I am going to be moving on to testing some H745 regulators. If I understand
the schematic correctly the +15V input is the reference voltage used to
regulate the -15V output, is that correct? If so, then presumably it doesn't
need a whole lot of current, is that right?
In response to my wife's "Buy yourself a Christmas present" direction, I've
ordered a Retro Chip Tested Pro board. When you purchase the board, you get
a BOM and links to stored shopping baskets for some European vendors. Has
anyone built this in the US and stored their basket with a US vendor? Rev
1.2k by the way, but any basket would be helpful as the BOM differences
between the versions are listed.
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I see that SIMH incorporates the 32-bit Xerox Sigma architectures.? The Sigma 8/9/5x0 architectures are commented out but compile fine? Does anyone know if those later architectures have known issues?
Has anyone succeeded in running CP-V on those emulations?? It would be amazing to run CP-V and tha various languages on a Sigma 9 emulations, not to mention the 350-point and 550-point adventures.? However, I haven't found any type of software on line.? Does anyone know of a stash somewhere?
I remember that the Living Computer Museum, when it was open, briefly had a Sigma 9 up and running with CP-V, but was restricting public accounts due to some issue with the account generation mechanism.? I wonder if someone associated with the Museum might potentially have access to some CP-V tapes or images, even if the museum is closed.
Thanks in advance,
Looking for some tools (guide_reader, others) that were apparently only on
unix.hensa.ac.uk's FTP. This hostname still exists, but directs to University
of Kent's mirror service, and there is no trace of the old archive. Anybody
happen to have saved any pieces of it?
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The recent discussion on BSC protocol prompted me to dig out my Microvax 3100
with DSH32 synchronous serial interface. It had been idle in storage for
several years and it wouldn't power up, only giving a brief flash on the
diagnostic LEDs and a quick twitch of the fans. There was a slight smell, like
the stale air that comes out of a deflating tyre.
I took out the H7821 power supply and found that five identical brown 1800uF 25V
electrolytic capacitors on the output side had leaked.
The SCSI disk enclosure where the machine's system disk lives required several
power cycles to get it to run at all and it died as soon as the disk tried to
spin up. It turned out to also contain a H7821 power supply which had a
similar issue with the same five brown capacitors, although not as extensive
as in the main unit.
I found a second disk enclosure which had seen little use and grabbed the power
supply out of that to put in the MicroVAX. It worked well enough to test with
but there was a ring of goo around the bottom of one of the brown capacitors
which was worst affected in the other units. Time to order a batch of
replacement capacitors and figure out what else has been damaged. While it is
not the worst I have seen, access to these power supplies for repairs is quite
difficult and it is really difficult to debug them safely while they are
running with the cover off :-(
If anyone has anything with H7821 power supplies in them, I suggest checking
on these capacitors. If anything with these power supplies is in storage, I
suggest ensuring it is stored the normal way up as this should limit the
ability of the goo to escape and spread around the power supply.
And there I was thought I was being safe enough by removing the nicad battery
packs some years ago...
The original "Portable C Compiler" by S. C. Johnson (also known as "pcc")
had functional support for the Data General Nova. Could somebody please
point me to this original implementation?
There is a modern C99 version of this compiler maintained by Anders
Magnusson at: http://pcc.ludd.ltu.se/
Unfortunately in this version the Nova architecture is no longer supported
and won't build correctly although associated files are still in the source
I am looking for the original implementation - not any recent work.
> On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 12:16 PM Mike Katz wrote:
> I am looking to make a RX01 (and hopefully RX02) disk formatter
Something that can format floppies for the RX01 can effectively format RX02 floppies, too.
An RX02 drive can convert RX01-formatted floppies to RX02-formatted floppies.
Given how arcane the RX02 format is (sector _headers_ are written in single
density; sector _data_ is written in double) I'd be pretty surprised if
anything except an RX02 can do it.