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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gunther Meisse" <gjmouse@neo.rr.com>
To: "Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604" <faunt@panix.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 08, 2001 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] IPS and Amateur Satellite Software


> Hay, How about Dibol-8 on a DEC PDP-8m with 8k of ram. We went all out and
> added an additional 4k. The max size a program was 32k. Did a lot of
> chaining in those days.
> Well, we sound like a bunch of old men in the park on a summer day.
> 73
> Gunther Meisse
> W8GSM
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604" <faunt@panix.com>
> To: <rdwelch@swbell.net>
> Cc: <gregory.beat@home.com>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Sunday, April 08, 2001 2:06 AM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] IPS and Amateur Satellite Software
>
>
> >    Date: Sun, 08 Apr 2001 03:51:06 +0000
> >    From: Roy Welch <rdwelch@swbell.net>
> >
> >    Anyone ever hear of Autocoder Assembly language on an IBM 1401?  No
> CRT, no
> >    keyboard, and only tape or punched card input!  A four foot square
box
> with
> >    8k core RAM expandable to 16k.  No multiply feature unless you paid
$4k
> >    more.  Otherwise you wrote your own add and shift stuff to multiply.
> My
> >    first experience was in 1963 with this thing.  We wrote 200k programs
> with
> >    tape overlay routines and extended memory out onto tape.  Some fun!
> >
> >    Gregory Beat wrote:
> >    >
> >    > No, I still slash my zeroes, (and not the "ohs" which is another
> story)
> >    > great for the ham radio calls, but gets strange stares from our
Java
> >    > programmers   :-)
> >    >
> >
> >
> > Heh, I wrote SPS programs, with overlays that were read in through the
> > card reader, because I was using all four 7330 drives for data.
> >
> > I also wrote code on the 7040, and we could put a 1401 on channel A
> > of the 7040 and use the 1403 to replace the console typewriter.
> > It made WatFor jobs run a LOT faster.
> >
> > Usually we used the 1401 to make SYSIN tapes offline.
> >
> > 73, doug
> >
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