1787Re: [midatlanticretro] UPDATE: DEC stuff from Pearl River
- Nov 11, 2005Sounds 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
> 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
> >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
> >provided we use the 1173 and floppy that John Allain picked up,
> >they are already configured to all work together. (John, am I
> >in my understanding that you will be bringing these units on
> >Anyway, since I'm not a DEC person, I'm not completely sure what-all
> >in the car. IIRC, there are one or two tape drives (one has a
> >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
> >of documentation. I have to leave it to you DECkies to sort it all
> >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
> >his help.
> >Bottom line: with all Norm's stuff together, we should have a
> >DEC system pretty easily and quickly.
> >If it fits the plan for Saturday's tasks, I for one would like to
> >what all this stuff I've been hauling around can actually do!
> >See you Saturday!
> >-John M.
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