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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I'm pretty sure that I know where a bunch of rear doors
for the DEC H960 racks MIGHT be available here in
Minneapolis. In fact, they've been sitting in the
hallway here for months. If someone is interested
in picking them up in person, I can ask if they are
If I recall correctly, there are 4 rear doors. And no,
there are no sides or racks available, i've been keeping
my eye open for that myself.
..and you find yourself with even less space :(
It's a good time of year to resolve to save yourself from this all
consuming hobby and dump all your gear on the Vintage Computer
I swear I will before I ever have to endure one more move :)
Happy New Year!
PEACE ON EARTH AND GOOD WILL TO ALL GOOD PEOPLE!
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Okay - pseudo-newbie question - I know this has been answered multiple
times - but damned if I can remember it and double-damned of I can find an
Where does one obtain the various .dsk, .tap, etc., files for E11?
FTP from somewheres? Toggle them in bit-by-bit using the "F" keys as
And while I understand the 'hobby use' version does not speak "SCSI
Tape" - does this also hold true for SCSI 9trk emulating a TU77, or
Thanks all, and best of the Season!
50 minutes late 'cuz I was responsible for the pyro *and* the
champagne (the bad weather may have cancelled the party in my home town
of Edinburgh, but we don't give up in York)...
Happy New Year to everyone on ClassicCmp, and very best wishes for
Pete Peter Turnbull
University of York
Saw this on Ebay. With about seven hours to go
the bidding is ridiculously low. The guy wants a
local pickup in Los Angeles. If I lived in LA,
I'd put in a decent bid on this stuff, planning
to sell off most of it individually. If any
enterprising soul who does live in the LA area
gets the same idea, I bet he'd have a customer
already for a VT100 and a Z-89. :)
OLD COMPUTER LOT, DEC, ZENITH, TELERAY++ - NR
Item number: 2764800262
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