ITTY stands for
Internet Teletype. With today's
streaming audio over the Internet, George, W7TTY
came up with a scheme that allowed him to
broadcast teletype news over the Internet 24
hours per day, 7 days per week. Paul, W2TTY, has continued operation of George's original sytem.
The receiving address is http://internet-tty.net:8000/ITTY.
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) or a special RTTY Mailer Application from Bill, K7TTY. News broadcasts are now
possible from every point in the world.
The EUROPE Channel (formerly called 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 http://internet-tty.net:8040/EUROPE.
For those wishing
to submit items to the EUROPE Channel the RTTY Mailer application can be used. 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.
The receiving address is http://internet-tty.net:8030/AUTOSTART.
The Autostart channel prints this day in history once per day and also prints a email from a discussion list dedicated to Teletype enthusiasts (Greenkeys list).
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.