ethan.dicks at usap.gov
Wed Jan 2 14:27:31 CST 2008
On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 03:09:11PM -0500, Curt @ Atari Museum wrote:
> Are there any DecMate collectors on the list?
Yes, but I already have one (a rescue from a college lab hallway, two
decades ago). I had been trying to fire it up again this past summer,
and had dug out the pedestal, the CPU, and a keyboard, but stalled when
I could not locate the CPU-to-RX02 cable.
> I have a really
> excellent shape Decmate (VT100 case) and before putting it onto Ebay I
> wanted to see if I could keep it to more of a fixed audience of serious
> classic computing collectors and not just have it out onto Ebay to go to
> someone who may have a passing fancy, then stick it into a closet or
> trash it.
They are very nice, for a microprocessor-based -8. I'm sure someone on the
list would love to have one. I'm responding, not because I myself am
interested, but because of a tangental topic I was going to post on today,
anyway... specifically about the floppy-drive cable...
Just yesterday, I saved a handful of DC37M shells from the scrap bin,
and thought about whipping up a dual-RX02 interface cable. My recollection
is that the DECmate has a DC37F on the back, and either a DC37M to single DB25M
or to two DB25Ms. What I don't have handy is the pinout for the Y cable,
nor even a signal count so I can select an appropriate length of raw cable
to which to attach pins to.
If anyone could direct me to the appropriate manual/engineering drawing
set/etc., I would be much obliged. I can retrieve PDF files, but searching
from here is a bit taxing.
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