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Re: HP3000 987SX

Stephen Hanselman
 

Probably not unless you want some HP iron. This was a PA-RISC box and being the “8” variant was a fairly good sized one, there was also 917, 927, 937, etc.

I’m going to forward this to a computer museum that we sent all of our HP computers to. 

Regards,

 

Stephen Hanselman

Datagate Systems, LLC




On Sep 21, 2020, at 21:46, Philip Freidin <philip@...> wrote:

A local auction has an HP3000 987SX in what looks like a 6 foot high rack, with
a DLT 4000 with maybe 6 drive and 
HP 2345A Distributed Terminal Controller DTC 24 Ports.
This was up for auction 2 weeks ago and no-one was willing to make the minimal
bid of $25. (about $37 after tax and tip). Weighs 552 lb. I know nothing more
about this system.

Is this system of any value?

Philip


Re: HP3000 987SX

 

On September 22, 2020 12:46:22 AM "Philip Freidin" <philip@...> wrote:
A local auction has an HP3000 987SX in what looks like a 6 foot high rack, with
a DLT 4000 with maybe 6 drive and HP 2345A Distributed Terminal Controller DTC 24 Ports.
This was up for auction 2 weeks ago and no-one was willing to make the minimal
bid of $25. (about $37 after tax and tip). Weighs 552 lb. I know nothing more
about this system.

Is this system of any value?
Are you kidding?? Man I'd be there with bells on (and not much else!) with a van to pick that up for the museum if it were in this half of the US!

-Dave

--
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA


Re: HP3000 987SX

Philip Freidin
 

Sorry David,

Silicon Valley California. Auction ends September 23rd at 1:30 PM PST (California time)

https://auctionbdi.hibid.com/   

Lot 16  Since there are no pics of what's inside, this might be an empty husk or
it might be a system just waiting for power, or anything in between.

Note auction details, all winning bids have a buyer's 
premium added of 25%.
So if you win bidding $100, the total bid is $125, and then add about 10% CA
sales tax (so about $12.50) for final $137.50

Philip


Re: HP3000 987SX

David Collins
 

Depends on what you mean by ‘local’…

 

 

 

From: VintHPcom@groups.io <VintHPcom@groups.io> On Behalf Of Philip Freidin
Sent: Saturday, 19 September 2020 10:50 AM
To: VintHPcom@groups.io
Subject: [VintHPcom] HP3000 987SX

 

A local auction has an HP3000 987SX in what looks like a 6 foot high rack, with
a DLT 4000 with maybe 6 drive and HP 2345A Distributed Terminal Controller DTC 24 Ports.
This was up for auction 2 weeks ago and no-one was willing to make the minimal
bid of $25. (about $37 after tax and tip). Weighs 552 lb. I know nothing more
about this system.

Is this system of any value?

Philip


HP3000 987SX

Philip Freidin
 

A local auction has an HP3000 987SX in what looks like a 6 foot high rack, with
a DLT 4000 with maybe 6 drive and 
HP 2345A Distributed Terminal Controller DTC 24 Ports.
This was up for auction 2 weeks ago and no-one was willing to make the minimal
bid of $25. (about $37 after tax and tip). Weighs 552 lb. I know nothing more
about this system.

Is this system of any value?

Philip


Re: HP2641A APL Terminal

Gavin Scott
 

Switching ATC ports 1-15 on the 3000 simulator to REMOTEACK did indeed solve all the flow control issues for the HP 264x terminal emulators.

If anyone would like the updated version with the flow control fixed on the 3000, I built a version 1.5a of my complete classic 3000 distribution, presently available at:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vKqISTtZYjQyRsJ5a4vf5w9b9nqKNLpg

This is an 8MB HP 3000 Series III+ (the original only supported up to 2MB) circa 1979 with five HP 7925 disks loaded with MPE V/R from 1986, a massive amount of Contributed Software Library contents including many of the most iconic computer games (Advent, Dungeon (Zork), TREK73, Empire, Mystery Mansion, DROID, Warp, etc.) as well as the APL, BASIC, BASICOMP, COBOL, COBOL II, RPG, SPL, and FORTRAN 66 language subsystems, IMAGE database, etc. It makes quite a nice little personal mainframe (ok, it was a minicomputer but it looks pretty good functionality wise alongside the big hardware of the day being very user friendly and approachable in comparison). The MAME HP 2645A and HP 2641A are bundled in and only a double-click away. It's completely turnkey and set up to be ready to run. See the README.txt for instructions. Requires Windows.


Re: HP2641A APL Terminal

Glen Slick
 

On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 9:50 PM CuriousMarc <marc.verdiell@...> wrote:

Steve
The HP 2645 with the Extended Async Comm serial interface card can be configured to do RTS/CTS via a dip switch. I suppose the older card (non "extended") can do it too, but for the life of me I have not found the manual to confirm.
Marc
These should be the relevant manuals?

http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/hp/terminal/264x/service/

02640-90170_264x_Composite_Service_Manual_May81.pdf
Page 3-34 (Page 170 of the PDF)

13260A Asynchronous Data Communications PCA
13255-91086_Asynchronous_Data_Comm_Module_Aug76.pdf (PCA 02640-60086)
13255-91239_Enhanced_Datacom_Module_Oct79.pdf (PCA 02640-60239)

13260B Extended Asynchronous Data Communications PCA
13255-91089_General_Purpose_Asynchronous_Data_Comm_Module_Aug76.pdf
(PCA 02640-60089)
13255-91143_264xAsyn_Apr78.pdf (PCA 02640-60143)
13255-91143_General_Purpose_Async_Data_Comm_Apr78.pdf (PCA 02640-60143)


Re: Wanted: HP 9100 calculator parts or non-working chassis

Glen Slick
 


On Thu, Sep 17, 2020, 11:15 AM Adam Jones <aj04062@...> wrote:
I would too!  I have a 9100A that I’d like to try and repair.

Adam Jones

Sent from my mobile. 

On Sep 17, 2020, at 1:53 PM, green <hrgerson@...> wrote:

hi,

I would like any HP 9100 parts or a non-working HP 9100 a/b 

thank you,
rick


File /Firmware/98629A-firmware.zip uploaded #file-notice

VintHPcom@groups.io Notification <VintHPcom@...>
 

The following files have been uploaded to the Files area of the VintHPcom@groups.io group.

By: Dave McGuire

Description:
Firmware for the 98629A DIO SRM interface board. Both ROMs are included, the earlier multiplexer version and the later coax version.


98629A SRM firmware

 

FYI, I've just uploaded the contents of the two different firmware ROMs for the 98629A SRM interface to the files area. Both ROM images are included, the earlier one for use with a multiplexer and the later one for use with the coax adapter. More information is included in the zip file.

-Dave

--
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA


Re: HP2641A APL Terminal

 

Thanks Al. Actually I think I did hit the  a "Line Feed  in record mode" bug while using the terminal. If you try to record (on tape) something that has two line feeds in a row, it will terminate the recording right there That might be just what they corrected.
Marc


Re: Wanted: HP 9100 calculator parts or non-working chassis

Adam Jones
 

I would too!  I have a 9100A that I’d like to try and repair.

Adam Jones

Sent from my mobile. 

On Sep 17, 2020, at 1:53 PM, green <hrgerson@...> wrote:

hi,

I would like any HP 9100 parts or a non-working HP 9100 a/b 

thank you,
rick


Re: Wanted: HP 9125a Plotter

nigel adams
 

Stating which continent you are located in might help people who could offer something as shipping could kill a deal ( especially from/to the US).


On 17 Sep 2020, at 18:50, green <hrgerson@...> wrote:


hi,
Am looking for an HP 9125a Plotter,

thank you,
rick


Wanted: HP 9100 calculator parts or non-working chassis

gren
 

hi,

I would like any HP 9100 parts or a non-working HP 9100 a/b 

thank you,
rick


Wanted: HP 9125a Plotter

gren
 


hi,
Am looking for an HP 9125a Plotter,

thank you,
rick


Re: HP2641A APL Terminal

al_kossow
 

On 9/16/20 10:18 PM, Gavin Scott via groups.io wrote:
His ‘41 did not contain the -0274, which apparently isn’t an absolute requirement as it seems to work fine without it. In its place was the same chip the ‘45 has.
http://bitsavers.org/pdf/hp/terminal/HP_262x_264x_roms.pdf shows general functionality for each of the ROMs
it appears 426 was an update made in oct 1977.
functionality "Device Support Code", reason: "Line feed Line feed in record mode format mode"


Re: HP2641A APL Terminal

Gavin Scott
 

I believe programmatically it’s ESC< and ESC> to enter and leave APL mode, and the physical terminal replaces the MEMORY LOCK button and light with an APL button and indicator, but I don’t think that works in the emulation currently.

Or you can run APL on the 3000 and issue a )TERM HP command which will switch modes, turn off caps lock, and load the function keys with APL commands and stuff. )TERM ASCII or )OFF (exit) will set it back to regular mode and turn caps lock back on. The README.txt has info.


On Sep 16, 2020, at 11:52 PM, CuriousMarc <marc.verdiell@...> wrote:

Gavin,
Awesome! How does one enter and exit the APL mode on a 2641?
Marc


Re: HP2641A APL Terminal

 

Kyle,
Answering my own question, looking at the picture of your control board and the locations indicated by Gavin, it seems that your board has an 1818-0426 (which you dumped) at the location where the 1818-0274 would go. Presumably a later rev? I am doing this right?
Marc


Re: HP2641A APL Terminal

Gavin Scott
 

His ‘41 did not contain the -0274, which apparently isn’t an absolute requirement as it seems to work fine without it. In its place was the same chip the ‘45 has.




On Sep 17, 2020, at 12:04 AM, CuriousMarc <marc.verdiell@...> wrote:

Kyle,
Thanks so much for dumping the ROMs. I cannot see the ROM 1818-0274 in the folder though (I saw 0273, 0275 and 0276). Is it missing from the upload? Or maybe I'm going blind...
Marc


Re: HP2641A APL Terminal

 

Kyle,
Thanks so much for dumping the ROMs. I cannot see the ROM 1818-0274 in the folder though (I saw 0273, 0275 and 0276). Is it missing from the upload? Or maybe I'm going blind...
Marc

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