I suspect the Commodore 64 and AEA's software (early-mid 1980s?) for
it was the major assulat on mechanical telprinters. That's when I
got back into RTTY. When I was a kid I had a neighbor who was into
RTTY and it didn't interest me. I also played with a Model 15 at
college (W2SZ) in the mid-late 70s, and didn't like all the noise,
but didn't get into it myself until the C64 software came along.
On 26 May 2005 at 8:21, Bill Coleman wrote:
> I was just thinking (dangerous, I know) this morning about the
> history of RTTY, and I wondered exactly when did the use of
> mechanical teleprinters become obsolete? Now, back in 1975, there was
> a fellow who adapted a terminal unit to an Altair 8080 and was
> participating in the BARTG contest while he was exhibiting at an
> Altair competition. He won the price for the best application of the
> Altair computer.
> So, that's probably the earliest mechanical teleprinters were
> replaced -- but when was the last year that they were used on the air?
> Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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