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  • B Degnan
    ... Go back to sleep..it s a 2200 :-)
    Message 1 of 16 , Jul 27 8:33 PM
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      Bob Schwier <schwepes2002@...> wrote:

      >It's not as pretty as the picture any more but that is the machine.
      >I have all of the parts.
      >bs
      >--- On Wed, 7/27/11, Ed <wilborne@...> wrote:
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      >From: Ed <wilborne@...>
      >Subject: [midatlanticretro] Re: Wang PCS II???
      >To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      >Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 10:37 PM
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      > That sounds like the Wang Office Assstant. Does it look like tbis?
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      >http://www.files.classicalgasemissions.com/misc/wang.jpg
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      >I believe it has an 80186 processor in it,
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      >Ed
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      >--- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, Bob Schwier <schwepes2002@...>
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      >> Wang?
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      >> Woke me up from my stupor.
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      >> Can you tell me anything useful about the WOA-40?
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      >> I've got one.
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      >> --- On Tue, 7/26/11, Bill Dromgoole <drummy@...> wrote:
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      >> From: Bill Dromgoole <drummy@...>
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      >> Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: Wang PCS II???
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      >> To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
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      >> Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 7:08 PM
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      >> Hello Ed.
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      >> Welcome aboard.
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      >> I have extra C-64 VIC chips. Are they the same as
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      >> ----- Original Message -----
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      >> Ed
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      >> To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
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      >> Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 6:57
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      >> Subject: [midatlanticretro] Re: Wang PCS
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      >> II???
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      >> Hello group!  I've only been a member for a week or so and
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      >> I'm enjoying the talks.
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      >> I'm 46 and I'm interested primarily in 8 bit
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      >> computers, namely TRS-80 Model III and IV (of which I have several
      >operational
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      >> examples).  My Model III is a 16K (diskless) unit that is in mint
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      >> condition.  I have 3 model IV(s), 2 64k units and 1 128k unit. 
      >I'm
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      >> currently working on the video card of the 128k unit to restore the
      >video
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      >> (everything else works), I'm just afraid of getting zapped by the
      >flyback
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      >> capacitor.  It has been sitting a week or so without power, maybe
      >it is
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      >> drained.  My plan is to replace the electrolytic capacitors
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      >> first.
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      >> Except for 2 Timex/Sinclair computers that I'm working to make 1
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      >> working unit (one seems to have a motherboard issue, and the other
      >had the
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      >> keyboard ribbon cables dry-rotted), I have a variety of fully
      >functional
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      >> vintage computers:
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      >> TRS-80 Pocket Computer 1
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      >> TRS-80 Pocket Computer 2
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      >> (qty 2)
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      >> TRS-80 Pocket Computer 4
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      >> Apple II Plus
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      >> Apple IIc
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      >> TRS-80
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      >> MC-10 (several)
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      >> Commodore VIC-20 (several)
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      >> Commodore C64
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      >> TRS-80 Model
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      >> III
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      >> TRS-80 Model IV (64k that works perfect)
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      >> And the ones in various
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      >> VIC-20 (2, 1 needs a replacement space bar, the other
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      >> needs the VIC chip)
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      >> TRS-80 Model IV (64k, problem with video going into 80
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      >> column mode that I need to fix, but runs fine in Model III mode)
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      >> TRS-80
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      >> Model IV (128k that needs work done to the video card,
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      >> motherboard,
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      >> drives, etc. all work)
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      >> I got introduced to small computers in or around
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      >> 1981 when the director of the county I.T. department for the school
      >system
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      >> snuck a Wang PCS-II in to the high school I was in.  I was
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      >> get my study hall moved from 1981, 82 and 83 moved into the
      >computer science
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      >> curriculum (the class was only offered to seniors officially). 
      >Hence my
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      >> desire to find a working PCS-II.
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      >> In 1982 or 3 we started using the
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      >> Apple II computers and during that time I got my first Model III
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      >> a year to me from a nice person).
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      >> Since then I've worked in software
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      >> development, operations, systems management, I.T. director and now
      >I'm the CIO
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      >> of a small technology company in Virginia.  We are like the
      >Borg. 
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      >> We assimilate technology and provide services.
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      >> Currently I'm a graduate
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      >> student at NCSU and I'm working on a variety of compilers for
      >computers like
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      >> the TRS-80 MC-10, Color Computer, Model III and IV.  I recently
      >bought a
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      >> MicroKIM from Briel Computers and I'm looking forward to modifying
      >a compiler
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      >> to work for that.
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      >> I plan on releasing my compiler(s) to the user
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      >> community once they're ready.  I have an experimental compiler for
      >the
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      >> MC-10 computer, which can be found in the MC-10 group here on Yahoo
      >in the
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      >> MEW3 files for a language I call RPLC.  It's a lot like HP's
      >RPL. 
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      >> The compiler is written in C#, though and compiles to assembly.
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      >> All of
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      >> my more recent compilers are written in C :D
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      >> I hope this is a
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      >> sufficient introduction and I look forward to what this group has
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      >> offer!
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      >> And if you run across a Wang PCS-II... :D ...  Although it
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      >> has occurred to me that emulating it with FPGA technology may be
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      >> fun...
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      >> Thanks!
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      >> Ed
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      >> --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com,
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      >> "evan" <evan@> wrote:
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      >> > >>> I'm looking for a
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      >> Wang PCS II computer...  If anyone knows of anything for sale or
      >give
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      >> > Ed, please introduce yourself. How
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