[vcf-midatlantic] DEC serial console cable wanted

Jameel Akari jakari at bithose.com
Fri Mar 18 11:53:43 EDT 2016

On Fri, 18 Mar 2016, David Riley wrote:

> On Mar 18, 2016, at 10:46 AM, Jameel Akari via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> That said, does anyone have an MMJ crimper they could bring to VCF? 
>> And I good source for the connectors themselves?
> Yes and yes.  I brought mine last year (have dies for MMJ and standard 
> 8p8c as well as standard 6p6c and various wire terminal crimpers), and 
> will bring again.  I have pretty full bags of MMJ and both solid and 
> stranded 8p8c plugs.
> For the connectors, they're actually surprisingly easy to come across. 
> For example: http://www.pacificcable.com/Picture_Page.asp?DataName=MMJ 
> or 
> http://www.neobits.com/pan_pacific_pt_066dec_rj_11_mmj_dec_plugs_qty_100_p3962335.html?atc=gbp&gclid=CImikZTDyssCFYclgQodjdQPQA 
> (I've used Pacific, but the other one is probably just as good for $10 
> less).
> If you have a Paladin Crimp-All 8000 frame (and you should, because it's 
> a great tool), the Paladin die for MMJ is 2067.

Excellent.  I only need to make up a few cables, and having found the 
Pacific Cable source earlier, don't really want to buy 100 of them.

30-585 is the Ideal Crimpmaster MMJ/DECconnect die, of which there seems 
to be exactly one on eBay, bundled with three other dies I already have. 
I'll skip that.

I should figure/find out mappings from MMJ RS-232 to Cisco/Sun and maybe 
Xyplex RJ-45 serial.  If I don't need to switch back and forth between 
D-sub and modular and back again, I'd rather not, even if it means I'm 
making a one-off special unicorn cable.

Jameel Akari

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