[vcf-midatlantic] Sol 20 update
pbirkel at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 04:22:43 EDT 2020
Corey: I'm slowly working on my own SOL restoration. If you do decide to share those file I'd appreciate receiving a set. Thank you.
From: vcf-midatlantic [mailto:vcf-midatlantic-bounces at lists.vcfed.org] On Behalf Of corey cohen via vcf-midatlantic
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 7:25 PM
To: mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us; vcf-midatlantic
Cc: corey cohen
Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Sol 20 update
Did you calibrate your cassette interface? I can send you a bunch of software on audio files. You can play them right in front an MP3 player, iPod or smart phone.
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> On Mar 18, 2020, at 3:57 PM, corey cohen <coreyvcf at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes. I misunderstood, that is one way to load software.
> corey cohen
> uǝɥoɔ ʎǝɹoɔ
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>>> On Mar 18, 2020, at 1:07 PM, Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> Isn't that what I'm doing, "virtually" typing the programs througn the serial port? I'm setting the Sol input to serial (SET I=1), then sending the ENT as an ASCII file from another computer to the Sol's serial port.
>>> On Wed, 18 Mar 2020, corey cohen wrote:
>>> Why aren?t you loading programs though the cassette port or putting the machine into ?non-local? mode and using the serial port to ?virtually? type in programs?
>>> corey cohen
>>> u??o? ???o?
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>>>>> On Mar 17, 2020, at 5:57 PM, Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>>>> My Sol 20 is up and running:
>>>> As expected, I had to replace all of the foam pads in the keyboard. For some reason, the TexElec pads hardly worked at all so I sacrificed a Sun Type 4 keyboard for its pads. Other than that, a couple of RAM problems (dirty DIP switch and a defective 74LS157 multiplexer) were all that I had to fix.
>>>> As time permits, I'll investigate getting a couple of 8" drives working with a Micromation Doubler board. For now, I'm loading programs through the serial port at 1200 baud.
>>>> Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
>>>> Old Technology http://q7.neurotica.com/Oldtech/
>> Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
>> Old Technology http://q7.neurotica.com/Oldtech/
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