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FT8-Helper V2.5.0 for WSJT-X - v2.6.0

The FT8-Helper program was developed as macro extension for the WSJT-X using the Quick-Macro program. Comparing to similar FT8-Robots, this program is more “intelligent”, it interprets the received messages of WSJT-X and acts according to the own pre-programmed QSO strategy. The delivered EXE file contains the licence for Quick-Macro.

The FT8-Helper controls WSJT-X via virtual mouse and keyboard commands. When the FT8-Helper is running, you should not use your computer for other applications, as the mouse focus will be caught by FT8-Helper every  7,5 or 15 sec depending on the Mode FT4/FT8.

Main Features of V2.5:
- Automatic operation in both "CQ" and "S/P" mode.
- New: CQ+SP mode: If no answer for CQ-calls received, the Helper calls CQ-calling station
- Automatic finding of a free frequency in CQ-mode
- Automatic changes between CQ and S/P mode with programmable intervals, dependng on band activity.
- Various strategies in S/P-mode calling stations with:
    - Best Priority acording the  "Highlighting Colours" settings in WSJT-X
    - Best S/N
    - Only DX, whereby the minimum DX distance can be specified
    - Prefer-DX, whereby the minimum DX distance can be specified
    - Most distance,
    - Prefer Wanted: prefixes, DXCC-entities and continents can be specified
    - Only Wanted: prefixes, DXCC-entities and continents can be specified
    - Exclude stations, präfixes and DXCC-entities and continents can be specified
    - Filters are active for incoming calls too.
- Band-Hopping
    - Programmable on daily basis
    - Two time ranges per day can be prorammed
    - Operating band, mode, and strategy can be selected.
- Repeating of RR37 at the end of the QSOs can be selected.
- Skip Tx1: Calls stations with report instead of QRA locator.
- Keep Even/Odd: Forces to call CQ in the selected cyclus (required for 6m DX)
- WSJT-X can be opened with the "-rig option".
- QSO counters counting logged and broken QSOs.
- Opens the QRZ.com page of the station
- Automatic setting of the width of the Band-Activity and Rx-Frequency windows.
- Comfortabel set-up of all parameter
- Easy installation


Download the latest version of  JTDX-Helper and the manual from: www.github.com/dg5lp/

Feedback to: dg5lp@darc.de