[VHFcontesting] Beta Release: WSJT-X Version 1.8.0-rc1

Daniel Brown daniel.h.brown at gmail.com
Tue Jul 11 10:42:50 EDT 2017

Are there recommendations on where in the 50mhz band / what
frequencies to use to operate FT8?

On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM, K7XC Tim Marek <k7xcnv1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Good Morning Everyone...
> I used FT8 the day it was released. Its was clearly not done and needing to
> evolve but that early version was very impressive! It has only got better
> since.
> The latest version was just released today at;
>  http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx.html
> It should REPLACE ALL 6M Terrestrial JT65 operations as it is 4 times
> faster, narrower, and a HUGE increase in efficiency! More QSOs per Minute
> along with more operators per KHz! That's a WIN-WIN in anyone's book!
> I have personally seen many EU Es openings last less than 2 minutes which
> makes completing on JT65 impossible but using FT8 during that same event, 3
> or 4 completions could have been completed in the same time period!
> Something I used to do when everyone was on CW.
> JT65A was fun when it first came out as it was a new way to work DX
> terrestrially on 6M, but... IT WAS DESIGNED FOR EME, NOT Es! Its too slow
> and often defeated by the short openings typical on 6M.
> FT8 is fact, narrow, and OPTIMIZED for the realm of long haul 6M DXing.
> Anyone who can grasp the possibilities should drop JT65 right now and make
> the switch.
> 73s de Tim - K7XC - DM09jh...sk
> Welcome to the FT8 Revolution... Resistance Is Futile!
> On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 1:29 PM, Bob K0NR - email list <list at k0nr.com>
> wrote:
>> Anyone planning to use the beta-released FT8 mode during CQ WW VHF Contest?
>> I have no experience with it and no opinion on whether its ready for prime
>> time, just asking.
>> 73, Bob K0NR
>> On 11-Jul-17 6:32 AM, Joe Taylor joe at Princeton.EDU [wsjtgroup] wrote:
>>> The WSJT Development Group is pleased to announce a candidate release of
>>> WSJT-X Version 1.8.0.  This is a beta release, already tested in the
>>> field by around 160 alpha-test users.  A short list of new features and
>>> capabilities (including the new FT8 and FreqCal modes) can be found in
>>> the Release Notes:
>>> http://www.physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/Release_Notes_1.8.0.txt
>>> After any reported problems with this beta release have been addressed,
>>> Version 1.8.0 will become the standard "General Availability" release of
>>> WSJT-X.
>>> Installation packages for Windows, Linux, OS X, and Raspbian Jessie can
>>> be downloaded from the WSJT web site:
>>> http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx.html
>>> A detailed log of program changes since v1.7.0 is available here:
>>> http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx-1.8.0.log
>>> Upgrading from version 1.4 or later will be seamless.  There is no need
>>> to uninstall a previous version or to move any files.
>>> Please report any problems you find with this beta release to one of
>>> these email lists: wsjt-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
>>> wsjtgroup at yahoogroups.com .  For both lists you will need to be a
>>> subscriber in order to post there.
>>>       -- 73 from Joe, K1JT, for the WSJT Development Group
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Dan Brown
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