HP vintage boards being sold as scrap
cube1 at charter.net
Fri Sep 27 22:03:53 CDT 2019
On 9/27/2019 4:34 AM, Paul Birkel via cctalk wrote:
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> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Jay Jaeger via cctalk
> Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:40 PM
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> Subject: Re: HP vintage boards being sold as scrap
>> 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:
>> "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.
> I would be in that same camp, assuming one of these would also work in a
> 2112B ("M Series") machine.
> They are readily available, individually, on eBay. See "HP12531".
> There are currently two listed at reasonable prices, plus reasonable shipping.
> For reference, this: http://www.hpmuseum.net/document.php?catfile=236
> You probably want the HP 12531D. Both of the current eBay listings are the "D".
> I believe that the HP 12531C is what is visible on http://www.hpmuseum.net/display_item.php?hw=111
Thanks for the tip. (Part of not recognizing that is that I had never
made the connection between the 2108B/2112B and the "1000" series
before, until I read about it in this thread, and did some poking
around. The HP's have not been one of my priorities in over a couple of
decades, and most of of that focus was on my older HP2114B.)
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