29019Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: Bad news, good news: VCF East 9.0 cancelled due to Sandy
- Jan 22, 2013Well, if we want to do a workshop sometime this spring/summer AND ensure there is power, I'll be buying an army surplus MEP-003A generator upstate and lugging it down to WV for my parents. It puts out 13 kW, runs on diesel, and it hot-switchable between 120 1ph, 240 1ph and 208 3ph. It'd be a good workout, to load it down with some non-resistive equipment. The MEP-003A is intended for comms huts, so the power is better regulated and cleaner than usual army light plant generators.
If MARCH/InfoAge is seriously considering backup power, the MEP-003As (and the smaller MEP-002) are regularly available for under $4000 with a warranty.
On Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:07:22 -0500
David Greelish <dgreelish@...> wrote:
> Very sorry to hear this everyone, and needless to say, I'm shocked.
> We're working very hard to have a great first show, which will then hopefully bolster ours and yours for next year.
> Only just announced this on the Retro Computing Roundtable Sunday, but we have our keynote speaker - Robert Tinney, famous artist of the classic Byte magazine covers.
> If anyone would like to try and instead join us "down here" in the Atlanta area this year, we'd love to have ya.
> I certainly hope our two groups, MARCH & AHCS, plus our two shows, VCF East & VCFSE, can be partners in any way possible.
> David Greelish
> - Computer Historian, Writer, Podcaster & Speaker
> - Founder of the Atlanta Historical Computing Society
> Producer of the Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 1.0 - 4/20 & 4/21, 2013
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