the features list of WSJT-X seems to be moving fast. I noticed that back in June Joe (K1JT) announced he had added WSPR mode to WSJT-X and band hopping (the band hopping was the clincher for me) so it seemed like a good time to get my feet wet with the new WSJT-X stream.
It seems to be a very mature stream considering its a beta and under development, my compliments to the team debugging the code.
Now this initial WSJT-X 1.6 version had its band hopping limited to HF bands only (grumble grumble) BUT a newer version (still very much beta status) has full HF and VHF frequency hopping enabled, I am in love with this version
As I have no compilers at home to put all the raw code together, I rely on others with that skill and recently ran across a web site that has a ZIP file of all the latest compiles in one bundle. It is called the WSJT Suite and you can find it at this URL
If you feel the need to be at the front edge of the beast called WSJT then this is probably as close as one would want to get, the web site has a wonderful list of various releases of all thing from K1JT and the team of developers and testers.
I elected to download the "WSJT Suite" (bottom 3rd of the list) as I was after an update to the classic WSJT package for use on Meteor scatter and did not realise it included ALL of the packages. It installs up to date copies of all the packages: WSJT, WSPR, MAP65 & WSJT-X. The new WSJT-X also has the normal JT65 modes but does add ECHO & JT4
if you just want WSJT-X then select from the top section of the listing.
A side affect of the new version of the WSJT-X compared to the old stand alone WSPR program is that it is now harder to have separated and customised version on your hard disk as they all save their settings into your user profile directory.
K1JT and the team have thought of this it would seem as you can start the program with an extra command line parameter to have it store a completely separate profile. In my case I have two copies, one for the HF rig and one setup for my IC910 and they both are individually customised with COM ports for PTT and CAT control
To start a second copy of WSJT-X with an independent setup, add the "-r NAME" to the end of the program section of the copied shortcut.
in my case my shortcut looks like this:
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C:\WSJT-Suite\WSJTX-1.6.0\bin\wsjtx.exe -r 910
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