WSJT-X version 2.5.3 released

The development team have announced the General Availability (GA) release of WSJT-X version 2.5.3.

	        Release: WSJT-X 2.5.3
	             Dec 7, 2021

This release has the following changes since release 2.5.2:

 - Add a note in memory of G4WJS to the About window

 - Add a simple $DXCALL macro capability for Tx messages, and update
   the User Guide accordingly

 - Ensure that MAIN VFO is used for receiving on rigs that require it
 - Repair a defect in reporting low-confidence decodes to PskReporter

 - Updated CTY.DAT database, tnx to Jim AD1C

	        Release: WSJT-X 2.5.2
	             Nov 4, 2021

This is mostly a bug fix  release.  It has the following changes since
release 2.5.1:

 - Repair a  longstanding regression  that caused signal  reports from
   tail-ended Tx2 messages to be omitted from logged information

 - Parse   "dx-call-1 RR73; dx-call-2 <de-call> +nn"  messages  (i3=0,
   n3=1 DXpedition mode) in regular 77-bit modes

 - Repair a regression  associated with setting the  main window width
   on program startup.

 - Repair a problem with Q65 decodes  of type 'q3' for messages of the
   form "<Call_1> Call_2"

 - Execute code associated with Q65 decodes of type 'q5' only when the
   Max   Drift   control   is   set  to   50.    This   fix   prevents
   double-incrementing of  the message averaging counter  on the first
   decoding sequence.

 - Polarization offset 'Dpol' from the astronomical data window is now
   written    to    file     azel.dat    if    environment    variable
   WSJT_AZEL_EXTRA_LINES has  been defined as  1 or greater.   Dpol is
   especially useful for EME on the higher microwave bands.

 - The Auto  Log QSO option  in "Settings->Reporting" now  behaves the
   same  as  the Prompt  to  log  QSO option  when  not  in a  special
   operating context mode.

 - The Fast/Normal/Deep  setting in  Q65 mode is  now a sticky setting
   and is no longer reset to Fast on program startup or  when Settings
   has  been opened. The user selection is used for automatic decodes,
   but Deep is used for any subsequent manual decode attempts.

 - New hamlib code to correct minor flaws in controlling several rigs.

 - Update  the  Chinese  and  Hong   Kong  translations  of  the  user

 - Note  that since  the WSJT-X  v2.5.0 GA  release we  have not  been
   providing pre-built 32-bit  packages for Linux on  Intel CPUs, this
   is  due to  the mainstream  Linux Desktop  distributions no  longer
   providing updates for 32-bit only  systems. 32-bit WSJT-X can still
   be  built for  Linux Intel  and is  supported at  least until  some
   prerequisite package is no longer available.

Links to the latest WSJT-X installation packages for Windows, Linux, and Macintosh are available here:

You can also download the packages from our SourceForge site:

WSJT-X is licensed under the terms of Version 3 of the GNU General Public License (GPL). Development of this software is a cooperative project to which many amateur radio operators have contributed. If you use our code, please have the courtesy to let us know about it. If you find bugs or make improvements to the code, please report them to us in a timely fashion.

The authors and Copyright holders of WSJT-X request that derivative works should not publish programs based on features in WSJT-X before those features are made available in a General Availability (GA) release of WSJT-X. We will cease making public Release Candidate (RC) pre-releases for testing and user early access purposes if this request is ignored.

Bugs should be reported by following instructions found here in the User Guide: