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Introduction to WSJT-X FT8

FT8 is a new mode included in WSJT-X versions 1.8 and later.

This weak signal mode is intended—and optimised—for making efficient barebones contacts; a definite plus during this time of poor propagation. Although FT8 does not support rag-chewing or contesting exchanges it is, none the less, well worth trying out in the Amateur Radio spirit of learning and experimentation.

FT8 Presentation at April Club Meeting

All Hams interested in FT8 are encouraged to attend KA0LDG’s presentation about this mode at the April RRRA Club Meeting

KA0LDG is planning to present a Power Point briefing about FT8 followed by a live demonstration of the mode using his portable station.

Please direct all questions about this upcoming presentation to .

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