A third public test of the nascent FT8 “DXpedition Mode” is set for Saturday, May 5, the WSJT Development Group has announced. A fourth “release candidate” now is available, and participants in the May 5 public test should install WSJT-X version 1.9.0-rc4, beforehand.
“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’),” Joe Taylor, K1JT, said on behalf of the WSJT Development Team. “Everyone participating in the test must use WSJT-X v1.9.0-rc4.” Taylor urged participants to “read, understand, and carefully follow” the FT8 DXpedition Mode User Guide, which contains some operating procedure details that differ from earlier versions of the beta mode software.
“If you have legitimate access to more than one call sign (spouse, a club call, or whatever), please feel free to call and work each Fox more than once,” Taylor said. “The more Hounds, the better; we want the test pileup to be as deep as possible.”
The third public test will include three 1-hour sessions.
|UTC||Frequency||Fox Call Sign||Operator|
Any last-minute instructions will be announced on the Ping Jockey Relief chat page.
Installation packages for WSJT-X v1.9.0-rc4 on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Raspian Jessie have been posted on the WSJT website.
Participants are asked to report their test results and any problems encountered to the WSJT-X development lists on sourceforge.com or to the Yahoo WSJT-X Development Group reflector. You must be a subscriber in order to post to these lists.
The third beta release of the new DXpedition Mode has been tested over the past several weeks, including during a public test on April 7. “A few additional bugs were identified and corrected, and the -rc4 release also includes some minor enhancements,” Taylor said. “A general availability (GA) release of WSJT-X Version 1.9.0 will be announced at a suitable time, probably in the near future. After that you should stop using any -rc# release candidate.”
Details of the new Expert Sun MB1 SDR Transceiver. It covers 160m to 2m and delivers 125W on the HF bands and 60W on 2m. This radio is available from... Read more
New Black Retevis RT95Dual Band 200 Channels Mobile Car Radio Description: RT95 Mobile Radio has nice housing, stoutness & stability, advanced and... Read more
Now you can have a powerful Kenwood ProTalk that fits in the palm of your hand! The Kenwood ProTalk LT PKT-23 two way radio is both easy to carry and... Read more
“HF Loop Antennas” is the topic of the just-released episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen…and learn! Sponsored by DX Enginee... Read more
he RSP2 is an enhanced version of the popular RSP1 which provides three software selectable antenna inputs, & new stability and clocking features... Read more
May 22, 2019: Updated TQSL configuration file released (config.xml v11.8) — Config.xml version 11.8 has been released. This is a update release... Read more
The changes include: Support for several additional radios including the Yaesu FTdx101D. A fix for typing several F keys quickly. Fixes and additions... Read more