JS8Call Version 2.0 has been released. This new version has some very cool features including three new Speed Modes, Type Ahead and Much more. View the full list of updates below.
In this video, we will compare the differences between Normal JS8Call comms, and the new Fast and Turbo modes found in the latest Ham Radio data mode communications application, JS8Call.
What’s new in 2.0?
Transmissions can now happen at three speeds: NORMAL, FAST, and TURBO. The intent is to start your QSO in NORMAL speed and “upgrade” to higher speeds after evaluating your propagation path to your QSO partner.
NORMAL – 50Hz – 16WPM – 15 second transmissions decoded down to -24dB
FAST – 80Hz – 24WPM – 10 second transmissions decoded down to -20dB
TURBO – 160Hz – 40WPM – 6 second transmissions decoded down to -18dB
The new MULTI decoder can decode all three speeds at once.
You can now type your messages while transmitting using the new typeahead feature.
The notifications system was revamped so you can select an independent sound card for audio notifications.
@APRSIS group callsigns for spotting messages to external networks.
@APRSIS GRID – will send your position to APRS-IS
@APRSIS CMD – will send a raw packet to APRS-IS (an example in the guide)
If you have integrated with the JS8Call API, note that the default port has changed to 2242 for better compatibility with other software.
Added support for newlines in messages (Shift+Enter while typing)
Added partial (uppercase) support for Latin-1 characters.
Many bugfixes, small feature improvements, and more: http://files.js8call.com/changelog.txt