WSJT-X Version 2 Released; Prompt Upgrades Encouraged

A new version of K1JT’s digital communications suite – WSJT-X, Version 2.0.0 – has been released for general use. All users of the software, especially the popular FT8 and MSK144 modes, are encouraged to upgrade promptly. “The FT8 and MSK144 protocols have been enhanced in a way that is not backward compatible with older program versions,” according to an announcement on the WSJT home page. It continued that the new protocols became the world-wide standards as of December 10, 2018, and that “all users should upgrade to WSJT-X 2.0 by January 1, 2019. After that date, only the new FT8 and MSK144 should be used on the air.”

Other modes included in the WSJT-X suite are JT4, JT9, JT65, QRA64, ISCAT, WSPR and the Echo mode for measuring your own signals reflected from the Moon. For more information, visit <https://tinyurl.com/hg6rnxm>.