Tektronix 31 was Re: New toy!!!

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_intellistar.net>
Date: Sun Jul 11 16:28:15 1999

OK, all you guys with Tek 31s out there. What color are they supposed to
be? Mine is black but there is blue paint showing through the scratchs on
the case. The only pictures that I have of them are black and white so I
can't tell what color they're supposed to be.

  The front panel where the Tektronix 31 name is supposed to be doesn't
look like it was repainted but there's no logo on mine. Instead there is a
red and white medalion that says "Survey 31/300" and "ESCO". The medalion
appears to be smaller than the original Tek logo so I don't think it's
covering up the logo.

  Do any of you have overlays for the LH keyboard? I have two, one is
plastic and was made by ESCO. The other is aluminium and was made by
Tektronix and says that it's a User Definable Overlay but someone (ESCO?)
has painted titles into all the blocks. Both overlays are marked up for
survey work.


At 08:38 PM 7/10/99 -0700, you wrote:
>On Sat, 10 Jul 1999, Joe wrote:
>> >Hans and I have about 50 tapes that we scored with the two Tek 31's we
>> >scored a few weeks ago
>> TWO Tek 31s! That was a find! Where did you find those? That brings the
>> total of Tek 31s up to 4 AFIK. That would make a nice display at VCF. I
>At a local electronics surplus shop when Hans came by to visit a few weeks
>> wish I could go but I'm on the wrong side of the country.
>Cheap tickets are abound my friend:)
>> OK. do the tape drives still work in your's? I found the belt (O-ring)
>> lying broken in mine. I shouldn't be hard to find a replacement. Do you
>We were pressed for time and didn't get a chance to play with them at all.
>Hopefully I'll find out more about them in a few weeks when I have some
>free time.
>> have ANY docs for these?
>Unfortunately, no. We're looking for some ourselves.
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