That VAXStation4000vlc 3W3 video connector

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Mon May 3 19:05:00 CDT 2021

I don't know what "HD BNC" means.  There's only one BNC.  By 3W3 do you mean the D-sub shell with 3 coax inserts?  Those are standard items, you could just buy one.  The only problem you might encounter is that the cable connector kind is probably crimped, and the crimp tooling is likely expensive.  But a solder or PC mount connector could be used, with an impedance bump that can be ignored for video applications.

Sync on green is the usual from DEC. 


> On May 3, 2021, at 7:22 PM, Adam Thornton via cctech <cctech at> wrote:
> I assume it would be way too much to hope that HD BNC would fit it?  Does
> anyone have a pointer to the actual physical dimensions of the itty-bitty
> BNC-ish connector in the video port of the VAXStation4000vlc?  If I can get
> red, green, and blue out (assuming since there are only 3 connectors it's
> sync-on-green) I can put together a sync splitter and turn it into VGA.  I
> have at least one decent multisync VGA monitor still, although none with
> the RGB BNC inputs.
> Adam

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