And for those who own old vibrator sets, the Royal Signals Amateur Radio
Club in the UK makes batches of solid state plug-in vibrators.
I just love the smell of the anti-fungal spray and the hum of warm
valves on those old radios!
There will always be ways and means to find parts for old equipment -
and the internet makes it easier to find them. No, you cannot walk into
a store and buy them, but that is is another sign of the times.?? I just
needed some rolls of hookup wire - instead of putting the snowshoes on
and traipsing through the snowdrifts, I just clicked on an Amazon button
and let their drivers worry about getting it to me!
On 01/01/2020 21:45, William Donzelli via cctalk wrote:
weep and moan about something from the past vanishes because of
lack of interest,
Is the list not all about interest in obsolete computer
and getting these weird old machines going again?
any more than I weep about the unavailability of
flatpacks or variocouplers or UV201s.
Variocouplers and UV-201s? Bring them on.
The market for those items
still exists, and is quite decent. The old timers still know how the
surplus market works.
How much of a run do you imagine
that 5V TTL logic will have? It's pretty much incompatible with tiny
Um...again...this list? 7400 logic is still in demand, to a
extent, with hobbyists. Like people trying to get PDP-11s and stuff
But it really does not matter. I could have a pallet of currentish
RPis, and, well, I would end up dying with a pallet of RPis.
Amateur Radio, the origin of the open-source concept!
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