“The idea with JS8Call is to take the robustness of FT8 mode and layer on a messaging and network protocol for weak signal communication on HF with a keyboard-to-keyboard interface.
JS8Call is heavily inspired by WSJT-X, Fldigi, and FSQCall and would not exist without the hard work and dedication of the many developers in the amateur radio community.”

JS8Call is a derivative of the WSJT-X application, restructured and redesigned for keyboard-to-keyboard message passing. It is not supported by nor endorsed by the WSJT-X development group. While the WSJT-X group maintains copyright over the original work and code, JS8Call is a derivative work licensed under and in accordance with the terms of the GPLv3 license. Source code can be found in this public repository: https://bitbucket.org/widefido/wsjtx/

Please Note that JS8Call is currently pre-release software

As such each version will have a limited lifespan, you should also be aware that there may be bugs in the software and that links on the websites may become out of date at times. If you want a stable version of the software then we ask you to please wait for Version 1.0 to be released.

The reason for the limited lifespan is because older versions of the software may be incompatible with the current release, for this reason we encourage you to sign up to groups.io to stay informed about the latest release Please follow the linkhttps://groups.io/g/js8call to sign up.

You can read the documentation here

Read more on  http://js8call.com/



JS8Call 1.0.0-RC1 Released – Our first 1.0 release candidate! #release
From: Jordan Sherer / KN4CRD
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 23:31:31 CET
Hi Folks!

It’s been a fun journey so far and I really appreciate all the help along the way. I’m happy to announce that our first 1.0 release candidate of JS8Call is ready for you to download: https://groups.io/g/js8call/wiki/Download-Links  This release candidate will be good until March 11, after which I’m planning our 1.0 general release. There may be another release candidate with bug fixes in between, but the goal is that March 11 is our go-live date. Woohoo!

In the meantime, be sure to read up on the changes in the documentation: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTS5_G8y-skQ0SIk56z-rbHWXbzBam6h3xLsqsVnGBgddTRsNPNKE6L790pMivULcuktxI-ylndSZdN/pub

So…what’s new?

  • /P callsign suffix can now be transmitted in a single frame for all non-compound callsigns (meaning KN4CRD/P: JY1/P SNR? would transmit in one frame). Huzzah!
  • HB is now paused while you are “in QSO” (as in, when you have a callsign selected) and unpaused when you deselect your QSO partner.
  • If you open the message inbox without a callsign selected you will be able to view “All” messages.
  • You can now store a message at your local station for somebody else. Really helpful if you know that your QSO partner will be able to hear you later (i.e., you usually have a good propagation path) but you won’t be around the rig at that time (maybe overnight?). Access this by right clicking on the Callsign and selecting “Store Message”.
  • You can now add a custom interval for HB and CQ messages (up to 1440 minutes…i.e., once per day)
  • The “QTH?” command is now called “INFO?” which contains _generic_ station information (antenna, rig, qth, power, anything).
  • There are now some pre-configured group names that can be transmitted in one frame (@JS8NET, @GROUP1, etc). Check the documentation for more!
  • HEARING messages now parse callsigns and add them to the callsign tooltips
  • Fixed a bunch of bugs related to printing of ACKs, sorting of frequencies, etc.

Remember, now is the time to drop any critical bugs or things you’d like to see improved before 1.0 general release into the issue tracker: https://bitbucket.org/widefido/js8call/issues?status=new&status=open

Cheers y’all!

Jordan / KN4CRD

As usual, here’s the complete changelog:      Renamed QTH to INFO to be more generic

Bump to v0.14.2

Added feature to store a message locally for another station to retrieve from you later

Cleanup of ellipsis and added custom HB/CQ repeat intervals

Added custom repeat interval to CQ and HB messages

Repeat custom interval now displayed in the menu

Update tooltip for SNR button

Store MSG with spaces surrounding cmd

Fixed #73: disable HB and CQ while in QSO

All caps for info

Removed tx power from the log window. It’s not valid ADIF without a dropdown

Fixed issue with double printing of ACKS that have MSG IDs

Added start/stop menu item for hb and cq repeat timers

Added optional question mark to ‘QUERY MSGS?’

Fixed issue with group callsigns not being able to be added

Added some pre-configured group names that can be transmitted in a single directed frame

Fixed HB starting after app start and deselect

Fixed #123: add/remove allcall group like other groups

Fixed #124: similar callsigns shouldn’t hightlight

Added a global message inbox for when there’s no callsign selected

Added TO column to message inbox

Added separator to menu

Fixed #122: frequencies should be sorted

Remove valid compound check

Able to delete message from message inbox

Fixed message history for stored messages

Small UI tweak to macro buttons

Expand macros for PSKReporter station info

Fixed #126: hearing should be parsed for every frame received not just dircted to me

Added /P support to single-frame transmissions, ala KN4CRD/P: JY1/P SNR?. Boom

Fixed #110: duplicate acks weren’t being displayed even if they came in minutes apart

Bump to v1.0.0-rc1

Bump eol date for 1.0 release



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