Well, the Univac III is back: UNIVAC III Computer (In Storage since 1975),
eBay auction Item # 2733726990. This time the starting price is $7,500 and the
buy-it-now is $11,000.
The URL is:
OK, somebody, jump right on it! :-)
(Not me, I'm into LITTLE computers like PDP-11's and VAXen, with an occasional
side dish of 6502 or 8085)
I wonder how long it will be before some fool donates a PDP or some
other piece of kit we hold near and dear to our hearts, to these miscreants.
Sure, it's amusing when it's a 286 being pipe-bombed, but probably not
so much fun (for me, anyway) when they get their hands on an Amiga or a Sol.
It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye...
I found EK-KDJ1A-UG-001 "KDJ11-A CPU Module User's Guide,"
which might help, because unless my memory fails me, the KDJ
I didn't immediately find power-up codes in it -- probably
because something like MXV11-B2 or other ROM set issues the
If I can find an MXV11 doc, I'll post a message. I used to
Contact me if you want the KDJ11 manual.
The diskettes are here, so here are the details:
Certron brand, retail packaged. 10 diskettes per box, with inner plactic
sleeve and labels. Still shrink-wrapped.
I opened two boxes and formatted 6 randomly-selected diskettes without
incident. They look and act brand new.
They are packed in two different size cartons: 10-box and 42-box. Weight
on the 10-box cartons is 4 pounds, and the 42-boxers are 22 pounds. I'm in
Orlando FL, zip code 32810. Price per box is $1, minimum 10-box shipment,
plus shipping. I'd prefer to ship UPS but will ship USPS media mail upon
I can accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover, but we're
flexible here so if you have another preferred method of payment let me know.
I *think* I have replied to everyone who said they wanted in on this deal,
but if I skipped you, send me an email, either here or at glenatacme(a)aol.com.
I'll get back to you privately with our toll-free 800 number so you can call
and arrange shipping and payment.
Any other questions, let me know.
Does anyone know exactly what a Smoke Signal Broadcasting DCB-4E cards are
for? It's and EXORbus card and has a MC6821P and a WD FD1791B-02 LSICs and
a lot so SS TTL ICs on it. Does anyone have data for the card?
I found an unusual handhel pocket terminal.
It's housing is the same as the older LED pocket calculators used by Texas Intruments,
but is is not the TM990/xxx terminal as used for Texas own PLC's or TMS9900 based
This one is apparently made by Gr Electronics, who were based in the UK and in the US.
This is based on the fact that is says 'GR 185-2' on the board.
I searched Google, but I couldn't find any info.
As the housing was loose, I opened it, and it uses an Intel 8048 microcontroller, has 8
character and has a curled cable which has a DB25 connector at the end.
The cable has 7 wires, and when the battery door is opened (this device get's it power
via the cable), a 6 position dip switch is revealed.
There is also a little plastic block which does do some power conversion
(i.e. +5V into + and - 12V)? and a little buzzer. The crystal on the board has a
value of 6.144 (Mhz?).
What I would like to find out is some kind of information/usage/whatever of this
device. It would be great if this device just acts like a plain RS-232 terminal.
>>I've recently aquired a model 43 Teletype with a paper tape reader/punch,
>>which makes the unit an ASR43. It looks very much like the one described
>Say, I've got one of these, but without the tasty looking reader/punch.
>>I'm interested in finding a manual and/or any documentation that might
>>still exist for it. Scans and/or copies would be fine.
>I am pretty sure I have the manual...somewhere :(
>Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer
Think this is part of what you're looking for:
As soon as I get 'em, I'll scan 'em, in my Copious Free Time.
(Proud owner of a 43 with the tasty reader/punch :-)
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Is there any chance that someone has an Iomec removable platter
disk drive? The type that I am looking for uses an IBM 2315 style
2.5Mb cartridge, similar to an RK05.
I know that this is a pretty futile request, but it never hurts
Hey everyone, I just wanted to announce thta I will be opening a new
Rainbow 100 website on Saturday, Feb 8. The site is located at:
Right now, all that is there is an announcement. I hope everyone will
take a moment top visit once it's open.
I haven't been keeping up with everything in the Rainbow commumnity. I
noticed that all the schematics have been posted on the Update
(ftp.update.uu.se) archives. Who took the time to do this? I just wanted
to thank them. Anyway, visit the page if you get a chance! Thanks!
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