To install WSJT 5.9.7 for
Windows, first read the material about it in the update history. Then download the
file WSJT597.EXE and execute it to install
WSJT. The default installation directory is C:\Program
Installation of WSJT for
Linux or FreeBSD can always be done from the source code, which can
be downloaded from the WSJT developers web site at http://developer.berlios.de/projects/wsjt/.
This facility is intended mainly
for programmers who are knowledgeable about their operating systems and
have at least passing familiarity with Python, C, and Fortran.
Non-programmer users can install WSJT on a Debian Linux
distribution with the command "apt-get install wsjt",
which will install a .deb
package put together by Hamish Moffatt, VK3SB. Users running a
Linux distribution that uses rpm-style packages should download and
prepared by Harry
Popov, LZ1BB. This package has been confirmed to work on the
Mandriva 2007, Fedora Core 5, and Suse 10.1 distributions. Harry
has also made a convenient package of the WSJT source code, available
A step-by-step Tutorial on the use of WSJT
5.9 in its FSK441, JT6M, and JT65 modes is now available. To use
it effectively you must download and install a package of sample WSJT
wave files. (22 MB). For Windows, download and install WSJT_Samples.EXE; for Linux and FreeBSD, WSJT_Samples.tgz.
Thanks to a number of generous volunteers, CD-ROMs of the WSJT
installation and tutorial files are available at very low cost for
those without high speed internet connections. If you have
problems downloading WSJT or the sample wave files over the internet,
click here to find the volunteer in
your region and then send an email to enquire about details.
Users with older
computers (Windows 98 or earlier, memory less than 256 MB, and/or speed
lessthan 500 MHz) may still want to run WSJT 4.9.8. To install
this "traditional" WSJT for the first time, download the file WSJT498.EXE and execute it to install WSJT to a
directory of your choice. Be sure to print and read the WSJT 4.7 User's Guide and the Supplement for Version 4.9, which
are included in the distribution, and also the sections for versions
4.7 through 4.9.8 in Update History.
SimJT is a program that allows you to
generate JT65 and CW wave files with specified message content, S/N,
and other relevant parameters. It is useful for testing relative
sensitivities of these modes under carefully controlled
conditions. Click here to view the SimJT
Source code is available to illustrate
details of exactly how a JT65 message is encoded. Written mostly
in Fortran 77, but with a few routines in C, the code can be
compiled under Linux to produce a command-line program that will
encode any JT65 message into channel symbols, ready for transmission by
64-ary FSK . Download JT65code.tgz (a
gzipped tar file) for the source code, which includes a Linux
Makefile. Download JT65code.exe if
you just want to play with the executable program for Windows.
A database containing callsigns, grid
locators, and other information is used in various ways within
WSJT. Most WSJT users maintain their own locally relevant copies
of this file, which is named CALL3.TXT. An "all inclusive"
version of this file is maintained and
updated regularly by Guido Juenkersfeld, DL8EBW. You can update your own information for this
file by clicking here.