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  • Kelly Leavitt
    Apr 2, 2008
      I can provide 1 each Dorio VGB10 (vt 420 or something like that), Wyse 50 and Wyse 160 terminals if needed. They would have to be "on loan" and not property of the museum.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com on behalf of Bill Degnan
      Sent: Wed 4/2/2008 2:00 PM
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Restoration news from InfoAge.

      I did not know that you made some progress...great!

      John touches on an issue we have in general - our lack of display terminals and monitors.

      Another issue - labeling the Grabbe items clearly (tags/red dots) asap. We're kind of stuck until we know what's ours and can be sold/junked/traded vs. the Grabbe collection which we promised would be kept together forever.



      From: "John Allain" <allain@...>
      Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 11:40 AM
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Restoration news from InfoAge.

      > 5) DEC - No work done other than take a peek at everything.

      I was in the other room, you guys were hogging the two tables.

      To check in, I tried getting two systems up and running, a
      VT100 (piece of cake, it even had the config label under the keyboard) and a
      VaxStation 3100. The VS needs a display screen or at least custom cable to
      VGA. It is possible that the motherboard could be jumpered to boot over
      RS232 (via 'DECconnect') and I took some notes for that.

      We have surprisingly few DEC terminals in the VT200+ class. Actually none I
      think. There are 1 or two VR201 screens which should not be confused with a
      VT220. Also just 1 or two LK201 keyboards, and one that was a custom (LK250
      or somesuch) that would only work in one place. There are a number of
      MicroVAX II's in the BA23 (deskside) cases that need a custom cable to
      communicate over RS232, and I couldn't find one of those. Will have to
      bring something next time. FYI, an "H8571-B" adaptor is the perfect one for

      It has been suggested that Grabbe DEC systems not migrate out of a special
      area reserved for them, or at least we would have to label them as being
      from there before use.

      The PDP-11's are getting a bit dirty so the next time somebody sees them,
      bring Q-tips, paper towel and cleaner.

      and No PDP-8 yet found .

      Had lots of fun,
      John A.


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