[wsjt-devel] WSJT-X v1.9.0-rc3: Testing of FT8 DXpedition Mode

SP Bhatnagar
 

Attached please find the announcement from wsjtx group by Joe Taylor. Please find the mention about ubitx connectivity with wsjtx. I think now the Raduino as well as other versions will be able to connect to wsjtx. This would be a great combination of ubitx with wsjtx making the portable operations in ft8 mode. Please note that ft8 now has some great features as dxpedition mode.

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Bhatnagar


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Joe Taylor" <joe@...>
Date: 19-Mar-2018 7:41 PM
Subject: [wsjt-devel] WSJT-X v1.9.0-rc3: Testing of FT8 DXpedition Mode
To: "WSJT software development" <wsjt-devel@...>
Cc:

The WSJT Development Group is pleased to announce a third Release Candidate of WSJT-X Version 1.9.0.  A second release candidate, v1.9.0-rc2, has been tested in the field over the past three weeks, including a public test of FT8 DXpedition Mode conducted on March 6-7.

A General Availability (GA) release of v1.9.0 will be announced at a suitable time, probably in the near future.  After that time you should stop using any -rc# release candidate.

Here’s a short list of features and capabilities added to WSJT-X since Version 1.9.0-rc2:

1. Corrected a number of flaws in Fox behavior, FT8 DXpedition Mode

2. Allow Hounds to use compound callsigns in FT8 DXpedition Mode

3. Write debugging information to FoxQSO.txt

4. Fix the "Blue Decode Button" bug

5. Allow partial processing of incoming UDP Reply messages so that
   non-CQ/QRZ decodes can be processed. The processing is the same as
   double-clicking the same decoded message within WSJT-X except that
   "Enable Tx" will not be enabled.

6. Send DX grid locator to wsjt_status.txt, for use by applications like
   PstRotatorAZ

7. Correct the display of DXCC status of KG4 calls

8. Updated copy of cty.dat

9. Updates to documentation

10. Updated Hamlib functionality including changes to the Yaesu FT-817
   back end that allows the uBITx kit transceiver to be CAT controlled
   by WSJT-X.

10. Other minor bug fixes


###############################################################################
              *Second Public Test of FT8 DXpedition Mode*
              -------------------------------------------

If you decide to install v1.9.0-rc3, please help us by participating in the second public test of FT8 DXpedition Mode scheduled for April 7. Once again, the goal is to simulate a rare-DXpedition pileup by having many stations ("Hounds") calling and trying to work a designated pseudo-DXpedition station ("Fox").  Note that everyone participating in the test *MUST* use WSJT-X v1.9.0-rc3.  In addition, you must read, understand, and carefully follow the instructions posted here:
http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/FT8_DXpedition_Mode.pdf

Please be sure to read this document carefully, again.  A few of its details are different from the previous version.

If you have legitimate access to more than one callsign (spouse, club call, or whatever) please feel free to call and work the Fox more than once. We want the test pileup to be as deep as possible.

The scheduled test will take place as follows:

Date    UTC   Frequency     Fox callsign  Operator
---------------------------------------------------
April 7  1400   14.105 MHz    W1/KH7Z       N1DG
April 7  1500   14.105        W7/KH7Z       AA7A

If last-minute instructions are necessary they will be announced on the "Ping Jockey Relief" chat page:
http://www.pingjockey.net/cgi-bin/pingtalkB
###############################################################################

Installation packages for Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Raspian Jessie have been posted on the WSJT web site here:
http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html
Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find a link to the installation package for your system.

You can also download the packages from our SourceForge site:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/wsjt/files/

Please report any problems to email list wsjt-devel@...et.  You must be a subscriber in order to post there.

    -- 73 from Joe, K1JT, for the WSJT Development Group

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