JS8Call – Why? What’s New? and Download Link

K0PIR

I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

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Dick N3HKN
3 years ago

Unless someone comes up with a structure for competition JS8 will set on the sidelines as FT8 continues to attract significant activity. FT8 already had a competitive structure – the Contest. Unless JS8 can offer a form of competition that is more efficient than FT8 it will remain on the sidelines.

Let us hope that JS8 can foster some competition structure that will contribute to the market for Ham Radio products.

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Tim Kraus
3 years ago
Reply to  K0PIR

Hi Rich,

Tim Kraus/KC4ZGP here.

I downloaded a windows version 0.7.3 from the group thing. It says it expires in fourteen days unless I upgrade. Where’s the upgrade button?

I see waterfalls but decode nothing.

Thanks.

Kraus

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Tim Kraus
3 years ago
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Hello Rich. Thank you for the fast reply.

Time synced on the computer? Do you mean the software and computer time match? The software has it’s own clock? OK. I’ll look for the sync thing when I get home.

Oh boy! I’m having fun…I think.

Say hey to the family.

Kraus

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Tim Kraus
3 years ago
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Eureka, I went to 7.078 and call signs began to show.

Learning things like it sends in blocks. Send button says 1/4, 3/5. I stopping it manually after it unkeyed.

Decoding still an issue.

I’ll be on 7.078 this evening. Maybe we’ll decode together.
73
Kraus

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Per LA7DFA
3 years ago

JS8 is not for contesting, but more for chatting IMO. It has great potential, but I hope it evolves to something more streamlined for two way chat, than today’s version.

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DrTeeth
3 years ago

It is my opinion that JS8 will bury FT8. FT8 with chat…what is there not to like? Contests, schmontests. That is just a more automated version of FT8, if that were possible.

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Brad
3 years ago

I found chatting to be cumbersome. One good sentence would cause 5 uploads, I think 15 second segments. I might be missing the main point of JS8 but PSK still looks pretty good to me.

Brad
N6GR

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Tim Kraus
3 years ago

7.078??

I think I just figured out something. I was looking at waterfalls a tad above Olivia at 7.072. I should tune higher eh.

I’ll let you know.

Thanks.

Kraus

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Tim Kraus
3 years ago

Now I understand the clock synchronizing thing.

NIST via internet and my windows 10 automatic setting feature did the trick.

Olivia what? PSK-31 what? Huh

Have fun folks and be patient.

Kraus

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clyde
1 year ago

been trying to download the new js8 program into my new lenovo e495 laptop and can’t seem to get it to download.

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Michael Sundstrom
1 month ago

Rich, Any new download links for JS8Call? Everything I’m seeing here is from 2018?

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