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by iainjh
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Experiences with 4G broadband
Replies: 16
Views: 322

Re: Experiences with 4G broadband

thank you boydie
by iainjh
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Experiences with 4G broadband
Replies: 16
Views: 322

Re: Experiences with 4G broadband

we're not in the middle of nowhere but thanks to BT's not-spot (we surrounded by fibre cabinets for miles, but they took our local cabinet away!) I get about 900kb ps max, and I think we're stuck at that level. would you mind sharing the model numbers of the modem/ aeriel bits you ended up with so I...
by iainjh
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: archive requests
Topic: Missing Magazines from the 80s
Replies: 90
Views: 4291

Re: Missing Magazines from the 80s

OneSwitch wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:46 pm
If anyone has the 3rd of June 1982 (page 7) Personal Computer World, I'd love a scan of it for a book I'm writing.

I believe this is the cover for that magazine:

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PCW or Popular Computing weekly as per pic?
by iainjh
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 361
Views: 30078

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

i got some of those sockets. They were pointless. Bas reported he had to file them down and they shattered so was a waste of time - he did it by trad soldering as you described above and reports the board works nicely. thank you. he also mentioned the boards had an open circuit on one of the address...
by iainjh
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 361
Views: 30078

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

maybe I misread flux for paste or vice versa.

ok thanks for the tips.. I think i may just have to order the ones from the US and see what happens.

thanks!
by iainjh
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 361
Views: 30078

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

Hello A public beg here, does anyone please have any spare sockets for the ram; SOJ-42P-400 ? Need four, happy to pay of course! I need send them over thecorfiot In Corfu.. I found a supplier but only in the USA. Bas doesn’t have flux or heat gun etc so sockets seem safest considering the size. Andy...
by iainjh
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BBC, electron, atom, arch(?) on retropie?
Replies: 16
Views: 2459

Re: BBC, electron, atom, arch(?) on retropie?

Advmame and its emulation of a system such as bbc /electron are launched from within emulationstation. And when you exit advmame, you return to emulationstation. So I think it works as you ask. It's cool.
by iainjh
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BBC, electron, atom, arch(?) on retropie?
Replies: 16
Views: 2459

Re: BBC, electron, atom, arch(?) on retropie?

Hello Just look for advmame, install that. That comes with a compiled advmess executable that runs quite nicely for BBC B and Electron. Once the B is booted, usually *exec !boot runs the disk you've mounted and *chain works everytime for electron. It works really nicely. IMHO dont bother with beebem...
by iainjh
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 361
Views: 30078

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

thanks Daniel

I ordered the parts stevetuc, thanks also

could someone ps confirm the part numbers for crystals? I'll get an 80mhz, and a few slower ones to help find the best speed. ive read right through this thread and vectorlights site, no idea exactrly which type crystal/ part i need.

thanks
by iainjh
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 361
Views: 30078

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

Beyond the ram, and the pcb, what are the other parts? Daniel pointed me to the layout files but stupid me I’ve just not worked those out yet! Don’t know what I’m looking for at all in the .png’s etc. When you have all the part numbers would you mind sharing?

Tia:)
by iainjh
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: For Sale: IDE Podules again
Replies: 24
Views: 1651

Re: For Sale: IDE Podules again

Hi Ian i'd bought one of the 8 bit ide adaptors some time ago, but only recently found an A3010. Yay! Previously with archimedes I'd transferred software onto SD, using a pi and risc OS, so I dont think i can use a dom for that.. My question. If I want to use an IDE<>SD card adaptor (so can be writt...
by iainjh
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 361
Views: 30078

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

thanks stevetuc for the boards, ram arrived from poland, last bits to order... build ahoy!

thanks guys
by iainjh
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 361
Views: 30078

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

Hi I’ve ordered two sets of ram, but haven’t yet ordered boards Tbh I couldn’t quite work out how to order and knew I had to go back to work it through... I was recommended pcbway. Unless anyone suggests an easier alternative! This was using Daniels 4 layer.. all I want to do, I thought, was to uplo...
by iainjh
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 361
Views: 30078

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

stevetuc, ive ordered myself some ram, did your boards arrive ok? If you are still unable to send PM's, ive emailed you my email address.
by iainjh
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 361
Views: 30078

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

Dear mods, please can PM priviledges be granted to stevetuc ?

cheers:)
by iainjh
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 361
Views: 30078

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

Hi, thats an overclock level i'd be more than happy with !

Daniel said he wasnt sure if the 4 layer would overlcock more reliably i think.I'd love to have both options tbh especially if that helps you do a small run.

I'll pm you in a sec
by iainjh
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 361
Views: 30078

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

hi stevetuc, I'd like 2 of those boards if you dont mind

assuming they work! (not that i'm not trusting daniels work :):))

My ambition is definitely to overclock my a3010. what are your speed plans? I then need source some suitable crystals.

when do you expect the boards to arrive?

TIA iain
by iainjh
Thu May 30, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 361
Views: 30078

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

THanks daniel. I thought those were the rams... I’ll get those faster parts on order. Will report back!
by iainjh
Tue May 28, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Today I overclocked my A3010
Replies: 361
Views: 30078

Re: Today I overclocked my A3010

I'm about to order a couple boards and will likely ask Bas the corfiot to make a few up with faster rams. please could someone point me to the exact post with the BOM/parts I need collate? Daniel could you please check your PM's? :) I was about to order some of your last 4-layer design (if thats OK?...
by iainjh
Wed May 15, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: C64 software....and stuff....
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: C64 software....and stuff....

Hi, you might also want to check in with thecorfiot as he’s engineered a new solution for jailbars and rotten svideo output. He’s got one of my c64’s at the moment. That’s got a lumafix already but it’s sharpened up quite a lot now! If you search archive.org tosec c64 and have some time to spare the...
by iainjh
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Free A3010 2mb ram upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Free A3010 2mb ram upgrade

Hi Andy

I have just acquired an a3010, I understand it's only 1mb.

When it shows up, if it IS only 1mb, may I please have this if it's still available?

Tia

Iain :)
by iainjh
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Apple IIe & Disk II with issues
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: Apple IIe & Disk II with issues

great news!

I can recommend "adtpro" to send disk images (even a bootable image of itself) over serial or audio to the apple. Runs on windows or mac.Do you have a serial card or better, a super serial?
by iainjh
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Apple IIe & Disk II with issues
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: Apple IIe & Disk II with issues

Hi, what slot is the disk controller in? Looking from the front, 7 is far right

Disk controller is usually in 6

At the prompt then try PR#6 ( assuming the controller is in 6). The drive should spin up.
by iainjh
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Raspberry Pi to 1MHz bus interface
Replies: 110
Views: 6071

Re: Raspberry Pi to 1MHz bus interface

Will pm now and arrange to send funds! Thank you again :)
by iainjh
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Raspberry Pi to 1MHz bus interface
Replies: 110
Views: 6071

Re: Raspberry Pi to 1MHz bus interface

Hi

This looks very very interesting, congrats!

If any are available, please could I buy two kits if possible- one for me and one for thecorfiot out in Greece.

Thanks in advance

Hope the request is ok

Iain
by iainjh
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BBC, electron, atom, arch(?) on retropie?
Replies: 16
Views: 2459

Re: BBC, electron, atom, arch(?) on retropie?

Ok Pernod.

Like I said it’s the latest that compiles or is available on retropie. So it’s academic really, it’s all there is.

Daniel yes I’ll re attach!

Anyway I hope this is useful for someone
by iainjh
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: emulators
Topic: BBC, electron, atom, arch(?) on retropie?
Replies: 16
Views: 2459

Re: BBC, electron, atom, arch(?) on retropie?

Hello it's advancemess 3.9 I've got electron loading .uef files reliably now, inc elite, planetoids and exile. The electron driver doesnt allow loading .ssd's via the -floppy switch, so it seems to load at the same speed as tape using an .uef. emulators.cfg for electron: advmess = "/opt/retropie/emu...
by iainjh
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 137
Views: 6802

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

I can solder but dont enjoy it. would rather find a ready made cable if i could!

thanks daniel -I'll start by looing up the din plug. ive definitely got a converter
by iainjh
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Pi-based Co-Pro on the cheap - 100MHz 6502 for £10? (now 274MHz)
Replies: 1159
Views: 117877

Re: Pi-based Co-Pro on the cheap - 100MHz 6502 for £10? (now 274MHz)

Hi, i have a Model B & the pi co pro. Works great. BBC is modded to take a 64k eeprom image. I had been successfully using Beebaid's *tubeoff or tab/break to disable the co-pro before running games. Until recently i blew a new 64k eeprom (still containing beebaid), and now beebaid no longer works! O...
by iainjh
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: FreeFi-232 v2
Replies: 137
Views: 6802

Re: FreeFi-232 v2

Hi

can someone suggest a suitable cable ? I have a freefi-232 and a master to get working together - I need a cable from the RS432 on the master to the 25pin female on the freefi

its about time i had it working on the bbc!

cheers!