Wanted: DEC cables BC08J

From: Ethan Dicks <dickset_at_amanda.spole.gov>
Date: Mon Oct 18 22:20:13 2004

On Mon, Oct 18, 2004 at 12:05:15AM +0000, Mike Ross wrote:
> Hope someone can help... I'd like to buy or trade 3 x BC08J DEC positive
> bus cables... Berg connector one end, single-sided backplane plug card the
> other end......... I'd like to hook my TC08...

Sorry... never even _seen_ those. You could probably make a set from a
prototyping card and some ribbon cable, though.

> (http://www.corestore.org/tc08.htm ) up to the positive bus / data break
> Omnibus cards in one of my pdp-8e boxes.

Nice. I wish I had a TC-08. Got a couple of TU-56s, one on a TD8E (the
others on TC-11s).

>From your pictures I can really see how "easy" it would be to wrap one of
the empty slots on the right (backplane view) for an RX8E. There'd also be
plenty of room for one of my other ideas - an RX8E-like controller made up
of M-series logic, no RX8E (since I have a limited number of them and a
box of spare modules) It might fill most of the open space, but I can't
see why it wouldn't work. (I've had this dream for years to put an RX01
on a PDP-8/L or PDP-8/i... I've run OS/8 on ONMIBUS hardware since 1984,
but I've _really_ wanted to run it on a TTL CPU).

Sorry I can't help with the cables, but thanks for the great pictures.


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