locked Re: WSJT-X 2.5.0-rc1 and MAP65 3.0-rc1 H/V signals #general

Bill Somerville


as discussed previously MAP65 when used for polarization diversity requires a pair of synchronized I/Q channels which must be interleaved, that is not possible if your starting point is two separate stereo channels containing I/Q data. Either a 4 channel audio device feeding an interleaved pair of I/Q channels, or Linrad is supported using an interleaved pair of I/Q channels via UDP in Linrad's own message format.


On 06/06/2021 07:04, Amos Sobel 4X4MF wrote:

I am preparing to work EME using Q65 on 2m:
I have a CROSS H/V long Yagi.
I have a Flex 6600 Radio which can support 2 antennas In parallel
1. To enable the use of Q65, do I need a 2 channel Transverter to enable 2
instance processing of WSJT-X v2.5.0 with possible software combination of
the H/V data?
2. Prefer a combination(X) of the H/V signals into one circularly polarized
signal at the antenna level and use 1 instance of Q65 with possible
switching between H/V/X signals?

Amos 4X4MF

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From:main@WSJTX.groups.io <main@WSJTX.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe
Sent: Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:31 AM
Subject: [WSJTX] WSJT-X 2.5.0-rc1 and MAP65 3.0-rc1 #general

Dear WSJT-X and MAP65 Users,

We are pleased to announce that a public Release Candidate WSJT-X
2.5.0-rc1 is ready for download by beta testers.

WSJT-X in this release is nearly identical to that in WSJT-X 2.4.0. The
Q65 decoder has been enhanced to measure and compensate for linear frequency
drift in Q65 signals. In addition, the Windows installation package now
includes version 3.0 of program MAP65.

Potential interests of users in this release candidate can be sorted into
three main categories:

1. If you are currently using MAP65 for EME, we strongly recommend
installing WSJT-X 2.5.0-rc1. On the Windows platform this action
automatically installs MAP65 3.0.0-rc1 as well. MAP65 3.0 is a major
upgrade that incorporates the Q65 mode, complete with support for LiveCQ and
other features enjoyed by MAP65 users for many years.

2. If you are currently using an earlier version of WSJT or WSJT-X for EME,
or using the Q65 protocol for any purpose, WSJT-X 2.5.0-rc1 offers a faster
and more robust decoder for Q65. If you are using JT65 or JT4 for EME on
any band, we recommend switching to the Q65 mode and encouraging others to
do so using WSJT-X 2.5.0-rc1.

3. If you are not currently interested in Q65, EME, or MAP65, there is
little reason for you to try WSJT-X 2.5.0-rc1. For your present purposes
WSJT-X 2.4.0 is just as good.

Please note that MAP65 is installed automatically only on the Windows
platform. Please let us know if using MAP65 in Linux or macOS would be
important for you.

If you need more information on recent additions to the capabilities of
WSJT-X and MAP65, these short papers may be of interest:

"Quick-Start Guide to FST4 and FST4W"

"Quick-Start Guide to Q65"

"Quick-Start Guide to WSJT-X 2.5.0 and MAP65 3.0"

"Q65 Sensitivity in MAP65 3.0"

Links for downloading WSJT-X 2.5.0 can be found on the WSJT-X Home Page,
Scroll down to find "Candidate release: WSJT-X 2.5.0-rc1".

WSJT-X and MAP65 are licensed under the terms of Version 3 of the GNU
General Public License (GPLv3). Development of this software is a
cooperative project to which many amateur radio operators have contributed.
If you use our code, please have the courtesy to let us know about it. If
you find bugs or make improvements to the code, please report them to us in
a timely fashion.

We hope you will enjoy using this beta release of WSJT-X 2.5.0 and MAP65
3.0.0, and exercising the new mode Q65. As a beta tester you should report
on your experiences with new features, successful and otherwise, on one of
the relevant WSJT forums. Bugs should be reported by following instructions
found here in the User Guide:


-- 73 from Joe, K1JT; Bill, G4WJS; Steve, K9AN; and Nico, IV3NWV

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