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Re: Fw: IPS and Amateur Satellite Software



We are :-)

Gunther Meisse wrote:
> 
> ----- 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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-- 
73, Roy

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