TECHNICAL Category

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New FT8 Mode included in WSJT-X Beta Release

WSJT-X version 1.8.0 includes a new mode named FT8

This mode features:

  • QSOs 4 times faster than JT65 or JT9
  • Sensitivity down to -20 dB on the AWGN channel
  • Auto-sequencing includes an option to respond automatically to first decoded reply to your CQ

WSJT-X source code; along with installation packages for Windows, Linux, OS X, and Raspbian; is available for download at http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx.html