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New Release of WSJT-X supports FT8 & new FT4

posted Jul 15, 2019, 12:58 PM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC   [ updated Jul 15, 2019, 1:06 PM ]

 Newest General Availability (GA) release:  WSJT-X 2.1.0 brings full FT4 support.
New in WSJT-X 2.1.0:  
  • The FT4 protocol, designed for HF contesting
  • Improved FT8 waveform generation
  • Low-sidelobe option for waterfall and spectrum display
  • Improved UDP messaging for inter-program communication
  • Improved accessibility features
  • 64-bit Windows installation package
  • Minor enhancements and bug fixes
FT4 was previewed in beta format in previous RC (Release Candidate) version of the software. 
It shortens the time for transmissions by half over FT8 and is designed primarily for use in contesting.

It is advised that all users of previous versions of WSJT-X should update immediately especially the 
users of the 2.1 RC which will expire soon.

For general information of FT8, FT4, JT65, RTTY and other digital modes visit - www.k8zt.com/digital