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Re: IPS and Amateur Satellite Software



Awwww, Paper tape. It went well with the new DEC printer that could print 35
get it 35 cps. We were in pig heaven....
See ya,
G. Meisse
W8GSM
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604" <faunt@panix.com>
To: <gjmouse@neo.rr.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 08, 2001 9:38 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] IPS and Amateur Satellite Software


> We ran Focal on our PDP-8S, loaded by the paper tape reader on the
> ASR-33.
>
> Yeah, we do, but I've run across four references to 1401s or 7040's in
> the past two weeks.
>
> 73, doug
>
>    Reply-To: "Gunther Meisse" <gjmouse@neo.rr.com>
>    From: "Gunther Meisse" <gjmouse@neo.rr.com>
>    Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2001 08:44:19 -0400
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>    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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