locked Re: WSJT-X 2.5.0-rc1 and MAP65 3.0-rc1 #general

Ken Arck AH6LE

I'm a bit late to the game but I downloaded WSJT-X 2.5.0-rc1 and ran the installer but I never am prompted about installing MAP65 nor has my existing MAP65 installation changed.

So what am I doing wrong?


At 02:31 PM 6/2/2021, you wrote:
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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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