Anyone interested in three HP 7980 tape drives (9-track, 1600/6250 BPI,
One HP-IB interface, two SCSI interfaces. Rack mountable.
Most likely local pickup only, in Redwood City.
New items added for June 15, 2018:
Panasonic FT-70 Executive Partner
Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer Mini Disk
Atari 850 Interface Module
Atari 1010 Program Recorder
Rana Systems 1000 Floppy Disk Drive
Axiom ParallAx CD Printer Interface
Apricorn external parallel port interface
Personal System/2 and Personal Computer BIOS Interface Technical Reference
NETBIOS Application Development Guide
IBM Technical Directory
Cromemco Z2D Computer System
Hayes Micromodem 100
IBM Type 4869 External 5.25" Disk Drive
Byte-Back MD-1 Modem Kit
Radio Shack TRS-80 Modem I
Tandy Serial Mouse (boxed)
Connecticut microComputer Inc. ADA 1450 PET Printer Interface
Control Data Disk Drive Tester/Formatter
Cromemco Z2D case/power supply/backplane
COMPAL-80 case/power supply/backplane
List with links to individual items is here:
Instructions, FAQs, everything is at the link above. E-mail directly for
Has anyone attempted to reassemble and update the microcode on a MicroVAX?
Seems like there's enough stuff here to possibly do it:
I'm thinking about trying to find a microcoded architecture to play with
before I design something around the Intel 3000 series.
I've got a MicroVAX 3800, so I suppose I could run MICRO2 to assemble the
aforementioned microcode. But then what? I assume PALs would have to be
burned to implement the new microcode. Or is it more complicated than that?
I don't have a PDP-11/60, unfortunately. I do have an 11/45, though...so
with this modification, I suppose one could have some fun:
So someone mentioned this to me:
Now, the crazy thing is that I religously do a search for "PDP-11" for newly
listed items on eBait at least once a day - and this never showed up! I just
did a search for sold "PDP-11" items, and it's not showing up there either -
although a search for sold "PDP-11 parts" turns it up!
Anyone have any idea why it didn't turn up? That is a regular '-', not an
mdash or anything, and those are 1's, not lower-case l's. And it does show up
in the search for "PDP-11 parts". So I can only conclude that somehow eBait's
search function blew out somehow?
Anyway, someone got a total steal: at least _3_ H960's, a TU10, and an -11/45
(can't tell if there's an FP11) - and who knows what else is hidden!
Summer is almost here and that means it's time to get it in gear and
start planning our next Vintage Computer Festival Midwest. Astute
readers will note that this announcement comes many weeks later than
in past years, but rest assured there is still plenty of time
remaining to make your travel plans, reserve a table or get yourself
into the mood for a full weekend of classic computing fun. Here are
What: The Thirteenth Vintage Computer Festival Midwest
When: September 15-16, 2018 (note that that's one weekend later than
the usual dates!)
Where: The Holiday Inn Elk Grove Village, Elk Grove Village, Illinois
- about 30 minutes west of Chicago with a free shuttle bus from ORD!
More info for the uninitiated and VCFMW veterans alike:
- We do not charge admission. Thus, we are a community-supported
show, so we humbly beg your kind donations, which can be made via two
different links at vcfmw.org, or at the show.
- Always an entertaining spectacle, there will once again be an
auction! This is the other way we fund the show, so your donation of
old computers (or anything even marginally related) is greatly
appreciated. If it's a little too nice to put in the Free Pile,
please consider donating it as an auction item.
- Typical show hours are 9am Saturday 'til late night, and then
9am-4pm on Sunday (clean-up begins around 3pm). Early load-in is
usually available on Friday afternoon, hours at the hotel's
- The show really begins on Friday night, at least for exhibitors. We
typically go for an informal group dinner and return to the hotel to
complete setup. Don't worry if you're getting into town late, you can
still set up Friday night (until 11pm or so). If you're arriving
Saturday morning, your table will still be reserved.
- Tables fill up quickly! If you'd like to exhibit, please fill out
the table reservation form at http://vcfmw.org/signup.html. If the
form is closed, it's because the buffer filled up and we're still
processing requests. We don't want to reserve space we don't have!
- Hotel rooms at the Holiday Inn are available at the group rate of
$92/night via the link at vcfmw.org, or by calling the hotel at the
number listed on our site. If the online room block is full, please
try calling the hotel directly.
- There is an on-site restaurant in the hotel that serves breakfast
through dinner and a bar that is open late-ish. Consensus seems to be
that they have good food and not having to leave the hotel to eat is a
Feel free to forward this email or post its contents to your favorite
forum. We'll see you in September!
I have a diskette labeled
UNIX SYSTEM V
UniPress Software, Inc.
I have the small installation manual that talks about inserting the disk to
serialize it, and how to install UNIX onto the Lisa 2/10 in Mac XL Mode.
It is a small implementation of AT&T UNIX V.
The disk is bad. Anyone have a process for recovering or reading an Apple
Mac XL disk? This seems like a piece of software that should be preserved,
as a curiosity. Does anyone actually have a working copy of UniPress
Software UNIX for the Lisa XL?
Anyone want to trade a pdp8e rack header for a PDP 11 (pink/red) header?
Does not have to be perfect. I am located in Landenberg, PA USA. I have
other DEC rack-related parts to trade for this if that's not what you want.