I used the TRS-80 and Macrotrinics interface sometime in the 70's. I had a
friend here who was using the S-100 bus with a RTTY setup. He had been
using that for a long time when the TRS-80 came out. Also, there were a
bunch of guys using the Heathkit H-8 with RTTY, so icomputerized rtty has
been around for a while.
Subject: [RTTY] When did mechanical teleprinters become obsolete?
> 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: email@example.com
> Quote: "Not within a thousand years will man ever fly!"
> -- Wilbur Wright, 1901
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