Re: DEC frontpanel switch replica!

2017-03-15 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
Hi They look pretty good to me. How's it done. The originals were injection molded and of course needed a mold. I'll be at the Munich VCF at the end of April. Rod Smallwood On 16/03/2017 00:30, Philipp Hachtmann via cctalk wrote: Hi folks, this might be quite interesting for

Re: DEC frontpanel switch replica!

2017-03-16 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 16/03/2017 07:30, SPC via cctalk wrote: Well... I'm needing some of them for my PDP8/E. So I think this is a good idea. Regards Sergio 2017-03-16 1:30 GMT+01:00 Philipp Hachtmann via cctalk : Hi folks, this might be quite interesting for the folks that miss front

Re: If C is so evil why is it so successful?

2017-04-12 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 12/04/2017 16:08, Norman Jaffe via cctalk wrote: Assembler is a sports car kit. From: "cctalk" To: "cctalk" Cc: j...@mercury.lcs.mit.edu Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 7:57:07 AM Subject: Re: If C is so evil why is it so successful? From:

Re: Remex Tape Reader - Pre-power up advice?

2017-04-16 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
There are what appear to be 1976 date codes on some caps. If its that old then replace all and any electrolytic capacitors plus any paper based caps. If they aint bad now they soon will be. Rod Smallwood On 16/04/2017 22:45, Anders Nelson via cctalk wrote: Thanks for the tips, I think

pdp-8/e restoration.

2017-08-04 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
Hi List I looks like I have at last got a KK8-E CPU set to continue getting my 8/e back running again. Rather than make mistakes first and ask for help later I thought I might ask advice first. The system has a working rebuilt PSU with all of the caps reformed or replaced.

pdp-8/e restoration update.

2017-08-11 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
Hi List Well I think I've found why the RX01 is not responding. The device address (75) is not getting decoded on the controller because the CPU does not assert BUS I/O PAUSE L Which it should do I think when it sees an IO instruction. Do I have this right? Rod Smallwood -- Wanted

Re: DEC Unibus, Omnibus and TTL Flip-Chips sought for!

2017-08-11 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
Interesting - Card reader, Plotter and display controller Rod On 11/08/2017 09:24, Mattis Lind via cctalk wrote: Hello! I am looking for the following boards if anyone have them available: M829 / M8290 / M8291 M843 M842 M714 M716 A607 M701 M023 M704 /Mattis -- Wanted one pdp-8/i rocker

Re: RX8 M8357 Device address.

2017-08-09 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 09/08/2017 17:31, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: it is device code 75 http://homepage.divms.uiowa.edu/~jones/pdp8/man/rx01.html On 8/9/17 9:24 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: On 8/9/17 9:23 AM, Josh Dersch wrote: The manual I linked contains configuration details for the RX01, RX8E and

Re: Fwd: pdp11/70 front panel

2017-07-08 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
Depends on condition. A picture would be a good idea. Rod Smallwood On 08/07/2017 01:02, Paul via cctech wrote: On Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 8:10:48 PM UTC-5, Sandra Tiffin wrote: I have one of these for sale, my late fiancé had it displayed in his studio. However, I have no idea of its

pdp-8/e restoration the next step.

2017-08-04 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
Hi Guys Thanks for the info so far. Well I have moved on. I now have the minimum configuration. Programmers console, M8300,M8310,M8320,M8330,M849 and 4k of core memory. The M8320 is at the far end of the bus. Well much as I feared I cant write to memory using Load Address , set

pdp-8/e restoration.

2017-08-05 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
Hi List! Movin right along. Programmers console now properly attached to light screening bar. Front panel and bezel on. Needs a bit more work. Not as secure or as straight as I would like. Then there's the key lock problem. Its in the off position and of course I don't have the key.

Re: DEC terminal/PDP-8 aficionados needed

2017-07-29 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 29/07/2017 22:21, Antonio Carlini via cctalk wrote: On 29/07/17 17:26, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote: So Antonio donated a whole bunch of VAX articles to the Computer History wiki, with the result that many of the top items on the 'Wanted Pages' list:

Re: PDP-8I acrylic Front Panel

2017-08-09 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 08/08/2017 21:43, Ray Neal via cctalk wrote: Rod; I'm looking for a PDP-8I acrylic Front Panel for my replica PDP-8I I'm putting together. I have a PCB board created by Vince and in between Hospital stays I have been able to populate it. The next step is to either locate a frame or to

Booting OS/8

2017-08-08 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
OK RX8 is in the pdp-8/e connected to the RX01. OS/8 floppy in drive. All I need is the toggle in bootstrap and you never know. Rod -- Wanted one pdp-8/i rocker switch leaver to copy.

Not Booting OS/8

2017-08-08 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
Hi List Well not surprisingly it didn't. I keyed in the bootstrap and checked it a couple of times. Pressing clear produced a healthy clonk from the RX01 (RX01's and 2's clonk a lot). Pressing clear started the program but no activity from the drive. So next move will be to try

Re: Booting OS/8

2017-08-08 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 08/08/2017 16:12, Josh Dersch via cctalk wrote: On 8/8/2017 6:40 AM, Rod Smallwood via cctalk wrote: OK RX8 is in the pdp-8/e connected to the RX01. OS/8 floppy in drive. All I need is the toggle in bootstrap and you never know. It's the first hit on google for "RX01 bootstrap.&q

Re: pdp-8/e restoration.

2017-08-07 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 07/08/2017 22:52, Ian S. King via cctalk wrote: On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 2:40 PM, Pete Turnbull via cctalk < cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: On 07/08/2017 18:37, Rod Smallwood via cctalk wrote: So to-morrow connect up a terminal that will do 110 baud and try an echo test. Nex

RX8 M8357 Device address.

2017-08-09 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
Hi Lis It looks like RX8 SEL is not asserted due to the device address not being set up on the DIP switches. Anybody know what they should be set to in terms of switch number, depressed/not depressed on side with numbers. Rod -- Wanted one pdp-8/i rocker switch leaver to copy.

Re: pdp-8/e restoration.

2017-08-06 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 06/08/2017 18:10, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote: > From: Ian S. King > Those keys are common across nearly all DEC machines prior to the ones > that started using plastic keys. XX2247 is the code. Someone on eBait is selling replicas for not wholly unreasonable amounts of

Re: pdp-8/e restoration.

2017-08-07 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 07/08/2017 17:05, Philipp Hachtmann via cctalk wrote: On 04.08.2017 09:24, Rod Smallwood via cctalk wrote: Hi List Hi Rod! I looks like I have at last got a KK8-E CPU set to continue getting my 8/e back running again. It looks that you have one more set stored in my facility

Re: DCC-116 E / DATA GENERAL NOVA 2/10 / Nixdorf 620 - Restoring and restarting

2017-08-18 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
Check the current On 18/08/2017 18:25, Dominique Carlier via cctalk wrote: Some news ! Following a risky way (but I did not see how to do otherwise), I deactivated the Power Fail by hiding the contact number 23 of the two power supplies. The idea was to avoid automatic protection by

Re: DCC-116 E / DATA GENERAL NOVA 2/10 / Nixdorf 620 - Restoring and restarting

2017-08-19 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
Leaky Crowbar SCR? On 19/08/2017 17:06, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote: On 08/19/2017 03:17 AM, Dominique Carlier via cctalk wrote: Hello Marc, In fact no, i am not really sure, I checked twice all the big filtering caps but as you with a low voltage tester. These caps comes apparently from a

Re: BBS software for the PDP 11

2017-05-17 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 18/05/2017 04:58, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote: On May 17, 2017, at 5:45 PM, devin davison via cctalk wrote: I have both a pdp 11/34 and 11/23 and am trying to find some bbs software to run. Preferably something that will run under an os and not monopolize the whole

Re: BBS software for the PDP 11

2017-05-17 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 18/05/2017 06:26, John Wilson via cctalk wrote: On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 08:45:39PM -0400, devin davison via cctalk wrote: I have both a pdp 11/34 and 11/23 and am trying to find some bbs software to run. Preferably something that will run under an os and not monopolize the whole machine.

Re: BBS software for the PDP 11

2017-05-18 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 18/05/2017 14:45, william degnan via cctalk wrote: There may have been Rainbow BBS programs, but I doubt anything for the 11/34. You may have to write this. That reminds me of a bit of obscure trivia... Back in the early days of FidoNet, one or more of the Fido BBS sysops had DEC

Re: DEC archives

2017-06-15 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 15/06/2017 07:59, emanuel stiebler via cctalk wrote: On 2017-06-14 19:54, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: On 6/14/17 7:27 AM, Toby Thain via cctalk wrote: A thousand boxes are not at all accessible. They are trivial to access. You just have to cart your lazy asses to Fremont. I

Re: DEC archives

2017-06-15 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 15/06/2017 16:19, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: There are no plans or budget to scan this material en mass, so it wouldn't make sense for anyone to come here assuming they would be allowed to do that. If you look at the actual museum policy on copying material in the collection, it is done

Panel Printing and appeal for information

2017-06-18 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
Hello Guys! Appeal for missing information: As you know I make front panels for PDP-8's and 11's. I have all the information I can find. Full drawing sets photos etc. However there are no detail drawings of the individual panels by themselves. For each panel there should be sets of drawings

Re: DEC archives

2017-06-14 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 14/06/2017 18:54, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: On 6/14/17 7:27 AM, Toby Thain via cctalk wrote: A thousand boxes are not at all accessible. They are trivial to access. You just have to cart your lazy asses to Fremont. About 8000 miles from here! Rod -- There is no wrong or right Nor

Front Panels - Follow up

2017-06-14 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
Hi We are ok for now but for future and as yet not designed panels I can still draw them. (I'm old but not that old) However with modern technology there has to be a multi-pass printer that can print on perspex (plexiglass) and closely simulate silk screening My goal is to be able to

Re: DEC Archives

2017-06-15 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 15/06/2017 23:01, Lyle Bickley via cctalk wrote: On Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:42:18 -0700 Lyle Bickley wrote: Note: This is a re-post - as my last post didn't seem to make it to cctalk... --snip-- I have personally reviewed several boxes of the DEC archives - and

Re: DEC archives

2017-06-15 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 15/06/2017 23:55, Mark Linimon via cctalk wrote: On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 03:17:33PM -0700, Curious Marc via cctalk wrote: It would not qualify it as occasional volunteering though: Well that's particularly what I was getting to: if some of us (e.g. myself) were in Silicon Valley for a few

Re: DEC archives

2017-06-15 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 15/06/2017 19:27, Rich Alderson via cctalk wrote: From: Rod Smallwood Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 8:39 AM Stop this Policy and Budget nonsense and accept gracefully the help you have been offered. You speak as if this were Al's personal decision and policy. It is not. Museums are

Re: 8i front panel hmm

2017-05-08 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 08/05/2017 21:37, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote: On Mon, 8 May 2017, Adrian Stoness via cctalk wrote: so anyone thats recalls i found a crushed pdp 8i last yr So, anyone that recalls that I found a crushed PDP 8i last year, on friday i was back at the Sean and found the panel in paces

Rainbow Disk Imager

2017-09-14 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
Hi   I have a bunch of .dsk RT11 400k image files I need to write to RX50 disks so I can boot from them on my 11/73 Somewhere there is a utility that will write the images to RX50 on a DEC Rainbow 100 under MS-DOS . Anybody know where to find it? Rod -- Wanted one pdp-8/i rocker

Re: Rainbow Disk Imager

2017-09-14 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
Because I don't have any of those. I'm nearly all DEC here Rod On 14/09/2017 17:19, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote: On Thu, 14 Sep 2017, Rod Smallwood via cctalk wrote:   I have a bunch of .dsk RT11 400k image files I need to write to RX50 disks so I can boot from them on my 11/73

Re: PDP-11/73 and 11/94 update

2017-09-20 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
Hi    1.   The complete RX02 with cable and disk (initialized and system copied /boot to it) boots the 11/73 on an RX02 controller so mode is correct.    2.        The 11/94 boot menu allows you to choose DY0 or DY1 and both have been tried after moving the floppy of course.     3.

PDP-11/73 and 11/94 update

2017-09-20 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
Well I did get the 11/73 booted from RX50 floppy on an RQDX3. I then went on to get a SCSI (DEC DSP5200) Hard Drive on a CQD220 booting and running RT-11 V5.4. In the process I established that I have a good working RX01 and a good working RX02 that both boot RT-11 V5.4 from 8 inch Floppy.

Re: PDP-11/73 and 11/94 update

2017-09-20 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
I installed the RX01 Unibus adapter in slot 5 Then replaced the slot 5 NPG  jumper (RX01 is not DMA) They are underneath the motherboard on an 11/94 Next I connected up the RX01 and used original DEC RT-11 v5.4 RX01 distribution disks. Then turned on and tried to boot DX. Same result it

Re: PDP-11/73 and 11/94 update

2017-09-21 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 20/09/2017 17:30, Ulrich Tagge via cctalk wrote: Hi Rod, I have not the chance to go into the basement before Weekend, but have document the installation here: http://www.pdp-11.de/index.php/pdp-11/rt11-5-4g-installation/ My 11/84 have the KDJ11-B (m8190). Vielen Dank am

Re: Rainbow Disk Imager

2017-09-14 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 14/09/2017 18:37, Rod Smallwood via cctalk wrote: On 14/09/2017 17:55, Paul Koning via cctalk wrote: On Sep 14, 2017, at 12:41 PM, Paul Koning via cctalk <cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: On Sep 14, 2017, at 12:27 PM, jim stephens via cctalk <cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote:

Re: Rainbow Disk Imager

2017-09-14 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 14/09/2017 17:55, Paul Koning via cctalk wrote: On Sep 14, 2017, at 12:41 PM, Paul Koning via cctalk wrote: On Sep 14, 2017, at 12:27 PM, jim stephens via cctalk wrote: On 9/14/2017 9:19 AM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote: You have some

Re: TU58 Serial port address

2017-10-06 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
Manual is no help. It tells you how to set the jumpers but not which ones for this situation. I do not know the correct addresses or vectors I need so I can't set them. So..   for this specific case ..  1. What do I connect to what  to get the TU58 connected to the 11/73 at 19200 baud

TU58 Serial port address

2017-10-06 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
Hi   I have a TU58 - yes a real one - yes it works (sticky rollers fixed) . How do I know - tested it on a PC at 19200 baud.       I also have a DZQ11  M3106 4 Async. Line Board and cab kit with four RS232 connectors.       My 11/73 has a KDJ11-B so the console SLU is already set up.  

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist & HPE vs. HP

2017-10-08 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 08/10/2017 05:13, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote: Has anyone gotten any Hobbyist Licenses lately? I’m trying to get them, and I notice that while I’m signing up at an HPE.com website, the initial email comes from an HP.com address. So far no luck getting

Re: Did DEC make a Daisy Wheel printer?

2017-10-08 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
LQP02 On 08/10/2017 18:19, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote: Did DEC make any sort of impact printer, besides dot-matrix printers? I have an LA50 or two, and dot-matrix isn’t what I’m after. Zane -- Wanted one pdp-8/i rocker switch leaver to copy.

Re: Did DEC make a Daisy Wheel printer?

2017-10-10 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 10/10/2017 07:50, Eric Smith via cctalk wrote: On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 10:19 AM, Zane Healy via cctalk < cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: Did DEC make any sort of impact printer, besides dot-matrix printers? I have an LA50 or two, and dot-matrix isn’t what I’m after. They sold some drum,

A Mystery

2017-10-10 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
I have in my possession a back plane from a BA23. Somebody has put glue in the last three slots. Can anybody explain that? Rod -- Wanted one pdp-8/i rocker switch leaver to copy.

PDP11/84 and PDP-11/94 notes

2017-09-24 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
First ... If the following is already known or incorrect then apologies. In my efforts to get an 11/94 running with UniBus cards the following came to light. 1. You need to start with the fact there are _two_ different types of hybrid Uni/Qbus back planes that can go in a BA box. 2. One

EMA Links on a G104 Sense/Inhibit board

2017-08-23 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
Does anybody know how the EMA links should set on 4 x 4K G104 boards For example EMA     0 1 2   Field 0    IN    IN   IN   Field  1    ? ? ?   Field  2    ? ? ?  

Re: Why women were the first computer programmers

2017-08-23 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 24/08/2017 04:10, Brian Walenz via cctalk wrote: On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 8:59 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk

Re: TU58 Serial port address

2017-10-06 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 06/10/2017 21:21, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote: > From: Rod Smallwood > I do not know the correct addresses or vectors I need so I can't set > them. > ... > State like this for each and every jumper required Sorry, too busy to type all that out. Jumper it for

TU58 to 11/73 - Success!!

2017-10-07 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
I had to use the magic wand (Tektronix scope probe) and we have a runner.. Bad connections as ever.. Rod -- Wanted one pdp-8/i rocker switch leaver to copy.

Re: PDP-Lifter

2017-10-07 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
On 07/10/2017 06:53, Steve Malikoff via cctalk wrote: After the discussion last year about lifting and racking heavy gear, I bodged together some hardware and came up with the PDP-Lifter. It allows easy movement, lifting and lowering for racking and unracking equipment in 19" racks.

It's back

2017-12-15 Thread Rod Smallwood via cctalk
After a  couple of months of outage my list feed is back.. Rod Smallwood --