Svensk manual WSJT-X 1.9.1

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Det finns nu en svensk manual för WSJT-X V 1.9.1 tillgänglig. Arbetet med manualen färdigställdes idag och kommer snart även publiceras på den officiella hemsidan för WSJT-X. För att se manualen, klicka här. Välj sedan nerladdningsikonen längst upp på sidans högra hörn.

Kommentarer gällande översättning och eventuella fel är välkomna och tas gärna emot på E-post eller via kontaktformuläret på sidan “About SM7VRZ” .

73 de SM7VRZ

 

 

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SOP Aniversary activation..

The month of July is almost around the corner and its time to prepare for the SOP-activity, 2018 edition. This year the SOP-award has its 60 year anniversary why to celebrate this occasion, a number of foreign SOP-stations have been given a special function during the activation period. SJ7SOP have been given the privilege to be one of those station which is really an big honor!

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I have just completed the call sign application for SJ7SOP and will be able once again to work the call sign during the month of July. More information about how to work the call can be found on the SJ7SOP-page here on the blog.

Did you know that the SJ-prefix is actually a rare prefix in the Swedish call sign series? The prefix is, since the new guidelines from the Swedish authorities came in to place,  no longer able to be assigned. Existing calls, like SJ7SOP is only allowed to be prolonged why working any of the Swedish SJ-SOP call signs is a chance to catch a rare prefix! 🙂

Now, back to preparing for the activation..

73 de SM7VRZ/SJ7SOP

 

Föredrag digitala trafiksätt, SK7DD

DSC_1282Under onsdagskvällen den 18/4 besökte jag Helsingborg och SK7DD för att hålla ett föredrag gällande digitala trafiksätt. Föredraget hade en viss tyngdpunkt på FT8/JT65 och JT9 samt hur man kommer igång med dessa trafiksätt. Åhörarna visade ett stort intresse för ämnet och många bra frågor ställdes.

Efter själva föreläsningen bjöds det även på en live demonstration av FT8 på 20m med WSJT-X 1.8.0 samt en FT-817ND.

Jag vill tacka alla åhörarna för en trevlig kväll och hoppas att det var lika givande för er som det var för min del.

En åhörarkopia av presentationen som gav kan laddas ner här.

73 de SM7VRZ

Tillägg till Digitalspalten HF, QTC Nr 4 – 2018

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I aprilnummret av QTC Amatörradio publicerade jag en artikel hur man själv kan bygga ihop en fristående WSPR-station med en Raspberry Pi. Då en uppdatering av Raspbian Stretch, utgåva 2018-03-30, släppts strax före utgivningen av artikeln i QTC finns det tillägg till anvisningen som behövs för att installationen skall bli lyckad. Med den nya versionen kan inte mjukvaran dirmngr installeras då installationspaketen fattas.

För att anvisningen skall fungera har jag därför gjort ett tillägg till anvisningen som du hittar här. Artikeln i QTC hittar du här. Vidare kommer även WSJT-X Version 1.9.0 RC3 att installeras istället för V 1.8.0 som artikeln anger.

Tack till Tommy, SM6NZB som uppmärksammade mig på detta! 🙂

73 de SM7VRZ

New Release candidate for WSJT-X available.

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Today the development team and K1JT announced that there is a new release candidate for WSJT-X available for download on the WSJT-X homepage. As usual there is a number of installation packages for multiple platforms available.

As this is a release candidate and not a complete release all users are encouraged to report any problems or bugs to the development team.

So what´s new in WSJT-X 1.9.0-RC2? The release notes from Joe, K1JT revels for example the following improvements:

  • A new FT8 DXpedition mode to wich makes it possible to have high QSO rates in pileup situations.
  • Decoding improvements for JT65 along with optional auto sequencing function for JT4, JT65 and JT9 in VHF/UHF/Microvawe mode. For JT65 also a priori (AP) decoding is available when using this mode.
  • Further improvement of the AP decoding in FT8 and minor adjustment to auto-sequencing behaviour.
  • Improved waterfall sensitivity for very weak signals. Adjustment of waterfall properties regarding gain and zero level are also directly affecting the entire waterfall, including the historical traces.
  • An automatic and real-time forwarding of logged information to N1MM Logger+ is also implemented.
  • improvement and expansion of UDP messages that are sent to companion software, for example JTalert and others.

Regarding the DXpedition mode, all station using this mode must use WSJT-X 1.9.0 at both ends to work! Instructions for how to work this mode can be found here:

http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/FT8_DXpedition_Mode.pdf

Please, do report any bugs or anomaluos behaivur to the development team!

73 de SM7VRZ

New year, new challenges..

DSC_2321The updates on the blog during the last few months has been rather slow and not as many as i would like it to be. This is mainly because a lot have happened since the end of September last year and the energy for blogging have shifted focus somewhat towards my new job as a Technical Superintendent in marine electronics at the Swedish Coast Guard, as well as another honoring request. During the autumn I was contacted by the editorial staff of the Swedish Amature radio association magazine, QTC, to start a new digital section of the monthly magazine. After some consideration I decided to accept the request but with a focus mainly on digital modes on HF.

I managed so far to publish two contributions to the digital section and have another for publication by the end of this month. The articles will also be published here on my blog for download. You can find them, in Swedish, on my special section on the blog. My hope is that the readers will find the section both interesting and inspirational to learn more about digital modes in general. My goal is also to inspire to experimentation and to educate to make the readers able to get more out of the ham-radio hobby. I’m really looking forward to write more for the new section and to discover more about digital modes in particular!

73 de SM7VRZ, Anders

WSJT-X 1.8.0 GA Released

Yesterday evening, SNT, K1JT announced through the development groups e-mail reflector that the GA-version of WSJT-X 1.8.0 had been released. The changes from the RC3 version was only minor things and a full list of changes can be found in the release notes.

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To download WSJT-X 1.8.0, visit the WSJT-webiste.

The job of doing the Swedish translation of the manual will now commence and hopefully I will release it within a two month period.

73 de SM7VRZ