OT and getting further OT all the time!

From: John Lawson <jpl15_at_panix.com>
Date: Fri Feb 11 15:32:41 2005

On Fri, 11 Feb 2005, Tom Jennings wrote:

> John Lawson is the only other person I know of on this list and
> GREENKEYS, a bunch of hams really into old gear. They somewhat
> frown on doing radioteletype (rtty) with computers, preferring
> items that drip bits and oil in the rug, but I bet if you did it
> with an OLD computer... :-)

   There are a couple of others: John Foust, Sellam I think is subbed to GK
- Chris Fandt...

  but to tie this wierdly back in - one member of Greenkeys is currently
broadcasting news text (mostly VOA feeds) via 45.45 speed Baudot over

   The audio output of Winamp (called AFSK) is then fed into an RTTY
decoding program (I like TrueTTY or MMTTY) for "playback".

   I have it on the laptop here - it's just bizarre, a mix of the 'old'
and the 'new'. I'm too lazy and/or busy just now to hook the audio feed
into my hardware TTY Terminal Units and let it print out on my Model 19
Teletype - but several others on Greenkeys are doing just that, including
one person who is monitoring with an ASR33.

  Interested parties should download MMTTY, and Winamp if you don't already
have it. Then go to Shoutacst and search for 'Teletype'. Click on the
"Tune in!" button and the deedle-deedle-deedle of AFSK RTTY oughta play in
your speakers. Then fire up MMTTY (or whatever RTTY prog you like), and if
all the various Soundcard and Audio Driver settings and routings are
correct, you'll see the text printing out at a stately 45 baud.


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