Real PDP11 model question

From: Ed Kelleher <>
Date: Tue Sep 21 04:27:30 2004

At 08:13 PM 9/20/2004, you wrote:
>I have an HP terminal I can use, or I can use my PC laptop with it's
>serial port. Whatever I start looking for it should support RSTS/E

Look for a BA23 solution then.
Cheap, available, supportable, complete.
You can get the skin that makes it look like a largish tower box too.

Use another PC/laptop with a VT100 terminal emulator for the console terminal.
DEC console terminals generally only support software flow control (XON/XOFF),
, make sure your HP terminal will do that.
With the PC, sometimes you have to jumper CTS<->RTS and DTR<->DSR on the PC

Later, if you like the system (and your wife can abide it),
get a SCSI card and add a SCSI tower for more storage, different OS etc.

Ed K.
Received on Tue Sep 21 2004 - 04:27:30 BST

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