JT-Bridge v2.0.1 now available

Anders Östlund (SM0THU) released v2.0.1 of JT-Bridge on January 8, 2017. This release follows two days after version 2.0.0 was released.

JT-Bridge acts like a bridge between WSJT-X and your logging application.  It features:

  • Displays CQs from WSJT-X
  • Double-click on a CQ to reply in WSJT-X
  • Check QSO and QSL status of calls, DXCC entities, CQ zone, ITU zone, State, IOTA, Grid and Continent in your logging application
  • Send logged QSOs from WSJT-X to your logging application
  • Support for AetherMacLoggerDX and RUMlogNG logging applications
  • Send notifications to OS X Notification Center for unworked or unconfirmed items.
  • Send a notification to OS X Notification Center when you are called
  • Read transceiver frequency from your logging application
  • Set transceiver frequency via MacLoggerDX or RUMlogNG
  • Control the PTT via your logging application
  • QRZ or HamQTH call book lookup
  • Show LoTW and eQSL users
  • Show distance and bearing to CQ caller
  • Show information about the station worked with WSJT-X
  • Macro buttons with information about the station being worked
  • Mark CQs with strikethroughed text, if the CQ specifies a call area that you are not within.

Version 2.0.01 fixes five issues that were found in v2.0.0.  Change log:

NOTE: The log database has to be opened from the File->Open menu the first time

  • FIX: Setting “Log QSOs to currently open log in logging application” did not work
  • FIX: State lookup in RUMlogNG
  • FIX: Setting frequency from WSJT-X did not work for som OS X regional settings
  • FIX: Open log databases sometime failed caused by OS X access permission for sandboxed applications
  • FIX: Mode not always logged correct in MacLoggerDX

Version 2.0.0 is a major new release, adding new features and functionality as well as a few bug fixes.  Change log:

  • REMOVED: File system communication with WSJT-X.
  • REMOVED: Showing DXCC status in Band and Mode columns
  • NEW: JT-Bridge is now a sandboxed application following Apple guidelines, so no more reading other applications files without user input.
  • NEW: The log database has to be opened from the file menu the first time. Then it will be remembered.
  • NEW: DXCC entity lookup is using the big CTY file from http://www.country-files.com. Updates are downloadable from within JT-Bridge.
  • NEW: Send notifications for specific calls or prefixes (also for non-CQs)
  • NEW: Send notifications for specific continents (also for non-CQs)
  • NEW: Notifications for Grid has separate setting for HF and VHF
  • NEW: Support for QRA64 and JT4
  • NEW: Limited support for split frequency operation
  • NEW: Columns for (call) Area, Continent and Freq
  • NEW: Messages beginning with QRZ are handled in the same way as CQ
  • NEW: Mark CQs with strikethroughed text, if the CQ specifies a call area that you are not within.
  • NEW: Web link to QRZ or HamQTH for the DX call in WSJT-X.
  • FIX: Changing CAT port didn’t work in some cases without restart
  • FIX: Logging mode and frequency in MacLoggerDX didn’t always work

As with previous versions, Version 2.0.1 supports MacLoggerDXRUMlogNGRUMlog and Aether with QSL checking as well as logging direct to the logbook, and is supported on OS X v10.9 and above.  It has been tested with:

WSJT-X: v1.7.0-rc3
MacLoggerDX: v6.08b15
RUMlogNG: 3.1
Aether: 1.6.4

Instructions on setting up and running JT-Bridge documentation page.

As always, JT-Bridge can be downloaded free-of-charge here.