New FT8 Mode Included in WSJT-X Beta Release:

A beta release of WSJT-X, version
1.8.0-rc1, includes a new FT8 mode, featuring a faster turnaround, and
it’s already showing up on the bands. According to the notes for
the candidate release, FT8 offers “sensitivity down to -20 dB on the
AWGN channel,” and contacts four times faster than JT65 or JT9. An
auto-sequencing feature offers the option to respond automatically to
the first decoded reply to your CQ.

from dx news


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