[rescue] Seriously good Rescue

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Jan 13 21:44:55 CST 2004

On Jan 14, 2004, at 3:12 AM, Dan Williams wrote:
> I picked up some really good stuff today. A pdp 11/04, pdp 11/34, 3 x 
> rk05 drives 3 x rx02.. 2x DEC racks. A perq T2 with a3 monitor, light 
> pen and tablet, decwriter and an la36 console.. Not in the same league 
> and a rm nimbus with 20m hard drive and monitor.
> It was a  10 hour return journey with a couple of hours dismantling 
> the racks. Then carrying it all up 3 flights of stairs at the other 
> end was fun.

   That is an *excellent* rescue!!

> The only thing wrong with the 11/04 is apparently is the rk11d 
> controller is not working. But it came with an uninstalled and 
> untested rk11c. Does anyone know if this will work ?

   The RK11C is very finicky and pulls LOTS of power.  Best to repair 
the RK11D if possible.  They do turn up from time to time.  But if you 
can't find one by the time you want to fire up the system, by all 
means, try the RK11C.


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL                 feels a little better."     -Ed

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