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)
Certainly, there are a lot of logic analyzsers (or
analysers, if you are English) floating around. I was
told by a guy who specializes in "refurbished" (i.e.
dusted off) test equipment that this is because a lot
of it is gov't surplus where they just grab the unit.
He also mentioned that a lot of university surplus has
partially blown pods because of carelessness - due to
the nature of what they do, not much protection on the
I have a Tek 1230 which I was lucky enough to get some
pods with. I had another one w/o pods and GOOD LUCK on
getting schematics, etc on this stuff - it's a "black
art" proprietary sort of thing.
Incredible wisdom actually found in a commerical fortune cookie:
"When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day."
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Just got back from Radio Shack. I bought a fast blowing 250v 2 amp fuse
and installed on in the laserdisc player. Unfortunetly, it blows just
as fast as the .75amp fuse. So.... that means I have a dead short
somewhere, right? How do I go about checking that?
>it's a museum!!! Emulate hardware for display?
I agree, I?m running two 2883s on Access under simulation. I run a single
7900 on the TSB E version, and a single 2883 on the F version.
The largest real Access system I ever owned/ran had 1 7920 and 3 7900s. What
is that, about 47MB. So two 2883s at about 25 MB each would just over the
largest real system I ever ran.
If you want real drives, the most rugged of them was the 7900, IMHO. The
7920 was fine, but not as tough as the 7900. The 7905 was the one that
seemed to me to crash for no reason at all. I always held my breath when I
spun up one of those. It seemed as though every time I got one for my
inventory I would have one fail on a customer?s site. So I cursed that drive
so much that I would never even try to run one on my systems.
I have a set of 2100 Access micro-code. My brother has offered to take a
shot at making copies of the ROMs. He did it once before for me in the early
to mid 80s. Perhaps if he can make 2 copy sets, we could send one set to Al
to be read and archived, and when he?s done have him forward them to Jay to
test the copies in real hardware.
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.
I'm looking for information on the expansion boxes for the "older"
PDP-8's (ie 8/I and 8/L). Specifically:
Ideally I'd like to find user's manuals and maintenance manuals for
them, but at this point anything would be useful.
Of course, I'll also re-iterate my call for information on the DF32D
TTFN - Guy
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.
Has anyone seen an altair 8800 with a circular keylock power switch, I
would like to track down the bastard
that ripped me off a long time ago.
This was in Oregon, 20 years from before, He ripped off a bunch of other
people, IMHO, Jim Willing and Mike Boyd.
His position was last reported in Eugene, that was years ago.
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?