[vcf-midatlantic] 9000/300 available (fwd)

J. Alexander Jacocks jjacocks at gmail.com
Sat Dec 9 13:46:07 EST 2017


Dave,

If you have time, give me a call.  I got a bunch of software.  Like
calibration-related.

- Alex
240-447-5974

On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 2:01 PM Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

>
>   Ok.  If you do end up grabbing the whole lot, I'd definitely help you
> pay for it for some of that mass storage.
>
>   It might be worth mentioning that you do in fact have an interest in
> the calibration/verification software that they were running on this.
>
>   Their management may not understand that (for example) the HP 8566
> spectrum analyzer, introduced in the 1970s and discontinued around 2000,
> is still the cornerstone of laboratory microwave spectrum analysis and
> high-end EMC work because nothing else can touch its capabilities.  They
> just know "IT'S OLD!!", hence the discontinuance of their calibration
> services for that instrument.
>
>               -Dave
>
> On 11/27/2017 01:55 PM, J. Alexander Jacocks via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> > Dave,
> >
> > Will do.  I'm trying to work out a reasonable price for the lot, but
> > assuming I do, I'll try to get all the software possible.
> >
> > - Alex
> >
> > On Sat, Nov 25, 2017 at 10:46 AM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <
> > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>   If you move on this, please do me a favor.  Simco is (primarily) an
> >> instrument calibration company, and they had these because many high-end
> >> HP instruments use HP9000-300 series systems to run their
> >> calibration/verification software.  These instruments are still dominant
> >> in the industry, but some of the companies like Simco who calibrate them
> >> are starting to discontinue their services because they're afraid to
> >> wrangle these non-Windows machines that are needed to run that software.
> >>
> >>   Most of the software I'm talking about is pretty readily available,
> >> but some is not.  If you should happen to get ahold of any floppies with
> >> this pile of stuff, and if they look test-equipment-related, would you
> >> please let me know?
> >>
> >>   Also, I could really use one or more of those floppy disk subsystems
> >> if any are going spare.
> >>
> >>             Thanks,
> >>             -Dave
> >>
> >> On 11/25/2017 09:03 AM, J. Alexander Jacocks via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> >>> I contacted Adam, and he’s looking for an offer on a ton of gear.  If
> >> folks
> >>> are interested, I’d be happy to pick this stuff up, and bring it to
> >>> Festivus.  I’ll attach the picture, here, but there are at least 4
> system
> >>> units, along with a bunch of external drives.
> >>>
> >>> Does the museum have a complete 9000/300 system?
> >>>
> >>> Thanks!
> >>> - Alex
> >>>
> >>> [image: JPEG image]
> >>> 3.JPG
> >>> <https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-2zX59EiBR0SmY3enF5T1BrUm1DRGpQ
> >> djdaVkFGd2JQbkZB>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 09:58 Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic <
> >>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>>     This was forwarded from a Vintage HP list.  If anyone wants a
> >> mid-'80s
> >>>> HP/UX system, please contact the original poster (adam.raub at simco.com
> ).
> >>>> The
> >>>> systems appears to be in Allentown, PA.
> >>>>
> >>>> Mike Loewen                             mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
> >>>> Old Technology                          http://q7.neurotica.com/
> >> Oldtech/
> >>>>
> >>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> >>>> Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:43:12 -0800
> >>>> Reply-To: VintHPcom at groups.io
> >>>> To: VintHPcom at groups.io
> >>>> Subject: [VintHPcom] 9000/300 available
> >>>>
> >>>> I received his email today. If anyone is interested please contact
> Adam
> >>>> directly.
> >>>>
> >>>> David Collins
> >>>>
> >>>> _____________________________
> >>>>
> >>>> Hello,
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> We currently have a HP 9000/300 series computer that we are going to
> >>>> scrap.  Would you be interested or know someone who may want it?  We
> >> have a
> >>>> monitor, a few keyboards, cables & a few boxes of disks for it along
> >> with
> >>>> extra hard drives.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Adam Raub
> >>>>
> >>>> Technician
> >>>>
> >>>> Simco Electronics
> >>>>
> >>>> Allentown, PA 18103 ( x-apple-data-detectors://1/0 )
> >>>>
> >>>> Phone: (610)798-0100 Ext. 4248
> >>>> adam.raub at simco.com ( tel:(610)798-0100;4248 )
> >>>>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> >> New Kensington, PA
> >>
>
>
> --
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
>



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