OT and getting further OT all the time!

From: Stan Barr <stanb_at_dial.pipex.com>
Date: Sun Feb 13 03:00:06 2005


John Foust said:

> At 03:32 PM 2/11/2005, John Lawson wrote:
> > 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 Shoutcast/Winamp.
> Hams are a dying breed. They talk about stuff you haven't had to worry
> about for decades. They may not be up on the latest developments,
> this clever hack notwithstanding.

Not *just* hams. As I sit here typing I can see on the screen an incoming
NAVTEX broadcast aimed at shipping. These broadcasts are in mode B SITOR,
a 100 baud system, and are transmiited on 518KHz. Just to get a bit nearer
on topic, I'm watching it using a 1960 receiver and a terminal unit that
dates back over 10 years connected to the 386 I use as a print server, to
which I telnet and run minicom on the server...
Stan Barr  stanb_at_dial.pipex.com
The future was never like this!
Received on Sun Feb 13 2005 - 03:00:06 GMT

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