HP vintage boards being sold as scrap

Guy Dunphy guykd at optusnet.com.au
Wed Sep 25 16:00:33 CDT 2019

At 12:00 PM 25/09/2019 -0700, you wrote:
>On 2019-Sep-25, at 3:07 AM, Guy Dunphy via cctalk wrote:
>> Does anyone else recognise some of the other boards?
>There is a stack of IO interface boards, including HSTs, for the HP 2100/1000 series there.
>Lower-right stack in this pic, 7 boards, boards have one red and one grey handle:
>	https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/n08AAOSwjY5dg5Kd/s-l1600.jpg
>"HS Terminal" is discernible on one of them, and the one on top looks to be an HS Terminal as well.
>Can't be certain about the others but they have the same size IO connector, they may all be HSTs.
>HSTs are the basic RS232 & current loop, async serial-line interface boards, 12531D, used for the console and such in the 2100/1000 series,
>going back to the early machines of the series.
>(HS is 'High-Speed', but that's relative to the late-60s, billed for up to 2400bps, but it is possible to operate them at higher speeds).
>I'd buy one for, say 60$, if someone picks up the bunch and wants to flog one.

Sigh. And here I am putting together a rack with a HP 1000 system.
Though, some of those edge connectors look corroded.

I really would like those DtoA boards. So many! I have both a 3497A and the 3498A extender
plus a need for lots of cards for them. Plus I have the service manual with schematics
so can repair them.

Anyway... the seller is listed as being in Warren, Rhode Island, United States.
I'm in Australia, and have a reshipper in the US. BUT, the reshipper is on the west coast.

Is there anyone on this list who lives in that area who could pick them up, then pack and post
small sets of boards? I can afford to bid (fingers crossed), but _can't_ afford the postage
of "90 lbs" across the continent. Let alone to Australia.

The one existing bid, is that anyone here?


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