ITTY stands for
Internet Teletype. With today's
streaming audio over the Internet, George, W7TTY
has come up with a scheme that allows him to
broadcast teletype news over the Internet 24
hours per day, 7 days per week.
So what's different about ITTY? Well, for one
thing, the user community is able to submit
material to the transmit queue using simple
E-Mail (SMTP protocol). News broadcasts are now
possible from every point in the world.
The GREENWICH Channel has been set
up and is now running. This Channel is in response to inquiries
from European teletype enthusiasts as to whether or not they
could have an ITTY Channel that conforms with their technical
standards. The MARK tone is either 1275 Hertz or 1275 Cycles,
depending on one’s upbringing. The SPACE tone is either 1445
Hertz or 1445 Cycles, once again dependent on one’s early life.
The transmission speed is 50 Baud, and bell is upper case “J”.
The receiving address is 126.96.36.199:8040. For those wishing
to submit items to the GREENWICH Channel the address is
GREENWICH(at)188.8.131.52:8040. Line length is limited to 68
characters. Use of the ITTY Mailer, available at Bill’s Software
Lab (for FREE) is recommended.
ITTY AutoStart 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.
Most users have configured their mechanical
teletype machines to power up when receiving a broadcast and the
power down after the message is delivered. Teletype
machines are mechanical devices and print directly to paper, so
a large feed of continuous messages similar to ITTY would
overwhelm them very quickly.