WSJT-X v1.6 released

The final release version of WSJT-X v1.6 is now available.

WSJT-X v1.6 features several new addtions including modes such as WSPR, JT4 (submodes A-G), JT65B and JT65C, and Echo, in addition to the existing JT65A and JT9 modes.

If you install WSJT-X, make sure to also install the optional KVASD module which provides enhanced decoding for weaker signals. The install file is included in the WSJT-X download, but can’t be packaged in the WSJT-X application due to licensing constraints.

John (G4KLA) has written an excellent ReadMe file with complete instructions on how to install and setup WSJT-X on OS X. The ReadMe file is included in the WSJT-X dmg file.

WSTJ-X v1.6 is a free download and is available from the WSJT-X website here.

With the release of v1.6, development is fully underway on WSJT-X v1.7. Version 1.7 will include not only JTMSK and other meteor and ionospheric scatter modes, but it will also include a new enhanced JT65 decoder that is “especially advantageous when used in crowded HF bands.” Furthermore, starting with v1.7, WSJT-X will no longer use the closed-source KVASM algorithm decode module; instead replacing it with an improved open source module.