photos from VCF UK etc
robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Tue Jun 22 02:05:44 CDT 2010
Would you say that a radio rally was a potential good source for computer
equipment for someone who is not interested in radio, or were you just
lucky? I have had a look to see what is on in my area and there is a radio
rally coming up near me quite soon and I am wondering if it would be worth
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> Subject: RE: photos from VCF UK etc
> I did not attend either but went to my local amateur radio clubs boot
> I picked up a DEC Multia for £5.00. It was marked £10.00 but when the
> selling it said "It's not a PC" I offered £5.00 and got it!
> Somebody had added a 2.5" 4Gb IDE drive. It had been installed using
> screw and double sided sticky tape! They will take them but there are
> issues booting from them. I mounted it correctly pending its removal
> and the
> installation of a DEC RZ series 1" high SCSI drive.
> Next job was to remove the battery (4.5V Alkaline) and replace it with
> 1.5V Duracell AA's wired in series and insulated with tape. Multias
> never boot with a flat battery.
> It should then be a case of plug in the external DEC SCSI CD drive,
> boot the
> ALPHA VMS CD and install VMS7.3
> So who had the better day? Me or those who went to BP?
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