The WSJT-X Development Team – Joe Taylor, K1JT; Steve Franke, K9AN; and Nico Palermo, IV3NWV – have announced the release of version 2.5.3. This new release includes a feature of special interest to users participating in the ARRL January VHF Contest (January 15-17, 2022).

The new feature for the ARRL VHF contests is an enhanced macro facility for Tx messages, aimed at making it easier to ask another station to QSY to a new band. The feature is described briefly in the User Guide at

A download link has been posted on the WSJT-X web page at