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1787Re: [midatlanticretro] UPDATE: DEC stuff from Pearl River

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  • William Pechter
    Nov 11, 2005
      Sounds good... It's been a long time since the old Field Service days
      but I'll try to have my brain identifying stuff and getting it working.


      --- "B. Degnan" <billdeg@...> wrote:

      > 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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