I'm sorry, I probably shouldn't post something like this - but I've wondered for quite some time. How does RTTY work??! I've tried messing with different RTTY programs, HRD DM780, MMTTY, etc., and while I can get the software set up and decoding (poorly), transmitting seems to be a hurdle. Is there some kind of frequency shift/offset for RTTY that I don't know about? I tried RTTY transmitting a few months ago, and the ONLY response I managed to decode from someone was "You don't know what you're doing, so stop!" message. Literally. Really. I've never tried RTTY again, and have went back to PSK31 and FT8. So can someone please break it down barney-style for me, and explain RTTY to me as if I'm 5 years old? I'd really like to play with it and try it out, but I just want to do it correctly and avoid further shame messages..