[rescue] A real hoot... does anyone have one of these

John Francini francini at mac.com
Mon Dec 18 22:55:20 CST 2006

It appearts to be the back bulkhead panel to some smallish DEC 
machine, probable vintage early 80s.

The panel on the left is a combination CPU self-test state indictor 
(the two 7-segment displays), a rotary baud rate controller, and an 
RS-232 port (for the console terminal).

The left-center one may be a bulkhead for an external disk -- there 
was a flat cable that was used to connect to some MSCP disk drives 
that used a connector like that, if I recall correctly.

The two right-hand panels are RS-232 ports, probably intended to 
connect to a pair of DZQ11 4-port terminal cards.

The bottom right connector is an AUI (15-pin) Thick Ethernet connector.

The whole bloody system this goes to isn't worth that kind of money, 
except as maybe a museum piece.


At 22:38 -0600 12/18/06, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>  >From: "Curtis H. Wilbar Jr." <rescue at hawkmountain.net>
>>Date: 2006/12/18 Mon PM 09:58:09 CST
>>To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>>Subject: [rescue] A real hoot... does anyone have one of these
>>Check out:
>>I 'asked' a question on where he gets that kind of price, and that when
>>he comes down
>>off his drug induced high I might be interested....
>>This has to be the most unbelievable case of 'seller things he has
>>platinum' that I've
>>ever seen !
>>If anyone has one of these... I'd like to get one for my PDP-11/83. 
>>Since mine
>>came with an expansion box, the panel I have is the height of the two
>>units and is
>>meant for mounting in a DEC rack... so finding one or two of the ones
>>like in the
>>auction link above would be ideal.
>What in the heck is it, and why does it cost $149 to ship it to NJ?
>Oy vey,
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John Francini, francini at mac.com

"The journey is more important than the destination-that's part of 
life. If you only live for getting to the end, you're almost always 
disappointed."     -Donald Knuth

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