WSJT-X 2.2.0-rc2 – Candidate release

Release: WSJT-X 2.2.0-rc2
May 25, 2020
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WSJT-X 2.2.0-rc2 is a release candidate for WSJT-X 2.2.0. The
following bugs present in the -rc1 version have been fixed:

– Missing blank line between some decode sequences.
– Improper functioning of “Start new period decodes at top”.
– Font selection caused crash on some macOS systems.
– Mouse action in band selector box not right in some macOS systems.
– Incorrect recall of Tx power setting in WSPR mode.
– Many fixes to hamlib library and executables (rigctld, etc.).
– Some regional settings did not allow WSJT-X to start.
– Main window “looked like old Windows” in macOS.
– Crash when “Ref Spec” is selected and no refspec.dat available.
– Improper decoding of some FT4 messages with hashed “MyCall”.
– Crash after warning message about double-clicking in ISCAT mode.

In addition, we have made the following improvements:

– Updated some figures and text in User Guide.
– Corrected some formatting issues in the pdf version of User Guide.
– Added some new sample files.
– Improved shape and position of “green goal post” in Wide Graph.
– Significantly reduced the rate of false decodes in FT4 and FT8.
– Allow FT4 to use NA VHF Contest message formats.
– Hold Tx frequency no longer cleared when switching between modes.
– Added capability for translations of the user interface into
languages other than English. First working example (special
thanks to Xavi Perez, EA3W!), is Catalan. Spanish will be next.
– Performance improvements to decode highlighting via UDP messages.

And finally:

Increasing FT8 usage on the popular bands 40, 30, and 20m means that
the default 3 kHz sub-bands are often wall-to-wall with signals.
Overcrowding encourages some to turn on their amplifiers, which only
makes things worse. We are trying to coordinate the suggested
frequencies in WSJT-X with updated band plans being considered by
IARU, ARRL, and other amateur radio societies.

On a trial basis, and in response to numerous suggestions from around
the world, we have added a second set of suggested dial frequencies
for FT8 on three HF bands and also on 6 meters. The new suggested dial
frequencies are 7.071, 10.133, 14.071, and 50.310 MHz. These
frequencies will appear in your drop-down band-selector list after you
go to the “Settings | Frequencies” tab, right-click on the frequency
table, and select “Reset”. Alternatively, you can add the new FT8
frequencies manually.

When the conventional FT8 sub-band on 6, 20, 30, or 40 m seems too
full, please try moving your dial frequency down 3 kHz! Be aware that
as currently implemented, WSJT-X will set your dial to the lowest
frequency for the selected mode and band, when you switch bands.

See the next section for a list of other program improvements since
WSJT-X 2.1.2.

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