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

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Thu Jan 30 13:07:20 EST 2020

On Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 8:16 AM 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?

You should have a commodore modem in the warehouse. The brown one that is
300 baud. It used to be next to the Commodore 64 years ago. It says

> 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
> --
Jeff Brace
Vice President & Board Member, VCF East Showrunner
Vintage Computer Federation
jeffrey at vcfed.org

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