[vcf-midatlantic] August Repair Day - Sat Report from Member

Mark Whittington markwhi at gmail.com
Wed Aug 28 16:59:22 EDT 2019

Not sure what soldering iron AlexJ had but I have the TS100 and have been
extremely happy with it.  I've heard really good things about the new
version (TS80) as well, and that one can be powered by USB-C from a
PD-compatible supply or battery pack.



On Sun, Aug 25, 2019 at 9:47 PM andy diller via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Ok, the Saturday Repair Day was a blast. Here are some photos and notes
> from the show.
> A lot of people showed up, a lot of projects got done and we had a
> wonderful evening barbecue outside as well. If anyone took a photo of that,
> please pass it along, I was too busy eating and drinking to take any
> photos. We had a couple of new members show up and it was a nice time
> getting to know them during the day as well as over food. Some equipment
> was given away and some new donations to the Museum also.
> Photos I took are here:
> https://imgur.com/gallery/X2o83iM <https://imgur.com/gallery/X2o83iM>
> Items to consider-
> 1. Serial box. JasonP's amazing serial box (Smart Cable SC821 Plus) let me
> connect the MicroVax to a VT term- without it i wouldn't have had the
> proper cabling to do it.
> This is a buy from me.
> https://www.smart-cable.com/catalog?action=display&key=102 <
> https://www.smart-cable.com/catalog?action=display&key=102>
> I've found it on ebay for $10-50 (just got one on ebay w/ cables for $40).
> 2. Pencil Soldering iron - this looked amazing and i didn't take a photo
> so if AlexJ can comment on what that model was I want to get one. It looked
> very handy for some jobs.
> 3. MFM Emulater - DaveG was kind enough to help me image a drive and
> showed me his amazing MFM drive emulator. I now have one in my Vax...
> Please reply back if you are interested in an October and November Repair
> day so we can ensure we have one!
> -andy

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