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  • Gary C's Avatar
    August 22nd, 2019, 01:12 PM
    Ive generally been using a V1.2 ATX PSU. All the voltage you generally need with enough current for most, soft start and short protection. All in a...
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    August 21st, 2019, 10:54 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread Pcw9512 in Other
    :) Just got the lid off. That drive is really buried in there isn't it !
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    August 21st, 2019, 08:28 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread Pcw9512 in Other
    Oh, I read that info. It certainly was built to meet a very specific brief.
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    August 20th, 2019, 10:50 PM
    Gary C replied to a thread Pcw9512 in Other
    lots to think about. Not sure it even works yet ! What is the startup I would expect without a disk ? Just gives a white screen at the moment...
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    August 19th, 2019, 07:46 AM
    He probably would have been a phreaker too so wouldn't have paid for calls.
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    August 19th, 2019, 07:24 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread Pcw9512 in Other
    Ah, its not a + so its a 3" drive
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    August 19th, 2019, 03:49 AM
    Gary C started a thread Pcw9512 in Other
    Just sat ready to pickup a PCW9512, a daisywheel printer and a dot matrix printer off ebay. Couldn't refuse for 3.80 Intersting little...
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    August 8th, 2019, 09:54 AM
    Its arrived and its perfect ! thanks Jay
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    August 8th, 2019, 09:38 AM
    Gary C started a thread Tapuino in Commodore
    I'm sure it's been done before but just finished my tapuino in a c2n case. Buttons are momentary switches connected to the original controls which...
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    August 7th, 2019, 11:36 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread MicroVAX 3300 in DEC
    Damn it. The A version of the PSU is not selectable and B versions are 200+ Not only that, it has a blown cap, so it looks as if it was powered...
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    August 6th, 2019, 03:35 PM
    Dos on Multibus ? Do you have any info ?. I have a 286/10A multibus I processor card with intel monitor EPROMS and a 512bk memory card, plus a...
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    August 6th, 2019, 03:17 PM
    Gary C replied to a thread MicroVAX 3100 in DEC
    Yes, i wont trust a TK50 tape, but I do want to get my TZ30 to work, fixing things part of the joy :) and I wont rest until its right. Also need to...
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    August 6th, 2019, 12:02 PM
    Gary C replied to a thread MicroVAX 3100 in DEC
    This is what I found in the manual 3.7 Automatically Starting and Stopping UCX To start the UCX software automatically when the system starts up,...
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    August 6th, 2019, 10:42 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread MicroVAX 3100 in DEC
    The wife has even given me permission ! Anyway Got a few things to work out As I am on OpenVMS 6 im using UCX and can startup comms...
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    August 5th, 2019, 02:43 AM
    Fun is there an archive of all these sorts of things, like the flight sim or the 3d maze hidden in certain versions of Excel, the Microsoft banner...
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    August 5th, 2019, 02:25 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread Slow News Day in General Off Topic
    Division and multiplication are not equal, your right. I meant in the BODMAS thing, you treat them as equal importance and default to left to...
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    August 5th, 2019, 02:18 AM
    Would be interesting to try the same experiments with Omega 636
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    August 4th, 2019, 09:11 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread Slow News Day in General Off Topic
    Forgot to say division and multiplication are equal, so then it becomes left to right precedence
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    August 4th, 2019, 09:00 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread Slow News Day in General Off Topic
    I was (as others) taught in the UK to use BODMAS (brackets, orders, division, multiplication, addition, subtraction) so do brackets first 82(4)...
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  • Gary C's Avatar
    August 4th, 2019, 01:05 AM
    Intel did a lot of Multibus 8086 systems We have about 30 of them running still at work.
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    August 4th, 2019, 12:28 AM
    I think S2 is for lower case ? From page 93 "Lowercase-There are two bow ties on the board with the ICs. They may be cut as a user option....
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    August 3rd, 2019, 08:47 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread Omg in Tandy/Radio Shack
    Like this one ...
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    August 2nd, 2019, 11:01 AM
    Gone yet ?
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    August 2nd, 2019, 07:40 AM
    Ahh, interesting, thanks.
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  • Gary C's Avatar
    August 1st, 2019, 10:38 AM
    and very reasonable too. Looking forward to getting my 128k badge :)
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    August 1st, 2019, 10:34 AM
    Followed some of the connections through and they turned up on an edge connector identical to the one out the back of the PET, was a quick look and...
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  • Gary C's Avatar
    August 1st, 2019, 09:05 AM
    And so, the project begins and a broken C2N is almost converted to a Tapuino case, just need to mount some momentary push buttons onto the frame so...
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    August 1st, 2019, 09:01 AM
    Gary C replied to a thread MicroVAX 3300 in DEC
    Thanks, will try. Looking at it, Im pretty sure the plug in link is a 240/110 selection, but will have to draw out the cct before I plug it it. ...
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    July 31st, 2019, 08:39 AM
    Gary C started a thread MicroVAX 3300 in DEC
    Ok Now its time to have a go at the 3300 The PSU appears to be set to 110V (sticker on front of PSU) despite the socket saying 240V. Looking...
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    July 30th, 2019, 12:57 PM
    Gary C replied to a thread MicroVAX 3100 in DEC
    Windermere ?, thats just up the road ! Will see if Im working. Never been to any sort of event like that. Will need to see if I can get the 3300...
    20 replies | 1206 view(s)
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Started with the UK national electricity company, the CEGB in 1983. Moved in to engineering and worked on DPS6, Intel Multibus, DEC VAX/PDP and programmed in CEGB CUTLASS.
Now in operations
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Lancashire
Interests:
Vintage computers and old cars
Occupation:
Assistant shift manager - Nuclear operations

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