[vcf-midatlantic] Looking for time on working PDP-11 (or other DECs minicomputers)?

Michael Casadevall michael at casadevall.pro
Tue Mar 15 16:02:11 UTC 2022

Is there a list of tapes and disks available, and/or disks that could be
rewritten? i.e., to build and demonstrate building Dungeon from source, I'd
need RT-11, the Fortran compiler, the runtime, and source, plus a place to
write it all out. I'd also be interested in showing UNIX and other stuff on
a PDP-11, as well as the high speed punch tape on the PDP-8e (if I've got
my machines correct) with OS/8 and/or ITS.

On Mon, Mar 14, 2022 at 8:57 PM Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> We have a pdp 11/05 and PDP 8e at kennett classic (kennettclassic.com).
> BIll
> On Mon, Mar 14, 2022 at 8:48 PM Michael Casadevall via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > Hey all,
> > I'm curious if anyone knows if there are museums on the east coast (and
> > ideally close to New Jersey) that have working PDP machines, and may
> allow
> > some time working with them. I've been wanting to do a video on some of
> the
> > PDP series machines, and especially some of the other operating systems
> > beside UNIX such as RT-11. I know it's possible to emulate most of these
> in
> > SIMH, but I'd prefer to at least be able to show the real hardware in
> > action.
> >
> > Ideally, I'm looking for time on a PDP-11, and a PDP-8, but I'd mostly
> like
> > to capture these minicomputers running for real, including loading tape,
> > and more if possible. Figure this was the best place to ask on potential
> > leads. For those who don't know me, I'm NCommander at YouTube, and I've
> > been at the last few VCF events.
> >
> > Hope someone can point me in the right direction,
> > ~ NCommander
> >

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