My name is Mark. My callsign is KE5LIB. I enjoy using RTTY and other digital modes (including the original- Morse!) to send and receive, and I participate in a group called “Greenkeys”- a group that preserves and promotes the use of Teletype and other teleprinter machines for historical purposes as well as modern applications such as RSS and news feeds, social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc…) and amateur radio. I just discovered Outernet, and would like to gauge interest in developing a TTY feed specifically for those interested in receiving information and news over a Teletype machine or computer.
Using software or a demodulator device, it is easy to receive and decode information via audio feed to Baudot code, for fldigi/MMTTY software reception or by FSK/AFSK demodulator device for an actual “heavy metal” machine, such as my model 15 or model 28 KSR Teletype machines. On some opening sound effects/music for news programs one hears an old “impact printer” typing away, as information pours in. For some of us, this is the sound of a wonderful past, much like hearing a large grandfather clock keeping time. It is indeed another reason to hear our machines run, and see the past bring to the future the news of today, as it did many years ago when our machines were new technology!
If this pursuit piques your curiosity, whets your interest or just makes you want to explore it a bit more,
come join me. There is still magic in this world yet to be discovered.
All my best regards…