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    August 12th, 2019, 11:26 AM
    I would suggest contacting Ken at apple2online.com: https://www.apple2online.com Good luck! smp
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    July 26th, 2019, 04:38 AM
    smp replied to a thread Build your own PDP 8I, Part 4.. in DEC
    Thanks very much, Dave! I was missing the bits you added there at the end. smp
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    July 26th, 2019, 04:38 AM
    smp replied to a thread Build your own PDP 8I, Part 4.. in DEC
    Thank Jack, I can get onto the Phoenix site today. Beats me what the issue was yesterday... smp
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    July 25th, 2019, 01:12 PM
    smp replied to a thread Build your own PDP 8I, Part 4.. in DEC
    I have Dave's Google Drive open but I see only the same manual with no update for the Front Panel BOM. I cannot get onto the Phoenix Enterprises...
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    July 25th, 2019, 03:44 AM
    smp replied to a thread Build your own PDP 8I, Part 4.. in DEC
    Thanks again, Don! I will definitely be looking into that. smp
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    July 24th, 2019, 02:08 PM
    smp replied to a thread Build your own PDP 8I, Part 4.. in DEC
    Thanks very much, Jack! I always have problems when trying to acquire pieces & parts for a project. I am certainly glad to have folks like you...
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    July 24th, 2019, 01:04 PM
    smp replied to a thread Build your own PDP 8I, Part 4.. in DEC
    Hi Don, Thanks a million! That is exactly what I am looking for. Greatly appreciated! Now, if I can find the wire wrap sockets for less than...
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    July 24th, 2019, 11:48 AM
    smp replied to a thread Build your own PDP 8I, Part 4.. in DEC
    Hi Folks, I figured that I'd go through the BOM this afternoon and maybe put together my order at DigiKey, JameCo, or Mouser... I'm stuck on...
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    July 22nd, 2019, 01:51 PM
    smp replied to a thread Matrox graphics on my sol-20 in S-100
    Excellent! Well done! Thanks very much for sharing. I'll be looking forward to read your article. Do you have a Matrox ALT-256 or a Matrox...
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    July 22nd, 2019, 12:18 PM
    smp replied to a thread Build your own PDP 8I, Part 4.. in DEC
    Yes, that's it. Thanks for the info! smp
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    July 22nd, 2019, 10:14 AM
    smp replied to a thread Build your own PDP 8I, Part 4.. in DEC
    Yes, indeed! I already have a multi-function (wrap, unwrap, & strip) tool made by Electronic Express. Not one of the companies you mentioned, but...
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    July 22nd, 2019, 08:25 AM
    smp replied to a thread Build your own PDP 8I, Part 4.. in DEC
    Hi folks, I'm a bit behind you... I need to order parts. However, I just purchased a Gardner-Denver wire wrap gun on eBay: ...
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    July 21st, 2019, 05:43 AM
    Hi Carlos, I suggest that you take a look here: http://www.swtpc.com Lots of stuff there... Also: https://www.corshamtech.com Bob at...
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About smp

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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 8800c, Altair 680, Northstar Horizon, JAIR-8080 CPU board, 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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