Fellow Ham operators, Today (Oct 7) is Jordan / KN4CRD Birthday, and he just gave the Ham community a real gift! I always say, that most of the future innovation will be in the digital modes and Jordan (KN4CRD) has really hit a home run! If you all recall, FT8 was criticized as robotic, no ability to have a real QSO. Jordan (KN4CRD) created the FT8CALL, and that was great!. With FT8CALL you could have a QSO at 10 WPM while decoding at -24dB below the noise floor while only using 50 HZ Bandwidth! But Ham operators were indicating 10 WPM is to slow Welcome to JT8CALL...! Now the code speed from 15 to 20WPM, mean while decoding at -24dB below the noise floor! (50HZ of Bandwidth) Here is the down load URL https://groups.io/g/js8call/wiki/Download-Links You have to hand it to Jordan, (KN4CRD), this is amazing evolution in digital communications. Some other great features. There's a new "selective calling" (SELCALL) mode that you can enable. When enabled, it basically acts like a filter, preventing ALLCALL and BEACONs from being displayed in your RX text area. When enabled, only directed messages to you will be displayed. Along with this, is a new GROUPCALL callsign you can transmit to. It works like ALLCALL, except it will only be printed at stations that are within 100Hz of you. So, if you want to create a round table discussion with a few of your friends, QSY to within 100Hz from each other and send: "GROUPCALL HEY FRIENDS!" The founder also created a way to manually synchronize your clock time (an adjust your clock drift, if necessary). It's not designed to be used as your primary means of synchronization (you should use NTP or GPS for that if you have it available). The founder also created a new automatic "BEACON ACK" reply to be sent when you have BEACON mode enabled. It basically works as an automated "ALLCALL?" when you BEACON. This allows you to not have to send "ALLCALL?" manually any more. Just BEACON instead. With this... stations who reply to you are now marked specially in the heard list so you can find them easily: That's the benefit of BEACON ACK. All of that happens without intervention from you while you're BEACONing. Very cool. A couple other things: * Macros are renamed to Saved Messages. * You can now save a message you've typed into the TX textbox without having to go into your settings. * The TX watchdog is renamed to idle watchdog to be more clear with it's intent (and a few bugs with it fixed). If turned on, it'll prevent transmissions when you've been idle for more than N minutes. Useful if you don't want your station transmitting after you step away. * Better buffering of messages while a station drifts more than a few Hz during message transmission. There are a ton more features! Just down load and you will get the picture Tom, NN2X, C U on the bands..