JTDX 2.2.156-corrected (18.05.21)


 – restore 0.1s delay after ptt off. This patch fixes failure to set VFO A back to RX frequency after end of   transmission in ‘Split: Fake It’ configuration
– correct country recognition for ‘OH/’ prefix
– autoselection: consider ‘CQ LP’ as ‘CQ’ message, ‘CQ ASIA’ as ‘CQ AS’ message
– translation updates
– JTDX 156-corrected Windows OS builds been made with modified Hamlib 4.2 released to public use on May 17th, 2021

Information on Hamlib changes is available via this link: https://github.com/Hamlib/Hamlib/commits/master
Hamlib 4.2 resolved issues: https://github.com/Hamlib/Hamlib/milestone/7?closed=1

Update WSJT-X 2.4.0 – 25/05/2021

Release: WSJT-X 2.4.0 May 24, 2021 

WSJT-X 2.4.0 General Availability Release adds new Q65 mode functionality and decoder optimizations and repairs several defects and regressions discovered in the RC4 and v2.3.1 GA releases.

Since the release candidates documented below this final release includes the following enhancements and defect repairs.

– On MS Windows WSJT-X now ships with a DLL version of the Hamlib library, specifically Hamlib version 4.2. This should allow Hamlib bug fixes to resolved by the user replacing the DLL with an updated version. – Repair a defect with own call decode highlighting when callsigns with a common root are decoded.

– Q65 message averaging correctly disabled as be menu option. – Repair a regression with missing timestamps in AlL.TXT for the MSK144 mode.

– Repair a defect in the selection of working frequencies matching the current band and mode combination. – WSPR band hopping mode now generates a tune up tone for bands where it is scheduled to transmit. – Repair a long standing defect per band tune and Tx power level memories.

– More flexibility for inputting calls into the DX Call field, leading and trailing white space characters are allowed but ignored.

GridTracker Update To v1.21.0520 – 20/05/2021

GridTracker v1.21.0520 – An Amateur Radio Companion

General Information
This is our May 2021 general release including several bug fixes including one major one
and a few new features and updates.
Due to the high volume of GridTracker users that were polling for spot data on the PSK
Reporter servers, GridTracker was blocked from accessing data. The team worked with
the operators of PSK Reporter to make changes to GridTracker to reduce the load we
impose on their system and this version includes those changes. To restore PSK Reporter
spots users need to upgrade to this version of GridTracker.

Program Update
[Bug Fixes]
• Fix PSK Reporter poll time to 5min, add TX idle timeout and time skew to reduce
the load GridTracker makes on the PSK Reporter server
• Fix SVG icons not rendering in certain Windows 10 installs
• Fix eQSL ADIF Support
• Fix clearing of logs after installing a new version of GridTracker
• Fix highlighting whole country of Somalia on map
• Update Award Tracker with new FT8DMC and European ROS Club awards
• Improvements to the Call Roster
• Add recognition of contributors to GridTracker within the Call Roster and lookup
• Make settings icon a toggle that both opens and closes the settings pane
• Grid and IP Address fields are slightly wider
GridTracker is:
Copyright © 1998-2020 by Stephen ‘Tag’ Loomis
Copyright © 2020-2021 by GridTracker.org
All rights reserved.

LOGHX Update to Ver. 3.0 build 642 (14 may 2021)

Ver. 3.0 build 642 (14 may 2021 y.)
* Optimization internet search.
+ QSOEntry window: menu “Space – go to next field” –
use “Space”-key as “Tab”-key
+ New window for check new release/prerelease.
Now you can downdload and install new version from log.
* Bugfix.

Updat HRD V – 02/05/2021

This release focuses on several important things in two areas – label printing and Rig Control.

Here is included in this release:

Label Printing

Work was done for both QSL and address labels. It is true that this has been a challenging item for many years. What we found was that it appears that Windows had been resizing the labels. Because of this, the margins we loaded were being modified in some cases.

We sorted out the problem and made some major changes that enabled us to move the label definitions to an external file. Now they can be updated without building a software release. The “Reset Labels” function pulls down the latest definitions.

Finally, all Avery label types were tested – both Letter and A4 sizes. All the common Brother and Dymo label types were tested. We added support for the Brother P-touch label maker (18mm, 24mm, and 36mm). All the labels we tested look fantastic out-of-the-box. It should no longer be necessary to tinker with the dimensions to get great labels to print.

We have one open item with labels. When labels are printed that have more QSOs than will fit on a single label for a given call, the labels over-flow the label. We will tend this in the next release.

With these issues resolved, we expect to add the ability to print labels in “ARRL Outgoing Bureau order.” This will enable the operator to select many QSOs to print labels for and have them sorted before printing so that it is easy to send them to the bureau. We will also return the ability to print the QSO details right on your QSL card.


The changes rename the radio to “FTDX-101D-MP. This resolves the problem that prevented layouts from being saved. The RF power slider goes to 100 watts on the D model and 200 watts on the MP model. But the commands for the D and MP are identically the same. After installing this release, the previous rig connection will display as “unknown”. Simply remove and recreate the radio connection to the “FTDX-101D-MP”. We believe this also resolves the “tracking” issues that some operators had reported.


Initial support for the Yaesu FTDX10 is included in this release, however it has not been extensively tested. We will look for feedback on our community forums site.



Update JT-Alert 2.50.1 – 30/04/2021


 *** Includes Callsign database file version 2021-05-01 (2021-May-01)


– JTAlert: Is now distributed as individual x86 (32bit) & x64 (64bit) builds.
Windows 32bit requires the x86 build, while Windows 64bit can run either
the x86 or x64 build. The x64 build is recommended for Windows 64bit.
Note: The .NET desktop runtime architecture must match the architecture
type of the JTAlert installer, x86 or x64.

– Messaging window: Ability to delete all messages. Available via the right-click
menu of any visible message or the right-click menu of the Options (gear) icon.

– Callsigns, Messaging, Activity and Band Heat windows: Window background color
and other areas depending on the window are now user settable. Note: this is
not full featured window theming (set for a future release) just the most
prominent areas can be altered. The Config popup, tooltips and context menus
are not changeable they will still obey the color theme you are using for Windows.
See under the Colors section of the Options popup (click the gear icon).

– Callsigns window: The callsign right-click context menu can be customized.
It can be turned off completely or individual entries can be hidden.

– Activity window: Data column text alignment is adjustable, either Left, Right,
Center or Mixed, where Mixed is Right aligned for the Tx counts and Left
for the Rx counts. See the Bands view of the Options popup (click gear icon).


– Callsigns window: The divider-bar between the main callsigns view and the
callers view is now moveable, drag while holding the left mouse button
down. The callers view can now display multiple rows or columns depending
on the display position and the area available after dragging the divider.
The callers view width/height after moving the divider is remembered and
restored at startup. The callers view no longer auto-opens when callers
first appear and no longer auto-closes when there are no callers.

– Callsigns window: Online indicator (star icon) now has a size selector.
Previously it used the QSL flag size selector. See the Options popup
of the Callsigns window.

– Messaging window: WSJT-X DX Call changes now no longer auto populate the
Callsign field if a message is already being composed. That is if the
message field contains text, the DX Call change is ignored.

– Statsbar hiding: The option to hide the statusbar for windows has been
removed. The statusbar is now always shown. This change affects the
new Activity, Callsigns & Messaging windows introduced with 2.50.0.

– WSJT-X highlighting: B4 and ignored Callsign highlighting in the WSJT-X window
can now be turned off via a checkbox in the Settings window, “Applications
-> WSJT-X / JTDX” section. Note this does not apply to JTDX, it doesn’t
support decode coloring.

– FT4 logging: The option to log FT4 QSOs as Mode=FT4 rather than the adif
compliant specification has been removed. This affects all Logs except
ACLog, HRD5, and HRD6 (up to 6.2).

– FT4, Q65 & FST4 logging: FT4, Q65, & FST4 mode QSOs are now logged using the
official adif specifications (3.1.2) of Mode=MFSK & Submode=Q65, FST4 & FT4


– Windows 32bit (x86): Installer would incorrectly report the .NET 5 Desktop
Runtime was not installed. JTAlert would execute with several fatal errors.

– ADIF log: Very slow import at startup. (2.50.0 defect)

– Q65 decodes: Not displayed in the Callsigns window. (2.50.0 defect)

– All loggers: Solar data (SFI,A,K) not logged. (2.50.0 defect)

– WSJT-X: Control key pressed state, for changing WSJT-X TX frequency, not used
when Callsign is clicked in the Callsigns window. (2.50.0 defect)

– Messaging window: Incorrect scaling (zooming) applied to messages and the
Options popup. (2.50.0 defect)

– Callsigns window #2 and higher: For all instances except #1, not following
the JTAlert window state (minimize, restore or bring forward) despite the
“Follow JTAlert window” setting being enabled. (2.50.0 defect)

– Callsigns window: DT median value in statusbar not shown or doesn’t change
over time. (2.50.0 defect)

– DXLab integration: The DXKeeper, Pathfinder and DXView lookups missing
from the right-click context menu of the callsign displays in the Callsigns
window. (2.50.0 defect)

– Config backups: Config backup files, older than 7 days, not being deleted
by the automated file maintenance routine.

Unresolved Defects:

– Marathon Alert: Triggered countries and zones not being shown in the callsign
info tooltip of the Callsigns window. (2.50.0 defect)

– Messaging: Only available on the first instance (#1) of JTAlert and its child windows.


Update JTDX v2.2.156 29-04-2021

JTDX 2.2.156 (29.04.21)


for evaluation and on air testing, this version has no contest function.


– boost is moved from source code to pre-built libraries
– changed debian/rpm package dependencies/requirements
– version numeration is changed: 2.2.156 instead of 2.2.0-rc156
– added version information, package description is updated
– withdrawn RIG_TARGETABLE_PURE from JTDX code according to Hamlib changes
– improved error handling
– handle access exception to JTDX .lock file
– changed shared memory configuration on Mac
– changed transceiver base functions
– fixed JTDX startup failure bug, fixed JTDX startup failure in FT4 mode
– added support to CAT and audio over TCI interface, SunSDR2 family of transceivers.
Audio over TCI can be optionally enabled if CAT over TCI is selected.
JTDX v156 supports connection to ExpertSDR2 x64 v.1.3.1 Update8 software.
– write TCI TX stream into .wav file if debug to file option is enabled
– patch to prevent adding previous QSO distance into comments
– store/restore TX audio level if band is changed from rig
– any /P callsign shall be searched through cty.dat for country name/prefix exception
– crossband 160m operation with Japan option is set to OFF by default
– a little speedup of autoseq if 73 like message is received
– callsign filter shall have highier priority versus wanted prefix, grid and country
– speedup Notifications
– TX AF frequency change at message transmission is reworked
– make sure own grid is filtered correctly from ADIF file
– Qt shall manage TX/RX audio buffer size
– avoid direct rig capabilities references in HamlibTransceiver
– reworked darkstyle to labDialFreq and readFreq widgets
– separated rig power on/off control, Radio tab of configuration settings
– patch: restore audio beep notification if filter bypass set
– activation of main window shall reset watchdog timer
– response to incoming call shall reset watchdog timer
– S-meter: added push-button for selection between S-meter units and dBm, default value is S-meter units. Updated tooltip to the button.
– Hound mode control is reworked: in common FT8 bands it is fully compatible with MSHV multianswering option, on the special DXpedition frequencies is compliant to WSJT-X DXpedition protocol with automatic frequency control.
Transmission below 1000 Hz while calling DX on the special DXpedition frequencies is forbidden if frequency control is active.
– attempt to fix Hound messages counting for positive values of Lag
– patch to common FT8 band recognition at start of program
– Hound mode checks: added 5357 kHz to list of common FT8 bands
– SkipGrid option: do not delete DX Call from QSO history if Halt Tx pressed while not transmitting
– attempt to fix QSO logging time defect occured at daylight saving time shift
– reworked Polling timings
– reduce memory usage by FT8 decoder
– added up to 24 threads support in FT8 decoder
– do big FFT if signal has been subtracted in current thread, improved FT8 decoder efficiency
– reduced decoding time in FT8 mode
– message packing/unpacking reworked to provide thread safety, use own hash tables to TX messages
– correct conversion to upper case in message packing
– increased stack and OMP stack sizes to jtdxjt9 process
– prevent getting out of string index in ft8b.f90 (crash of FT8 decoder)
– filter out some false FT8 “/R” decodes, filter out any false FT8 AP type 2 “/R” decode
– added cty.dat copyright
– ALLCALL7.TXT update as of 20210402, big cty as of 20210421, LoTW list update as of 20210422
– RU translation patch to recover mainwindow UI splitter functionality
– RU translation: deleted Cyrillic keyboard shortcuts, attempt to force some common keyboard shortcuts for mainwindow UI buttons
– added keyboards shortcuts and mouse commands into translation
– changed tooltip to Frequency list in configuration UI
– translation updates
– JTDX v156 builds made with modified Hamlib, based on Hamlib commit https://github.com/Hamlib/Hamlib/commit/2066bb38fd8b77a46526826b1be2d0f9f34ddf8e as of April 28th, 2021

Information on Hamlib changes is available via this link: https://github.com/Hamlib/Hamlib/commits/master
Hamlib 4.2 resolved issues: https://github.com/Hamlib/Hamlib/milestone/7?closed=1

Log4OM Released – 25-04-2021

Release note – Version

  • [NEW] Added export to excel button on grids
  • [NEW] Introduced caching for external sources and callsign statistics
  • [NEW] Added automatic cluster disconnection when counterpart become unresponsive
  • Updated Bonair Island flag
  • Hamlib rigs are now alphabetically sorted by manufacturer-model
  • Added frequency on email alerts
  • Spots can now be sent to localhost if log4om local relay server is offline or uses a different port than the targeted one
  • [FIX] Removed <BR> from email alerts and switched to plain text
  • [FIX] Fixed an issue that prevented alert email on some circumstances
  • [FIX] Fixed an issue that in some cases used the wrong state from external sources when the callsign is decorated with a prefix
  • [FIX] Fixed label print label reporting user was not exchanging QSL with correct behaviour
  • [FIX] ADIF import counter is now showing the correct amount of QSO imported
  • [FIX] Winkeyer QSO references is now properly filled with data
  • [FIX] Fixed winkeyer macro issue that prevented some strings to be sent correctly (first character sent issue)
  • [FIX] Fixed Hamlib MODE swap issue and other minor things
  • [FIX] Included a new Hamlib version with many fixes on specific rig drivers that should fix the “VFO SWAP” issue. More info and specific reports can be addressed to Hamlib software team.

LogHX3 Update build 634 (16 April 2021 )

Ver. 3.0 build 634 (16 April 2021

Setup->Digital setup->Add SDC engine for digital modes (http://sdc.qrz.ru) Now log works with deleted coutries. For more info read here: https://forum.qrz.ru/355-loghx-apparatnyy-zhurnal-lyubitelskoy-radiostantsii/47180-loghx-aktualnye-relizy-i-istoriya-izmeneniy-34.html#post1776838

Cluster and JT-calls winows – autofit gtid height from font size.

Cluster winow – menu Word wrap Info field. 

Utilites – Statistic – Band/Mode statistic – add menu: Wkd/Cfm, Only Wkd, Only Cfm.

Setup for log columns->now you can use “Drag-and-Drop” technology for move columns name in list-box.

Setup->Mode setup->Move rows in table by mouse. 

File->Import->Add Timestamp for import QSO. 

Upload QSO to LoTW/eQSL etc. servers – add checkbox Manually upload to server (only create ADIF file)

Update WSJT-Z To V0.82 18/04/2021

Changelog v0.82
– Reset dx call when txing on partner freq and qso stopped
– Z will now use WD Timer in hound mode instead of stopping TX after 6 attempts
– Fixed QSO being logged twice in contest mode
– Merged 2.3.1 release
– Added option to enable dark mode (View->Dark mode)
– Updated QDarkStyle to 3.0.2
– Fixed UI layout issues around continents checkboxes


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