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Re: SWTPC 6800...e: [midatlanticretro] Which version is it, Altair 680 or 680b ?

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  • billdeg@aol.com
    now there s a buddy! Sounds like fun. I use a Zenith c-19 terminal with my SWTPc @ 300 baud. Are you planning on doing a display table at VCF 3? Any one of
    Message 1 of 11 , Sep 5, 2005
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      now there's a buddy! 
       
      Sounds like fun.  I use a Zenith c-19 terminal with my SWTPc @ 300 baud.
       
      Are you planning on doing a display table at VCF 3?  Any one of those systems would be interesting to see in action.
       
      Bill
       
       
       
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      From: Dan <ragooman@...>
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      Subject: SWTPC 6800...e: [midatlanticretro] Which version is it, Altair 680 or 680b ?

      
      An old buddy of mine gave me his Swtpc 6800 way back, actually 2 
      machines and a bunch of boards. I haven't turned it on since he had this 
      running. This is another project I'll be working after the 680 gets 
      done. I actually have a few machines that I dug out this summer, which 
      should keep me busy through the winter. I brought out the 680, 
      Swtpc(2x), Imsai, and the Heathkit H-8/H-9. Got my fingers crossed now
      
      =Dan
      
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      > > > I have an SWTPc 6800 which is similar to the 680, but not exactly > >
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    • Dan
      I m hoping I can use my Heathkit H-9 terminal for each of the machines. But I guess I ll have to find some more terminals if I want to make a display with
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        I'm hoping I can use my Heathkit H-9 terminal for each of the machines.
        But I guess I'll have to find some more terminals if I want to make a
        display with several machines running.

        I've never been to any of the VCF events. When I look at the VCF
        website, I see there's a VCF 8 planned out in Cali. But I couldn't make
        that one. Then I also heard about the VCF Midwest planned but that's not
        mentioned on the website either. I heard from Evan there maybe a VCF
        East ? I guess that's VCF East 3. But I don't see that mentioned on the
        VCF website. This one would be closer for me if it's in NJ.

        If the VCF East 3 is planned for the spring (after we thaw out) I could
        make an effort to get there with a couple of machines. I'll have to see
        how far I get with the machines I have here. I like to get Basic running
        on some of the machines too. I'll keep you posted.

        =Dan

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        billdeg@... wrote:

        > now there's a buddy!
        >
        > Sounds like fun. I use a Zenith c-19 terminal with my SWTPc @ 300 baud.
        >
        > Are you planning on doing a display table at VCF 3? Any one of those
        > systems would be interesting to see in action.
        >
        > Bill
        >
        >
        >
        > -----Original Message-----
        > From: Dan <ragooman@...>
        > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
        > Sent: Mon, 05 Sep 2005 10:31:16 -0400
        > Subject: SWTPC 6800...e: [midatlanticretro] Which version is it,
        > Altair 680 or 680b ?
        >
        >
        >An old buddy of mine gave me his Swtpc 6800 way back, actually 2
        >machines and a bunch of boards. I haven't turned it on since he had this
        >running. This is another project I'll be working after the 680 gets
        >done. I actually have a few machines that I dug out this summer, which
        >should keep me busy through the winter. I brought out the 680,
        >Swtpc(2x), Imsai, and the Heathkit H-8/H-9. Got my fingers crossed now
        >
        >=Dan
        >
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        >billdeg@... <mailto:billdeg%40aol.com> wrote:
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      • Evan
        ... But I don t see that mentioned on the VCF website. This one would be closer for me if it s in NJ. Dan, I promise you that we ll host East 3.0 next spring!!
        Message 3 of 11 , Sep 5, 2005
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          >>> I heard from Evan there maybe a VCF East ? I guess that's VCF East 3. But I don't see that mentioned on the VCF website. This one would be closer for me if it's in NJ.
          Dan, I promise you that we'll host East 3.0 next spring!!
           
          But before we add it to Sellam's site, we have to determine 1.) the date, and 2.) how we're going to pay for it.
           
          "Paying for it" is the reason why I'm gauging interest in holding a swap meet this fall, or better yet, having someone think of a much simpler way of fundraising.
           
          Any ideas?  Anyone?  Bueller...?
           
          We need to raise $1,000 or more, in order to rent tables and stuff, buy event insurance, do some advertising, etc. ... one aspect is that we'll add a simple "please donate" button when the new web site is ready and when we open a bank account.  John Allain (our webmaster) and Jim Scheef (our treasurer) are working on both projects.


          From: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com [mailto:midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dan
          Sent: Monday, September 05, 2005 9:37 PM
          To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: VCF...Re: SWTPC 6800...e: [midatlanticretro] Which version is it, Altair 680 or 680b ?


          I'm hoping I can use my Heathkit H-9 terminal for each of the machines.
          But I guess I'll have to find some more terminals if I want to make a
          display with several machines running.

          I've never been to any of the VCF events. When I look at the VCF
          website, I see there's a VCF 8 planned out in Cali. But I couldn't make
          that one. Then I also heard about the VCF Midwest planned but that's not
          mentioned on the website either. I heard from Evan there maybe a VCF
          East ? I guess that's VCF East 3. But I don't see that mentioned on the
          VCF website. This one would be closer for me if it's in NJ.

          If the VCF East 3 is planned for the spring (after we thaw out) I could
          make an effort to get there with a couple of machines. I'll have to see
          how far I get with the machines I have here. I like to get Basic running
          on some of the machines too. I'll keep you posted.

          =Dan

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          billdeg@... wrote:

          > now there's a buddy!

          > Sounds like
          fun.  I use a Zenith c-19 terminal with my SWTPc @ 300 baud.

          > Are you planning on doing a display table at VCF 3?  Any one of
          those
          > systems would be interesting to see in action.

          > Bill



          > -----Original
          Message-----
          > From: Dan <ragooman@...>
          > To:
          midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
          > Sent: Mon, 05 Sep 2005 10:31:16
          -0400
          > Subject: SWTPC 6800...e: [midatlanticretro] Which version is it,
          > Altair 680 or 680b ?
          >
          >
          >An old buddy of mine gave
          me his Swtpc 6800 way back, actually 2
          >machines and a bunch of boards. I
          haven't turned it on since he had this
          >running. This is another project
          I'll be working after the 680 gets
          >done. I actually have a few machines
          that I dug out this summer, which
          >should keep me busy through the
          winter. I brought out the 680,
          >Swtpc(2x), Imsai, and the Heathkit
          H-8/H-9. Got my fingers crossed now
          >
          >=Dan
          >
          >
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          >billdeg@...
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          similar to the 680, but not exactly
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        • Vintage Computer Festival
          ... Serious question: are the links that hidden? It looks pretty obvious to me: you click on Events (there are at least two links on the main page). On the
          Message 4 of 11 , Sep 6, 2005
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            On Mon, 5 Sep 2005, Dan wrote:

            > I've never been to any of the VCF events. When I look at the VCF
            > website, I see there's a VCF 8 planned out in Cali. But I couldn't make
            > that one. Then I also heard about the VCF Midwest planned but that's not
            > mentioned on the website either. I heard from Evan there maybe a VCF
            > East ? I guess that's VCF East 3. But I don't see that mentioned on the
            > VCF website. This one would be closer for me if it's in NJ.

            Serious question: are the links that hidden? It looks pretty obvious to
            me: you click on Events (there are at least two links on the main page).
            On the events page, the current events are listed on the top and the past
            events underneath.

            VCF Midwest happened 6 weeks ago. VCF East 3.0 is still in the
            pre-planning stages.

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          • Dan
            Oh I guess that s why I didn t see the Midwest event, it happened already. I was looking for a future date. Sorry about that. I ll keep waiting for the VCF
            Message 5 of 11 , Sep 7, 2005
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              Oh I guess that's why I didn't see the Midwest event, it happened
              already. I was looking for a future date. Sorry about that. I'll keep
              waiting for the VCF East 3 announcement.

              =Dan

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              > VCF Midwest happened 6 weeks ago. VCF East 3.0 is still in the
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