[pups] PDP-11 / vacuum tube interface

Kevin McQuiggin mcquiggi at sfu.ca
Thu Dec 11 10:04:07 AEST 2008

One could always build "a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives  
and bearskins"...

For those Trekkies out there...


On 10-Dec-08, at 1:25 PM, Bill Gunshannon wrote:

> If the intent was to be the first one to wed computers and vacuum  
> tubes,
> you have missed the boat by several decades.  I, and I am sure many  
> others
> did it long ago.  I ran HF AX.25 Packet Radio on my Heathkit HW-101.
> Of course, if the desire is to wed the PDP-11 and vacuum tubes, if it
> hasn't been done already the same could be done.  I would bet I could
> put an old version of the KA9Q software on a PDP-11 running BSD or  
> even
> Ultrix-11.  And then, fire up my HW-101 (yes, I still have it) and the
> deed is done.  Of course, I could also use my HF rig which is also of
> the vacuum tube genre.  Drake Twins. :-)
> bill
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> wolves
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