I’ll be taking some time off over the holidays and I want to devote some of that time to operating JT65 on HF, primarily on 160. I’ve installed it, but have not yet done any serious operating. I see that we have JT65 and JT65-X. I’m confused, are these two distinctly different modes? For HF operation, which is more common?Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas!
I use WSJT-X, as I like JT9 mode and WSJT-X is by far the most advanced and
updated software for WSJT modes. The newest version is 1.6.0:
Merry Christmas, Alex DH2ID
JT65 is the most popular JT mode for HF, and is supported by all of the variants. JT9 is only found in WSJTX, but is also quite popular - and has a slight signal benefit compared to JT65. The new decoder in WSJTX looks like a big improvement compared to any predecessor application, and the "fast" modes under development will allow full JT contacts in less than a minute. I'd say it's the one to watch. Get your feet wet with 1.6 and you'll be good to go. No slight intended to the other apps out there - they are all quite good! In fact, the JT65-HF variations often decoded better than WSJTX until version 1.6. If you prefer their look and feel, you will be quite pleased with the mode, I'm sure.
Welcome aboard - drop me a note if you need any configuration support you can't find here through a search.
JT-9 up around 1910, also, i think..( never mind it takes 5 mins for a qso, though )..i see new england guys
working Eu on PSKReporter, too..
DAX does make it easy; I use DxLab commander also, and it all works together nicely, and with very little programming skill or effort...commodities in short supply in my shack, ha!
73, good luck, w5xz, dan
I haven't used WSJT for years, was wondering the exact same thing myself just yesterday: What's the difference between these "new" programs, which should I use, and does it talk to DxKeeper and/or Commander?"
Thanks for the question and the provided information!