I was going to call it Flex6000Monitor as it would offer no control, just sniffing and monitoring of the slice data and panafall displays.  I already have the code to connect to the radio, get slice data and also to paint waterfalls and pans.  I just need to pull that apart and make it work as a non-control app.

I was able to write a small app to sniff out the UDP packets of radio data.  So that combined with the code I have for displays might make a cool monitor app.

My idea was this would be great for a couple of purposes:

Any op could paint their slices and pans on a second, perhaps bigger monitor.

Ops with Maestros could use a laptop or other computer with display to show other slices/pans

Anyway I can think of lots of reasons this would be cool.  I have started on the project but have not had the time to get it really working yet.

If I make some progress before FRS puts this ability in I'll let everyone know.  If you'd like more personal updates on my progress drop me an email:  ws7m@arrl.net.  Let me know you are interested in the monitor app.