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|Lyle Bickley & his PDP8S|
Lyle Bickley new owner of minicomputer PDP8S serial number 203 reports on 7/18/14.
I was chatting with Michael from the RICM and was about to ask him to
watch the video on your website of you finding and opening the box
containing the PDP-8/S you sold me. But I couldn't find it on your
website. - (Here is the link to video- & here is link about my visit to Lyle in California - Dave)
BTW: Since we last chatted my PDP-8/S has been up and running most of
the time. A couple of weeks ago, another transistor went out - and
memory began to fail. I found and replaced it - and now it's working
100% again. So far I've replaced a total of about 32 transistors and
over a dozen diodes.
I recently went through CPU and memory timings in great detail - and
now they meet all of DEC's specifications.
My 8/S passes all DEC diagnostics - and runs FOCAL w/o a hitch.
Bob build a cool I/O interface for the 8/S (and made one for me, too)
that emulates a TTY, high speed paper tape (partial), A->D, D->A and
incremental plotter. He does the hardware and I'm in the process of
modifying the drivers in FOCAL to support all of the above ;)
I hope all is well with you and Gaynell!
Just great to have this PDP8S with Lyle and up to date running condition.
"by David Larsen" KK4WW Computer Collector Historian
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