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    November 6th, 2017, 08:37 AM
    Hi, and welcome here to the VCF. I suggest that you have a look at this web site: http://www.s100computers.com They have produced some...
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    November 5th, 2017, 05:49 AM
    smp replied to a thread Model 1 Coco in Tandy/Radio Shack
    What you really want to do is connect with the Color Computer Community on the CoCo e-mail list: https://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco...
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    November 2nd, 2017, 01:44 PM
    eBay auction (not mine) https://www.ebay.com/itm/DEC-PDP11-H-217C-17723-16KX18-Core-Memory-/152771170015?&_trksid=p2056016.m2518.l4276 DEC...
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    November 2nd, 2017, 01:27 PM
    Please sign me up for 4 of them - all assembled - for my DLV11-J. Thanks! smp
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    October 30th, 2017, 04:44 PM
    So, there are about 100 models there, and you get the first one for $5, but the 2 per month come for $20 each. That makes this collection cost...
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    October 29th, 2017, 09:47 AM
    smp replied to a thread RT-11 BASIC-11 problems in DEC
    Yes, I agree. My copy of BASIC.SAV appears to work correctly, but automatically converts numbers greater than one million to scientific notation,...
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    October 28th, 2017, 11:09 AM
    Hi Peter, I got my power-on-reset board from here: http://www.heeltoe.com/index.php?n=Pcbs.Qbus-por Expensive, yes, but I was looking for a...
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    October 27th, 2017, 11:38 AM
    smp replied to a thread RT-11 BASIC-11 problems in DEC
    Hi Dave, and thanks for your attention. Yes, if I am in BASICS and I have the READY prompt, and I type PRINT SQR(2), I get the error: ?UFN ...
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    October 27th, 2017, 10:37 AM
    smp replied to a thread RT-11 BASIC-11 problems in DEC
    OK! So I had a thought... As I stated in my OP, my BASICS is not working properly, throwing a SYN ERROR IN LINE XXX when I attempt to use...
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    October 27th, 2017, 10:18 AM
    smp replied to a thread RT-11 BASIC-11 problems in DEC
    Thanks very much. My problem is a bit different. There is a line in my program to calculate the Julian Day number of a calendar date: 855...
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    October 27th, 2017, 10:08 AM
    smp replied to a thread RT-11 BASIC-11 problems in DEC
    I don't know terribly much about manipulating XXDP, but I pulled out my Diagnostics Handbook, and I ran JKDCB0 and JKDDB0 (KEF11 Floating Point Chip...
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    October 27th, 2017, 08:38 AM
    smp replied to a thread RT-11 BASIC-11 problems in DEC
    Hi guys, and thanks very much for your thoughts. Here's some info: .SHO CON RT-11XM (S) V05.03 Booted from DU0:RT11XM USR is set NOSWAP
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    October 26th, 2017, 04:21 PM
    smp started a thread RT-11 BASIC-11 problems in DEC
    As you may already have seen, I recently have purchased components to create a PDP-11/23 in a tiny 4 slot dual wide card cage. I am using only the...
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    October 20th, 2017, 08:28 AM
    I have an older Dell Pentium laptop with a real RS-232 SIO port. I've added a PCMCIA RS-232 SIO port, so I am good to go with two real RS-232 ports....
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    October 20th, 2017, 05:45 AM
    I'm in on that, for certain. I hope there are others to make it worthwhile. Yes, assembled would be the best for me. Thanks! For me, it's too...
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Date of Birth
June 16
About smp
Biography:
Graduated college with my BSEE in 1975. MSCS in 2002.

Retired in October 2016, and I'm loving every moment of it.

A note from my past history:
In November 1976, I opened the first computer store in NH: Microcomputers, Inc. We sold IMSAI, Polymorphic, and Northstar kits, and assembled cards and computers. We attempted to sell complete systems into local small businesses. My partner and I operated until the fall of 1978, when we went broke.

I have (currently working):
Altair 680, IMSAI 8080 with JAIR-8080 CPU replacement running CP/M v2.2, HP-86B with HP-82900A Auxiliary Processor (A.K.A. CP/M System) and HP-9121D floppy disk drive, HP-110+ with HP-9114 floppy disk drive, HP-200LX, HP-41CL, HP Jornada 820, Apple IIC+, Apple IIGS (ROM 3), Tandy 2800HD, CoCo 3 with SDC, CoCo3FPGA, Heathkit H8, Osborne 1, Osborne Executive, Kaypro 2, Macintosh 512KE, Macintosh PowerBook 170, Macintosh Graphite iBook 466MHz (M6411), DEC PDP-11/23;

and (currently non-working):
(another) Kaypro 2, Heath/Zenith Z-110, SPARCclassic, a small variety of Macintosh desktop units.
Location:
Bedford, NH, USA
Interests:
Space Exploration, Astronomy, Vintage Computing, RV Camping
Occupation:
Retired, and loving it!

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