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1739Re: [midatlanticretro] UPDATE: DEC stuff from Pearl River

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  • B. Degnan
    Nov 10, 2005
      that's great....see you then. I want to learn more about the 11/73 myself.
      Bill D

      At 07:32 PM 11/10/2005 +0000, you wrote:
      >Hiya 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
      >his help.
      >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!
      >-John M.
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