Rod Coleman's personal history of founding, building & running SAGE
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Sat Jan 2 21:02:28 CST 2021
North Bay is not on the DEW line the DEW line is above the arctic circle
and while North Bay may seem like the far north to some it is a long way
below the arctic circle is actually at about the level of the Pine Tree
Line. CFB North Bay was the SAGE site for the 22nd NORAD region. The
SAGE site was 600 ft under ground in a cavern carved out of solid rock.
I had the good fortune of going on a tour of the underground while the
AN/FSQ-7 computers where still operating.
On 2021-01-02 10:08 p.m., Nigel Johnson via cctalk wrote:
> For one exciting moment there I thought that you were talking about the
> Semi-Automatic Ground Environment - which a friend of mine was a tech on
> in North Bay, ON, part of the DEW line!
> I was getting ready to up stakes and hop off to Philadelphia!
> Nigel Johnson, MSc., MIEEE, MCSE VE3ID/G4AJQ/VA3MCU
> Amateur Radio, the origin of the open-source concept!
> Skype: TILBURY2591 nw.johnson at ieee.org
> On 2021-01-02 8:44 p.m., Bill Degnan via cctalk wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 2, 2021, 7:11 PM Liam Proven via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>>> This may be old news -- it was new to me, though.
>>> I'm not really familiar with SAGE machines. They were not as
>>> well-known in the UK, I think, being upmarket from the Apple ][ and
>>> IBM PC, both of which were eye-wateringly expensive by UK standards of
>>> the time.
>>> Also, they were terminal-based things and even back then I was
>>> interested in boxes with graphics. :-)
>> There is a SAGE II at Kennett Classic. When I give tours I like to compare
>> and contrast the SAGE with the IBM PC, Motorola 68000 vs Intel 8086.
>> If anyone is in the Philadelphia area stop by and we can fire them up.
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