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Re: MARCH's Altair...was..Re: [midatlanticretro] Upcoming MARCH events

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    I d be happy to work on it if I m down that way (or anyone is up near Albany) before anyone else has taken up the task. I ve got a fair bit of experience
    Message 1 of 9 , Sep 29, 2010
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      I'd be happy to work on it if I'm down that way (or anyone is up near Albany) before anyone else has taken up the task. I've got a fair bit of experience working with the S-100 bus and repairing/building/designing S-100 cards.

      In addition to the universal 64K RAM/ROM board I've been prototyping (still wire-wrapped), I've got a few various 16K static RAM S-100 boards I've picked up lately...one tested and 100% good, the other untested but in good physical shape. The wire-wrapped prototype would be more "hobbyist," but it uses 6264 SRAMs...not exactly vintage to the Altair!

      I've also got a Northstar floppy controller I picked up cheap...haven't gotten around to testing it yet, but if that's an acceptable controller for the Altair, perhaps we can use it to get CP/M up and running.

      Anyhow, if it's not more convenient for someone else to get the Altair up and running, I can take the project on.

      Thanks,
      Jonathan

      On Wed, 29 Sep 2010 14:31:10 -0700 (PDT)
      "ragooman@..." <ragooman@...> wrote:

      > Ok you get a merit badge for that.
      > So who over there is going to help fix the ALTAIR.
      >
      > BTW the LED is out on Addr Bit 5. You don't know how annoying that is when trying to thumb in code.
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      > I don't who else is in the vicinity besides me that can disassemble that computer to fix that problem.
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      > I won't be in the neighborhood till Thanksgiving visiting family in NYC
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      > =Dan
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      > -----Original Message-----
      > Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 4:56:52 pm
      > To: "MARCH Yahoo Midatlanticretro" <midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com>
      > From: "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...>
      > Subject: Re: MARCH's Altair...was..Re: [midatlanticretro] Upcoming MARCH events
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      > >>> ASR-33 and loaded from paper tape?  :-). I don't think Evan can fit that in his Miata :)
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      > I did once! Had the stand upside-down in the passenger seat (to accommodate the legs into the footwell area) and the teletype itself in the trunk. It fit.
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