early modems / was Re: Telephony switches..
dkelvey at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 28 12:42:28 CDT 2007
>From: Brent Hilpert <hilpert at cs.ubc.ca>
>William Donzelli wrote:
> > > How about early modems, anyone collect them ?
> > No. Nobody does.
> > The only folks that actively collect modems are the RTTY (radio
> > Teletype) guys, and those modems are pretty alien to what we computer
> > guys know as modems.
> > I suppose I accumulate modems, simply because some I do not want
>I have two old ones (I'm not including Hayes-and-after in this):
> - a Bunker-Ramo from 1967/8; discrete transistors and large, canned
>electrical connection to tel network; about 19"*6"*10".
> - an acoustic modem built in to a (!) teak box, late 60s or early 70s I
>think, discrete transistor.
>Haven't had a chance to play with them or figure out specs, they're in the
>queue for reverse engineering at some time.
I have a cat modem. I also have a softmodem that one can load
a program into. I used it for a DSP project that did filtering and weather
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