Introduction and RK05J Drive cabling

Kyle Owen kylevowen at
Sat Jan 23 16:05:02 CST 2016

On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 4:00 PM, Joshua Stetson <saburwulf at> wrote:
> Over the past couple of years, I've managed to work back even further,
> piecing together a PDP-8/e system from various parts collected over the
> past 4 years and now I have a fully working 8/e including 32kw of core and
> an RK05E card set. I've been running the system using Kyle Owen's
> os8diskserver and David Gesswein's sendtape utilities which both work
> absolutely wonderfully. It was amazing to be able to run Adventure on a
> native system!
> I'd like to send a shout out to Kyle for the os8diskserver, that is some
> pretty awesome work there. David for his software and archive of DEC
> documentation which was indispensable for helping me debug a few boards and
> get everything running and tested. I also want to thank Vincent Slyngstad
> for his help and support on some questions.

Always happy to hear of another happy user! Even better to hear of another
working 8/E. Hope you get your RK05 going. I am still waiting for a good
deal on an RK05; I'll probably have a custom SD card board made for the
Omnibus before that happens, though... :)


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