Updating WSJT-X On The Raspberry Pi

In a previous post, WSJT-X was installed on the Raspberry Pi 4. This program works well on the Raspberry Pi; but, there are a few bugs in it. There is a new version out that address some of these bugs and has the added capability of running FT4. Updating WSJT-X is simple and if your lucky you don’t have to setup the program again.

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First, download the latest version from the WSJT-X website . Make sure to select the version for Raspbian. If the updated version of WSJT-X is installed onto the older version, it will retain the settings of the previous version. For one of my Raspberry Pi’s, it would not install unless the old version was uninstalled. First try to install on top the old version and see if any errors occur.

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Navigate to the directory where WSJT-X downloaded.

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Type “sudo dpkg -i wsjtx_2.1.2_armhf.deb” to install WSJT-X.

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If no errors appear, the installation was successful. Reboot the Pi and load WSJT-X. The splash screen will show the version of the program.

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One of the Raspberry Pi’s would not load WSJT-X over the older version. In this case, WSJT-X needed to be uninstalled. Since it was originally install in the Add/Remove Programs in Raspian, that was the easiest way to uninstall. Type WSJT-X in the search bar. Uncheck the boxes next to WSJT-X and its other support programs and click apply.

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Follow any prompts and WSJT-X will be uninstalled.

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Once you are finished uninstalling the old version, open the command line interface. Navigate to the folder WSJT-X was downloaded to. Type “sudo dpkg -i wsjtx_2.1.2_armhf.deb”. WSJT-X should install error free. Since we had to delete the old version, setting will have to be reentered.

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Links

https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html

https://km4nmp.com/2019/11/02/the-raspberry-pi-4/

https://km4nmp.com/2019/12/01/wsjt-x-on-the-raspberry-pi-4b-and-yaesu-ft-891/

https://km4nmp.com/2019/07/21/getting-started-with-wsjt-x-and-the-yaesu-ft-891-transceiver/

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