JS8Call version 1.0 has been released

The public release of JS8Call version 1.0 is here! You’ll find all of the public releases (now and future version) of JS8Call downloadable from this page: http://files.js8call.com/latest.html

About JS8Call

JS8Call is an experiment to test the feasibility of a digital mode with the robustness of FT8, combined with a messaging and network protocol layer for weak signal communication on HF, using keyboard-to-keyboard style interface. JS8Call is heavily inspired by WSJT-X, Fldigi, and FSQCall and would not exist without the hard work and dedication of the many developers in the amateur radio community.

JS8Call is a derivative of the WSJT-X application, restructured and redesigned for keyboard-to-keyboard message passing. It is not supported by nor endorsed by the WSJT-X development group. While the WSJT-X group maintains copyright over the original work and code, JS8Call is a derivative work licensed under and in accordance with the terms of the GPLv3 license. Source code can be found in this public repository: https://bitbucket.org/widefido/wsjtx/ 

There were a few fixes from RC3 to 1.0 GA and one last feature…a “Check for Updates” on startup (by default) so we all know when a new version is released. There’s a full changelog below. 

      Removed expiration and warnings

      Fixed #160: HB ACKs not stopped during QSO with the new checkmark setting
      Fixed QSO start time when you selected a station callsign
      Fixed #163: Removed DATA from logging
      Fixed defaults for HB and CQ repeat menus

      Updated to spot local station information once every 15 minutes
      Updated labeling for disabled HB ack
      Updated label to be JS8NET
      Updated icon tooltip in Call Activity
      Updated copyright
      Updated about repository URL

      Implemented version checking on files.js8call.com, a configuration option for doing that on startup, and a menu item in the Help menu for checking it at will.

Download JS8Call

You can read the JS8Call documentation here and you can download JS8Call from http://js8call.com/downloads/