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January 31, 2012

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ace

I don't know if you know what this is, but it's a Radio Teletype (RTTY) decoder for broadcast data.

It works with various speeds and formats (ASCII, BAUDOT etc.), and it's like a 9600 baud modem, except it just dem's not mo's. (i.e. DEModulates, not MOdulates) and it works on broadcast signals rather than telephone line signals.

The display unit is to see what's being broadcast. Others would operate directly into a modem or serial port in early computers.

There are still RTTY transmissions on shortwave that can be decoded this way, but there are far more sophisticated solutions to the problem.

radioguy17

WOW. I have one of these brand new/mint in the box. I think it just went on sale ;)

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