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CQ SOTA with FT8


#1

W9MDB is developing an option for inclusion in WSJT-X Version 1.9 which will permit FT8 users to call CQ like this:

“CQ W7GJ SOTA”

As you know, you already can end the contact with a message identifying the peak such as this one:

“73 W7M/LM-053”

I think this will certainly make FT8 even more popular with SOTA stations :wink: Watch for WSJT-X Version 1.9.0 - I think it will be coming out before June. GL and VY 73, Lance W7GJ


#2

Hi Lance,
Do you know if this is the same version that will have extensions for use with/by DXPedition stations? I suspect that would be the case, as it also requires some changes to the message formats, in which case that is due before the Baker Island DXPedition in June - this would tie in with your expected date.

73 Ed.


#3

Yes that is my understanding and hope :wink:


#4

Just an interesting find for portable usage: Modding a Raspberry PI with LCD and USB Sound and GPS

Including a touchscreen version of wsjt-x

Here the video:

Software build instructions and source here:

73 Joe