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    November 16th, 2018, 01:26 PM
    Not a problem! Just disable the JAIR CPU, use the JAIR for SIO, RAM, EPROM, and SD card disk system, and plug in an S-100 Z-80 CPU board of your...
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    November 16th, 2018, 12:54 PM
    Nope, I was wrong there. Another view of the video shows that the RAM is on the FDC-Plus board. Sorry about that! smp
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    November 16th, 2018, 08:56 AM
    #3: I thought that Mike said that there's 64K RAM on that SIO board, too? #4: Check out the JAIR-8080. It's a complete system on one board, and...
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    November 13th, 2018, 12:45 PM
    I don't think the major iRepair Shops will close down - they'll simply put up whatever Apple wants to obtain the special tool they need. This...
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    November 13th, 2018, 05:58 AM
    smp replied to a thread Bill Godbout in S-100
    Terrible, just terrible. What a tragedy! RIP Bill! smp
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    November 12th, 2018, 08:46 AM
    smp replied to a thread I got my PiDP-11 kit in in DEC
    I know what you're talking about. The best references are the books DEC put out: "The Small Computer Handbook," 1970 or 1973, and the "PDP-8 OS8...
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    November 9th, 2018, 02:14 PM
    Excellent video, Mike! As you know, I already have one of your clones, but I am wanting to get one of those replicas that you're showing off, too. ...
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    October 24th, 2018, 04:10 PM
    smp started a thread eBay: A bunch of J11 CPUs in DEC
    A bunch of J11 CPU chips just showed up on eBay today (not mine): ...
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    October 22nd, 2018, 02:33 PM
    smp replied to a thread Scored a KDJ11-A in DEC
    Thanks very much (again) Jerry. I have EK-KDJ11A-UG-001... What you pointed out shows up in the same sections on the same page. Is there any real...
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    October 21st, 2018, 02:04 PM
    smp replied to a thread Scored a KDJ11-A in DEC
    Hi Jerry, My UC07 matches with yours exactly. I set my KDJ11 straps to match yours, too. When I power up, I get into ODT, as I should. I type...
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    October 21st, 2018, 08:48 AM
    smp replied to a thread Scored a KDJ11-A in DEC
    Received my KDJ11-A yesterday, and I'm giving it a try today... I set the straps with all removed and then inserted W3, so I have W3 in and W7...
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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, Northstar Horizon, 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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