Use of WSJT for JT65 sets stage for WSPR ops

Having seen and read several posts regarding the puzzle of WSPR QSO mode operation, I found it puzzling that I hadn't had a lick of trouble figuring it out--now, I'm no rocket scientist so I figured there must be more to it--perhaps I was missing something.

Now I'm convinced that having used the JT65 mode in WSJT for a while prior to trying WSPR set the stage for the largely undocumented operation of WSPR in ver7.

Indeed, the WSPR QSO mode document is meant to be nothing more than a supplement to the main WSJT operations guide. The current version, loaded up with the version 6 and 7 distribution, has the complete guide. Its pretty much all in there--it took me several operating sessions and subsequent re-reads to feel I had it under control but It seems very comfortable at this point.

Brings to mind something I learned while working for Tektronix--software, or an instrument front panel can be easy to learn, or easy (natural) to use--more often than not, these two results are mutually exclusive. A good tool is one that is easy to use; albeit with a more difficult learning curve.

I put the WSJT software into this natural to use tool category--once you get over the initial learning curve, it is very natural and everything is there for a reason.

I can't wait to get my feet wet using it for some MS work.

Anyway, thought I would pass on my perspective--by all means, read the WSJT complete guide--it explains nearly everything--it will make the WSPR QSO mode all make sense. If you can, try out JT65 on 20M--its pretty darn amazing. Thanks Joe!

Curt
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