old DEC gear wanted

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Nov 10 09:59:57 CST 2006


On Nov 10, 2006, at 10:49 AM, Ethan Dicks wrote:
>> Yeah, speaking of which. A guy in the northeast US is giving me a  
>> VERY good
>> condition dual H960 rack PDP-8A, with 128k (yup, 128k) ram, three  
>> RK05's,
>> dectape, etc... the picture is just gorgeous.
>
> Nice setup.
>
> I don't know how useful the 128K of RAM is under OS/8, but I remember
> there was a bit of support for it under RTS-8.
>
> ISTR you could roll your own application-level support for memory
> above 32KW, but OS/8 itself wouldn't twiddle KT8A registers, except,
> perhaps, for a 96KW RAM disk.  Does anyone have any clearer memory on
> this?  (I have a KT8A and 128KW MOS board, but haven't used them in
> too long to remember details).
>
>> Sad part is, I have no room, and no time to get the machine. Hell,  
>> not sure
>> I want it at this point.
>
> Ow!  It _is_ a larger PDP-8 setup than most.

   It is.  I'd VERY happily make room for it here, if it can sit up  
there for a few months until I can grab it.  Any chance?

                   -Dave

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Dave McGuire
Cape Coral, FL






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