Wanted: DEC cables BC08J

From: vrs <vrs_at_msn.com>
Date: Wed Oct 20 08:26:34 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
> > 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.

I have two BC08J spares, but I also have a bunch of Posibus equipment and
two 8/Es (and an 8/a), so I'm not eager to part with them.

I didn't realize these were scarce; I have some (relatively trivial) CAD
drawings for replacement BC08J paddles, if that will help. I think someone
could panelize 4 of them and get the panel done for about $104, or less (per
paddle) if more paddles are desired. If you want gold on the edge
connectors, that will undoubtedly cost more.

The work I am doing on Posibus/Negibus cables for earlier PDP-8s uses a
different paddle, unfortunately (which is more general overall, but has no
40-pin connector). (The BC08J paddles I drew will also do Negibus
compatibly with these paddles, but won't do anything else but


PS The Negibus paddles should arrive here in a few days.
Received on Wed Oct 20 2004 - 08:26:34 BST

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