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

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Thu Jan 30 16:18:02 EST 2020

On Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 1:07 PM Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 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
> Vicmodem.

Those are fantastic (that was my first modem in High School) but they
have no dialing command set whatsoever.  You had to pick up the phone,
dial it yourself, then (quickly!) move the coiled handset cord from
the handset to the VICmodem.

It was a long time until I got an auto-dial modem, and even then, it
was a Ventel with an interactive menu so it worked fine with a dumb
terminal but you couldn't dial from it with a terminal program (or
UUCP, for that matter).

It has a firm place in Commodore history but has nothing to do with Hayes.


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