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Wanted: Southern Cross 1 Vintage Z80 computer User's Manual

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    Wanted: Southern Cross 1 Vintage Z80 computer User's Manual

    Hi

    I am looking for a copy of the user's manual for the Southern Cross 1 - an old single board Z80 computer.

    Does anyone have a PDF of the manual that they would be willing to make available?

    maguman21

    #2
    Originally posted by maguman21 View Post
    Hi

    I am looking for a copy of the user's manual for the Southern Cross 1 - an old single board Z80 computer.

    Does anyone have a PDF of the manual that they would be willing to make available?

    maguman21
    Could this be it? http://www.kitsrus.com/pdf/sx2_hard.pdf

    Late edit: This is for a 'II' not a 'I' - probably fairly close . . .
    Last edited by Agent Orange; April 26, 2011, 09:42 PM.
    Surely not everyone was Kung-Fu fighting

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      #3
      Originally posted by Agent Orange View Post
      Thanks, but unfortunately that is the manual for the Southern Cross 2, which is a completely different computer. They have quite a few docs related to the Southern Cross 1 on their site, but not the user's manual.

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        #4
        thanks - close but no cigar

        Originally posted by Agent Orange View Post
        Could this be it? http://www.kitsrus.com/pdf/sx2_hard.pdf

        Late edit: This is for a 'II' not a 'I' - probably fairly close . . .
        Thanks, but unfortunately the II is a completely different machine. I'll keep looking...

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          #5
          I got the manual for SC-I from another forum member
          a while ago, and it is about 1.4 Meg in size. You can
          give me an email and I will send it your way.....

          ziloo

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            #6
            Thanks

            Originally posted by ziloo View Post
            I got the manual for SC-I from another forum member
            a while ago, and it is about 1.4 Meg in size. You can
            give me an email and I will send it your way.....

            ziloo
            Thanks - sent you a PM with my email address.

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              #7
              Originally posted by maguman21 View Post
              ..... sent you a PM with my email address.
              maguman21,

              The payload was sent.....let me know when you have it
              safe and sound in your hand....

              ziloo

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                #8
                Hi there,

                Sorry to revive a slightly old thread but I am also desperately looking for the manual for the SC 1 SBC.

                Like maguman21, I found a lot of information on the kit's old website, but the manual itself is no where to be found. I bought a bare PCB for this kit, but it came without the manual unfortunately.

                Is there any chance of someone sending me a copy too?

                Thanks,

                Ross..

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by rossv View Post

                  Is there any chance of someone sending me a copy too?

                  Thanks,

                  Ross..
                  Send me an email address and I will send you a copy (if I
                  find my own copy )

                  ziloo

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by ziloo View Post
                    Send me an email address and I will send you a copy (if I
                    find my own copy )

                    ziloo
                    I'll PM you my e-mail, thanks!

                    I am planning to create a website for the Southern Cross SBC with manual, schematics, ROM code etc. Hopefully that will help the other people that are still interested in this kit, it's a shame that it was discontinued.. I feel that it is permissible to do this because the Southern Cross 1 was actually a 'shameless clone' of a much older kit from the 1970s electronics magazine "Talking electronics" (confirmed in usenet by the person who owned Kitsrus). This person has since unfortunately passed away (a number of years ago now), and his wife took over his business. This kit was discontinued, and it will most likely never be available for sale again.

                    Ross..
                    Last edited by rossv; September 21, 2011, 02:26 AM.

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                      #11
                      Alright Ross,

                      The manual was sent your way!
                      Let me know when you have received it....

                      ziloo

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by ziloo View Post
                        Alright Ross,

                        The manual was sent your way!
                        Let me know when you have received it....

                        ziloo
                        Hi ziloo,

                        I got the manual, thanks heaps! I also sent you an e-mail to confirm, perhaps it didn't reach you?

                        Thanks again,

                        Ross..

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                          #13
                          You are very welcome and yes I got your memo.
                          Let us know about your progress and how you are
                          wearing out that poor manual...!

                          ziloo

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                            #14
                            Hi,
                            Just found this site. I am trying to assemble a Southern Cross SC I to show a group of electronic students “how it used to be done”. Unfortunately I only have part of a kit to assemble. I am missing the Eprom with the Monitor Program and the manual. I have a blank 27C64 and the SC I circuit diagram. Can anyone help? Even direct me to a site that I can purchase this from. I also wonder if the TEC-1 Monitor program is the same as the Southern Cross Monitor program. I have started to make a PIC simulation of the SC I but it isn’t the same is it? I hope you get the WEB Site going.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Oceanway2009 View Post
                              ...... I am trying to assemble a Southern Cross SC I to show a group of electronic students “how it used to be done”. ...... I also wonder if the TEC-1 Monitor program is the same as the Southern Cross Monitor program. ......
                              There is a "Nice" discussion regarding the designer of this board here:

                              http://www.electronicspoint.com/sad-...m-t133301.html

                              Keep reading.....it gets better and better.....

                              ziloo

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