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

Adam Michlin amichlin at swerlin.com
Sat Feb 15 21:12:57 EST 2020

HI Everyone,

Thanks so much for the all offers. To update everyone, we have a 300bps 
Hayes SmartModem coming next week to replace the 9600 on display and I 
found a CIB 1200bps Hayes SmartModem in the warehouse (to be saved for 
another day).

We also added a PMMI S100 (internal) modem to the exhibit that was 
actually used in a CBBS back in the day that was graciously donated by a 
member. This is the most important touch in connecting the exhibit to 
our honoring of the passing of Randy Seuss. The story goes that Suess 
hacked the donor's original PMMI modem and our donor sent it back to to 
PMMI for repair only to get a replacement. That replacement is on 
display in the museum and, with hope, will get put in one of our many 
S100 machines in the future.

Best wishes,


On 2/15/2020 8:49 PM, m simons wrote:
> I had (still have) a Hayes Micromodem II ... I believe it had the 
> command set.   You can see the manual here: 
> https://apple2online.com/web_documents/hayes_micromodem_ii_owner__s_guide.pdfhttps://apple2online.com/web_documents/hayes_micromodem_ii_owner__s_guide.pdf
> On Thursday, January 30, 2020, 8:16:38 AM EST, Adam Michlin via 
> vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> 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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