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    December 2nd, 2020, 04:50 PM
    m_thompson replied to a thread Nema 6-15R power strip in DEC
    I looked for a 220VAC power strip in the US a few years ago. I couldn't find one, so I got a European power strip for free, and put a US 220VAC plug...
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    November 27th, 2020, 01:31 PM
    m_thompson replied to a thread Paint matching for a PDP8/e in DEC
    I bought three spray cans of the MUN 9.5 paint from this vendor. It wasn't horribly expensive, and shipped in about a week. I repainted three PDP-8/a...
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    November 25th, 2020, 04:48 PM
    m_thompson replied to a thread Bytesaver ii questions. in S-100
    This is correct. I just used this a few weeks ago.
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    November 24th, 2020, 07:20 AM
    m_thompson replied to a thread RK05 disk drive versions in DEC
    Testing the completely digital boards like the M7680 and M7681 should be easy. The other boards that are partially analog and partially digital will...
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    November 23rd, 2020, 09:08 PM
    MattisLind replied to a thread RK05 disk drive versions in DEC
    I also have a RK05 exerciser. Will probably get to it sometime before christmas. Will be able to take pictures. /Mattis
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    November 23rd, 2020, 03:11 PM
    Cheers from the Peanut Gallery!
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    November 21st, 2020, 02:57 PM
    MattisLind replied to a thread Repairing my Tek 4051 in Other
    Thanks a lot Monty! Let's hope I now can get the board working. /Mattis
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    November 21st, 2020, 11:26 AM
    MattisLind started a thread Repairing my Tek 4051 in Other
    My Tektronix 4051 has been sitting on the shelf since the analog board blew several years ago. I think it is about time to get back to it and fix it....
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    November 21st, 2020, 06:04 AM
    Todd Goodman (lives in the US) also placed a quantity order for some of these connectors back in March of this year when I helped Volker with his...
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    November 16th, 2020, 01:44 PM
    Hi Simon! Take a look at Jorge Hoppe's fiche scanning adventures - http://retrocmp.com/projects/scanning-micro-fiches
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    November 13th, 2020, 04:43 PM
    m_thompson replied to a thread DECtape archeology in DEC
    There is a version of Moonlander that runs on the GT40 and uses a light pen for control.
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    November 13th, 2020, 09:54 AM
    MattisLind started a thread DECtape archeology in DEC
    I have recovered some DECtapes and DECtape IIs. There were some early XXDP tapes, RT11 dist set for V4 with patches, 11/750 console and diagnostic...
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    November 7th, 2020, 10:59 AM
    m_thompson replied to a thread TU55 restoration in DEC
    Doug, There is a rubber band underneath the coiled spring on your hubs. The rubber has turned to rock and won't compress when you try to install...
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    November 6th, 2020, 04:32 PM
    m_thompson replied to a thread TU55 restoration in DEC
    The DC power requirements for a TU55 are different from a TU56. If the 8/I came with the TU55s then it will already have the correct power supplies....
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Volunteer at the RICM. Working on a PDP-12, PDP-8/I, 8/L, 8/e, PDP-9, 11/34a, and 11/44.
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