Lotus Signal Receiver, was Re: QUOTE or TICKER

From: Mike Ford <mikeford_at_socal.rr.com>
Date: Thu Jan 30 00:10:00 2003

At 05:31 PM 1/29/03 -0800, Marvin Johnston wrote:
>Mike, I have what I *think* is the same thing, and it is copyright 1986;
>he was looking for pre 1984 or so. If you need copies of the software,
>*assuming* the software I have is good, it won't be a problem. I can
>bring it to TRW late this month.
>Anyone know what frequency this works on, and if the supporting
>transmitter is still on the air? It indicated this was a subscription
>service, and I would be most interested to know how they enforced that.
>Mike Ford wrote:
> >
> > At 11:46 PM 1/21/03 -0500, Jim Keohane wrote:
> > > Looking for handheld quote device, ticker display or any peripheral
> > > for IBM PC, Apple ][, etc. to pick up ticker broadcast via FM Broadcast
> > > or geosynchronous satellite broadcast. Does not necessarilly have to be
> > > functioning. User manual would be great.
> >
> > I have a Lotus box, but no software or paperwork.
> >
> > Lotus FM Receiver

Mine has three ports on the back, antenna via coax F connector, serial DB25
thing, and BNC (data out, could ethernet maybe?).

What platform do you have software for, and sure. ;) That will give me a
good excuse to get my bones out to TRW.

I think this type of device used sidebands of commercial broadcast
frequencies, but I haven't looked inside, or hooked up an antenna to see
what happens.

No real guess on the pay/data controls, could be software, could be serial
number related activation key broadcast in middle of data etc.
Received on Thu Jan 30 2003 - 00:10:00 GMT

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