I'd like to know what to call this portable teletype 33.
I have not yet found any ID tag. I'd love to see some original literature.
Have not yet found another on the internets.
The hard-shell lid is removable and has a nice compartment to hold
the DA-15 to DB-25 serial cable and the AC power cable.
I uploaded pics at https://imgur.com/a/zAHchbb .
It has some issues. Typing JOHN FOUST gives HMHL DMEAD and line feed doesn't.
The following four monitors are available free for pickup in the UK
All appear clean but are untested. All are believed to have been
functional when stored but that was ~2002/2003-ish.
Microvitec Cub. Seems to be in its original box.
Vision Master Pro 17.
Obviously with the current restrictions on movement these cannot be
picked up, but they need to be gone soon after the restrictions are over.
Expressions of interest offlist please.
antonio at acarlini.com
On 7/30/20 10:59 AM, Craig Ruff via cctech wrote:
> FYI: XX2247, LLC is now listed with a "delinquent" status by the Colorado Secretary of State's office due to a failure to file required reports back in 2018.
That is not good. I hope Dave is OK.
He lost his house in the big Colorado fires years ago
and I haven't talked to him in years.
I wonder if Johnny has heard anything from him.
>Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 09:35:05 -0400
>From: Bill Degnan <billdegnan at gmail.com>
>It might very well be that the ROMs are fixed to their drive assignment on
>the Attache. That's why assign.com is not present. You can check this
>...to see if you're copy is missing assign.com for some reason.
>On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 10:15 PM Robert Feldman via cctalk <
>cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> I'm trying to copy files off my Otrona Attache 8:16 using FastLynx 3.3,
> >but I keep getting an error 708 when trying to push SL.EXE to the Otrona
> >over the serial port. I am wondering if the reason for the error is that
> >the Otrona does not have a C: drive. Therefore, I would like to try to use
> >Assign.com to assign C: to A:, but the Attache version of MS-DOS 2.11 does
> >not include Assign.com. Does anyone have a copy of the MS-DOS 2.11 version
> >of Assign.com they can send me?
> >Robert Feldman
I already have the Otrona MS-DOS 2.11 disks from Don Maslin's archive, but (as I forgot to mention), I do not have a modern computer with a 360KB floppy drive. I have an old Dell Precision T3400, but its BIOS will only allow 1.2MB 5.25 floppies.
The version from the Maslin Archive and both my original Otrona MS-DOS 2.11d disks (from 1983) and the MS-DOS-2.11 2.11e disks that I downloaded from FAUG after Otrona went out of business do not include Assign or Subst. However, the 2.11e disk includes support for a hard drive, so I believe that it can handle a C: drive.
I received a copy of Assign from MS-DOS 2.1 from another list member, so I have asked him if he can copy it to a floppy that I can send him.
Be glad you don't have to deal with this kind of thing:
A bunch of PDP 8 system tapes. That were literally soaking in liquid water when recovered.
Yes, that is mildew. They are nearly dried out now.
Still to be determined if they can be manually teased apart intact enough to be read.
After deciphering what they all are, from remnants of the labels and a paper list that
was with them.
Hopefully these are already online somewhere. If not, then a lot of work to recover.
The DEC mag tapes... sigh. Still not even thinking about them. Just slow drying.
I came across an Allen-Bradley 1771-DMC4 Control Coprocessor. If you are
familiar with AB PLC's, it is a 1771-IO chassis module that could be a
"sidecar" for a PLC5 PLC or a standalone module.
It runs some version of OS-9/68k on a 68340 processor. It has 4MB static
ram and a 10MB ethernet AUI connector. I hooked up a terminal and can get
to an OS-9 prompt. It has by default a 64k RAM disk that is empty. The best
I can gather is that there was an external IDE (AB 1771-PCB PCbridge) that
was used to create programs that were loaded onto the RAM disk. Once
configured it would run standalone.
Microware is still around in some form so OS-9 is not completely dead and I
did find some references to a Microware product called PBbridge. It would
be interesting to experiment with.
I am curious if anyone has any experience with this hardware, with the IDE
or OS-9/68k in general. I've never seen much discussion of OS-9/68k on
I was wondering if there are any good online resources on reading for the
purpose of archiving 8-bit papertapes of unknown origin. I have been
reading tapes as text and also as binary, 8/n/1 thinking that's going to
capture everything. I load into a hex editor, and if necessary convert to
I am wondering if there any persons who have a systematic process they'd
like to share for this kind of work. I will share the tapes I have with the
community, but there is no point if I am not doing it right.