classics I threw away or sold ... foolishly

Robert Jarratt robert.jarratt at
Thu May 19 14:20:05 CDT 2016

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> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at] On Behalf Of Adrian
> Graham
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> Subject: Re: classics I threw away or sold ... foolishly
> On 19/05/2016 18:07, "Ethan Dicks" <ethan.dicks at> wrote:
> > On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 12:31 PM, Sean Caron <scaron at>
> wrote:
> >> ...I've never seen another microVAX I around... Ah, well, the KA655
> >> is more functional ;)
> >
> > I have a MicroVAX I... it's more of a curiosity than anything.  Quite
> > limited.  We bought two when they first came out and upgraded one
> > (full price, $17K ISTR) to a MicroVAX II.  The enhanced one was used
> > for product development and a few other things.  The unenhanced one
> > was our hardware test box so if one of our boards under test was so
> > broken that it damaged the host (that did happen once or twice), it
> > was cheaper to get back into service.  I should go fire that box up
> > and see if the hard drive has stiction (odds are good).
> I have a MicroVAX I too, it's the only machine I've got with an RQDX2
> controller and I think it doesn't work. Last time I powered up I just got
an @
> prompt.

Wouldn't mind finding a MicroVAX I, although I am seriously short of space



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