Wanted DEC VT1200 mouse and cable

From: Bill Pechter <pechter_at_bg-tc-ppp1180.monmouth.com>
Date: Wed Dec 26 14:37:01 2001

> > I've got a working VT1200 minus mouse and video cable.
> > I was going to cobble one up with some RG6 and a BNC connector and
> > an N connector (if that's really an N connector) but I'd really rather
> I thought it was a TNC connector (like a BNC but screw lock, not
> bayonet). I've certainly seen TNC connectors for the video output on DEC
> X terminals.
> > find the right cable and spend more time enjoying the toy rather than
> > fixing it.
> I guess this depends on the contents of your workbench, but in my case it
> would probably take less time to solder up the cable than to look at the
> catalogues to see who might sell one...
> -tony

Well, I went off to Rat Shack and picked up a lousy solderless TNC for
RG58 and a BNC to F adapter and had to find a dollar store for the RG59
since RG6 wouldn't fit the damned adapter and cut the 6' video cable and
made a 3' video cable for the VT1200.

Looks like a long and annoying way to do anything because by the time I
mail ordered solder-on TNC's and BNC's I'd be up to my tail in wait
times and shipping charges.

I probably could've used one of my BNC RG59's and the TNC connector
but I figured 75 Ohm Coax was called for with video.

Now to find a DEC mouse so I can put this one back on the VaxStation.


  d|i|g|i|t|a|l had it THEN.  Don't you wish you could still buy it now!
Received on Wed Dec 26 2001 - 14:37:01 GMT

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