Front Panel Update

Dave G4UGM dave.g4ugm at
Wed Jun 10 02:15:43 CDT 2015

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at] On Behalf Of tony
> Sent: 10 June 2015 05:46
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> Subject: RE: Front Panel Update
> > Interesting.  Varian is a microwave equipment company; I have one of
> TWTs sitting on my H960 at home.
> > Vacuum equipment, I could believe that.  But yes, Varian made a 16 bit
> > minicomputer; I had a handbook for it at
> My father was a physical chemist who did a lot of work with vacuum
> He would swear by Varian (and swear _at_ Vacuum Generators). I assume it
> was the same Varian company.

I once had a Varian computer, well the local computer club had a Varian. I
can't remember what happened to it. 
A friend used to work for them mostly I think on gas chromatographs...

> A number of scientific instrument companies made computers too, of
> course. The most obvious being HP.
> -tony


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