1738UPDATE: DEC stuff from Pearl River
- Nov 10, 2005Hiya all!
I picked up the rest of the DEC equipment being donated to the museum
by Norm Canfield. I'll be brining it all down on Saturday, and would
appreciate help unloading!
Norm says we ought to be able to get the machine running pretty easily,
provided we use the 1173 and floppy that John Allain picked up, since
they are already configured to all work together. (John, am I correct
in my understanding that you will be bringing these units on Saturday?)
Anyway, since I'm not a DEC person, I'm not completely sure what-all is
in the car. IIRC, there are one or two tape drives (one has a contoller
board), a box of misc boards (including boards for a machine Norm
didn't have), a couple of DEC and Diablo printers (some with spare
ribbons), another 1173 that Norm says will take a lot of effort to
configure, a box of mag tapes, a tower case for the 1173, and a bunch
of documentation. I have to leave it to you DECkies to sort it all out.
And (except for this Sat when he'll be unavailable at a family
function) Norm will be happy to consult with you via phone, if you need
Bottom line: with all Norm's stuff together, we should have a running
DEC system pretty easily and quickly.
If it fits the plan for Saturday's tasks, I for one would like to see
what all this stuff I've been hauling around can actually do!
See you Saturday!
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