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    March 18th, 2019, 03:00 AM
    The Gotek works out of the box on the RQDX3 as an RX33. There was a thread here a few years back that quite a few of us participated in. We also...
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  • Lou - N2MIY's Avatar
    March 9th, 2019, 06:51 AM
    Another factor that is pulling the value of your Rainbow down Alan, is that it also likely lacks the color graphics option. Since you only have the...
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  • Lou - N2MIY's Avatar
    March 8th, 2019, 03:14 PM
    This is almost as bare bones as a system could get. It was a CAPS-11 system. CAPS-11 is really slow, because the TU60 is really slow. You'll see...
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    March 8th, 2019, 02:20 AM
    That is about what I was thinking as well. Anyone really wanting a Rainbow will wait / pay for a machine with Drive W:. Good luck finding the option...
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    March 5th, 2019, 04:48 PM
    Lou - N2MIY replied to a thread DEC VT-278 Find in DEC
    So after sorting through a bunch more floppies, I was able to come up with about six error-free sides to start with. The process involved punching...
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    March 3rd, 2019, 04:49 AM
    Lou - N2MIY replied to a thread DEC VT-278 Find in DEC
    The RX02 was all DEC, just like the RX50. Some earlier RX01 drives have transports that were made by CalComp, but the surrounding sheetmetal and...
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    March 2nd, 2019, 02:11 PM
    Lou - N2MIY replied to a thread DEC VT-278 Find in DEC
    We made some progress today. I made my own BC26P, which connects two RX drives to the DECMate. I connected two teacart RX02 drives and was able to...
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    February 28th, 2019, 04:24 PM
    Lou - N2MIY replied to a thread DEC VT-278 Find in DEC
    The photos of the keyboard shelf are great. I have never seen it before in detail. I like how it extends and retracts. You are in luck, the parts...
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    February 27th, 2019, 04:58 PM
    Lou - N2MIY replied to a thread DEC VT-278 Find in DEC
    He should just be happy that his kid has interest in history of technology. Any parent today should be happy that their kid would want to play with...
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    February 27th, 2019, 03:34 PM
    Lou - N2MIY replied to a thread DEC VT-278 Find in DEC
    I would not call it big and I have two of them. As far as value goes, there was a thread last week about that, so go see my comments there. However I...
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    February 25th, 2019, 03:40 PM
    Bill, The images are here: http://www.pdp8.net/images/images/os8/DECmate_I.shtml . I contributed the diagnostic disk. My keyboard shelf is not...
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    February 25th, 2019, 03:31 PM
    Lou - N2MIY replied to a thread RQDX3 Low Level Format in DEC
    Peter, See US Patent 4,434,487. Also, you can study the listing for ZRQC??. The last version that is nicely commented is the listing of ZRQCE0....
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  • Lou - N2MIY's Avatar
    February 23rd, 2019, 11:57 AM
    I like my VT278 decimates very much. I have two of the setups that Bill has pictured above. Here is a photo of one of mine:...
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