Today I received.....

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by jonb » Fri May 10, 2019 2:21 pm

I've given up on Dave as his whiny voice is wearing after a short while.

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by shawty » Fri May 10, 2019 3:55 pm

Gotta agree, I know what you mean, but man is he funny when he starts doing the "Electronics Pron" thing with all his phowwaarrs and humphs and such like :-)
Been around I.T. since the Beeb was born, maybe you've seen me around :D

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Elminster » Fri May 10, 2019 4:24 pm

jonb wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 2:21 pm
I've given up on Dave as his whiny voice is wearing after a short while.
My wife agrees with you, but sadly for her, I don’t :)

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by DaveBurke » Fri May 10, 2019 9:46 pm

A level shifter for my Raspberry Pi from Kjell, so I can do this:
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I was very surprised that it just worked though - I thought there was some code in the DFS ROM that was required to make the Tube work, but I have no DFS in my Beeb. I only have MMFS in a BooBip flash module. (I have an 8271 disc system fitted, I just load the ROM into SWR when required, to keep PAGE at &1900).

Also, when switching on, the Beeb normally makes the boo beep sound. With the 2nd processor active, it just makes the boo noise, but no beep. Is this normal?

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Lardo Boffin » Fri May 10, 2019 10:16 pm

Sadly the co-proc does stop the normal noise. :(

MMFS probably had the Tube host code in it?

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Post by Elminster » Fri May 10, 2019 10:29 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 10:16 pm
MMFS probably had the Tube host code in it?
Looks like it, you can see tube on flag in the config

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by danielj » Sat May 11, 2019 6:42 am

A couple of 6N138 opto-isolators :?

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Post by roland » Wed May 15, 2019 3:16 pm

This is a nice one ....
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Misty was not included in this package :)
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Yes, you see it right: ONE XC9572XL-10VQG44C (a CPLD for my Atom to HDMI converter) :lol:
256K + 6502 Inside
MAN WOMAN :shock:

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Post by Elminster » Wed May 15, 2019 3:54 pm

I've had that before, although I ordered 3. Wasnt sure what to do with the plastic carriers afterwards.

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Post by cmorley » Wed May 15, 2019 5:55 pm

Elminster wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 3:54 pm
I've had that before, although I ordered 3. Wasnt sure what to do with the plastic carriers afterwards.
Put them in the recycling.

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Post by Elminster » Wed May 15, 2019 9:27 pm

cmorley wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 5:55 pm
Elminster wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 3:54 pm
I've had that before, although I ordered 3. Wasnt sure what to do with the plastic carriers afterwards.
Put them in the recycling.
Wouldnt take it here, would be general waste.

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Post by daveejhitchins » Thu May 16, 2019 7:01 am

Please recycle to me . . . :D

Quite often I order parts that come individually wrapped :shock: - I then need to find these trays. So, please send these trays to me (I'll cover P&P costs) so that any production/storage is made a lot easier.

Thanks - Dave H :D
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For a price list, contact me at: Retro Hardware AT dave ej hitchins DOT plus DOT com

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Post by Elminster » Thu May 16, 2019 9:10 am

Doesn't mention you as a recycle point in my local distinct council recycling, but sounds good to me. :)

I also got one of these from shores far. For all you USB power measuring goodness
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Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu May 16, 2019 1:15 pm

And I only had to sell one kidney!

It works fine although the picture is poor even on my old CRT portable. Just not sure I can fit a ZX8-CCB to this...

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Atom, issue 5
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by vanpeebles » Thu May 16, 2019 2:10 pm

That's lovely :o

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by DutchAcorn » Thu May 16, 2019 2:25 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 1:15 pm
And I only had to sell one kidney!

It works fine although the picture is poor even on my old CRT portable. Just not sure I can fit a ZX8-CCB to this...


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Wow, that looks really, really nice!
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Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu May 16, 2019 2:28 pm

Thanks, it is in really nice condition. :D
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Atom, issue 5
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
USA Model B
BBC Master, Datacentre + HDD, pi co-proc, econet, NULA

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by vanekp » Thu May 16, 2019 4:45 pm

Logic Analyzer :-
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Now just got to work out how to use it in a 8 bit micro environment :)
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Post by shawty » Thu May 16, 2019 8:37 pm

Lardo Boffin wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 1:15 pm
And I only had to sell one kidney!

It works fine although the picture is poor even on my old CRT portable. Just not sure I can fit a ZX8-CCB to this...


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Very nice. First Computer I ever owned, that one.
Been around I.T. since the Beeb was born, maybe you've seen me around :D

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Post by shawty » Thu May 16, 2019 8:39 pm

vanekp wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 4:45 pm
Logic Analyzer :-
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Now just got to work out how to use it in a 8 bit micro environment :)
It has a lot more inputs than the one I have, but mines cheaper, but similar.

Not specifically 8-bit, but if the software is similar to mine I can probably give you a few pointers here and there.
Been around I.T. since the Beeb was born, maybe you've seen me around :D

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by paulv » Sat May 18, 2019 9:34 am

When it arrived, my heart sank.
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But, the contents are in perfect condition :D
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Thanks Dave

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Re: Today I received.....

Post by hoglet » Sat May 18, 2019 10:39 am

paulv wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:34 am
When it arrived, my heart sank.
Was the envelope badly mangled?

I hope that wrapping the board in thin card provided adequate protection. Was that still present?

Dave
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by DutchAcorn » Sat May 18, 2019 1:00 pm

DutchAcorn wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:17 pm
markdryan wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:15 pm
A ZX Spectrum OMNI HQ laptop. It may be the oddest thing I own, but it's quite a lot of fun.
Love this. Ordered one myself. Only a 60 days wait and I can play with this. Time enough to think of how to explain this purchase to my wife. :D
Received my order last Thursday, so a bit more than 60 days. Regrettably they only sent the LCD screen. My requests for explanation / correction through email, webform and chatbot have so far not triggered a response. :( :evil:


I understand there is also a Facebook group for the Omni 128, but I don’t do Facebook...

So be cautious if you decide to order one of these with Retroradionics, check if you get two tracking numbers for both the packages (lcd screen and computer).
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Post by paulv » Sat May 18, 2019 3:33 pm

hoglet wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:39 am
paulv wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:34 am
When it arrived, my heart sank.
Was the envelope badly mangled?

I hope that wrapping the board in thin card provided adequate protection. Was that still present?

Dave
If I didn't know any better I'd have to say that it looked like it had been deliberately by about 2 inches on one side to have a look at what was inside but the card and tape inside was fully intact so all was fine.

Paul

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Post by oss003 » Sat May 18, 2019 4:04 pm

Guess what arrived today in perfect condition ....
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Thanks Dave .....

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Post by BeebMaster » Sun May 19, 2019 10:12 am

paulv wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:34 am
When it arrived, my heart sank.

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Shocking indeed - single use plastic!

They'll be putting prescriptions in them next...
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by Lardo Boffin » Thu May 23, 2019 2:48 pm

Along with a ZX81 manual a fine piece of 80’s advertising as well as a lovely example of the rivalry of the times.

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Atom, issue 5
BBC model B 32k issue 4, 16k sideways RAM, Watford 12 ROM board, Acorn 6502 coproc
BBC model B 32k issue 7, turboMMC, Opus Challenger 3 512k, Pi 3 coproc
USA Model B
BBC Master, Datacentre + HDD, pi co-proc, econet, NULA

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Post by jonb » Fri May 24, 2019 8:08 am

Errrm... yeah, OK... but the Beeb had lots of I/O ports and other built in expandability. Sinclair's advert kind of skips all that. I think it also ran BASIC programs faster (subjectively) and of course had a proper keyboard.

Not that I'm partisan about it - I never had a Beeb back then, but I did have a Speccy - it's just this selective picture the advert is painting that I think is misleading.

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Post by flaxcottage » Fri May 24, 2019 10:17 am

I remember this coming out and the arguments in the press. It was a bit like 'Top Trumps'. :lol:
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Re: Today I received.....

Post by flaxcottage » Fri May 24, 2019 7:49 pm

A big box of educational software all of it MIA in some form or other. :D

This was from a very helpful eBayer who had managed to obtain the complete software library of Newman College in Birmingham. I was allowed to visit and collect all the MIA titles, hence the box.

As an aside I do believe he has some 480Z computers complete with disc drives which he wishes to pass on for suitable financial recompense. :wink:
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