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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

N4USA operating at Chantilly Farm Campground

                       Amateur Radio operators you can enjoy a family vacation & operate 
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               N4USA at Chantilly Farm & Campground
                                                Floyd County Virginia

Chantilly Farm and Campground in Floyd, Virginia just a few minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway (MP150). Ham Radio operators are encouraged  to operate at the campground.

My blog readers know me as a historical microcomputer collector/historian and developer of the Bugbook Historical Computer Museum collection. I also own this beautiful  200 acre Chantilly Farm in Floyd County, Virginia and operate N4USA.

A few of the open fields at Chantilly 
Chantilly Campground is Ham friendly with Amateur Radio Station N4USA in our Campground office. You can hook up to existing antenna in campground and there are many locations with trees or other structures making it very easy to put up an antenna at a good height most anywhere on our 200 acres. The radio background noise is extremely low as we are in a rural area with no industrial noise and very few close neighbors. QRP operators love this location. WiFi is available from most locations on the farm. It is a delight to operate from Chantilly Farm using your own call or N4USA. 


David KK4WW at N4USA
David KK4WW Curator of N4USA and owner of  Chantilly Campground has been a ham operator for 63 years and makes this comment  "this is the best radio location I have ever operated from". We are in Floyd County, Virginia the Heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ham operators love our 2500 foot  mountain top location for making  DX contacts.  VHF/UHF operators have incredable signals up and down the East Coast.
Our camping guest can chose full service with water, 30/50 amp power & septic, RV camping or tent camping on our 200 acres.  Some primitive tent locations have AC power. We are open all year "Weather permitting"
Campers at the farm

Camping in RV spaces 16, 17, 18 or 19 you can hook your radio up to an existing G5RV antenna and incredible HF signal from our mountian top location. Campground is open all year weather permitting - call (540-808-4984) to check conditions in the winter. See photos lower in this blog post.
operate directly from your RV. You will have an

Check out our camping facilities here "CLICK"

Floyd County, VA has many other interesting events and activities that the whole family can enjoy. The area is known for its many musicians and artist. Every week there are numerous music events within the county.  A number of art galleries and studios are open 12 months of the year. Other activities include hiking, mountain biking, Blue water canoeing & kayaking, visiting organic farms and much more. Riverstone Organic farm is less the 2 miles from our campground. You may want to visit Chantilly Farm  during ar festival weekend with  music or other events at our farm. Check out this list of activities in the Floyd area  visit Floyd Virginia .

Here are a few more incredible activities your family may enjoy at Chantilly Campground.

1. Dark Sky ! If you like to look at the night sky we have a very dark sky.  We are out in the country with a few near by farms. When the lights at Chantilly are on the dark sky view is great, however we can turn off the outdoor lights at the farm for you by request. We are not an official Dark Sky location, however the view is incredible from our mountain top location of 2500 feet in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Some visitors have said "This as good as it gets anywhere".

2. Forest Bathing ! We have many acres of forest available for the relexing and healing or just enjoy the solitude and wonders of nature. Our forest is mostly a mix of  Eastern hardwoods with a few pine trees mixed in. There must be at least 20 varities of hardwoods and many varities of wild mushrooms. You can just hike the trails or go into the wild natural forest. Science has proven the benifit of Forest Bathing and it is also refered to as Forest Therapy. Take a look at the science here "CLICK" .

3. Outdoor recreation! Large open grassy fields (view here "click") are just waiting for you to take advantage of outdoor sports activities.  We have small disk golf area ready to play. Bring your own outdoor games and enjoy the huge open fields.

4. Blue Water kayaking or rafting!  The Little River is only 13 miles from the campground. You can rent a kayak from us or better yet, contact On The Water  for full service river activities (great photos of river actiities on this web site). Take your QRP rig and operate Maritime Mobile from your canoe or kayak.

Check out these videos  of Chantilly Farm - a view from the sky by drone  "CLICK"   and a view from the ground "CLICK"

More N4USA info on Twitter Facebook Website qrz.com
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About N4USA
Farm office with N4USA 3 element beam
on 30 foot tower.
Amateur Radio station N4USA is part of the "Foundation for Amateur International Radio Service"  (FAIRS) -- a non profit foundation with the mission statement of "International Good Will Through Amateur Radio" . The LCF Group has been directing the activities for FAIRS for 24 years with projects in many countries. The "LCF Group" consist of myself David Larsen KK4WW, Gaynell Larsen KK4WWW & Dee Wallace KG4VMI.



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Gaynell KK4WWW op at N4USA 

Here is Gaynell Larsen KK4WWW operating as N4USA. David Larsen KK4WW, and Dee Wallace KG4VMI are owner operators of Chantilly Campground and welcome visiting hams to operate the station at our campground office as N4USA.  Visitors are welcome to set up their own station here at Chantilly and operate with their own call as well.

Gaynell and David Larsen and Dee Wallace are also the Directors of "The Foundation for Amateur International Radio Service" (FAIRS).  FAIRS mission is "International Goodwill though Amateur Radio". The FAIRS Foundation has had projects in many countries during the past 25 years. Information at fairs.org


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Clement J73CPL operating N4USA @ Chantilly


N4USA amateur radio station is located about 6 miles from the the town of Floyd VA  at Chantilly Farm. The operation from the farm is excellent with no industrial noise and on a mountain ridge at 2600 feet in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here is Clement Pierre Luis our friend from Dominica operating N4USA.





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N4USA antenna at Chantilly Farm


The beam antenna at N4USA Chantilly is on a 35 foot crank up tower and works very good. A G5RV is used for other hf bands and several UHF/VHF antennas & transceivers are part of the station. We have many tall trees making it easy to put up wire antennas for field day or camping style operation.  Here is an Ariel video of our 200 acres.


That is Dave KK4WW  cranking up the beam.



Check out these videos of Chantilly Farm - a view from the Drone "CLICK"   and a view from the ground "CLICK"



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N4USA QSL card 

This is our large 8 x 11 QSL card for confirming contact during special events.










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N4USA QSL card backside



The back of QSL enlarge to read about our the FAIRS foundation was started in 1992.








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lr Dave Larsen KK4WW ,Vlad Goncharsky U5WF

FAIRS was formed as an Amateur Radio nonprofit in 1992 after a trip to the Soviet Union in October of 1990. The 11 FAIRS founders realized that a group of amateur radio hams had no recognition or ability to function at high government levels & applied for the nonprofit charter. Dave KK4WW shown here with Vlad Goncharsky (RT) U5WF. Vald was FAIRS member #3 and a very good friend until his death several years ago.  FAIRS members made about 20 visits to the former Soviet Country Ukraine from 1990 to 2007.  Amateur radio projects are still on going by FAIRS in Ukraine by Victor Goncharsky US5WE.

I was fortunate to  have funds to take a professional film maker on one of our Ukraine/Russia visits in 1992. Jerry Scheeler (Film Maker from Virginia Tech) and our group carried 400lbs of video equipment  (An Iphone would do the job today) on this trip of 4 weeks.  Jerry made a wonderful documentarty of that trip and you can see it here "FAIRS in the former Soviet Union" CLICK

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A few samples of  N4USA FAIRS projects at home and International.

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Boy Scout JOTA at N4USA Chantilly Farm


Cub Scouts & Boy Scouts operating Scout Jamboree on the Air from N4USA at Chantilly. The local Floyd Amateur Radio Society W4FCV and the Amateur Radio Club from Virginia Tech K4KDJ assisted this 2014 JOTA.

Here is a short video clip from the JOTA CLICK



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Floyd County High School Radio Club N4FCH
FAIRS assisting the Floyd Amateur Radio Society with the club station at the Floyd County High School N4FCH.

Dee Wallace KG4VMI (FAIRS teaching some radio skills- center is Tom King W4VZH (W4FCV club) directing the club day at the High School. Chris Walters on the right is one of the club members.

The Floyd County Amateur Radio Society members have installed a very nice hf  UHF & Vhf station at the school. The antennas are on the roof of the school and it is a nice location to operate from with good signals.

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Bioche Dominica 

FAIRS operates from the Caribbean Island of Dominica as J79USA. Various grants of funds and equipment have been made to the amateur operators of Dominica during the past 18 years.

Here is a fish of gratitude for donating a computer to a fishing village project. We ate the fish and it was very good with the Caribbean spices. Yum Yum.



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Joseph J73JT Dominica


This is J73JT Joseph on the East Coast of Dominica (Castle Bruce) one many hams FAIRS assisted with equipment to enable the Island to have backup Emergency Radio Communication.

Video of Joseph in Castle Bruce , Dominica 

Here is newest J73JT Video 2/20/15 "CLICK"




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FAIRS Banner

The FAIRS banner with logo. We use this at many functions and Ham Radio Fests -- FAIRS has had a commercial booth at the Dayton Hamvention for more than 25 years, When you visit the Hamvention come by and say HI - we are usually at space 412 near ARRL.





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Update October 8, 2015 - FAIRS one of our entities listed below has been active in helping the people in Dominica with funds and supplies to recover from the September 4th storm Erika (See Story here). More than 30 lives were lost and 600 homes destroyed and the cost to recover is estimated at  1/2 the annual GDP. Any assistance readers would like to donate  for this recovery effort will be appreciated. Here is link for secure donation Pay Pal   . Thank you, David Larsen, FAIRS Director & Computer museum curator.
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David Larsen
FAIRS is an Amateur RadiolMembership group and we would like to have you and other hams that like and believe in the work of FAIRS to be members. You can sign up on this page at the FAIRS websiteJoin N4USA every Sunday, Tuseday & Thursdays on 14,318.5Mhz at 1200z for radio schedule with our Caribbean and South American Ham friends.


Thursday, May 5, 2016

30 ton Vintage Computer collection moves to the "Computer Museum of America".



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Apple-1 computer 
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It was a 45 years effort and a great hobby to build my "Bugbook Historical Microcomputer" collection. In February of this year (2016) it was all packed up and sent to the Computer Museum of America in Roswell, Georgia. A crew of 6 took  10 days to pack the 10,000 items. When the trucks were loaded one of them could not make it up the hill from the warehouse and I had to call a tow truck to help. Several tons had to be taken off that truck to keep it in the legal weight for the road. When the trucks weighted  for the trip they were loaded with more then 30 tons of microcomputer artifacts. 







Here is a news story about the shipment and moving the collection. "CLICK" 







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David Larsen

It is a real pleasure to have the collection now reside with a museum that is growing and can give good visibility our 45 year effort to build the collection. I am not sad to see the computer artifacts leave Floyd, Virginia and look forward to working with Lonnie Mimm's as a board member of his "Computer Museum of America".

 "by David Larsen" KK4WW Computer Collector / Historian 
   
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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Vintage Computers - The Datapoint 2200 & "Computer Terminal Corporation" - Gordon Peterson adds information

Up Date 3/26/16 
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Datapoint 2200 computer
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The Personal Computer Revolution started in San Antonio, Texas.

The story of how the first Intel 8008 microprocessor was designed from the logic of the Datapoint 2200 Terminal is not well known. This story has many parts and the information by Gordon Peterson is fascinating reading.

I received a very informative response from Gordon Peterson to my video about the "Computer Terminal Corporation"  (CTC) 2200 Terminal.  The famous radio personality Paul Harvey would say - here is the Rest of the story.  You can read Gordon's fascinating  reply below.  I purchased the book he recommend about the CTC story. WOW it is an exciting read. The CTC story and the people involved is really an important story about the creative effort & computer that started the Personal Computer Revolution and the first  8 bit microprocessor for Intel  ---- the 8008.  Here is my first blog about the Datapoint 2200 "CLICK"

Gordon worked for Datapoint for 9 years and had a inside view of the of personalities, creation of products and the rise & fall of the company.
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Here is Gordon's response. 

The Datapoint 2200 was a revolutionary machine for a whole lot of reasons.  It was the first general-purpose computer designed for single-user, desktop use, and that looked more like a piece of office equipment than like a piece of exotic electronics.  I worked in Software Development / Advanced Product Development / R&D at Datapoint for more than 9 years, and it was a very rewarding time.   I designed and wrote the world's first commercially available LAN software there... the company sold over a billion dollars' worth of that product.  I also was the lead developer of the disk operating system there for several years.  A lot of us Datapoint folks are on the DatapointComputers Yahoogroup.  Also, there's a wonderful book about Datapoint's key role in the creation of personal computing... highly recommended.
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Datapoint 1100
I was aware of "Computer Terminal Corporation" during my career teaching about instrumentation and computers at Virginia Tech however I seems to have missed a lot of the story. I am delighted to have had one of the Datapoint 2200 on display in my museum. I also have a Datapoint 1100 in the computer warehouse that is in nice condition.

 The entire Bugbook Computer Museum inventory has been moved to the "Computer Museum of America" in Roswell, Georgia. The move was completed in March of 2016. Any references to equipment in the "Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum" must read - as the Bugbook Computer Museum existed in January 2016 and earlier.



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Book about Datapoint
"Datapoint - The lost story of the Texans Who Invented the Personal Computer Revolution" by Lamont Wood - ISBN 978-1-936449-36-1
(2010) 325 pages

If you are interested in the start of the microcomputer revolution and the history of the pioneers - this is a must read book.





More resource information:

Here is some great research about the first microprocessor - Ken Shirriff's Blog 

 Datapoint Wikipedia

Datapoint Group on Yahoo


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I  remember for many years I did not think I would find a CTC2200 and wanted to have one as it is one of the first 8 bit computers. During the late 80's I was able to acquire this fine example and a second one from the same source. These computers are now a part of the "Computer Museum of America" collection.  3/26/16

Friday, March 18, 2016

Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 4.0 - I will be attending April 2/3 2016 Roswell, Georgia


Lonnie Mimms , Apple pop up museum
VCFSE 4.0
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Hope to see you at the VCFSE 4.0. I will be speaking about my 45 years as a collector of historical microcomputer artifacts. The presentation will  include information  about how I acquired the more then 10,000 items in my Bugbook Computer Museum collection including 4 original Apple-1 computers. The entire collection ( I am retaining 2 of my Apple-1 computers) has recently been moved to the Computer Museum of America in Roswell, GA. I will also speak about my years with the "Blacksburg Group" in the 70's & 80's and the pioneering work in the microcomputer revolution of the group. In addition to myself the "Blacksburg Group" included Jon Titus (Mark-8 designer), Chris Titus, and Peter Rony. The group got its start with the publication of the "BugBooks" 
(1974)

Apple pop up museum
Photo from past VCFSE
More links to information about the VCFSE 4.0

Facebook 

Computer Museum of  America

Vintage Computer Federation 

Atlanta Historical Computing Society

Twitter

one more link - Roswell Patch


David G Larsen
David Larsen
I am excited to be attending my first Vintage Computer Festival South East, sharing my computer collecting stories with fellow  Vintage computer peers. I doubt if I will be the oldest person there however I will be in good company with anyone older - I am 77 and my start with computers was 59 years ago in 1957. The Navy sent me to school in St. Paul, MN to learn about the big Remington Rand Univac computers. I have always been a hoarder and collector of old electronic devices however I claim 1971 as my start of collecting microcomputer memorabilia. 45 years ago in 1971 the first commercial microprocessor chip (4004) came to market. 







Thursday, March 10, 2016

Vintage Apple-1 computer purchase letter more than 20 years old found

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I lost track of the original letter from Adam Schoolsky describing my purchase of his Apple-1 computer.  Adam received his Apple-1 40 years ago as a gift from Steve Wozniak (Woz). Adam was a friend of Woz and helped with the Zaltair prank at the first West Cost Computer Faire in 1977.

The move of the Bugbook Computer Museum vintage computer collection to the Computer Museum of America has given me an opportunity to look into the 40 plus cartons of papers and teaching material I packed up when retiring from my faculty position at Virginia Tech.  My last year of teaching "Instrumentation and Automation" was 1996.  I was on sabbatical leave for two more years doing various research projects and retired in 1998 with 31 years as a tenured faculty member.

It is hard for me think back when I actually started to collect vintage electronic items. The reality is I was collecting some interesting vintage electronic items even in my college days at Oregon State University.  Wow that was 1959 to 1963. However I always give the date of starting my serious collection as 1971 - the same year as the introduction of the first commercial microprocessor. I had been teaching Analog and Digital Electronics for 4 years at that time and the microprocessor changed my life big time just like many other people involved in electronic technology.


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David Larsen KK4WW
Adam Schoolsky Apple-1 letter

Apple-1 computer letter.

I have looked and wonderrd for years where this original letter from Adam Schoolsky was and I found it in with a box of teaching notes from a Digital Electronics class packed away for 20 years. Why and how it was in there? I don't know however I am glad to have and add it to the items with my original Schoolsky Apple-1 computer purchased in 1994.

Coming in April the Vintage Computer Fair SE  
 in Roswell, GA. I will be giving a little talk about my vintage computer collection - hope to see you there.


Bugbook Computer Museum PDP-8
David Larsen 1969
The items in storage from my teaching days at Virginia Tech (VT) are mostly old teaching notes, photo slides, overhead projector lecture transparencies,  old photographs, some really interesting letters and lot of memorabilia.

Here is photo of me teaching computer interfacing using a PDP8-L minicomputer and overhead projector in about 1969. I think this very computer and teletype is the one I shipped to the Computer Museum of America.  Most old equipment was just tossed into the junk heap when it was well past being useful to anyone and I did a little dumpster diving and salvaged the system.

Just reminiscing in looking at this photo reminds me  how much technology has changed. I was using an overhead projector and now we would use a projector and power point presentation that could include video and audio and even a live feed from the internet. WOW it would have been fun to teach using current technology however we did just fine with what was available at that time.


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David Larsen's VT office packed 20 years ago

This is just 25 of the 45 boxes from my old VT office packed 20 years ago. How could I have so much stuff in one office. I guess I was lucky to have a big office with lots of book shelves. Much of the material in these boxes is teaching notes,letters - (we did not have email for most of my tenure at VT), books and reference material and was stored in my teaching laboratory and not actually in my office.

So far I have only looked though 6 boxes and the best surprise so far is the Adam Schoolsky letter. I know there are other jewels in these boxes. I report more later.



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Schoolsky Apple-1 computer

Here is another original hand written letter shipped with the Schoolsky Apple-1 computer.

Adam Schoolsky also gave me a mint copy of the 40 page  1977 West Coast Computer Faire program. Very interesting reading "View Click" 
- look at the price of memory and other computer items in 1977.



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Bugbooks 1 & 2

One more nice find in the office box's was this set of first edition Bugbooks 1 & 2. We self published these and had them printed in our hometown of Blackburg, Virginia 1974.

This is where the name for my museum came from - these early Bugbooks.




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David Larsen
I will continue to look though all 45 box's and making an inventory - then I will know if any item worth while is in one of the box's.




















Monday, February 29, 2016

Vintage computers - The Hunt for Apple-1 computers - 2/29/16

(Updated 2/29/16) I am ask many times how did you build your computer collection.  A real help for
Apple 1 Computer
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the microcomputer memorabilia collection was - I was teaching  digital electronics and computer automation & instrumentation before the first Intel microprocessor was introduced in 1971.  My period of teaching at Virginia Tech was 1967 to 1998.  A good part of the answer is "I was at the right place at the right time".  The majority of my collection was acquired  from 1975 to 1995. During that time the computers were generally of little or no value and the owners just dumped them in the trash. Many were happy to find a crazy guy like me that actually wanted to keep an old computer.

I advertised in various publications for most of the 45 years . The one that brought in the most calls was a small classified ad in "Computer Shopper". The ad was very simple and looked like this - Wanted pre1980 microcomputers for historical collection". Over the years I recieved 1000's of calls or offers for microcomputers. I continue to run an ad in the Ham Radio magazine "QST"

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Here are a few of the responses with offers for Apple-1 computers.

Craig Solomonson offered me this Apple-1 computer July 1996 for his price of less then $40,000.

WOW I sure missed a computer that made the big time - Auction at Breker Nov 28, 2010 - Yes, Italian collector Marco Boglione paid $212,000 for a 34-year-old Apple-1

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Craig Solomonson  Apple 1
Craig Solomonson  Apple 1
The information below is from the Apple-1 Registry 
NTI logo. This computer was first Frank Anderson. 
Next it was  purchased from Frank Anderson, an electronic dealer in Great Falls, Montana by Craig Solomonson for MECC.  Craig reports that this computer was sold by Jobs and shipped from his parents address. Woz seemed a bit confused when Craig showed him the invoice and asked about it. He said "Not sold by us, although Job's may have sold it without telling me." 
  • Sold by Craig to Jesse Sackman in California
  • $50,000 unit sold in Ebay auction 320447681957, late in 2009
  • This is the unit auctioned by Christies in London for 133,250 pounds in November of 2010 to Italian businessman and private collector Marco Boglione

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During the 80/90's I was offered about 10 Apple-1 computers and managed to purchase 4 of them. One offer was for me trade a new automobile van for his computer. This was a reasonable offer but I declined the purchase at the time as too complex. I heard later that some other collector made this trade.


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Adam Schoolsky letter
Schoolsky Apple 1
Schoolsky Apple1 Computer
Schoolsky Apple-1 Computer
I did purchase this Apple-1 Microcomputer from Adam Schoolsky & you can see in the letter many other nice items as well. Here is a video about this computer in our "Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum" 'CLICK'






Schoolsky's Apple-1  came in a box like these shown in Job's bedroom. The box has Woz written on the top. I will never know but Schoolsky's computer may be in this photo.





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This computer has been made fully operational by Win Heagy in late 2015 and has been passed on to the Lonnie Mimms collection at the Computer Museum of America.
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Forest Duston Computer letter
Forest Duston phone log

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Forest Duston Apple-1 computer 
I  keep a  phone log of all the calls about computers that are available. The photo to the left is copy of call from Forest and he told me he had 2 Apple 1 computers. I was skeptical about that however over the next year I found it was true and purchased both of them. It was fortunate for me and he got his price. 




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Snyder Apple 1 computer
Snyder Apple-1 computer 



This Apple-1 computer offered to me by the law firm for $15,000 was a great offer. Unfortunately at that time I was not able to make  a deal.  I don't know who  ended up with Apple-1. The computer had an interesting history and original letter from Steve Jobs with it.  Even lawyers seemed find my little classified advertising.  





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Apple 1 purchase from John Burch
Here is a video of  Apple-1 I purchased  from John Burch in the mid 90's. It was a simple deal - he told me most of the collectors wanted him to just give the computer to them. He gave me a price and we had a deal.





Video of this computer has had nearly 250,000 views during the past 5 years "CLICK here to see video"


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Apple 1 computer
David Larsen working on Apple 1

This is one of the finest examples of an Apple-1 computer and in January 2016 was passed on to the Lonnie Mimms collection at the Computer Museum of America in Roswell, Georgia.

Here I am working on the "John Burch"  Apple-1 computer.








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Apple 1 computer documentaion


I received lots of great original documentation with this computer.








Here is a little tidbit about Steve Jobs house and where and who designed the Apple-1 & 2 .
(Steve Wozniak designed them independent on his own)

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My 45 years of collecting effort resulting of an inventory of more then 10,000 microcomputer memorabilia items in moving to Lonnie Mimms Computer Museum of America. All the items have been packed. Packing took 10 days with a crew of 3 to 6 and as I write this update the last 500 or more packed boxes will leave the Bugbook Computer Museum warehouse today.  2/29/16
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David Larsen
The hunt for computers during the past 45 years has been fun. Now my family and friends ask - What are you going to do with them. We have inventored more then 10,000 items in our collection and still have more to add to the data base - lots of computers and memorabilia. I have set up a small museum and hope to have an endowed museum here in Floyd Va - place  the computers with the other museums or with serious collectors before I move to Heaven. I am 75 now and only have 25 more years to go - Any ideas for my collection - give me a call.
I am 77+ as I update this blog and happy to say I have found a wonderful home for the 45 years of collecting. It is a delight to be working with Lonnie Mimms and his Computer Museum of America in Roswell, Georgia. Dave