PDP 11/44 for sale

Rod rdooley at shaw.ca
Mon Jun 1 00:19:42 CDT 2015

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From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Jerome H.
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Subject: Re: PDP 11/44 for sale

 >Rod wrote:

>I have been on this list for a long time as a reader and wanted to give 
>the list a heads up on this system before
>doing anything else in case somebody wants it and can pick it up.
>Cabinet 1:
>Quickware Engineering QED-95 CPU replacement
>2- TU-58 tape drives
>Cabinet 2:
>RX02 floppies
>Cabinet 3:
>2- RL02 disk drives
>1-MDI 76-contains 1 Maxtor XT8760EM 760 Meg HD
>Cabinet 4:
>2-RL02 disk drives
>1-MDI 276-contains two Maxtor XT8760EM 760 Meg HDs
>I am asking US$3000.00 for the four cabinets. I can't guarantee 
>anything but it was turned off working fine.
>The buyer would have the option of buying up to 18 RL02K-DC data carts 
>US$25 each
>Shipping is probably not an option they are about 300lbs + each
>I am located in Kelowna BC Canada about 3hrs north of Spokane Washington..
>Preference would have to go to someone that could come and get it.
>Pictures are here
>Rdooley at shaw dot ca
My son has a trailer and could pick it up for me.

Is there any possibility of turning on the system and checking if it boots?
Which Operating System was being used before it was turned off?  How long
ago was the system run?  Where has it been stored?  Do you have any
terminals?  Should he bring one with him?  Would a VT100 be satisfactory?

Jerome Fine

Hi Jerome

The system was running RSX11M+, and it was used as an RMCS. It had about 6
terminals on it and was gathering data from about 10 sites.
I was shut down in 2000 and I have had it since then. It has been in my
garage the whole time. There have been no rodents or anything.
I used the RMCS but didn't do any of the work on the system. As far as I
know the cables were unplugged and put into each cabinet.
One of the MDI disks was taken from cabinet 3 by someone I don't know
whether it was a MDI 76 or 276. I don't have any terminals 
That I would be sure works as I never tried to get it going again.
It also had two RK07 attached to it that I couldn't get.

I do have some spare cards and the original cpu cards that would go with it.

It would be a bit of a project to start it up I guess, I don't know which
disk it boots off, hopefully not the that's missing.


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