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    October 17th, 2018, 11:37 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    I've been working on understanding the PT8E device handler code. There are some items in the code that I am unfamiliar with and there are some new...
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    October 15th, 2018, 09:46 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    That's what I was thinking. I like to understand at least some of how things work. I don't plan changing the name PTR will work just fine. My handler...
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    October 15th, 2018, 09:07 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    So, I need to read about the USR's? Thanks Mike
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    October 15th, 2018, 07:11 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    I've been reading as much as I can find on Device Handlers. It tells me that the handler has to have a specific format, that is a Header Block and...
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    October 13th, 2018, 03:13 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Still no luck with the XON/OFF, no matter. I've been studying the PT8E device handler. Looks like it only does two things. Either it punches a 128...
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    October 11th, 2018, 02:22 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Today on one of the RK05 disk images I have, I found PT8E.PA, which is the high speed paper tape reader/punch device handler. Now I have to figure...
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    October 11th, 2018, 06:59 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    I was also thinking along these lines. I was looking for an external handshake, like CTS/RTS, which I am familiar. Never had any experience with...
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    October 10th, 2018, 02:21 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Well..... I suffered another hardware failure this time on my 12 channel I/O board. After I found the problem and repaired it, and weeding out one...
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    October 9th, 2018, 02:30 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread PDP8/m fix before use... in DEC
    Please forgive an old man for not understanding. Why do you have to switch parameters for communications? Are you running different speeds when...
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    October 9th, 2018, 10:51 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Well.... I can not get PIP to do what I want. That is copy a serial input to a file. This seems logical .R PIP *RIMTST.RA<TTY:/B But it...
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    October 6th, 2018, 11:41 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    I found a method that works for EDIT, I still can not make PIP work. Here is what does work in EDIT. .R EDIT *RIMTRY.RA< #A This creates a...
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    October 6th, 2018, 10:04 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Today, I wanted to find and use the program I wrote last year that read data from the REMEX to the PDP8. I had forgotten that I wrote it in PAL8 on...
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    October 5th, 2018, 02:05 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Today I successfully made a paper tape of the BIN LOADER LBAA and the Binary Pinch program DEC-8-5-U. I had both programs on my IBM XT, Then...
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    October 3rd, 2018, 08:02 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Well..... I only lost one chip this time, two last season and one the season prior. So maybe it's not a big deal and I'll live with it, especially if...
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    October 2nd, 2018, 06:17 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Interesting, my equipment is in my basement. The only place that I can use. I have a dehumidifier running, but it does get a little cool during...
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    October 1st, 2018, 02:17 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Dave, The output of the flip flop was stuck high and nothing would change it. The data pin could be up or down, the clear didn't do anything. I...
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    September 30th, 2018, 04:49 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Sure has been wet here. All through August and September seemed to rain every other day or so. And you are right about the mosquito's. Made life in...
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    September 30th, 2018, 03:13 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Well...... The Model T is not put away quite yet, but since the weather is cooling off, I thought that I'd try the PDP8E. I'm sure there will be a...
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    September 30th, 2018, 11:27 AM
    Mike_Z started a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Today was the first day I turned on my PDP8E, since spring. OS/8 booted up, but for some reason I could not get any FORTRAN IV programs to compile...
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