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(Even) New(er) version of WSJT-X is available!

(Even) New(er) version of WSJT-X is available!

(Even) New(er) version of WSJT-X is available!

A newer version of WSJT-X is available from Joe Taylor K1JT’s site.  The current version available is ‘wsjtx-1.5.0-rc1-win32.exe”. I have installed it and it seems less quirky–more stable–than the previous version (RC4).

WSJT-X includes the JT9 mode, and I am quite a fan.  It is a bit more efficient weak signal-wise than JT65A for terrestrial HF, and much more efficient spectrum-wise.  I made a Q with K6RWM with 90 milliwatts on 15M, with my path in darkness and the other end at dusk.  Since my signal was reportedly at -17, I still could have dropped my power by another 3db to 45mW and still had a good link.

I played a few nights back on 60M and with equally good results at QRPp levels.

Image is courtesy of SM7VRZ!