Everyone here should read this.. I thought I'd seen everything.

From: Ethan Dicks <ethan_dicks_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Mon Dec 6 22:59:06 1999

--- John B <dylanb_at_sympatico.ca> wrote:
> >--- John B <dylanb_at_sympatico.ca> wrote:
> >> BTW: Has anyone heard of a PDP-8/A500 ??? what is that?
> >
> >I wrote:
> >It happens to be the first model I ever laid hands on... KK8A, KM8A, DKC8AA
> >(the standard -8/a stuff), 12-slot box (the 20-slot box was for stuff like
> >the PDP-8/a 620). I am pretty sure (it's been a while) that the -8/a 500
> >has a core-capable power supply.
> I was told this mini was filled with core memory, has a bunch of RK05 packs,
> an rx01 and another thing they called a "panel box"- expander?

Well - that confirms the PSU question. I don't know what a "panel box" might
be, but it was possible to hook an older ONMIBUS cabinet to an -8/a with a
pair of cables that superficially resembled UNIBUS cables.

Want to sell the RK8E? I have a couple of drives, but I'd need at least one
16-sector pack, preferably a couple. I don't really need any hex-height
OMNIBUS core; I've got a KT8-A and a 128Kw MOS board. I'm still looking for
a programmers console, BTW.


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Received on Mon Dec 06 1999 - 22:59:06 GMT

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