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    Yesterday, 03:42 PM
    The PDP-8/m in the ECRM scanner that the RICM just got has a 16k Keronix core in it. I will dig through the boxes of documentation to see if we got...
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    Yesterday, 03:43 AM
    m_thompson replied to a thread PDP-8/m Powered OCR Scanner in DEC
    We are just learning about the scanner. One article that I found said that they were often used by newspapers to read want-ad forms that were written...
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  • Lou - N2MIY's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:01 AM
    Those 8" drives in the ad are the ones I saw in the original photo in the upper left (not upper right as I had written earlier). From the ad, it...
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  • Lou - N2MIY's Avatar
    September 24th, 2017, 05:23 PM
    Perhaps you can tell us a little more about exactly what it did? There only appears to be a papertape reader/punch (unless those 8" drives in the far...
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  • m_thompson's Avatar
    September 24th, 2017, 04:01 PM
    The RICM just did a road trip to Montreal to get an ECRM OCR Scanner that is powered by a PDP-8/m. We got lots of documentation with the system, so...
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  • Lou - N2MIY's Avatar
    September 19th, 2017, 02:58 AM
    Lou - N2MIY replied to a thread How were PDP-8 networked? in DEC
    Sherman, I still have the manual and prints. I plan to scan them today. I should then send them to David G. or bitsavers for archiving ... ...
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  • m_thompson's Avatar
    September 5th, 2017, 03:47 AM
    What is the next project?
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  • Silent700's Avatar
    September 4th, 2017, 08:44 AM
    Hello vintage computer fans! According to the official vcfmw.org counter, we have just shy of five days to go until the 12th annual Vintage...
    2 replies | 85 view(s)
  • m_thompson's Avatar
    September 3rd, 2017, 07:52 AM
    I emailed you an M8330 revision
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  • m_thompson's Avatar
    September 1st, 2017, 03:42 PM
    This is what I do. If you have two people, the second person can keep the needle-nose pliers ready, and when the solder is melted, grab the pin and...
    61 replies | 2356 view(s)
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    September 1st, 2017, 03:39 PM
    One of the theories is that the very early TTL parts didn't have a passivation layer to protect the die. The early plastic didn't keep the moisture...
    61 replies | 2356 view(s)
  • wa2flq's Avatar
    September 1st, 2017, 12:04 PM
    wa2flq replied to a thread pdp-8/e and RX01 restoration. in DEC
    With regards to 7440 and 7474 chips, is it known why these chips fail more than others? Is it vendor specific, or some more generic manufactoring...
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  • m_thompson's Avatar
    September 1st, 2017, 03:37 AM
    Don't give up. You can fix it.
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  • m_thompson's Avatar
    August 31st, 2017, 03:40 PM
    Pull the boards, clean the gold fingers and backplane connector contacts, and reassemble. I use Deoxit with great results. Farnell has lots of...
    61 replies | 2356 view(s)
  • m_thompson's Avatar
    August 31st, 2017, 09:46 AM
    Did you verify the contents of the memory locations 5015-5026? After the CAM instruction is E39/5, E39/7, E39/9 and E39/11 should all be in the...
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  • m_thompson's Avatar
    August 31st, 2017, 08:05 AM
    The MQ06 L signal goes to a lot of other devices. It would be worthwhile looking at the E39 pin 9 before you replace E39.
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  • m_thompson's Avatar
    August 31st, 2017, 03:47 AM
    Sounds like a plan. There are some Signetics 8271 parts on eBay for $4.99 each. You should buy some spares.
    61 replies | 2356 view(s)
  • Silent700's Avatar
    August 29th, 2017, 02:52 PM
    I am pleased to announce that the 12th year of the Vintage Computer Festival Midwest will feature a commemorative battery-powered "badge" computer,...
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  • m_thompson's Avatar
    August 28th, 2017, 06:47 AM
    I usually press LA, CLEAR, START with SS on. I think that MA 0716 has 7111 in it instead of the expected 7100. You also need to press EXAM...
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  • m_thompson's Avatar
    August 28th, 2017, 04:27 AM
    Looks good so far, except for the second step I expected to see 7 0100 should contain 7770 and 0026 should contain 0010. The K is the standard...
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  • m_thompson's Avatar
    August 28th, 2017, 03:54 AM
    The actual halt is at 0723, so D0AB failed the TAD TEST 21. You should be able to start it at 0715, single step, and watch the contents of the AC....
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    August 28th, 2017, 03:36 AM
    m_thompson replied to a thread OS/8 Fortran in DEC
    I found some example FORTRAN-IV programs on pdp-8.net and gave them a try on SIMH. They worked OK and displayed the expected output. I tried them...
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DEC extender adapter for over-the-top OMNIBUS boards

by jackrubin on June 30th, 2017 at 01:50 PM
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Revision 2 just arrived - smaller board, no vias. Based on how hard I had to smack the connectors with the hammer, I've opened the holes up a little in the next batch. First cable set goes out for testing tomorrow.





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