Model 28 ASR

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RTTY Model 28 ASR and KSR Machines

History of RTTY and Major Contributors - When and where and how it started, and how it advanced and changed over the years. Stories and short biographies of those individuals whose efforts advanced the hobby and made it better for others.

Introduction to Amateur Radio Teletype - By Irvin M. Hoff, K8DKC/W6FFC.   Mr. Hoff was an active radio amateur and a recognized authority in the field of amateur radio teletype.  Articles by Mr. Hoff have appeared in leading publications for decades providing major contributions to the technical advancement and increasing popularity of RTTY.

Teletype Story - The booklet 'THE TELETYPE STORY' was originally produced as a handout commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Teletype Corporation.

About RTTY.COM - An introduction to the Web Master and Co-Web Master who have been involved in RTTY for many decades.


Contact Us - If you have any questions about RTTY hardware or software or want to suggest improvements to this WEB site.



Bytheway Software Development Lab (BSDL) - wealth of software developed specifically for the RTTY enthusiast.

Kretzman Technical Library - Schematics, equipment manuals, adjustments, and other not-so-easy to find info. We have looked long and hard, spent many hours providing you difficult to find information on teletype machines, terminal units and other information needed to bring your RTTY gear back to life.

Baudot RTTY Frequency List - Current list of known RTTY broadcast frequencies.



Greenkeys - GreenKeys is a mailing list (reflector) devoted to the discussion of older radio teletype (RTTY) gear including mechanical teleprinters, terminal units, rolls of paper, gears, cams, wingnuts, paper tape, and anything else related to older RTTY gear.

LINKS - Other sites of interest, noteworthy suppliers, and places extraordinary.


Fun Stuff

Royer RTTY Art Pavilion - Dedicated to the memory of Don Royer, WA6PIR. A collection of Teletype art pictures collected over the years, most of them recovered from paper tape and converted from BAUDOT to ASCII.

Code-Card Corner - The wallets, toolboxes, tech manuals and window corners of TTY repairmen invariably had Type-Box Charts, ASCII and BAUDOT code bit charts, etc. Here are some for you to enjoy.

Instructional Videos - A collection of YouTube videos showing you various teletype machines in action.



Model 14 Reperforators

Model 15 KSR

Model 19 Teletypewriter Set

Model 28 KSR

Model 28 ASR

Model 28 Extended ASR

Tactical Teletypewriter Set (MITE)

Model 32




Demods & Terminal Units

Alltronics Molel-A (1955)

W5HFZ-W5RJG RTTY Converter (1955)

Mainline TT/L FSK Demodulator (1964)

Mainline ST-3 Demodulator (1970)

DT-500 and DT-600 Demodulator made by DATA TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATES, INC (1977)

Mainline ST-6 Demodulator (1970)

Mainline UT-2 Demodulator (1975)

Basic first release ST-5 (1970)

Updated ST-5 (1973)

Frederick Electronics 1632 Demododulator (1976)


Teletype Frequency Shift Converter Model K


Service & Maintenance

Western Union Field Tech Service Manual - 168 Pages of info on the care and feeding of the Models 28 and 35 ASRs.  This was a compact-sized Technical Manual issued to Western Union Field Technicians as a handy aid in the maintenance and lubrication of Model 28 and Model 35 ASR Sets.

The Teletype Stunt Box Book - All about the Model 28 Function/Stunt Box

Critical Tuning - RTTY.COM is pleased to present BSP Section 570-001-901, which is a compendium of Critical Adjustments for the most commonly found Teletype Equipment from Model 14 to Model 35.

Teletypewriter Maintenance Tools Tools -- A very late edition (AUGUST 1977) of the Teletype Corporation Maintenance Tools Catalog.

Our Mission

RTTY.COM has been established to focus on the many aspects of Amateur Radio Teletype (RTTY) and to present to the dedicated RTTYer, and to the curious, a location wherein one can find information relating to RTTY and BAUDOT communications.

Anyone and everyone who has ever had any interest or participation in Amateur RTTY is encouraged to frequent this website. Your comments and suggestions are solicited so that the best possible utilization of this website can be implemented. 

The YouTube video to the right demonstrates a Model 28 teletype machine copying news bulletins being transmitted by the 24/7 Internet service provided by RTTY.COM.  Read on for more information about this interesting service being offered teletype enthusiasts.

Our RTTY over Internet Services

We offer Internet teletype broadcast services which can be received using software on your computer.  Click Here for Instructions on how to Listen to FSK Teletype Signals News and Features Updated Periodically 60 WPM 5-unit Code - 2125 Mark - 2295 Space

The following two links introduce you to an online Internet service provided by RTTY.COM.  Clicking on a link will bring up your computer's default sound player, usually Real Player or WinAmp. 


The video on the right shows an example of how to use this service.  NEED SOMETHING FOR YOUR MACHINES TO PRINT???

W7TTY (Sequim, WA)

This is the original site that has been in service for many hears and is operated by George Hutchison, W7TTY.

  1. Streaming audio link to the RTTY.COM server, should bring up your default software on your computer, usually RealPlayer or WinAmp  General News Bulletins via Internet broadcasted 24/7.

  2. Internet Teletype Greenwich Channel Politics, military and sports via Internet broadcasted 24/7.

  3. Streaming audio link to the RTTY.COM server, should bring up your default software on your computer, usually RealPlayer or WinAmp
    This is another version of ITTY, but it targets those users that do not want the 24/7 broadcast feed and only want to read mail from other users, similar to your email you get today.

W2TTY (Arvada, CO)

This site is one of the latest additions to the RTTY over Internet services.  Thanks to Paul Heller, W2TTY for putting together this service.

  1. Streaming audio link to the RTTY.COM server, should bring up your default software on your computer, usually RealPlayer or WinAmp
    General News Bulletins via Internet broadcasted 24/7.

  2. Internet Teletype Greenwich Channel
    Keep a watch for this feature to be added in the near future.

  3. Streaming audio link to the RTTY.COM server, should bring up your default software on your computer, usually RealPlayer or WinAmp
    When you listen to the AUTOSTART channel you will not hear the familiar RTTY tones until a message is posted. 

Bytheway Software Development Lab

George and I have been working for decades promoting RTTY.  George has always been the expert teletype hardware and hardware/software integration and my strong point has been in embedded software development.  Together we make the team that provides you with a source of both software and hardware archives to enhance the hobby.  Please visit my site as well.


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Museum of Communications

This museum feature all sorts of antique telecommunication equipment and is located on the second floor of the telephone building in Seattle, Washington.  Volunteers that will guide you through all sorts of equipment including a large assortment of functional teletype printers.

The Museum of Communications (originally known as The Vintage Telephone Equipment Museum) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation located in the Georgetown neighborhood. The address is 7000 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, Washington, 98108.

The museum can be reached on (206) 767-3012 and is open every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Handicapped accessible.

Museum of Communications Website

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