Where's RTTY as a Forum ?

Discussion in 'Working Different Modes' started by K2WH, Apr 20, 2019.

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  1. K2WH

    K2WH Ham Member Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    I have used RTTY on and off, mostly off in favor of the other digital modes like PSK, FT8 etc.

    But, I have just started to play around with MMTTY software, setting it up and using it to contact all the "AM70" stations currently on the air.

    I think its pretty cool and like I said, I'm starting get the program to work as I like it, hot buttons, canned msgs, font types, sizes and color.

    Running about 1.5kw on 20 meters and I think its a blast.

    So, is there a RTTY forum?

    And if there isn't one, perhaps we need one to get others interested in it so this historic mode doesn't die a slow death.

    K2WH
     
  2. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I believe the working different modes forum is the most appropriate one.
     
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  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU QRZ Lifetime Member #133 Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

  4. KS2G

    KS2G Subscriber QRZ Page

    There is no RTTY forum here on The Zed.
    But RTTY is a long way from "dying a slow death".

    RTTY@groups.io
    https://groups.io/g/RTTY

    rttycontesting.com
    Dedicated to Digital Mode Contesting

    MMTTY BY JE3HHT - Makoto Mori
    https://hamsoft.ca/pages/mmtty.php

    British Amateur Radio Teledata Group
    http://bartg.org.uk/wp/


    ;)

     
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  5. N1ZZZ

    N1ZZZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    RTTY seems to mostly be a contest mode now. It used to be a go-to for DX, but FT8 et al have supplanted it. We will see what FT4 does to the contest side of the mode.

    I run soundcard RTTY, but to me the real excitement is running it true FSK via hardware modems, complete with dancing X-Y tuning scopes. The only thing I haven't done is gone full teletype machine.

    73
    Jeremy N1ZZZ
     

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