WSJT-X vs JTDX - which is better?

Discussion in 'Working Different Modes' started by KQ0J, May 11, 2018.

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  1. KQ0J

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    I heard anther ham recently saying that JTDX would get him twice as many decodes on the same radio / antenna setup as WSJT-X. Hard for me to believe that.

    Anyone have any experience with both?

    Thanks !
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  2. ND6M

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    Yes................. JT-DX is far superior for deeper decoding into the noise.
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  3. VA3VF

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    I'm a JTDX user. Twice the decodes? no way. A few more? maybe. JTDX's big advantage, in my opinion, is more customization possibilities. Try it, you may like it.
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  4. G0JUR

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    I switched to JTDX because I got more decodes, wsjt-x for me kept locking up both tx and rx no idea why.
    tried reinstalling no difference.
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  5. K0RGR

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    Installed the latest beta of JTDX with FT8 support. Using the same settings as WSJTX, it doesn't seem to be receiving correctly - no decodes at all and the waterfall display looks strange. I'll have to play with it more...
  6. KQ0J

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    Thanks for the replies! I installed JTDX last night and after a little manual reading and customization I got it up and running -
    will be experimenting with it this week. Also installed the JT Alert version for it - love that program!
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  7. VA3VF

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    You did what????? Real hams do not read manuals.:eek:

    Kidding, of course. Thank you for doing your part!;)
  8. KG5THG

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    How much deeper into the noise?
  9. VA3VF

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    I don't claim to be up to date on the latest developments, but I think the 'deeper' here means additional decoding attempts, with different algorithms/techniques, not new laws of physics.

    Then there are some additional features, like the SWL, AGCc, low threshold, to mention just three of them.
  10. KQ0J

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    I just did an interesting test - had a strong signal on 6 meters ( +02 ) that WSJT-X would not decode. I switched to JTDX and it decoded HH2MK first time and we made a contact. I saw the comments about JTDX and weak signal decodes but it apparently will decode some strong signals ( maybe that are not perfect ) better than WSJT-X as well.

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