In January 1984, I continued very active on RTTY with the Commodore machines. On February 19, 1984, I made my first AMTOR QSO, using the AEA Amtortext for the Commodore 64.. On March 18, 1984, I begun using separate Kantronics EPROM firmware for the VIC-20 on RTTY & AMTOR. This, of course, was before Packet and PACTOR ever existed on the ham bands.
On May 19, 1984, as part of Armed Forces Day, I worked several stations cross-mode on 40 meters, both CW and SSB, including NAV, AIR, WAR, NZJ, NMN, and NPG. Here is the card I received from them. Also, here is a photo of me with my station, taken in July 1984.
On December 7, 1984, I begun using the AEA MBA-TOR EPROM firmware for the C-64 on AMTOR. This combined RTTY and AMTOR on one EPROM cartridge. During 1984, I worked a total of 19 new DXCC countries.