[vcf-midatlantic] VAX-11/785, was Re: VAXstations in NJ

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Nov 11 17:24:59 EST 2016

On 11/08/2016 08:22 PM, David Riley wrote:
>>> The 11/785 is a long-term loan from a member, but I imagine he
>>>  might give permission to fix it up
>> That would be me.  If a restoration plan were to be put
>> together, we could certainly discuss it.
> Yeah, I knew that, just didn't want to name names without asking. 
> :-)

  I appreciate it.

>>> in the unlikely event that someone comes up with an 11/785 
>>> boardset.
>> I have the board set for that machine here.
> Didn't know THAT.  Neat!


>>> Of course, then we'd need to get 3-phase power run into the 
>>> museum room...
>> It can be run on single-phase power (though quite a lot of it) 
>> with a minor, reversible modification.
> Knew that, too, though either way we'd need new/additional
> circuits and having three-phase in there for larger machines is
> probably a good idea.

  Yes, it'd take quite a bit of power one way or the other.  And then
there's disk/tape on top of that.  But just keep that modification in
mind; I don't mind that being done *by an electronics-savvy person* in
order to get the machine running.  A functioning 11/785 will be a big
draw for a certain class of people.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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