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

J. Alexander Jacocks jjacocks at gmail.com
Wed Aug 28 17:26:19 EDT 2019


Mark,

I had the TS100, which is the same one as Jonathan S. had.  I've heard that
the TS80 is excellent, as well.

- Alex

On Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM Mark Whittington via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> 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.
>
> TS100
>
> https://smile.amazon.com/UY-CHAN-Programmable-Pocket-size-Acceleration/dp/B01MDTO6X7
>
> TS80
>
> https://smile.amazon.com/UY-CHAN-Programmable-Pocket-size-Soldering/dp/B07G71CKC4
>
> 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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