DEC Indicator Panels page

Mike Ross tmfdmike at
Wed Aug 17 16:45:26 CDT 2016

On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 8:56 AM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at> wrote:
> So, I've been working for a while on a page about DEC indicator panels (the
> standardized 36x4 light arrays which go into a 19" rack, with an inlay to
> customize it to a particular device). It's online now, here:
> Does anyone happen to have a good image of an RK08 panel, or an RF11, which I
> can use here?
> Even better, does anyone know of, or have images of, panels which are not
> listed here? (I am not including the unknown 'RK' panel in the RSTS document,
> which will be the subject of a separate message.)

Have a look at

It's very badly in need of a refresh and update but you might find
some stuff there... especially the unique style of panel applied to
the later (XVM) pdp-15s.

I also have an odd box... it's pdp-8/L in style but housed several
sets of boards for controlling multiple paper tape readers/punches
IIRC... can't recall the DEC designator. It has an indicator panel
built in to the front of the box rather than mounted at the top of the

I know someone who can probably help with images of TC15 and RF15/RS09

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