MINC-11 (was Re: Collection reduction, part II the sequel)

Lyle Bickley lbickley at bickleywest.com
Thu Sep 2 18:44:55 CDT 2010

On Thursday 02 September 2010, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> On 9/2/10, Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
> >    A MINC is a lot more than just a PDP-11!
> While that's certainly true, has anyone on the list ever done anything
> with the Lab I/O stuff on a MINC?  I got one years ago with all the
> docs and software (everything, really, except for the cart, which the
> lab kept for something else).  Mine only has one or two modules - a
> clock board and one of the input boards (I'd have to check the exact
> types), but since I didn't have much, I've only ever booted RT-11 and
> noodled around on the VT105.  ISTR the CPU bay is stuffed with a
> KDF-11, 256K of memory, an RXV21, a DLV11J, and an IBV11.
> Over the years, I've been given plenty of Qbus parts, but I've never
> run across any loose MINC modules.  I'm curious if anyone else ever
> got a MINC loaded enough to do something fun with it.

I have a working MINC/DECLAB-23 with the following:

MINC Components
(1) MNCAM Dual Multiplexer
(1) MNCAG Preamp
(2) MNCKW Clock

11/23 Components
M8043	DLV11J 4 port serial
M8029	RXV21 RX02 Controller w/RX02
M8059KP	Memory 128KW
M8186YB	11/23 CPU w/MMU&FP11
M7954 	IBV11 IEEE488

I also have all MINC manuals and MINC BASIC, etc.

At the moment, I have a slight bug in one channel of the MNCAM, but other that that, everything passes MINC diagnostics.

Lyle Bickley, AF6WS
Bickley Consulting West Inc.
"Black holes are where God is dividing by zero"

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