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WSJT-Z: Tips and Tricks for Using the Advanced Features of WSJT-X Clone


How to Download and Use WSJT-Z for Amateur Radio Digital Communication




If you are interested in exploring the world of digital modes for amateur radio, you may have heard of WSJT-X, a popular software that supports various protocols such as FT8, FT4, JT65, Q65, MSK144, WSPR, and more. But did you know that there is a clone of WSJT-X that offers some additional features and functionality? It is called WSJT-Z, and in this article, we will show you how to download and use it for your ham radio activities.


What is WSJT-Z and what are its features




WSJT-Z is a clone of WSJT-X software by Joe Taylor K1JT (( It was created by SQ9FVE as an automation project, but recent versions focus on providing extra functionality to an already great tool. Some of the features of WSJT-Z are:




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  • Modified user interface, including a larger Band Activity window



  • Extended filtering features, such as prefix/DXCC filtering and continent filtering



  • Auto CQ and auto responding, which allow you to call CQ or reply to stations automatically



  • QRZ.COM integration, which shows you the QRZ page of the station you are working with



  • Audio alerts, which notify you when a new station or a wanted station is decoded



WSJT-Z supports all the modes that WSJT-X does, such as FT8, FT4, JT65, Q65, MSK144, WSPR, FST4W, and Echo. These modes are optimized for different types of radio-wave propagation, such as HF DXing, contesting, meteor scatter, EME (moonbounce), ionospheric scatter, trans-equatorial VHF propagation, LF and MF DXing with extremely weak signals, and propagation probes.


What are the benefits of using WSJT-Z for amateur radio operators




WSJT-Z offers some benefits for amateur radio operators who want to enjoy digital communication. Some of these benefits are:


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  • It allows you to work more stations in less time with less power and bandwidth



  • It enables you to make contacts in poor or challenging propagation conditions



  • It helps you to explore new modes and techniques of digital communication



  • It enhances your user experience with a more convenient and customizable interface



  • It automates some tasks that can be tedious or repetitive



How to download WSJT-Z




If you want to try WSJT-Z, you need to download it from its official website at ( There you can find the latest installers for different operating systems, such as Windows, Linux, or Mac. You can also check the changelog and the wiki pages for more information.


How to install WSJT-Z on Windows




To install WSJT-Z on Windows, follow these steps:



Download the installer file wsjtz-2.6.1-1.33-win64.exe (or win32.exe if you have a 32-bit system) from (


  • Run the installer file and follow the instructions on the screen.



  • Select the destination folder where you want to install WSJT-Z.



  • Select the components you want to install (such as shortcuts or documentation).Click Install and wait for the installation to finish.



  • Click Finish and launch WSJT-Z.



How to install WSJT-Z on Linux




To install WSJT-Z on Linux, follow these steps:



Download the installer file wsjtz-2.6.1-1.33.tgz from (


  • Extract the file to a folder of your choice.



  • Open a terminal and navigate to the folder where you extracted the file.



  • Run the command ./wsjtz to launch WSJT-Z.



How to install WSJT-Z on Mac




To install WSJT-Z on Mac, follow these steps:



Download the installer file wsjtz-2.6.1-1.33.dmg from (


  • Double-click the file to mount it.



  • Drag and drop the WSJT-Z icon to the Applications folder.



  • Eject the disk image and launch WSJT-Z from the Applications folder.



How to use WSJT-Z




Once you have installed WSJT-Z, you can start using it for digital communication. Here are some basic steps to get you started:


How to configure WSJT-Z settings and connect to your transceiver




To configure WSJT-Z settings and connect to your transceiver, follow these steps:



  • Open WSJT-Z and click File > Settings.



  • In the General tab, enter your callsign and grid locator.



  • In the Radio tab, select your rig model, serial port, baud rate, data bits, stop bits, and handshake. You can also use CAT control or PTT control if your rig supports them.



  • In the Audio tab, select your input and output devices. You can also adjust the levels and test the audio.



  • In the Reporting tab, enable or disable logging and network services. You can also enter your eQSL or LoTW credentials if you use them.



  • In the Frequencies tab, select the bands and modes you want to use. You can also add or edit frequencies manually.Click OK to save the settings and close the window.



How to select a mode and a band




To select a mode and a band, follow these steps:



  • In the main window, click the Mode menu and choose the mode you want to use. For example, FT8, FT4, JT65, Q65, etc.



  • Click the Band menu and choose the band you want to use. For example, 160m, 80m, 40m, 20m, etc.



  • WSJT-Z will automatically tune your transceiver to the default frequency for the selected mode and band. You can also change the frequency manually by entering it in the Dial Frequency box or by clicking the up and down arrows.



How to use the filtering and auto CQ features




To use the filtering and auto CQ features, follow these steps:



  • In the main window, click the Filter button to open the filter settings.



  • You can filter the decoded signals by callsign, prefix, DXCC entity, continent, CQ zone, grid square, distance, or signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).



  • You can also enable or disable the auto CQ feature, which will call CQ automatically at a specified interval. You can set the CQ message, the CQ interval, and the maximum number of CQs.



  • Click OK to save the filter settings and close the window.



How to make contacts and log QSOs




To make contacts and log QSOs, follow these steps:



  • In the main window, watch the Band Activity window for decoded signals. You can double-click on a signal to select it and see its details in the Rx Frequency window.



  • If you want to reply to a signal, click Enable Tx. WSJT-Z will automatically generate a standard message sequence based on the mode and the signal information. You can also edit the message manually if you want.



  • When you are ready to transmit, click Tx Even or Tx Odd. WSJT-Z will transmit your message at the next even or odd time slot (depending on your choice).



  • Wait for a response from the other station. If you receive a response, WSJT-Z will automatically generate the next message in the sequence. If you do not receive a response, you can try again or abort the transmission.



  • When you complete a contact (QSO), WSJT-Z will prompt you to log it. You can enter additional information such as name, QTH (location), power, antenna, etc. You can also upload your QSO to eQSL or LoTW if you have enabled them in the settings.



  • Click OK to log your QSO and clear the message boxes.



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