Re: [midatlanticretro] RLV11 Controllers
- On 08/07/2013 12:29 PM, David Riley wrote:
>> Does MARCH or anyone in the group have QBus RLV11 controllers? WeAnd note well, if you plug an RLV11 board set into a Q/Q backplane,
>> have several RL01/02 drives, but I don't know if we can hook any of
>> them up to our much lower power QBus systems.
>> Alternately, does anybody have some they would trade for an RL11
>> Unibus controller or something of similar value?
> RLV12 would be an equally good (probably better) option; it's the
> single-board version of the controller and doesn't require any CD
> rows (some of our smaller systems may have serpentine backplanes,
> which won't do for the RLV11 because they don't have real CD rows).
SMOKE will result. I learned this the hard way, with someone else's
RLV11 that I was borrowing, in 1985, when an RLV11 was worth quite a lot
of money. It took me quite awhile to pay for that with my after-school job.
Anyway, I have several RLV12s, but all in systems. I can bring one
to MARCH for testing or other work at some point, but it's going back
with me. ;)
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA