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RE: Useless Information-Just for fun

#16 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:22 am

Yes VM, I could if I was so inclined, but Iwant the easy life now.


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RE: Useless Information-Just for fun

#17 by Voltman , Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:22 pm

Signman, I spent most of yesterday afternoon playing with the receiver you gave me.
I have connected it to a laptop, with some decoding software, using an audio cable and can now receive RTTY (Radio Teletype) messages on the laptop.
I wasn't at all succesful until I got back in last night, switched it all on and straight away I was getting weather reports.
I wanted to do this for years.
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RE: Useless Information-Just for fun

#18 by berniew , Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:29 pm

That will come in handy for the open all hours thread Volty

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RE: Useless Information-Just for fun

#19 by Voltman , Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:47 pm

Oh yes, weather, the main topic.


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RE: Useless Information-Just for fun

#20 by Sheldonboy , Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:56 pm

That would be really useless information


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RE: Useless Information-Just for fun

#21 by mikejee , Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:26 pm

Excuse my ignorance, but what is radio teletype? Is it dot dot dot dash dash dash etc ?


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RE: Useless Information-Just for fun

#22 by Voltman , Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:23 pm

RTTY is transmitted using two tones in a mark/space arrangement, the same way as analogue computer modems do.
Modems are used to encode and decode the datastream when teleprinters are talking to each other.
Computers can do the same job, in my case my sound card receives the tones and software demodulates them into text.
A system call SYNOP transmits mostly numbers, these are converted by software into the text of weather reports.


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RE: Useless Information-Just for fun

#23 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:29 pm

I've just left two lovely girls in the pub to come home to cottage pie and blackcurrant and custard.


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RE: Useless Information-Just for fun

#24 by Sheldonboy , Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:55 pm

Posted by Voltman
RTTY is transmitted using two tones in a mark/space arrangement, the same way as analogue computer modems do.
Modems are used to encode and decode the datastream when teleprinters are talking to each other.
Computers can do the same job, in my case my sound card receives the tones and software demodulates them into text.
A system call SYNOP transmits mostly numbers, these are converted by software into the text of weather reports.



I thought that's how it worked.


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RE: Useless Information-Just for fun

#25 by Sheldonboy , Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:56 pm

Posted by signman
I've just left two lovely girls in the pub to come home to cottage pie and blackcurrant and custard.



It depends on which of the two are more enjoyable. Girls with custard sounds good.


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RE: Useless Information-Just for fun

#26 by signman ( deleted ) , Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:50 am

VM, glad you are enjoying the receiver.


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RE: Useless Information-Just for fun

#27 by signman ( deleted ) , Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:51 am

Has this got to be the most useless invention ever.


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RE: Useless Information-Just for fun

#28 by mikejee , Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:10 am

What is it. Is it a waste bin?


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RE: Useless Information-Just for fun

#29 by signman ( deleted ) , Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:38 am

Mike it's to stop rain getting in your wellies when you put them outside, £6.95.,
what's wrong with a plastic bag.


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RE: Useless Information-Just for fun

#30 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:26 am

If you left you wellies and that contraption outside your house here, they would be both gone before you could turn your back.

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