RC11 controller (Was: Reproduction DEC 144-lamp indicator panels)

Jay Jaeger cube1 at charter.net
Thu Dec 9 22:15:23 CST 2021

On 12/9/2021 7:49 PM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote:
>      > From: Steven Malikoff
>      > Was there ever an indicator panel for the RC11? .. I have a set of RC11
>      > modules .. No backplane though. I've not found any docs for these, I suppose
>      > they're probably on bitsavers and have overlooked them.
> Looking at the manual and engineering drawings (at BitSavers, as you guessed), no lights.
> I've added links to those to the CHWiki RC11 page:
>    https://gunkies.org/wiki/RC11_disk_controller
> The engineering drawings have the wirelist for the backplane, so it would be
> possible to wire a new one. (I'm in the process of doing that for my KE11-A.)
> Not sure it would be much use without an RS64 drive, though.
> 	Noel

One could perhaps emulate the RS64 data stream using a fast-enough 
micro, ala the MFM emulator.


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