Fwd: Free C64 available

Bruce Lane kyrrin at bluefeathertech.com
Sun Aug 19 19:29:02 CDT 2007

Fellow techies,

	Attached is a message that popped in from the Telephone Collectors mailing list. It appears that someone has a complete C64 and floppy drive available, both free, if anyone wants.

	Contact the original poster (steve at telephonepioneer.net), not me.



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On 19-Aug-07 at 17:17 Steve Cichorsky <steve at telephonepioneer.net> wrote:

>On the odd chance someone is nostalgic for the “good ‘ol days,” I’m
>offering “free to a good home,” Commodore 64 computer and associated
>VIC-1541 floppy disk-drive. Both have their respective manuals included.
>In addition, I’m including a Supra Corporation serial interface. 
>Otherwise it’s going to be chucked in dump-trailer along with other
>“treasures” that are victims of my ongoing cleanup.  
>I used this set-up in my previous life as the Chief Engineer of a group of
>Broadcast stations, along with a Hallikainen And Friends                  
>                 (
>http://sujan.hallikainen.org/BroadcastHistory/index.php/HallikainenAndFriends )  Tel171 software to interface a Moseley TRC-15A analog transmitter control system to automatically log broadcast transmitter parameters and make appropriate adjustments to keep it within FCC tolerances. 
>By the way, Harold Hallikainen was our local broadcast engineering guru
>and manufacturer who was always available to impose on for help
>troubleshooting a down transmitter at 3AM. 
>Even major manufacturers and organizations such as the National
>Association of Broadcasters, Gates/Harris, Continental, Elcom-Bauer,
>Moseley, etc. would consult with him regarding updating features, etc.
>---Aim a cannon at the Transmitter---
>As with the phone industry, broadcasting has undergone major changes that
>are generally not positive. In an article that Harold wrote for Radio
>World (http://www.hallikainen.org/rw/insite/insite96.html) in 1998, he 
>quoted an FCC inspector commenting on the fail-safe transmitter shut down
>methods at attended locations;
>>>> An FCC staff member advised stations to have some alternate means of
>shutting down the transmitter should the PSTN circuit fail. He suggested
>use of an STL carrier sense relay, program silence sense, a dedicated part
>74 radio link, or the use of a well aimed cannon.<<< 
>Steve Cichorsky
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Bruce Lane, Owner & Head Hardware Heavy,
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