About 10 years ago I attempted to ship some donated medical equipment
>from Kansas City to China for one of our visiting Chinese doctors.
There were brand new but expired medical supplies, needles and
catheters, no chemicals. I used a very sturdy computer monitor box and
packed the entire box full. There was no extra packing just the
packaging the supplies were enclosed in. Well taped and sent express
First attempt hit US customs in California and was returned because I
shouldn't ship "medical waste" via mail. I made the mistake of
declaring the stuff to be medical scrap, since we were going to trash
I then declared the items to be sterile, stainless steel and plastic,
unused and resent them. They returned in about a week because I hadn't
declared an itemized list of all items enclosed. I then opened the box
and counted every one of the sterile needles, syringes, catheters and
made a total list which was attached to the paperwork. There were over
1,000 items in the box. I still left the value at $0.
The box came back again from California since who would pay over $100
shipping on worthless items. I was mad then. I called up UPS and sent
it airfreight express and it went through without a hitch. The doctor
on the other end ended up paying over $200 in duty since there were so
many items and they must each be worth a least $1.
I think the transport brokers have a lock on the "inside track" which
makes shipping easier.
I was also going to send a complete set of medical journals but I was
tired of the hassle.
The manual for the OP-80 paper tape reader is available for download on the
internet at no cost, and has been for some time (years), from multiple
sources. It's on Howard's site, however, which may be the quickest and
easiest way to get it. These are surprisingly valuable, on a few occasions
they have gone for over $100 on E-Bay, although $40-$70 is probably more
common (that's for the reader itself, of course, not simply the manual).
Anybody has the manuals (tif/pdf) or software (RX50 images) for the DEC Rainbow 100?
Al(a)bitsavers.org doesn't seem to have anything on the Rainbow...
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Well, I guess I'm committed! [[ Or... I should be committed! ;-) ]]
I just made the reservations for Boston - I'll be there from Thursday the
15th thru Monday morning, so I plan on taking a long weekend to do some
... I reserved at the Mariott, and the $69/nite "pay in advance" rate is
for anytime - that's not the VCF Special Rate, so if you're like me & want
to make it a longer weekend, I'd recommend taking advantage of that rate.
The wife wants to spend a day in Salem, and I wanna tour the Sam Adams
brewery... hehehe ;-)
Just thought I'd give y'all the newz...
Roger "Merch" Merchberger
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So, I'm acquiring some DECserver 550's, and as I'd actually like to use
them as terminal/console servers, I need the pinout for the harmonica
block that would normally go on the end of the cable for these. I
don't seem to be able to find any documentation on pinout for them
Any help is appreciated. :)
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You poor folks, I'm definitely going to VCFe; I feel so sorry for those that
will have to put up with me :)
My vehicle/trailer arrangements are all made, and it turns out I'll have a
bit more room than I was expecting. So... if anyone wants to arrange any
trades in advance and is also going to VCFe, nows the time to let me know.
I'm already getting all the stuff together that I'm taking so let me know
asap if I may have something someone would want me to bring.
Also, I'm getting into burlington late thursday and probably leaving right
after VCF saturday. But is a group going out to dinner/bar/whatever friday
night? If anyone wants, drop me a line.
Yesterday, I brought my PDP8/a (with core memory) back to life, I got from our institute.
It works, although the fans and the console panel (the plastic part, not the electronics) are missing.
Now, what are the voltages of the fans ? I suppose that they're working with alternating current.
They've to be replaced (somebody apparently "needed" them...).
On the power supply, there is a dead thyristor/SCR in the 5 volt regulator circuit.
As the machine works fine without it, I suppose that its function is to prevent high voltages, am I right ?
So far, thanks alot for any help in advance !
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