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    December 4th, 2019, 06:56 AM
    Getting rid of my old teletype years ago.
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    December 3rd, 2019, 05:55 PM
    Hopefully this works. Here is the file I created and transferred to my Mac.
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    December 3rd, 2019, 04:55 PM
    I too never had heard of a Kermit transfer protocol. I've use the program Kermit many times in the past but never had noticed that protocol...
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    December 3rd, 2019, 10:26 AM
    That worked once I figured out how to set binary on the Rainbow. There was no way to set binary on the receiving end but the file now has the...
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    December 3rd, 2019, 10:04 AM
    Yes it is MS Kermit 3.10. I will try that.
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    December 3rd, 2019, 08:26 AM
    As I expected the size of the file on the Rainbow is 24576 (6000 * 4096) but on the Mac it's 24526. 50 bytes less. Hmmm. Does the Kermit "Finish"...
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    December 3rd, 2019, 06:56 AM
    Don't believe the Kermit I used supports other modes. I will have to look. I also need to check the original file to see if it too is truncated.
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    December 2nd, 2019, 08:24 PM
    It appears the dump make be truncated. It stops at 5FCE instead of 5FFF or 6000 which is the number of bytes dumped. Maybe the final buffer did...
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    December 2nd, 2019, 07:55 PM
    Aha. I was flipping thru the floppies given me and found one that had Kermit on it. I was able to transfer the file I dumped with debug. Is there...
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    December 2nd, 2019, 07:54 PM
    Aha. I was flipping thru the floppies given me and found one that had Kermit on it. I was able to transfer the file I dumped with debug. Is there...
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    December 2nd, 2019, 06:25 PM
    Well, the file is binary currently. So that in itself can cause issues during a file transfer. I have no idea how to run CP/M from this machine or...
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    December 2nd, 2019, 02:59 PM
    Found the Exit key is PF10. Was able to set the Com port to 9600,8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit. And it maintained its setting. Now how can I...
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    December 2nd, 2019, 02:34 PM
    Cable suggested by exidyboy arrived today. It is seen on my Mac so that is good. I don't know enough about Rainbows to properly set the Com1 port...
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    December 1st, 2019, 07:12 AM
    tradde replied to a thread Lab PDP-8/a runninig. in DEC
    I always used the "sendtape" program that is part of Dave Gesswein's Dumprest package. Easy way to send a paper tape image to the 8.
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    November 30th, 2019, 11:52 AM
    I have ordered this cable and when it arrives I will try to transfer the file from the Rainbow to my Mac.
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    November 27th, 2019, 12:35 PM
    Thanks for the link. I now see why my cable did not work. It is a USB printer cable. And is why I saw on my Windows laptop it showed up as a...
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    November 27th, 2019, 06:35 AM
    tradde replied to a thread 11/70 mounting panel/support in DEC
    Seems they would need something else since they are trying to attach to the H960 rack and not the CPU cabinet. But this might make it look more...
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    November 27th, 2019, 06:33 AM
    Kind of thought that might be the case, but was not sure. There was an "intermediary" option too although what that does I am not sure. So for now...
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    November 26th, 2019, 05:28 PM
    My Pro has RT-11 installed, not P/OS. And on trying to issue a copy the /DOS parameter gives an error of FILEX missing. I have no idea of where I'd...
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    November 26th, 2019, 05:26 PM
    I did install a Mac program called Serial but upon running no serial ports were shown that could be opened. So from this I don't think the Mac saw...
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    November 26th, 2019, 02:01 PM
    I would hope so.
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    November 26th, 2019, 01:56 PM
    Yes, I tried a USB to 25 pin serial connector. Had to drop down to 9 pin for the null-modem and then back with a gender bender to be able to...
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    November 25th, 2019, 06:16 PM
    I tried with and without a null modem inline. Don't know what Mac uses for device names. I may be able to read this on my Pro-350 which may have...
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    November 25th, 2019, 02:15 PM
    Ok, I have a file on an RX50 diskette. I have no way (that I know of) to transfer it somewhere else. I've used Kermit in the past, but that was...
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    November 25th, 2019, 11:26 AM
    A bit too far for me too. But I would consider it. Looks like a nice system. Hope someone takes it.
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    November 25th, 2019, 11:20 AM
    I will attempt to do so. Not sure how I'll get the data from floppy to something more manageable.
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    November 22nd, 2019, 07:12 PM
    Rod's panel is nice and dark, don't worry. It only looks grey in the photo because of the lighting. I had track floodlamps in the ceiling pointed at...
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  • Lou - N2MIY's Avatar
    November 22nd, 2019, 07:04 PM
    Roland, The RX180 drives are single sided 40 track drives, so they are not usable to replace RX50. It would be better to find an RX33 (Teac...
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    November 8th, 2019, 04:59 PM
    I sure wish I could help. I have a Rainbow 100A but no way to dump ROMs.
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