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NS RTTY this Thursday

Ken K6MR
 

Greetings Diddlers:

 

Pretty good turnout last week, not quite double digits but close.  Looks like maybe a few Dayton attendees were still recovering.

 

The upcoming weekend has a number of smaller events.  One that W6SX pointed to is the “Digifest”.  This is a new one on me, but it combines some unusual digital modes and has three different 8 hour segments.  And you can work people on each of the different modes.  75 baud RTTY is one of them, so maybe we can have some super speed RTTY just for grins!

 

If you spent all weekend on cw, you can check out your diddling mode by joining us Thursday evening.

 

Here are the details for our usual Thursday evening (in NA)  get together.

Friday,  31May 2019, 0145Z - 0215Z (Thursday, 30 May 2019 in NA)
-- 1845 - 1915 PDT
-- 2145 - 2215 EDT
-- (others in-between those two)
-- 160: 1805 and up (Last two minutes seem to be popular…)
-- 80/40/20/15 +84 kHz up from the band edge   ßNOTE
-- Same band dupes ok after 1 intervening Q.
-- 1 kHz QSY rule, otherwise standard Sprint rules
-- Mults per band.
-- 100W power limit

Please visit http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html for complete rules and links to other info. If you find any problems with the web pages, please let me know so we can get them fixed.

If you would like to receive all the latest info about NS as well as a have a place for comments and questions, sign up for the NS mailing list:  https://groups.io/g/nccc-blue

Contestonlinescore.com has a slot set up for us if you’d like to make sure your logger is talking to the world.  Select NCCC NA RTTY Sprint.

Report scores to 3830scores.com, and join us at 0300Z on 3610 kHz (+/- a few for ongoing groups) for comments and questions (and dinner menus).

Diddle diddle,

Ken K6MR

 

CTY-2908 Country Files - 23 May 2019

Jim Reisert AD1C
 

The Country (CTY) Files were updated on 23 May 2019:

http://www.country-files.com/cty-2908-23-may-2019/

For installation instructions, start at:

http://www.country-files.com/

Hover your mouse over the word Contest in the menu, then select the
software you are using.

To install the file, follow the link to your software at the top of the page.

If you are interested in a bigger CTY.DAT for everyday logging, you can get
it here:

http://www.country-files.com/big-cty-23-may-2019/

Note that the release notes (and Version Entity) for this larger file are
different than what is shown below. There is a separate link to them.

As a reminder, there is an RSS feed of the latest country file announcements:

http://www.country-files.com/feed/

Here are the release notes:

23 May 2019 (CTY-2908)
VER20190523, Version entity is Philippines, DU

Added/changed Entities/Prefixes/Callsigns:

* GB2QM is Shetland Islands, *GM/s
* JW/LB2PG is Bear Island, *JW/b
* BH4CXY/9 is China, BY
* TO1T is Guadeloupe, FG
* GB0GLS, GB2BCW and GB4SOS are all Northern Ireland, GI
* GB2MBB, GB2MOF, GB2NMM and GB2QM are all Scotland, GM
* IK7SHC/MT and IK8IJN/I/US are both Italy, I
* JG1RHN/JD1 is Minami Torishima, JD/m
* KL4CZ is United States, K in CQ zone 4, ITU zone 6
* AC7P is United States, K in CQ zone 4, ITU zone 7
* KT4O is United States, K in CQ zone 4, ITU zone 8
* KA1I and NH0Q are both Guam, KH2
* KJ6DCH, N6ZZX and W3MKG are all Alaska, KL
* K4LCR and KN4UAN are both Puerto Rico, KP4
* LW2EIY/H is Argentina, LU
* PA6OP/MILL, PD0ARI/MILL, PG64HOOP/MIL, PH4RTM/MILL, PI4DHG/MILL
and PI4ZWN/MILL are all Netherlands, PA
* SV2ASP and SV2ASP/P are both Mount Athos, SV/a
* R1945HS, R300POL, R7AB/P, R8XF/1, RA2FDX/3, RV1CC/1, UE74AP, UE74GL,
UE74LB and UE74SZ are all European Russia, UA
* RW9WJ/P is European Russia, UA in ITU zone 30
* R1I, RA1I, RC1I, RD1I, RE1I, RF1I, RG1I, RJ1I, RK1I, RL1I, RM1I,
RN1I, RO1I, RQ1I, RT1I, RU1I, RV1I, RW1I, RX1I, RY1I and RZ1I are all European Russia, UA in CQ zone 17, ITU zone 20
* UA3FQ/4 is European Russia, UA in CQ zone 17, ITU zone 30
* RU5D/8 is Asiatic Russia, UA9
* R17 is Asiatic Russia, UA9 in ITU zone 20
* RT9W is Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 16
* R205NEW is Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 19, ITU zone 25
* VA3ELE/2 and VE2TWO are both Canada, VE in CQ zone 2, ITU zone 4

Removed Entities/Prefixes/Callsigns:

* JW2US in Bear Island, *JW/b
* RI1ANL and RI1ANW in Antarctica, CE9
* EA1RCI/CR in Spain, EA
* TO2MB in Martinique, FM
* TO2BC in French Guiana, FY
* KH2SR, KH6KG, KM4RO, KN0W, KS4AA, N0SMX, N2CJN, N5VGK, N7BD, N9BD,
W1JCW, W7KAM, W9LG and WA2JQZ in United States, K
* K7NRJ, KF4DWA, NB6R and W8WH in Hawaii, KH6
* AE5IR, K7Y, KE5ZUM, KJ4WIQ and W4LS in Alaska, KL
* LU1SF/S, LU1YY/V, LU4ERS/D, LU5DTF/D, LU5HA/H, LU6HBB/H, LU9GOY/L
and LW3EK/D in Argentina, LU
* R125IL, R160ASP, R160B, R160IP, R160NN, R160PM, R160SE, RA9SGI/1,
RN9N/1, RP74AS, RP74FD, RP74GD, RP74IW, RT9K/6, RT9T/3 and RX3XX/N in European Russia, UA
* R11UND, R160DMP, R160RP, RI18POL and RP74AR in Asiatic Russia, UA9
* VK9JD in Christmas Island, VK9X
* ZS70BAK in South Africa, ZS

73 - Jim AD1C

--
Jim Reisert AD1C, <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu>, http://www.ad1c.us

NS RTTY this Thursday

Ken K6MR
 

OK, last week was Dayton/Xenia so I guess we should have all taken the week off and headed east (in my case anyway).  We still had a few folks around and we kept the bands warm for you.

 

The upcoming weekend looks to be pretty much all cw with the WPX on tap.  Every unknown call sign ever invented will be active and will likely challenge everyone’s copying ability.

 

Please join us Thursday evening for a bit of digital fun and keep the diddle machines in top shape.

 

Here are the details for our usual Thursday evening (in NA)  get together.

Friday,  24May 2019, 0145Z - 0215Z (Thursday, 23 May 2019 in NA)
-- 1845 - 1915 PDT
-- 2145 - 2215 EDT
-- (others in-between those two)
-- 160: 1805 and up (Last two minutes seem to be popular…)
-- 80/40/20/15 +84 kHz up from the band edge   ßNOTE
-- Same band dupes ok after 1 intervening Q.
-- 1 kHz QSY rule, otherwise standard Sprint rules
-- Mults per band.
-- 100W power limit

Please visit http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html for complete rules and links to other info. If you find any problems with the web pages, please let me know so we can get them fixed.

If you would like to receive all the latest info about NS as well as a have a place for comments and questions, sign up for the NS mailing list:  https://groups.io/g/nccc-blue

Contestonlinescore.com has a slot set up for us if you’d like to make sure your logger is talking to the world.  Select NCCC NA RTTY Sprint.

Report scores to 3830scores.com, and join us at 0300Z on 3610 kHz (+/- a few for ongoing groups) for comments and questions (and dinner menus).

Diddle diddle,

Ken K6MR

 

 

 

NS RTTY this Thursday

Ken K6MR
 

Greetings Diddlers:

A smaller group last week, but lots of activity.  15 meters even saw several Qs.  Sunshine is doing something!  Welcome back to Ray, WQ5L. 

 

The frequency change is working well, we seem to be avoiding the FT4 signals.

 

The upcoming weekend has the Aegean RTTY test.  It looks like a everyone works everyone affair, so warm up those diddles and be ready.

Here are the details for our usual Thursday evening (in NA)  get together.

Friday,  17 May 2019, 0145Z - 0215Z (Thursday, 16 May 2019 in NA)
-- 1845 - 1915 PDT
-- 2145 - 2215 EDT
-- (others in-between those two)
-- 160: 1805 and up (Last two minutes seem to be popular…)
-- 80/40/20/15 +84 kHz up from the band edge   ßNOTE
-- Same band dupes ok after 1 intervening Q.
-- 1 kHz QSY rule, otherwise standard Sprint rules
-- Mults per band.
-- 100W power limit

Please visit http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html for complete rules and links to other info. If you find any problems with the web pages, please let me know so we can get them fixed.

If you would like to receive all the latest info about NS as well as a have a place for comments and questions, sign up for the NS mailing list:  https://groups.io/g/nccc-blue

Contestonlinescore.com has a slot set up for us if you’d like to make sure your logger is talking to the world.  Select NCCC NA RTTY Sprint.

Report scores to 3830scores.com, and join us at 0300Z on 3610 kHz (+/- a few for ongoing groups) for comments and questions (and dinner menus).

Diddle diddle,

Ken K6MR

 

 

Re: Digital Contest Dinner, Dayton

Ed Muns, W0YK
 

Response for this informal gathering next Thursday evening in Dayton has
been a bit "underwhelming". Plenty of room for more to join in.

Two MORTTY kits will be raffled off thanks to Larry K8UT and Steve N8AR.

Here are the dinner details again:

When: Thursday, 16 May, 6pm

Where: Spaghetti Warehouse, 36 West 5th Street (two blocks from Crowne Plaza
hotel and three blocks from Convention Center parking garage)

What: Informal dinner with Digital contesting friends (anyone welcome)

Menu: choice of:
- Spaghetti & Meatballs
- Incredible 15-Layer Lasagne
- Fettuccini Alfredo
- Four-Cheese Manicotti
- Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Includes crisp fresh garden salad, freshly baked sourdough bread
and your choice of soft drink or tea

Cost: $21

RSVP: Ed W0YK with check or feeless (to me) PayPal transaction to
w0yk@.... Mailing address: POB 1877, Los Gatos, CA 95031-1877

(Feeless PayPal transactions are done by choosing "Friends and Family" and
using funds already in your PayPal account or cash drawn from your bank
account. Any transaction type that uses credit cards will need to be for
$24 to cover the fee I will be charged. I can also process credit cards
directly for $24.)

If you'd like to arrange a speaker, presentation or other activity please
let me know. Otherwise, this will be primarily a social event.

73,
Ed W0YK

NS RTTY this Thursday

Ken K6MR
 

Greetings Diddlers:

A lively group last week, and 20 meters is really starting to come alive.  Of course that means 80 and 160 are sorta difficult out here on the left coast.  Way too much sunlight where I’m at!

 

As a friendly reminder, don’t forget to pause for just a bit before calling someone who is inheriting the frequency.  This allows the guy leaving the frequency to ask for a fill, and given the summer noisy conditions it’s more likely to happen for the next few months.  So take a breath and listen for the ‘TU’ or ‘R’ or whatever might be sent to be sure the last Q was completed.  The management thanks you.

 

The frequency move seemed to work out well, so let’s continue to use +x.084 and up (except for 160) and stay out of the way of the new FT4 modes.  During the week there is plenty of room.

 

The upcoming weekend has the greatest contest for those of you who like BIG scores: the VOLTA RTTY test.  I mean, one winner last year had over 1,000,000,000 points!  Now that’s some serious points. 

So don’t miss out on a big score over the weekend and make sure your diddle machine is ready.  Please join us Thursday evening and give it a 30 minute workout just for fun.

Here are the details for our usual Thursday evening (in NA)  get together.

Friday,  10 May 2019, 0145Z - 0215Z (Thursday, 9 May 2019 in NA)
-- 1845 - 1915 PDT
-- 2145 - 2215 EDT
-- (others in-between those two)
-- 160: 1805 and up (Last two minutes seem to be popular…)
-- 80/40/20/15 +84 kHz up from the band edge   ßNOTE
-- Same band dupes ok after 1 intervening Q.
-- 1 kHz QSY rule, otherwise standard Sprint rules
-- Mults per band.
-- 100W power limit

Please visit http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html for complete rules and links to other info. If you find any problems with the web pages, please let me know so we can get them fixed.

If you would like to receive all the latest info about NS as well as a have a place for comments and questions, sign up for the NS mailing list:  https://groups.io/g/nccc-blue

Contestonlinescore.com has a slot set up for us if you’d like to make sure your logger is talking to the world.  Select NCCC NA RTTY Sprint.

Report scores to 3830scores.com, and join us at 0300Z on 3610 kHz (+/- a few for ongoing groups) for comments and questions (and dinner menus).

Diddle diddle,

Ken K6MR

 

 

Re: FT8/FT4 on a KX3

Ed Muns, W0YK
 

The KX3 starts reducing power when the PA temperature exceeds a safe level, so you should not damage the radio.

 

Ed W0YK

 


From: RTTY@groups.io [mailto:RTTY@groups.io] On Behalf Of Eric Rosenberg W3DQ
Sent: 03 May, 2019 08:39
To: rtty@groups.io
Subject: [RTTY] FT8/FT4 on a KX3

 

I've been offered a KX3 and loop antenna to take with me on a family trip to the Caribbean.  As this is a *family* trip (i.e., a resort) , my on-the-air time will be limited at best.

 

For that reason, I'm thinking that running FT8/FT4 might be easier than CW (I'm a terrible CW op) or phone. 

 

My question is whether or not I'll fry the KX3 (with a stock heatsink). Being a loaner, I have to be careful!

 

Your thoughts and comments are appreciated! 

 

73,

Eric W3DQ

FT8/FT4 on a KX3

Eric Rosenberg W3DQ
 

I've been offered a KX3 and loop antenna to take with me on a family trip to the Caribbean.  As this is a *family* trip (i.e., a resort) , my on-the-air time will be limited at best.

For that reason, I'm thinking that running FT8/FT4 might be easier than CW (I'm a terrible CW op) or phone. 

My question is whether or not I'll fry the KX3 (with a stock heatsink). Being a loaner, I have to be careful!

Your thoughts and comments are appreciated! 

73,
Eric W3DQ

CTY-2907 Country Files - 03 May 2019

Jim Reisert AD1C
 

The Country (CTY) Files were updated on 03 May 2019:

http://www.country-files.com/cty-2907-03-may-2019/

For installation instructions, start at:

http://www.country-files.com/

Hover your mouse over the word Contest in the menu, then select the
software you are using.

To install the file, follow the link to your software at the top of the page.

If you are interested in a bigger CTY.DAT for everyday logging, you can get
it here:

http://www.country-files.com/big-cty-03-may-2019/

Note that the release notes (and Version Entity) for this larger file are
different than what is shown below. There is a separate link to them.

As a reminder, there is an RSS feed of the latest country file announcements:

http://www.country-files.com/feed/

Here are the release notes:

3 May 2019 (CTY-2907)
VER20190503, Version entity is St. Martin, FS

Added/changed Entities/Prefixes/Callsigns:

* GB2MAC is Northern Ireland, GI
* GB0SSB, GB2KDR, GB5RO and GM6WRW/P are all Scotland, GM
* GB0CAC, GB0GLV, GB0LM, GB2ORM and GB8ND are all Wales, GW
* IU8CEU/8CZ is Italy, I
* KO9V is in ITU zone 7, not ITU zone 8
* KO9V is in CQ zone 4, not CQ zone 5
* KS4AA is United States, K in CQ zone 4, ITU zone 6
* AJ6JF is Guam, KH2
* K6BU, KD0ZSP, KD6NVX, KK6RM and KL0TK are all Hawaii, KH6
* KG5MIO is Alaska, KL
* KD9MRY and KN4TNC are both Puerto Rico, KP4
* LU4ADE/D is Argentina, LU
* TA1D/3 is Asiatic Turkey, TA
* R2019DG, R9XAU/6, RP74AD, RP74AF, RP74AH, RP74AK, RP74AO, RP74AQ,
RP74AS, RP74B, RP74BA, RP74BK, RP74BQ, RP74BR, RP74CH, RP74DN, RP74DP,
RP74EL, RP74FA, RP74FW, RP74GD, RP74GE, RP74GF, RP74GO, RP74GT, RP74GV,
RP74GY, RP74IL, RP74IN, RP74IP, RP74IS, RP74IW, RP74K, RP74KC, RP74KD,
RP74KF, RP74KN, RP74KO, RP74KP, RP74KR, RP74KZ, RP74L, RP74LD, RP74LG,
RP74M, RP74MK, RP74ML, RP74MM, RP74MN, RP74MR, RP74MY, RP74N, RP74ND, RP74NF,
RP74NK, RP74NP, RP74NV, RP74O, RP74ON, RP74OT, RP74PA, RP74PD, RP74PK,
RP74PP, RP74PR, RP74PW, RP74QP, RP74RA, RP74RD, RP74RO, RP74RP, RP74RT,
RP74S, RP74SB, RP74SE, RP74SK, RP74SP, RP74SR, RP74SW, RP74T, RP74TA, RP74TF,
RP74TW, RP74VB, RP74VF, RP74VG, RP74VM, RP74WD, RP74WF, RP74WK, RP74WP,
RP74WR, RP74WW, RP74ZK and UE18DG are all European Russia, UA
* RP74A, RP74AU, RP74PT, RP74RK and RP74ZP are all European Russia, UA in ITU zone 19
* RP74DD, RP74FD, RP74I and RP74IZ are all European Russia, UA in ITU zone 30
* RP74X is European Russia, UA in CQ zone 17, ITU zone 20
* UA3FQ/4/P is European Russia, UA in CQ zone 17, ITU zone 30
* RA9MX/P, RP74AZ, RP74DT, RP74GB, RP74GR, RP74IM, RP74LL, RP74P, RP74PO,
RP74TG and RP74U are all Asiatic Russia, UA9
* RA60PD, RK4PA/9 and RP74GS are all Asiatic Russia, UA9 in ITU zone 20
* RP74AR, RP74GI and RP74UF are all Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 16
* RP74KM and RP74MP are both Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 18, ITU zone 31
* RP74AB and RP74KT are both Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 18, ITU zone 32
* RU9MV/0 is Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 19, ITU zone 25
* RP74DG, RP74SD and RP74V are all Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 19, ITU zone 34
* R0WX/P is Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 23, ITU zone 32
* VK2FBBB/9 is Norfolk Island, VK9N

Removed Entities/Prefixes/Callsigns:

* DH5CW and RI1ANR in Antarctica, CE9
* EA6LU/3 in Spain, EA
* EA6LU/P in Balearic Islands, EA6
* EA4URE/9 in Ceuta & Melilla, EA9
* TO3Z and TO7D in Guadeloupe, FG
* GB0SPD, GB1SPD, GB2SPD and GB5SPD in Northern Ireland, GI
* II0IDR/NAVY and II8ICN/NAVY in Italy, I
* KL7LT in United States, K
* KG4AS and KG4SC in Guantanamo Bay, KG4
* KE4YSP in Guam, KH2
* AJ6JF and KI6QQJ in Hawaii, KH6
* K5UBS and KC0LLL in Alaska, KL
* KV4BT in US Virgin Islands, KP2
* KC1KZI, KN4SKZ, N1ZJC and N4UK in Puerto Rico, KP4
* LU2EE/D in Argentina, LU
* R0WX/P, R2019LS, R9XC/1, RA2FDX/3, RU9SO/6 and UF0W/6 in European Russia, UA
* RA/OK1DWF in Asiatic Russia, UA9

73 - Jim AD1C

--
Jim Reisert AD1C, <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu>, http://www.ad1c.us

Number of RTTY Opportunities this Weekend - May 4th-5th #neqp #deqp #7qp

Scott Green - K7JSG
 

This is a major State QSO Party weekend.  There are 4 State QSO Parties and 3 of them allow Digital contacts.

The biggies are 7QP and New England QSO parties.  Delaware QSO party also allows Digital contacts.

I will be operating RTTY as well as SSB in 7QP in WA State in Skagit county (WASKG).

I will be setup to run on 10-80.  Mostly will be on 20, 40 & 80.

I hope to see you on the air.

Scott - K7JSG

NS RTTY this Thursday (please read: frequency change)

Ken K6MR
 

Greetings Diddlers:

Another double digit week.   Welcome back to relatively newcomers WV4P and NN5O.  Even WD0T poked his head out from the basement!

 

If you’ve been following the WSJT software development, you may have heard that a new mode (FT4) is up and running.  They are using a new segment of the bands to stay away from the FT8 group, and on a couple of bands they are above x.080.  That could cause a problem with the frequency suggestions we’ve been using.

 

K6UFO/NN7SS suggested moving up to x.084 just so we don’t get into a frequency conflict.  It won’t be a problem on all bands, but it’s just easier to remember if we use the same bottom limit (160 is the exception).  So let’s move to x.084 and up for a while and see how it goes.  As N3QE also noted, this also keeps us away from the W1AW code practice sessions that are on 80 meters when we are.

 

The upcoming weekend is a big QSO Party weekend, and a few have digital modes.  So join us Thursday evening and give those diddles a test in case you find some RTTY activity from your favorite QP.

Here are the details for our usual Thursday evening (in NA)  get together.

Friday,  3 May 2019, 0145Z - 0215Z (Thursday, 2 May 2019 in NA)
-- 1845 - 1915 PDT
-- 2145 - 2215 EDT
-- (others in-between those two)
-- 160: 1805 and up (Last two minutes seem to be popular…)
-- 80/40/20/15 +84 kHz up from the band edge   ß-NOTE
-- Same band dupes ok after 1 intervening Q.
-- 1 kHz QSY rule, otherwise standard Sprint rules
-- Mults per band.
-- 100W power limit

Please visit http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html for complete rules and links to other info. If you find any problems with the web pages, please let me know so we can get them fixed.

If you would like to receive all the latest info about NS as well as a have a place for comments and questions, sign up for the NS mailing list:  https://groups.io/g/nccc-blue

Contestonlinescore.com has a slot set up for us if you’d like to make sure your logger is talking to the world.  Select NCCC NA RTTY Sprint.

Report scores to 3830scores.com, and join us at 0300Z on 3610 kHz (+/- a few for ongoing groups) for comments and questions (and dinner menus).

Diddle diddle,

Ken K6MR


 

Re: Teletype machines to good home

jeff stai wk6i
 

I see that Mark did not include location. The stuff is currently in WI and he may move them to OK which implies possible destinations in between those two points - but you REALLY need to talk to MARK about that. 73 jeff wk6i


On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 1:49 PM Jeff Stai <wk6i.jeff@...> wrote:
hi - I'm sending this on behalf of Mark N5OT who doesn't want to throw away another man's treasure. Please respond directly to Mark at dad@.... Apologies for list overlap. 73 jeff wk6i
----
Greetings GreenKeyers & RTTY folks,

I am not a GreenKeyer myself.  However, at the recommendation of friends W0YK and WK6I, I have come here to learn how I should deal with the following:

Attached are 12 photos of a couple machines located where I'm going to go clean out this week.  I had a model 15 when I was a teenager, so I recognize these as various guts of old teletype machines.

My question is: Do they have value to someone or should I leave them where they sit and pretend I never saw them?

I will need a go-no-go answer of some kind by Tuesday morning.  Sorry for the short notice.  If you know someone who would want/need this stuff, I am open to any idea about how to get it into their hands.  I like doing this and I hate to see it go to the dump unless that's just where it needs to go.

Thanks in advance.

73 - Mark N5OT


--
Jeff Stai ~ WK6I ~ wk6i.jeff@...
RTTY op at W7RN
Twisted Oak Winery ~ http://www.twistedoak.com/


--
Jeff Stai ~ WK6I ~ wk6i.jeff@...
RTTY op at W7RN
Twisted Oak Winery ~ http://www.twistedoak.com/

Teletype machines to good home

jeff stai wk6i
 

hi - I'm sending this on behalf of Mark N5OT who doesn't want to throw away another man's treasure. Please respond directly to Mark at dad@.... Apologies for list overlap. 73 jeff wk6i
----
Greetings GreenKeyers & RTTY folks,

I am not a GreenKeyer myself.  However, at the recommendation of friends W0YK and WK6I, I have come here to learn how I should deal with the following:

Attached are 12 photos of a couple machines located where I'm going to go clean out this week.  I had a model 15 when I was a teenager, so I recognize these as various guts of old teletype machines.

My question is: Do they have value to someone or should I leave them where they sit and pretend I never saw them?

I will need a go-no-go answer of some kind by Tuesday morning.  Sorry for the short notice.  If you know someone who would want/need this stuff, I am open to any idea about how to get it into their hands.  I like doing this and I hate to see it go to the dump unless that's just where it needs to go.

Thanks in advance.

73 - Mark N5OT


--
Jeff Stai ~ WK6I ~ wk6i.jeff@...
RTTY op at W7RN
Twisted Oak Winery ~ http://www.twistedoak.com/

Re: Which FSK Interface?

Jeff AC0C
 

"Best" without decision criteria is sort of a wildcard question, right?  I'm not trying to be difficult, but best really depends on what you personally value. 

As with all things radio, there is no "ideal" - there is only relative performance to each thing that you care about.  In addition, you can't have the "best" discussion without considering why you are using FSK when a lot of "best" things at least on the other guy's end generally are much better with AFSK.

73/jeff/ac0c
alpha-charlie-zero-charlie
www.ac0c.com
On 4/26/19 3:30 PM, Dave Hachadorian wrote:

The last time I tried to use TinyFSK, using built-in N1MM support, transmissions took significantly longer than they did using the serial port / transistor method.  People decoded me just fine, but it sounded like some overhead characters were being inserted.  Maybe it was something goofy with my setup.  I did not try TinyFSK with 2Tone or the new MMTTY capability.  I am currently using a Byterunner USB-serial box with transistor switch.
 
Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
Yuma, AZ
 
 
 
 
 
From: John N0TA
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2019 10:14 AM
To: RTTY@groups.io
Subject: [RTTY] Which FSK Interface?
 
I now have three FSK interfaces: W3YY optical, TinyFSK, and now, WinKeyer. I have never had a problem with any of them, and they appear to work equally well.

Has anyone had any experiences which would indicate which works the best?
Thanks,
  - John, N0TA

Re: Which FSK Interface?

Dave Hachadorian
 

The last time I tried to use TinyFSK, using built-in N1MM support, transmissions took significantly longer than they did using the serial port / transistor method.  People decoded me just fine, but it sounded like some overhead characters were being inserted.  Maybe it was something goofy with my setup.  I did not try TinyFSK with 2Tone or the new MMTTY capability.  I am currently using a Byterunner USB-serial box with transistor switch.
 
Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
Yuma, AZ
 
 
 
 
 

From: John N0TA
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2019 10:14 AM
To: RTTY@groups.io
Subject: [RTTY] Which FSK Interface?
 
I now have three FSK interfaces: W3YY optical, TinyFSK, and now, WinKeyer. I have never had a problem with any of them, and they appear to work equally well.

Has anyone had any experiences which would indicate which works the best?
Thanks,
  - John, N0TA

Re: Which FSK Interface?

Jim Rhodes
 

I have always had good luck with a couple of NPN transistors and a couple of 1k resistors.  Can put them together in a DB9 hood and add the cable(s) needed for the rig. More money invested in the connectors and associated hardware than the electronics. They just do everything you need to do, don't take up space on desktop and don't cause any trouble.

Which FSK Interface?

John N0TA
 

I now have three FSK interfaces: W3YY optical, TinyFSK, and now, WinKeyer. I have never had a problem with any of them, and they appear to work equally well. 

Has anyone had any experiences which would indicate which works the best?
Thanks,
  - John, N0TA

Model 19 Desk

Jim AC0E
 

I used to be the proud owner of a Model 19 desk.... It was not used much as I came into pocession of a Model 28ASR shortly thereafter complete with a perf reader perf maker almost identical the machine I used in my Army days in the Far East.... RYRY & the aroma of warm machine oil in a room full of Model 28s at 3am on a Mid shift...
Those were the days..!!
James Douglass, AC0E
05K USASA 70-73
TORII STATION
Okinawa....

Re: BARTG 75 Baud contest

Jim N6VH
 

I started RTTY using a model 15. I kept a can of WD-40 close at hand. That was my go to "tool" when things weren't working right.

73,

Jim N6VH

On 4/25/2019 7:28 AM, Ken K6MR wrote:
Thanks John.  I’ve read about the early days but I can’t say I would miss them.  Keeping those machines running must have been a full time job.
Ken K6MR

Speaking of 75 baud

Hank W6SX
 

BARTG 75 baud this Sunday.

Please note that exchange is serial number.

Please do not send RST.

Instead of 599 123 or 599 123 123, use those bauds effectively and send 123 123 or 123 123 123. Don't waste bauds on useless 599.

Contest Exuberantly,

Hank, W6SX