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Re: [RTTY] Welcome Back Ray WF1B

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Subject: Re: [RTTY] Welcome Back Ray WF1B
From: Lee Roberts <ham@n0sq.us>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:08:53 -0600
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I still have a copy of WF1B version 5. I used it a lot back in the 90's
and even 2000's. It can still be run using MS-DOS 6.22 in virtualbox.
Nice to see him back.

On 04/11/2017 11:45 AM, Don AA5AU wrote:
> I received email yesterday from Ray Ortgiesen, WF1B, letting me know he is 
> back on the air again! Anyone involved in RTTY in the 1990's will already be 
> familiar with Ray. For those who don't know Ray, he is the father of "modern" 
> computer-based RTTY contesting software. His DOS-based "RTTY by WF1B" program 
> was first introduced to the world in the October 1991 edition of the RTTY 
> Digital Journal in an article written by Jay, WS7I. Even though Jay and Hal 
> (WA7EGA) had been using their own SCOTCHLG RTTY contesting program for years, 
> it was RTTY by WF1B that took the RTTY contesting world by storm at the 1972 
> For nearly ten years RTTY by WF1B was the choice program of RTTY contesters 
> around the world. His program helped launch the wild popularity RTTY and RTTY 
> contesting experienced at the start of the 21st century. Many of the features 
> we find in WriteLog and N1MM first started in RTTY by WF1B.
> In additions to giving us RTTY by WF1B, Ray was also instrumental in the 
> creation of the Amateur Data Interchange Format (ADIF) that we all use today. 
> Ray is also a top RTTY contester and one of the nicest guys I've ever met.
> Please join me in welcoming Ray back. I can't wait to see his call scroll 
> across my screen again. We missed you Ray!
> 73, Don AA5AU
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