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Space-time trellis coding is an established diversity technique that reduces the effects of multipath fading over wireless communication channels. Here, we consider high rate space-time trellis codes (STTC) with continuous phase frequency shift keying (CPFSK). We present optimized rate-2/3 STTC implemented with 3 transmit antennas. These codes provide system throughputs of 4 and 6 bits per channel use with 4-ary and 8-ary CPFSK respectively. Simulated error rate performance of the optimized codes with receive diversity is presented. We show that although the schemes do not achieve full transmit diversity, they provide excellent coding gains compared to full rank schemes that have equivalent throughput, but higher order modulations and greater complexity.