Locked Re: Release Candidate WSJT-X 2.6.0-rc1 #general


Hi JP,

- Correct the handling of messages starting with "CQ xxxx ..."
Especially three-digit directional calls (CQ USA, CQ CAN, etc.) could sometimes not be answered correctly. Auto Seq stopped or went crazy. This was corrected. But we had to make sure that the frequency change function still works (e.g. CQ 912).

- Correct the auto-sequencing logic in several specific circumstances
Search the wsjt-devel forum. A couple of months ago, there was a couple of reports that Auto Seq stopped under certain circumstances. We have therefore made the Auto Seq Logig more robust.

PLEASE ! Change the Fox/Hound watchdog!
I ask for your understanding that we handle this point restrictively. It would not benefit any of us if we allowed rare Fox stations to be called for a very long time. Maybe have breakfast, lunch or dinner in between and hope that WSJT-X will fetch a "new one" for you. No, we must prevent such a thing!

But I'll give you a hint: On my wsjt-x_improved versions, I have the Hound watchdog set a bit higher. Feel free to use them.

Note: wsjt-x_improved is an enhanced version of WSJT-X. It has the same source code core, but offers some more features and improvements. Some of them have now put also into our official WSJT-X v2.6.0. Nevertheless, only wsjt-x_improved still has (and will have) all the extra features. But it is very easy to switch from one to the other. There are also two versions available with a slightly different GUI (“widescreen” and “AL”). Find this project on Sourceforge: https://sourceforge.net/projects/wsjt-x-improved/. Go to the Files tab so see the available versions.

73 de Uwe, DG2YCB

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