On 12/21/18 10:56 AM, ben via cctalk wrote:
> Now I got a stupid image of the newer models adding 6 bits on every
> other clock phase for a faster cpu.
Pratt & Whitney R-4360
On 12/19/18 9:56 AM, Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote:
> I've been following @foone's development of the Snood Bloober on Twitter.
"Tube Time" is the developer of the adlib (now sold by the Russians on eBay)
and the SnBl
On 12/21/18 5:19 AM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote:
> The DEC brochure for it (P5141) is a little puzzling; it says (p. 2) that
> "INTEGRATED CIRCUITS are basic elements of the low cost, newly designed
> silicon FLIP CHIP modules used throughout PDP-7", but AFAIK, the first FLIP
On 12/21/18 9:58 AM, allison via cctalk wrote:
> On 12/21/2018 10:10 AM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote:
>> Does anyone know where the 'Straight 8' name for the first PDP-8 model came
>> from? Obviously, it's probably a play on the car engine configuration name,
>> but how did the connection get
On 12/4/18 7:51 AM, Dennis Boone via cctalk wrote:
> > That's all I could find, too. If anyone knows where the source might
> > be or stumbles on it, I would definitely be interested as well.
> I think that's Hector Peraza's site. His email address is listed; you
> could try writing to
The MAME folks have the 68K versions of the terminals mostly working in
now, and are wondering if anyone could dump the firmware from the 88K model,
has a similar hardware design.
On 12/7/18 1:25 PM, Mattis Lind via cctalk wrote:
> Anyone has old DECUS distributions?
For all intents and purposes, no
DECUS threw them out.
About the only thing that survives are the titles that
were included on some of the SIG tapes.
Working on gathering what parts still survive in
bought this on eBay suspecting it was LSI-11 based because of the floppies
It's kinda neat, has a very late (1989) AED WINC-05 disk controller in it, 11/73
and a bunch of custom daq boards.
It also has a Dilog Qbus to Unibus converter (didn't
On 12/8/18 1:55 AM, Rod G8DGR via cctalk wrote:
Nice try Josh - close – you have to change the crystal first and you can’t get
Dead bug a programmable epson ttl oscillator module, available from digikey
On 12/8/18 8:26 AM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
> I also know of stuff given to USENIX
> that they tossed (luckily some of that has been recovered
> but I am sure much was lost permanently).
Paper or USENIX tapes?
The early tapes are problematic because they required source licenses
On 12/8/18 9:30 AM, Lyle Bickley wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Dec 2018 14:04:52 -0800
> Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
>> On 12/7/18 1:25 PM, Mattis Lind via cctalk wrote:
>>> Anyone has old DECUS distributions?
>> For all intents and purposes, no
On 12/8/18 9:45 AM, Josh Dersch wrote:
> Sounds like a great project, I'd be happy to help out.
I also just noticed http://decuslib.com isn't responding
The anonymous ftp still works, but doesn't have the zip files
I have literally dozens of non-Ethernet Applied Microsystems ES-1800 68000 ICEs
Are you (or anyone else) interested in any?
On 12/1/18 10:56 PM, Josh Dersch via cctalk wrote:
> Hi all --
> I picked up a ZAX ICD-178 in-circuit debugger in the hopes of using it to
> help debug /
On 12/2/18 7:24 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> Are you (or anyone else) interested in any?
they would be tested for $200 plus shipping with a 68000 pod
I'll have to see how many other pods I have, I should also have 010 and 020
On 12/6/18 10:45 AM, Kyle Owen via cctalk wrote:
> What are people doing for early Sun monitor replacements? I've got a Sun
> 3/60 that I'd like to hook up to a modern monitor, but am unaware of any
> means of doing so.
I bought this and a line clock module on eBay and it turns out the person I got
only needed the clock, so it's available for $50 plus shipping
You need this if you're going to try to run Unix on an 11/35 or 40 and they are
tough to find.
On 12/6/18 1:11 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> I bought this and a line clock module on eBay and it turns out the person I
> got it for
> only needed the clock, so it's available for $50 plus shipping
> You need this if you're going to try to run Unix on
On 12/9/18 12:24 PM, Bill Degnan via cctalk wrote:
> Fyi...i have a square bankers box of decus conference proceedings from the
> 70's. Are these otherwise available on the www?
I haven't gotten to them yet.
I have several decades of proceedings that I need to scan
beyond the ones from the
On 12/8/18 9:50 AM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
> What I know about first-hand was all the research on The
> Software Tools Virtual Operating System. I had worked with
> it on Pr1me and Univac-1100 back in the 80's. I got interested
> in it again and started searching for it.
The DECUS conference proceedings I've scanned
DECUS membership 1961-1972
1971 12213 - 5590 installation delegates, 6623 individual members.
1972 15295 - 7052
On 12/8/18 10:18 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> The DECUS conference proceedings I've scanned
> gives attendance
attendance would have been much smaller
On 12/8/18 10:19 AM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
> Do they include the sources? Are they up on bitsavers anywhere?
Not currently, what I have is what was released on the Languages and Tools SIG
tape in RATFOR
I'll put the tape images I have up as soon as I can find them.
On 12/8/18 10:24 AM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
> my original DECUS Membership # was
> 368513. Don't remember what year but it was likely mid 80's.
I just took my card out of my wallet last year.
113104, late 70s
I will be bidding on these
On 12/9/18 1:40 PM, Mattis Lind via cctalk wrote:
> Don't know if this worth saving. https://www.ebay.com/itm/283294561797
> 8 inch CDC disks from 1982. Maybe something interesting?
On 12/10/18 6:52 AM, Guy Dunphy via cctalk wrote:
> Al, why not offer $5 or $10
I made a higher offer than that, still no reply.
I've had very little luck making offers on auction items.
BIN is a different story.
I think eBay changed something so that making an offer on
auctions became a
On 12/10/18 7:00 AM, Ethan Dicks via cctalk wrote:
> I'd rather find a
> solution in the $50 range.
The CHM 1401 team replaced the rollers on their M1000
and I thought they got them from some source in LA
I asked someone on the team about it, and never got
On 12/8/18 7:10 AM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
> As long as we're talking about old PDP-11 DECUS stuff I
> am still looking for a copy of:
> 11S042 Symposium Tape from the RSTS SIG, Spring 1980,
> Chicago Version: Spring 1980
> Of course, I would be interested in
On 11/25/18 8:56 AM, Dave Wade via cctalk wrote:
> I can't seem to get into ant set-up menus, and I am sure it used to show
> these, Does any one have any documents on these?
try holding down the space bar on powerup
dumps of the firmware would be nice
On 11/25/18 9:22 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> try holding down the space bar on powerup
this also works to get into local test on the mtx 1483
i was able to get this to work with a Compaq 122-key kb but not with the
102-key telex kb I tried
you accidentally included a pic of the memorex terminal as picture 1 so there
isn't a picture of the
back of the board. I'm assuming there is an AT keyboard connector on the TCL
On 11/25/18 9:22 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> On 11/25/18 8:56 AM, Dave Wade via cctalk wrote
'TCL' are the initials of the person who created the first Ethernet transceiver
He also sold the first 10mbit transceiver and repeater.
On 11/25/18 9:41 AM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> Don't know the exact product, but
On 11/20/18 11:28 AM, Brent Hilpert via cctalk wrote:
> Were there 3 PROMs on the TS-1? I don't remember
There are three bipolar proms on the 2624 that you can see on the pcb picture
I still need to dump those, only one is socketed.
It looks like the keyboard is very similar in the 2624 with
On 11/20/18 11:51 AM, Brent Hilpert via cctalk wrote:
> Just curiousity, but was there something special about the Falcos that's
> generating particular interest, or of note?
Mostly that they are uncommon.
I suspect with the NiCd batteries that very few still work
and unfortunately, they
On 11/20/18 11:57 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> On 11/20/18 11:51 AM, Brent Hilpert via cctalk wrote:
>> Just curiousity, but was there something special about the Falcos that's
>> generating particular interest, or of note?
> Mostly th
This has not been a good few months for historical/vintage computer people
On 11/20/18 12:33 PM, Mike Stein via cctalk wrote:
> BTW, what's the story on Richard in SLC; is there a new address for the
> Terminal Wiki?
I've been helping the MAME guys simulate a TS-2624, which is a block mode HP
I had bought this a while ago, and never dumped the firmware. Unfortunately
there is a large
NiCd battery right in the middle of the board that leaked all over. I've taken
which are up
The later model 500/5000 have a small NiCd as well.
On 11/19/18 3:29 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> I've been helping the MAME guys simulate a TS-2624, which is a block mode HP
> emulating terminal.
> I had bought this a while ago, and never dumped the firmware. Unfo
On 11/21/18 6:06 AM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote:
I thought cctalk was supposed to be a complete superset of cctech, but
looking at the cctech archives, I see a lot of posts that didn't make it
to cctalk. Does one need to do both to see everything?
On 11/21/18 7:36 PM, Mike Stein wrote:
If you're looking for a service manual for that HP2624 you might have a look at
the manual for the MAI 4309; it's the same board with a few minor differences
(memory) and different firmware.
And of course it's on bitsavers ;-)
On 11/21/18 7:52 AM, devin davison via cctalk wrote:
> Hello. Encountered a couple odd parts in the pile today, not sure if they
> are anything special.
they're pretty cool quad 5x7 alphanumeric LEDs
1988 opto catalog pg 609 in the scan
On 11/21/18 8:30 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> On 11/21/18 7:52 AM, devin davison via cctalk wrote:
>> Hello. Encountered a couple odd parts in the pile today, not sure if they
>> are anything special.
On 11/19/18 11:54 PM, Brent Hilpert wrote:
I didn't have need / get as far as doing an I/O map or memory map for the Z80.
Should I send these files along?
Yes, please to dumps/docs and board/terminal pics from you and Mike!
I'm sure Richard would appreciate these as well for the terminals
On 11/18/18 11:46 PM, jim stephens via cctalk wrote:
> On 11/18/2018 11:00 PM, Patrick Finnegan via cctalk wrote:
>> I'm wondering if anyone knows where to find a copy of some software to
>> make an IBM 3270 Emulation Adapter (the short ISA one) useful.
It would be helpful to know which
On 11/26/18 2:42 PM, systems_glitch via cctalk wrote:
> I'm not sure, I don't personally see it as something worthwhile to
> investigate when you can just rebuild the old NVRAMs.
What is the best way to decap 28 pin parts? 24-pin ones come apart pretty
easily but they don't leave a gap on the
On 1/8/19 12:41 PM, Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote:
> I've wondered if some unscrupulous person has subscribed to the list so that
> they can receive a steady stream of email
why would they bother?
every cctalk message at
On 1/9/19 7:50 PM, Fritz Mueller via cctalk wrote:
> So, one of the things I have along with my 11/45 is an RK05 alignment
> cartridge. Unfortunately, its seems warped
I think Curious Marc and the Alto restoration crew ran into this same problem
that turned out to be mechanical
On 1/10/19 11:19 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> On 1/9/19 7:50 PM, Fritz Mueller via cctalk wrote:
>> So, one of the things I have along with my 11/45 is an RK05 alignment
On 1/10/19 7:05 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> But getting too cheap on this one-off sort of stuff gets silly after awhile.
But cctlk navel contemplation and bile generation is sooo much more fun than
producing anything USEFUL
In particular, these are for a Teradyne IC tester
"mjeffs" has been selling trays of tapes for a while, I bought this one
because it has the source for Brooklyn Poly BASIC, something Richie Lary worked
On 12/27/18 9:40 PM, Adrian Stoness via cctalk
If you can't get these released, please send images to people that have been
with other sources from the current rights holder, like Johnny Billquist.
On 12/30/18 10:59 AM, B M via cctalk wrote:
> I believe I have source tapes to RSTS/E version 5 & 6 that I would like to
On 12/28/18 1:19 PM, Bob Smith via cctalk wrote:
> What was the original company Datacraft or something?
On 1/9/19 12:05 PM, Torfinn Ingolfsen via cctalk wrote:
> Less finished (ok, unfinished) project
Just what the world needs, more half-baked floppy reading hardware
and no software, just like the stupid thing on hackaday.
If Paul brings some Dilog qbus boards, could someone look for a DQ614 for me?
I've been trying to find out if he has one, and haven't been able to do it.
On 9/15/18 9:01 PM, Stan Sieler via cctalk wrote:
> PMC SRAM Card 2 MB P/N SM002M-NN (needs CR2325 battery, no sign of
Anyone know if these are compatible with HP 8570x cards, the kind used with
HP 8920A communications analyzers?
The most common serial comms line graphics protocol evolved from the Tektronix
storage scope displays, sometimes refered to as the "GS" protocol for
the escape sequence it used.
There are tons of manuals on bitsavers about them.
can someone identify exactly what this box was called, when it was deployed,
and what training manual they are referring to?
we have a couple
on a simulated SPARCstation 1
we don't have much from this company, just a few modules
On 9/17/18 9:10 PM, Mike Loewen wrote:
> I'll have to look through my references to find out when it was deployed.
> That training manual doesn't seem to be on
> Bitsavers. :-) It would be nice to find it.
Yes it would. The 'cold war secrets' site must have had access to a copy but I
On 12/9/18 12:28 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> On 12/9/18 12:24 PM, Bill Degnan via cctalk wrote:
>> Fyi...i have a square bankers box of decus conference proceedings from the
>> 70's. Are these otherwise available on the www?
> I haven't got
On 12/19/18 12:17 PM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
> You'll get my vacuum tubes when you pry them from my cold, dead hands.
let me know when you croak
12AX7's are going for stupid money now
On 12/19/18 11:59 AM, Toby Thain via cctalk wrote:
> I do have some 12AX7's lying around...
On 1/24/19 4:56 PM, William Donzelli via cctalk wrote:
> That was John Keys. Has anyone heard *anything* from him or the
> Houston Computer "Museum" in the past few years?
I don't think he ever recovered from the flood in 2015, though there are twitter
msgs last year where he was still
Houston Computer Museum is (was?) John Keys
last msg Mar 2018
On 1/24/19 3:02 PM, Electronics Plus via cctalk wrote:
> I did not bring the stuff home. Mostly I brought documentation and software.
> Call John Adler 713-298-1128
On 1/26/19 7:10 AM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote:
> If not, are we now
> supposed to call instead?
looks like it.
the cherry pickers picked.
what a collossal waste of time
On 1/26/19 10:15 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> what a collossal waste of time
after holding my nose and signing up for 'deskauthority' to find this out
On 1/26/19 5:40 PM, ED SHARPE via cctalk wrote:
> Is Larry at Crisis computer still around?
He is in Sacramento. Most of what he had was scrapped 15 years ago.
A large number of Bay Area people were involved in saving what could be saved.
I ended up with a lot of 9000/300 stuff. I didn't go
On 4/1/19 7:45 PM, Bill Degnan via cctalk wrote:
> can you show me an example? Long shot but I can at least check to see if I
> have any in my 360 docs. I have mostly programming manuals and general
> hardware docs but a stray ALD may be present.
ALDs are 11x17, and are marked with the
can anyone help this guy out?
From: Benjamin Carlson
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 9:12 AM
Subject: Fwd: Re: MicroVAX
Greta, my name is Ben Carlson and I am attempting to restore an old DEC
MicroVAX II for the University of Oklahoma's
collections department (see email below, Kerry is their
On 4/3/19 11:51 AM, Bill Degnan via cctalk wrote:
> and no, a "best offer" of $250 for the front panel will not be accepted.
because it's $125 lower than the last one that sold.
On 4/3/19 8:53 AM, Douglas Taylor via cctalk wrote:
> What I didn't understand was a fascination with the black mechanical Cherry
> switches the keyboard used. These turn out
> to be extremely popular with the 'gaming' community.
This 'community' is referred to here as "keyboard collecting
On 4/5/19 5:45 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> Univac had an interesting setup for Uniservo tape drives--I see a lot of
> reels with a short (maybe 6") "leader" with a hole spliced onto tapes.
> I'm not sure how that worked
I had to re-thread the UNISERVO that is on display at CHM. I have
the other thing I had wondered about was how they kept metal tape from
destroying the head. there is a spool of plastic tape that goes between
the head and the tape
On 4/5/19 6:13 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> On 4/5/19 5:45 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
Hopefully LCM can go after this to flesh out their peripherals
It looks like a nice set of disks and tapes, hopefully the 360-era
disk and tape channel controllers are there too
On 4/6/19 7:04 AM, jos via cctalk wrote:
On 3/29/19 9:12 PM, Curious Marc via cctalk wrote:
> Which brings us to the real problem: we don’t have 360 Model 50 ALDs. Anyone
> has them?
I've been looking for years.
The few on bitsavers is all I've ever been able to get.
Decades later, people are still afraid to release them.
Does anyone have a working Apollo 3C505 ISA ethernet board handy to look at?
The MAME guys are trying to figure out if the boot prom and the firmware eproms
There is conflicting information on the net.
shows no boot
I ran into an interesting problem. Eric Smith's copytape program assumes two
tape marks in
a row is logical end of tape and stops reading.
I've had problems with this before with MPE store tapes, because
they put two file marks at the start of tape so I just keep reading until
I get 10 errors in
On 3/31/19 12:42 PM, Anders Nelson via cctalk wrote:
> I've read through the service manuals and other docs on Bitsavers but I
> can't seem to find a deeper explanation on the protocol that runs over the
> DB-37 cable.
Have you looked at the displaywriter MAME driver?
The floppy uses an NEC
rats, after I sent that I remembered it is a Xylogics, not a Dilog
On 4/1/19 2:20 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> I have a board and cable. It should match up with the 40 pin cable pinout
> on the Alto. Will double-check it tonight.
> On 4/1/19 2:02 PM, Josh Dersch via cctalk w
I have a board and cable. It should match up with the 40 pin cable pinout
on the Alto. Will double-check it tonight.
On 4/1/19 2:02 PM, Josh Dersch via cctalk wrote:
> Hey all --
> Trying to track down technical info for a Dilog DQ100 controller. This is
> a QBus controller compatible with
> Do you have any idea of the cost to package and ship a 360
> from there?
Less than the current value of a dead billionaire.
On 3/23/19 7:56 AM, Richard Loken via cctalk wrote:
> I probably have the service manual if I
> look hard.
getting a copy to scan would be a good thing.
CHM has a 1072 with a AM-100L 68000 processor and a scsi interface.
one of the boot proms has gone bad, has anyone imaged these?
I'm also trying to locate the hardware manual for the AM-620 QIC cartridge tape
On 2/28/19 5:49 AM, Jay Jaeger via cctalk wrote:
> I don't see this manual on bitsavers, so let me know and I will scan it
> in and stick it on my Google drive in a day or two or three where you
> and Al could snag the scan.
cool, one less thing for me to pull from the archive.
all of the
On 2/20/19 10:59 PM, Tomasz Rola via cctalk wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 03:47:08PM -0800, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
>> the 2.6.0 diag 6.0 bootable and 6.0 patches are probably the most interesti
On 2/19/19 7:39 PM, Jim Stefanik via cctalk wrote:
> Well, it turns out my floppies are for *3274* rather than 3174. But,
> that said, if anyone needs any of them, let me know: just shipping cost.
I can use them. I ended up with one w/o media
On 3/6/19 10:14 AM, Lyndon Nerenberg via cctalk wrote:
> Brent Hilpert writes:
>> On 2019-Mar-05, at 10:07 PM, Richard Loken wrote:
>>> TRIUMF was using /11s for cyclotron control I believe
sigh.. before this goes farther into the weeds, the tape
came from the University of British
On 3/5/19 5:16 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> Today's tape recovery gem. UBC's PDP-11 UNIX tools distribution ca. 1983
oh.. and Bill Webb's name is all over this stuff
Bill went to IBM, and worked on AOS for the PC-RT
Today's tape recovery gem. UBC's PDP-11 UNIX tools distribution ca. 1983 which
includes UBC BASIC and their RT-11
emulation. It has a couple of bad blocks, but I couldn't find another copy of
If anyone has a complete copy, it would be good to
1/2" distribution tapes for
0.4 beta, 1.1, 2.0 and the 2.2 update, circa 1983-85
the 2.6.0 diag 6.0 bootable and 6.0 patches are probably the most interesting
has there been ANY posts about the Explorer simulator in the last decade?
I've also not verified any of them are what the label says
I ran into a couple that
>> Now I need a program that can move Tape data back and forth between
>> real drives and tap/tpc images. Anybody got one?
On 3/10/19 2:18 PM, Murray McCullough via cctalk wrote:
> Historians, though not all, credit this development as the
> beginning of the electronic-computing revolution that was truly underway by
> the mid-70s.
Scotty, more power to the Reality Distortion Field!
On 3/7/19 7:28 AM, Warner Losh wrote:
> Makes me wonder if there are other must have tapes from back in the day that
> we may or may
> not have copies of...
I'm sure there are.
Usenix threw out the copies of their tapes that were given back to them to
Josh scanned some Link Mark I documentation, and I found a pdf describing
some of the history of early Link digital flight simulators
On 3/18/19 8:35 PM, W2HX via cctalk wrote:
I'm still looking for the schematics for this drive.
Unlike many other Fujitsu storage products, the schematics aren't
included in the service manual.
It's possible they were 11x17
On 3/11/19 10:42 PM, Mattis Lind via cctalk wrote:
> A few years back AJ Palmgren helped me recover data from a S8000 tape using
> his hacked QIC drive.
Did you ever put the tape images on line anywhere?
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