DECmate II

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Tue May 18 20:12:47 2004

On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 12:32:54AM +0100, Tony Duell wrote:
> The DA15 video connector on the DECmate II (and Rainbow, Pro 3xx series)
> carries the signals for an LK201 keyboard (the one used with the VT220,
> etc terminal), a 12V power output to run a mono monitor, and composite
> video. (RS170 -- I think that's the right standard -- US TV anyway).

Yes... RS-170.

> The Pro and 'bow support a colour video card (I have no idea if the DECmate
> does), and then you also get RGB (sync-on-green) video on this connector.

Not the DECmate - mono only.

What _I'd_ like to have in my DECmate-II is the RX02 interface.

BTW, if your hard drive craps out, it's possible with "ordinary" DECmate
utility floppies (i.e., no "Field Service Kit" required) to format up a
bog-standard ST-225 and throw it in there. I did it about ten years ago,
and filled mine up with RX50s I copied from Charlie Lasner.


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