RTTY Art Historical Archives
presented by
Bill Bytheway K7TTY

Intro to RTTY Art

The Teletype Artwork on these pages is the product of many different authors and artists over the years. Recent efforts on the part of Bob Roehrig, John Foust, Tom Jennings, and John Sheetz have sparked new interest in this art form.

We have adopted a minor modification in the file extensions used to identify the pieces. A .PIX file indicates a one-pass print mode. A .POX file identifies an overstrike ormultiple pass type of picture.

Don Royer, WA6PIR, was considered an authority andmaster of RTTY Art. Don's legacy will continue to be appreciated for many years. Don wrote a short piece entitled "RTTY ART Made EASY" which was published in the November 1970 RTTY Journal. We present that article for your enjoyment.

[ RTTY ART Made EASY ]
Don Royer, WA6PIR

Additional art was provided by Ron Boltz, K3TZJ in 2009. He was heavily into RTTY back in the 70ís and 80ís and used most every type of mechanical machine over the years. He converted all of his RTTY art tape to a PC using Black Box Company Baudot to ASCII converter.

Museum

John Foust, of The Jefferson Computer Museum, has also assembled an excellent dissertation on, and examples of, Teletype and ASCII Art. He has included a number of thumbnails of examples of some highly detailed pieces of this art form. Please visit his exhibit at:

[ The Jefferson Computer Museum ]

ASCII Art

For a very well done website centered around the Textual Arts, we urge you to visit Joan Stark's ASCII Art Website. She goes well before and after the era of RTTY Art, and we think you would enjoy reading the fruits of her extensive and continuous research . Have your headphones handy or your speakers on, and get ready for an interesting visit, including a backrub for the eyes and ears.

[ Joan Stark's ASCII ART WEBSITE ]

Software

RTTYArt
Terminal Program and Editor
written by
Bill Bytheway K7TTY

The application runs on a Window95 or later OS and uses standard RS-232 ports. It will capture BAUDOT or ASCII and save it to a file, as well as display the picture or text on the screen with overstrike capability. It will send an ASCII file to the teletype machine with the appropriate ASCII to BAUDOT conversion at most common Baud rates. It also can function as a standard terminal.

Instructions- [PDF] [HTML].

Pictures of Graphical Interfaces - [rttyart-main window] [rttyart-about] [rttyart-capturedata] [rttyart-jennings] [rttyart-sendfile] [rttyart-settings]

Internet Links

Many thanks to Bob Roehrig for his work in converting many paper tapes to computer files.many pictures to this page

[ ITA2_to_ASCII ]RTTY Art Files ]

A visit to George Hutchison (W7TTY) RTTY Web site is well worth the time..

[ WWW.RTTY.COM ] [RTTY_Art

Picture Files

If you use the right Mouse button to do a "Save Target As...", then you can save the raw picture to your disk. If you import the picture to Notepad or another editor, you may loose the overstrike feature (i.e. carriage return without a line feed).

  1. 1R_Balloon.pix
  2. 2ElFamosoCarlitosMoreno_W4NG.pix
  3. AdamAndEve.pix
  4. AGEINNO1.PIX
  5. AGEINNO2.PIX
  6. AGEINNO3.PIX
  7. AmericanDreamMachine_K9WRL.pix
  8. andycap.pix
  9. ANGLIQUE.PIX
  10. AnotherGirl_K1PLP.pix
  11. apegirl.pix
  12. APOLLO.PIX
  13. ARRL.pix
  14. AtlasBrick_WA5EHA.pix
  15. b_boop.pix
  16. BARLMAN.PIX
  17. BatGirl.pix
  18. batman.pix
  19. BatMan_W2NWQ.pix
  20. bbardot.pix
  21. bcarter.pox
  22. BCCOMIC.PIX
  23. BeepBeep_Unknown.pix
  24. BeepBeepRoadRunner.pix
  25. Beethoven.pix
  26. BerryXmasBanner2.pix
  27. bigben.pox
  28. BigMac_W2UIC.pix
  29. BIRDS.PIX
  30. Boat_Unknown.pix
  31. BOTTOMUP.PIX
  32. Buffalo_WB4WWC.pix
  33. BunnyFlowerPower_K9WRL.pix
  34. BUSTOUT.PIX
  35. calvin.pix
  36. camels.pix
  37. Casper_K1PLP.pix
  38. castle.pix
  39. CatStevens1977.pix
  40. caveman.pix
  41. chamglas.pix
  42. CHARLBRN.PIX
  43. Charlie_WA9WJE.pix
  44. CONCORD.PIX
  45. cookie.pix
  46. cougar.pix
  47. cowboy.pix
  48. crane.pox
  49. cy.pix
  50. cylonrdr.pix
  51. DAISDUCK.PIX
  52. DateWithLucy.pix
  53. dog.pox
  54. DOLLY1.PIX
  55. DOLLY2.PIX
  56. DOLLY3.PIX
  57. DOLLY4.PIX
  58. DOLLY5.PIX
  59. DOLLY6.PIX
  60. DONADUCK.PIX
  61. dtchme.pix
  62. edison.pix
  63. entrpriz.pix
  64. f4e.pix
  65. F4EJET.PIX
  66. F-4EPhantom_K9WRL.pix
  67. facegirl.pix
  68. Faces.pix
  69. fang.pix
  70. fccgirl.pix
  71. ffstone.pix
  72. FinalFrontier_WA5OZH.pix
  73. flinstones.pix
  74. FlushWithPride_WB7OKG.pix
  75. FONZE.PIX
  76. frnchnd.pix
  77. fshnfrg.pix
  78. garfield.pix
  79. Garfield_WB9ZKI.pix
  80. garroway.pix
  81. GENHALFT.PIX
  82. genhtrk.pix
  83. george.pix
  84. getinout.pox
  85. girl.pix
  86. girlface.pix
  87. GIRLXMAS.PIX
  88. grchomrx.pix
  89. GreatAmericanEgal_K9WRL.pix
  90. HAGAR.PIX
  91. HalloweenWitch_K1PLP.pix
  92. HappyEaster.pix
  93. HappyHalloween_WA9BXH.pix
  94. HappyNewYear.pix
  95. HappyTurkeyDay.pix
  96. HEADS174.PIX
  97. heart.pix
  98. HeathcliffCat.pix
  99. HighlandDanc.pix
  100. hippo.pix
  101. HIPSHOT.PIX
  102. Hitshot_K9WRL.pix
  103. holly.pix
  104. horshead.pix
  105. HUMBUG.PIX
  106. INDIAN.PIX
  107. indy500.pix
  108. Indy500_WA6PIR.pix
  109. karate.pix
  110. KLINGONS.PIX
  111. knucertp.pix
  112. KREMLIN.PIX
  113. LCKYLUKE.PIX
  114. LESBEILO.PIX
  115. lincoln.pix
  116. LISA.PIX
  117. LittleAnnieFannie.pix
  118. LittleDrummerBoy_K9WRL.pix
  119. LOSALMOS.PIX
  120. ltuhura.pix
  121. lucy.pix
  122. madmag.pix
  123. Madonna.pix
  124. MerryXmas.pix
  125. MerryXmas_Edzell.pix
  126. MerryXmasBanner1.pix
  127. MexicanBoy.pix
  128. MICKEY.PIX
  129. mickymouse.pix
  130. MIS10692.PIX
  131. MISCOMP.PIX
  132. misdec66.pix
  133. MISDEC75.PIX
  134. MISFEB64.PIX
  135. MISFEB72.PIX
  136. MISFREE.PIX
  137. MISHEALT.PIX
  138. MISJAN71.PIX
  139. MISJAN73.PIX
  140. MISJAN80.PIX
  141. MISJUL73.NOK
  142. MISJUL80.PIX
  143. MISJUN71.PIX
  144. MISMAR64.PIX
  145. MISMAR77.PIX
  146. mismarch.pix
  147. MISMAY70.PIX
  148. MISNOV70.PIX
  149. MISOCT69.PIX
  150. MISOCT71.PIX
  151. MissAfro_WA6PIR.pix
  152. MissAnonomous.pix
  153. missanta.pix
  154. missclns.pix
  155. MissCollins1973_WA6PIR.pix
  156. MISSEP66.PIX
  157. MISSEP73.PIX
  158. MissFebruary1972_WA6PIR.pix
  159. MISSFREE.PIX
  160. MissJan1973_K9WRL.pix
  161. MissJuly_K9WRL.pix
  162. MISSKITT.PIX
  163. MissMarch1971_WA6PIR.pix
  164. MissMarch1972_WA6PIR.pix
  165. MissMay1970.pix
  166. MissOct1972_WA6PIR.pix
  167. MissOct1979.pix
  168. MissPlaymate_WA6PIR.pix
  169. misspt66.pix
  170. mmarch01.pix
  171. modelafo.pix
  172. MONALISA.PIX
  173. mozart.pix
  174. MRCHELVE.PIX
  175. MSCOLLIN.PIX
  176. MTFUJI.PIX
  177. myart.htm
  178. Mystery_1.pix
  179. Mystery_2.pix
  180. Mystery_3.pix
  181. Mystery_4.pix
  182. Mystery_5.pix
  183. Mystery_6.pix
  184. Mystery_7.pix
  185. Mystery_8.pix
  186. NOLIMETA.PIX
  187. NOTGIRL.PIX
  188. OldDanishWindmill_OZ3UL.pix
  189. OldNavyShip_WA6EZW.pix
  190. OlivarHardy_K9WRL.pix
  191. OlynpicDiver_WB4WWC.pix
  192. PEACE.PIX
  193. PeaceOnEarth.pix
  194. PinkPanther_WA6PIR.pix
  195. pixlist.txt
  196. PlayboyBunny.pix
  197. poison.pix
  198. POSTGIRL.PIX
  199. PPANTHER.PIX
  200. QUEENELI.PIX
  201. QuickBrownFox.pix
  202. RDRUNNER.PIX
  203. REYNOLDS.PIX
  204. RingRing_KA9OPR.pix
  205. RODNEY.PIX
  206. rose.pix
  207. SCHRODER.PIX
  208. SeasonsGreetings1962.pix
  209. SHUTTLE.PIX
  210. SiamesePussycat_WA6PIR.pix
  211. SKIPPER.PIX
  212. smiley.pix
  213. SNOOBARO.PIX
  214. SNOOPACE.PIX
  215. SNOOPCAL.PIX
  216. SNOOPTTY.PIX
  217. Snoopy.pix
  218. SNOOPYDR.PIX
  219. SNOOPYJP.PIX
  220. SNOOPYMG.PIX
  221. SnoopySkating_WA0PCM.pix
  222. SNUFFY.PIX
  223. SPITFIRE.PIX
  224. StanLaurel_K9WRL.pix
  225. StarWars_K7YNC.pix
  226. SWEEDNUD.PIX
  227. SYLVESTE.PIX
  228. TAILS174.PIX
  229. TheChgeeseDigger.pix
  230. TheDisster_N9AHP.pix
  231. TheMisses_WA6PIR.pix
  232. THETANK.PIX
  233. TheWrestler_G3MEJ.pix
  234. ThreeWiseMen_WB2YXY.pix
  235. thumper.pix
  236. TWEETY.PIX
  237. tweetybird.pix
  238. TWINSOCT.PIX
  239. TwoWomen_W5SOQ.pix
  240. UPILine_W2CY.pix
  241. USATrain1975.pix
  242. USSENTER.PIX
  243. valentine.pix
  244. VARG0372.PIX
  245. VARG0872.PIX
  246. VARG1268.PIX
  247. VARGA272.PIX
  248. VARGA368.PIX
  249. VARGA472.PIX
  250. VARGA672.PIX
  251. VargasGirl1968_K9WRL.pix
  252. VargasGirl1973_K9WRL.pix
  253. WA6LPY.pix
  254. WCFIELD.PIX
  255. WCFields_K9WRL.pix
  256. WHATUSEE.PIX
  257. WhoIsBoss_K9TKE.pix
  258. WINTWOND.PIX
  259. Wolf.pix
  260. woman.pic
  261. WorldPeace.pix
  262. WyomingCowboy_W7RPV.pix
  263. XMASANGE.PIX
  264. xmastree.pix
  265. YosemiteSam1.pix
  266. YosemiteSam2.pix

RTTY Art Viewer JAVA Applet