[vcf-midatlantic] WTB: ASCII terminal any model

Alexander Jacocks jjacocks at gmail.com
Sat Nov 27 02:05:02 UTC 2021

Where are you located, Enzo? That will help for any who may have a spare

- Alex

On Wed, Nov 24, 2021 at 8:38 PM Jason Perkins via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> While I don't have a spare terminal to offer at the moment, I can give you
> this advice:
> Many terminals use a proprietary keyboard. Without it the terminal is just
> a desk ornament. Some late terminals will use a standard PS/2 keyboard, but
> these are less common. So be sure you are going to have a keyboard that
> works with the terminal you select!
> A terminal which offers DEC VT100 modes is probably the most compatible,
> but ones which do Wyse or other modes work well with Linux / Unix / MacOS
> too.
> Some terminals use a somewhat special jack for the serial port, called MMJ.
> You can get adapters to change that into a standard DB connector, it's just
> something to be aware of. Also, a "serial light box" - an adapter with LEDs
> that shows you the status of the various serial lines can be quite handy
> when hooking up RS232 devices.
> Happy Thanksgiving!
> -J
> On Wed, Nov 24, 2021 at 7:05 PM Enzo D'Amato via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I am relatively new to the vintage computing community (VCF east 2021 was
> > my first event, and I learned about the mailing list there). Now that the
> > holiday season has come around, I was hoping to start off my collection
> by
> > getting a simple ascii terminal. I am quite flexible when it comes to
> > models, and I am comfortable with having to adapt it (within reason) to
> get
> > it hooked up. I was hoping for a vt100 or similar however, as I think
> that
> > they look quite cool, but I know that these older models are rarer.
> >
> > Thank you for any help that you can provide!
> > Enzo
> >
> --
> Jason Perkins
> 313 355 0085

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