PDP 11/23+ on Craigslist (LA)
Jerome H. Fine
jhfinedp3k at compsys.to
Sun Jun 13 06:24:23 CDT 2010
>jim s wrote:
> I went and looked at this today. The guy thinks someone is coming
> from "up north" to pay $$ for the thing. I called him, told him I was
> local, and could move it, but would not be willing to do any money due
> to the age, weight, etc. I planned to part it out to people
> interested in the thing wherever, and enough was left ebay the rest.
> He has a system with no media, 1 RL02 drive on top. He didn't say
> till I got there that he thought I was going to pay for it. I have
> seen older minis like this around the area for pickup, told him that
> before going there, and so needless to say it is still there.
I have enough PDP-11/73 hardware to put together at least 3 systems
based on a BA23 box with at least 2 MB of memory and a 600 MB
Hitachi ESDI hard disk drive. I can also add an RQDX3 and RX50
floppy drive. I also have both TK50 and TK70 tape drives which
might be even more useful. And I probably have an ethernet controller
around as well, but could not test that aspect without any software.
While I have only RT-11 that could be run and tested on these systems,
obviously they could be used for RSTS/E and RSX-11.
I used to have a number of RL02 drives and packs, but most of the
RL02 drives are gone. The racks are still left however. There are
also some 9 track tape drives in unknown condition, although one
worked the last time I powered it up about ten years ago.
Is there any interest in such a system? I was thinking of travelling from
Toronto to Ohio some time in the next couple of years to the annual
meeting. Is it possibly at Daton? Otherwise, local pickup would be
necessary since a fully loaded BA23 box is just too heavy to ship,
let alone pack successfully. There may also be a BA123 box
available, but that would be last on the list as I would likely want
to keep it for my own use. However, in a few decades, someone
is going to have to relieve my wife of all of the PDP-11 manuals
and hardware since I am 71 years old right now and need an
alternative to the dumptser.
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