Major WSJT-X Upgrade Boosts FT4 into “a Finished Protocol for HF Contesting”

From the ARRL: The WSJT Development Group has announced the “general availability” release of WSJT-X version 2.1.0. This major upgrade formally introduces FT4 as a finished protocol for HF contesting. WSJT-X version 2.1.0 supplants any “release candidate” (beta) versions, and users should discontinue using any beta versions of the software. The latest edition of the popular digital software suite also includes improvements and bug fixes in several areas, including FT8. For more information:

DMR In The Tallahassee Area

How would you like to talk around the world with just a Tech license and an HT?   You can if you use a DMR Radio.  

How does that work? I have been told that my HT is only good to talk to a repeater.  Well that is right, but DMR repeaters are interlinked with other repeaters around the world and your voice goes everywhere.

In the Tallahassee area there are repeaters (NX4DN) located at Greensboro in west Gadsden county near I-10  at 300 feet, a repeater in Tallahassee located downtown at 200 feet, and a repeater located in Wacissa near HWY 59 and Tram Rd at 500 feet. All sites are networked together and if you key any one site all sites key up in unison.  

Information on the local DMR environment is available at   Good primers about DMR can be found at and many other sites out on the web.

If you are interested, come to a club meeting and ask the experts in the room.  They are sure to help.

New location for the Friday Lunch Bunch

TARS Friday Lunch Bunch has voted to move from the Golden Corral to: New Times Country Buffet at 1701 N. Monroe St., beginning Friday, July 19 @ 11:00 am.

We’ll gather in the back dining area on the other side of the buffet bars and restrooms.

Please feel free to join us for lunch and the latest scuttlebutt.