Here's some late breaking news. This past weekend saw a very successful
TARA RTTY Sprint. I worked it most of the entire 8 hours. I
had lots of fun and made quite a few contacts. A little more effort
and I might have even gotten WAS. The comments received so far and/or
viewed on the RTTY e-mail reflector were all very positive. WF1B,
the author of the most widely used RTTY program has announced that the
next version (now in Beta) will include the TARA sprint contest settings.
Speaking of this software, it was discovered that there is a bug in the
latest version. This was reported by several of the participants
in the sprint. One of the purposes of the sprint is for people to
shake the bugs out of their setups prior to the ARRL RTTY Roundup in January.
So we're glad the sprint is meeting it's purposes. If you've never
worked RTTY, it's a great way to make use of the CW portion of the bands.
An added bonus is that everyone that runs RTTY is really nice, at least
in my experiences. Why not give it a try! Until next month
(NEXT YEAR!) de Tex N2TR/5.