We are now fully aware that WSJT in JT65 Deep Search mode is using fragments received to print full messages. These printed messages are created by using known info present on the computer and not received via the airwaves.

Contacts made this way have nothing in common with the well established CW procedures we use to make QSO’s valid for awards, contests and top lists.

The creator of WSJT, K1JT who is leading the way in trying to present fragmental transfer as valid QSO’s has over the years made good friends with Rex VK7MO.

Rex is also doing his best to validate these non-QSO’s, but what is more interesting, he has taken things to another level. By creating coded tables to minimize transfer even further he is on a path leading to a nightmare situation.

Below is an extract from VK7MO’s webpage, describing QSO procedures that I am pretty certain will be the foundation of the next generation WSJT “amazing achievements”.

Read and decide yourself where this is heading… and remember who started it..

If you thought JT65 Deep Search was the final stage, I am sorry to say it was only the beginning. Things will get worse..

Digital communication in this form is taking our radio hobby down the drain.

If ever a statement is true, mine is; CW is King!!!

73 de Peter SM2CEW

Below you find the VK7MO digital QSO format, taken from the webpage at


Time: Saturday morning EDST 0700 to 0800, 2000 to 2100 UTC

Frequency: 144.230 MHz dial frequency USB

TX/RX period: 30 seconds, Southern Stations TX first (if you are looking for a station to your North you are a Southern station). For East-West paths Eastern stations Tx first. There is an ambiguity with these rules for stations working VK5 to VK2. To resolve this amiguity it has been agreed that VK5s shall TX first when working any VK2 and VK2 will TX second when working any VK5.

Liaison: 40 Meters, 7.085 MHz or nearby if in use, 5 to 10 minutes prior to tests and immediately after tests.

Coding: Abbreviated code as follows:

1 = Received your call sign code and my own call sign code and signal report weak.
2 = Received your call sign code and my own call sign code and signal report medium.
3 = Received your call sign code and my own call sign code and signal report strong.
4 = Received your call sign code weak.
5 = Received your call sign code medium.
6 = Received your call sign code strong.
7 = 73 also means Roger.
8 = CQ.
9 = Received a WSJT signal but could not identify it.

Signals strengths are provided by the WSJT program and are coded as follows:

Weak = 0 to 4 dB above the noise.
Medium = 5 to 8 dB above the noise.
Strong = more than 8 dB above the noise.

Call Sign codes:

A = Andrew VK5ZUC
B = Ray VK4BLK
C= Charlie VK3FMD
D = Dale VK5DC
F = Rex VK3OF
G = Ron VK5AKJ
H = Dave VK2AWD
J = Joe VK7JG
K = Ken VK4AKM
M = Mike VK2FLR
N = Neil VK2EI
O = Kevin VK5OA
P = Phil VK3YB
Q = Les VK4BAF
R = Rex VK7MO
S = Brian VK3KQB
T = Glenn VK4TZL
V = David VK3ANP
W = John VK3KWA
X = Ian VK3AXH
Y = John VK4AJS
Z = Adrian VK2FZ

If any one else requires a call sign code please send me an email with your preference from those not yet allocated – rmoncur@bigpond.net.au

If we run out of call sign codes I will ask those who are not using theirs to release them for others.

Procedure: Send each abbreviated code twice separated by a space. A contact might be of the form:

T8 T8 Glenn calling CQ.

PT5 PT5 Phil has copied Glenn’s call sign code medium.

TP1 TP1 Glenn has copied Phil’s call sign code and signal report weak.

PT7N4 PT7N4 Phil saying 73 to Glenn and giving Neil a report.

TP7J5 TP7J5 Glenn saying 73 to Phil and giving Joe a report.