Finally got a "straight" DF32 yesterday - bandwidth saver - many messages inside

From: John B <>
Date: Thu Nov 4 15:07:11 1999

-----Original Message-----
From: Ethan Dicks <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Thursday, November 04, 1999 3:04 PM
Subject: Re: Finally got a "straight" DF32 yesterday - bandwidth saver -
many messages inside

>--- Mike Ford <> wrote:
>> >More Paper tape software - A lot of old DECUS stuff for the 8/s (old
>> >game, 5,5/8,8), etc.. Two trays of Disk Monitor and PAL III-D. I STILL
>> I have two trays, blue things with a clear top and 8 sections about 1x1
>> inch, 4 or 5 of said sections complete with papertape still in them. $1 &
>> postage to the first who wants them.
>Ooh... ooh... I'm interested (if you don't want to ship them to Canada).
>What's on the paper tape? I'm about to have a serial papertape reader
>hooked up to my Linux box (DEC PR/S01) as soon as I can borrow my friend's
>20mA<->RS-232 adapter.

If the paper tapes have anything PDP 8 on them I can send you a copy. I have
the PDP-8/S already hooked up to my PC (positive level converters ;-) )

One other thing.... you mentioned you wanted to add more memory to one of
your straight 8s. I have two studies done by the McMaster University on
building core memory expanders for the 8,8/s using straight 8 memory (8/s,8
used the same kinds) and some flip chips. You might want to kill one of your
straight 8s for the memory and ebay/keep the rest of it. I am picking up at
least one straight-8 over the next 3 weeks and if I end up with two (looks
that way) I have the one sold (have to quickly restore it first) and the
other I will butcher for memory for my 8/s. A straight-8 still isn't worth
as much whole as it is in parts.. Ugh.. You might want to think about doing
that as it is nice to keep the same boards/technology in a transistor
computer like that.



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