[vcf-midatlantic] Hayes 300bps SmartModem for museum exhbit?

Adam Michlin amichlin at swerlin.com
Sat Feb 1 12:24:43 EST 2020

Hi Doug,

Thanks so much for the offer!

We're all good and already have a donation.

Thanks again!


On 2/1/2020 12:17 PM, Douglas Crawford via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> I have a 300 baud smart modem to donate.
> DC
> On 1/30/2020 8:16 AM, Adam Michlin via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> We're building a museum exhbit on historical modems. RIght now we have:
>> Acoustic
>> USR 300 bps
>> USR Dual Standard Courier 14.4kbps (Sysop badged)
>> Telebit T2500
>> Hayes 9600 bps
>> USR Sportster V.92
>> The idea is feature the beginnings (acoustic) and ends (USR V.92) and 
>> several important modems in both the hobbyist space (the Dual 
>> Standard being very popular with BBSs) and the business space (Telebit).
>> We'd like to replace the Hayes 9600 with a Hayes 300 SmartModem so 
>> people can see the modem that birthed the Hayes command set. Research 
>> indicates that the 300 is the first with the Hayes AT command set, 
>> but any corrections are welcome. Does anyone have a 300 they would be 
>> wiling to donate or lend?
>> Museum exhibits will be changed much more frequently, although not on 
>> any set schedule as of yet, so any loan will most certainly be for 
>> less than one year.
>> I'll add that, as it stands, this is a behind glass exhibit. There 
>> certainly is the possibility of connecting some of these (or other)  
>> modems to machines as we consider possible infrastructure 
>> capabilities on the museum.
>> Thanks!
>>      -Adam

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