CQ SOTA with FT8

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


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


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.

Yes that is my understanding and hope :wink:

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