My PDP11/53

From: Bill Pechter <>
Date: Wed Mar 14 19:34:14 2001

> Chad Fernandez writes:
> > I got my PDP11/53, but I can't get it to do anything. I loaded
> > Tera-Term on my IBM Model 80, to use as my terminal. I dug out a serial
> > cable, and bought a gender changer to hook the two computers up. What
> > could I be doing wrong... I am not getting anything! I see lights on
> > the cards, but nothing on the screen.
> Sorry - I'm not a PDP11 person, but...
> since you say you're using a serial cable, maybe you need a null-modem
> adapter too?
> Cheers,
> Andy

One thing -- I don't know about the 11/53 -- but most DEC DL11-W console
serial ports don't give you the modem control signals you need for
the PC (CTS<->RTS) (DTR->DSR-DCD).

You probably need a null modem cable or adapter with CTS-RTS jumpered
at the PC and DTR going to DSR and DCD (both ways).

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