eHam Forums => Digital => Topic started by: X-N3CLO on April 19, 2002, 10:01:58 AM

Title: RTTY & DOS --elementary question
Post by: X-N3CLO on April 19, 2002, 10:01:58 AM
I am about to get my General back after 10 years' lapse.  I haven't much cash on hand, so need to do things on the cheap.

I"m interested in experimenting with digital RTTY.  My question: Is there a program that will do RTTY, based in Windows 3.1 (!) or DOS, that will work through the sound card?

If such a chimera exists -- where does one find the cable that would connect the serial port (or whatever . . ) to a boat anchor like the Kenwood TS 520, or the Omni D?  (As you can see, I hope to avoid the modem or other extra hardware, trying to work with what's available: my 486 (XYL won't let me use the nice computer) and the XCVR.

Title: RTTY & DOS --elementary question
Post by: NB6Z on April 19, 2002, 11:34:45 AM
There are good opertunities to get your RTTY station started with an old PC and home made interface cable. It is hard to find these programs for a 16 bit windows OS but they are available if you use WIN95/98 or DOS. All that info is on the web and a good start for info is at

Title: RTTY & DOS --elementary question
Post by: W7DJM on April 21, 2002, 10:22:21 PM
There used to be something called "rttyblaster" or somethingf similar.  Look around with Google, get on and look for the downloads there, and CERTAINLY go to "dxzone" and do a search there.  

There most CERTAINLY is some dos based rtty stuff still out there.

Title: RTTY & DOS --elementary question
Post by: KE4MOB on April 29, 2002, 10:14:33 PM
If I were you, I'd look around on eBay for some old RTTY terminal gear like was used in the early 80's...some of the older HAL stuff comes to mind.

Steve, KE4MOB