A 2nd question what is the difference between connecting my vertical for receive on the RX a port and selecting it as receive or connecting my vertical to the Ant 1 jack and selecting Ant 1 for receive in the single use Slice A is there a difference or an advantage of doing it 1 way over the other?
This is an interesting thread as I recently strung a 'small' Beverage On Ground almost (BoGa) on the ground (within 1 foot). The noise reduction can be -10dB. Connected the BoGa to RX-A as Mike suggests. It seems QSK CW is better with RX-A + ANTx selection rather then ANT1+ANT2 - on a 6500. I think the dual SCO units would not show this difference, correct?
I use an Antenna Genius and I did not want to waste 2 or 4 ports for the beverage. At some point hopefully in the very near future they will add the capability to change AG inputs from both SmartSDR and the Maestro, but for for now when I'm not in my shack and I want to manually change antennas I must use what is currently available within SmartSDR and the Maestro ANT-1, ANT-2, RX-A and RX-B. Of course I can remotely login using something like TeamViewer and change the AG app on the desktop in the shack but that is not an option with the Maestro I carry around the house unless I also carry around a laptop which defeats the whole purpose.