New Toy, Yikes it wants batteries

From: John R. Keys Jr. <>
Date: Sat Apr 15 19:03:29 2000

I too had a good day at the hamfest here in Blaine, MN today. I got several
good manuals and testing software, several hard to find cables and the
following items.
- a Data Myte FAN handheld unit with no adapter to power it up
- a HP pen unit made by BKS for use wit HP2392A HP150A & HP150B
- Tektronix 8086/8087 Prototype Control Probe with manuals and three 8"
floppy diskettes
- an old Zenith notebook that works but the screen is cracked
- a recent Compaq server unit
All-in-All it was a pretty good day for the collection. John
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Ford <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2000 6:16 PM
Subject: New Toy, Yikes it wants batteries

> Today was a good day at the hamfest in Pomona, Cal. Unfortunately I should
> have written my name on my butt, cause that was the only part of me
> sticking up for the first hour or so. 6 boxes full of cards later I had
> five totally lame cards in my hand, and ended up putting all but one back.
> Just for yucks I started poking in some boxes of cables and found just
> I needed. I bought 124 mac video cables, split between three rare types
> Radius Pivot, DB15 to 13W3, and 13W3 to 13W3.
> New Toy
> I found a TRS 80 pocket computer in the original box with software manual
> and cassette interface. Cute little monster, but it wants to eat Type 675
> batteries at a rate of 4/300 hours. It warns against using a type 675E,
> Radio Shack carried neither a plain 675 or a 675E, just a "replacement"
> a whole slew (hee hee) of 675 this or thats called a RS675. Any ideas on a
> common modern equivalent battery? I bought one feeding of 4, and the thing
> comes right up, but regular feeding needs to be on a bargain brand of
> battery chow.
Received on Sat Apr 15 2000 - 19:03:29 BST

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