Setting up a VAXstation
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sat Oct 6 17:13:55 CDT 2007
> > > I'd *still* like to someday get my hands on one of the fancier breako=
> > > boxes I used to see in catalogs... :-)
> > How fancy is fancy?
> Not too terribly, considering I can't in any way justify spending much i=
> f any=20
> money on such a thing. The ability to interrupt any of the pins, maybe =
> cross-connecting, and LED indicators would be nice.
Err, isn't that what all breakout boxes so, even the simple ones. Every
one I own (and I think I have 5 so far, maybe more) has switches to
open-circuit each of the lines, sockets/ pins and jumper leads to
cross-connect. Some of them monitor all 25 (or maybe 24, often Protective
Ground is omitted) of the lines on LEDs, others monitor only the
cmmonly-used lines, but have some 'spare' indiocators you can patch to
> > I've got one here that does Bit-Error-Rate test, and anohter that will =
> > RS232-current loop conversions, RS232 to parallel conversions, test RS2=
> > current loop, or parallel devices, and even program EPROMs. Oh, it's go=
> t a
> > little strip-printer built in too.=20
> Well, I don't see me affording anything like that any time soon, though=
> if I=20
> were to somehow or other acquire one, I surely would NOT be=20
> disappointed. :-)
I got mine ata radio rally for \pounds 15.00 ro something like that.
Yes I think I did rather well ;-).
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