Compukit UK101

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Re: Compukit UK101

Post by C3ptik » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:53 pm

Good afternoon all. First post on here so be gentle :)

I came across this forum after googling the uk101.
We've recently been clearing my parent's house and came across a Compukit UK101 in its original box found in an old metal cabinet in the workshop. All keys are there and from first glance looks to be all there. There's also a magazine advertising it with photos of the unit before it was launched.

Seeing as these are pretty rare now we're wondering what it would be worth and if there is still a market for them.

I've attached some photos below:
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The photo was in the box with the unit. Not sure if it is anything to do with throwing Compukit or not.

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Re: Compukit UK101

Post by tinplatepete » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:36 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum.
Yes these do have a following, its not often they turn up with the original box, its does has a Monitor Rom upgrade, if you are thinking of selling it it will be an easy sell, the magazine alone are sort after, prices do very I've seen these go from £250 and upto £450 depending on any add-ons with the computer.

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Re: Compukit UK101

Post by daveejhitchins » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:20 pm

Welcome to the Forum, C3ptik . . . Enjoy . . .

Hope you hang around after you've offloaded your UK101. Oh! And good luck with that :D

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Re: Compukit UK101

Post by flaxcottage » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:32 pm

Welcome. :D

And offering goodies too. From the photos this looks to be an early version - the mains TX is the 'lethal' one. :lol:

It has 4K of RAM and looks to be totally unmodified. These are sought after. If it works you should get North of £350 for it.
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Why do I keep collecting Acorn gear? I'm going to need a considerably bigger man-cave. :?

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Re: Compukit UK101

Post by C3ptik » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:33 pm

Thanks guys!

Before we think about listing it for sale on the Web is there anything I can help with in terms of photos or diagrams for anyone?

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Re: Compukit UK101

Post by C3ptik » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:35 pm

I also have a stack (yes, a stack) of BBC microcomputers and a couple of Acorn models. He got into building them up and programming again before he passed away.

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Re: Compukit UK101

Post by tinplatepete » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:48 pm

Looking again at the pictures somewhere along the line it has lost some memory, these came standard with 4K of Ram with the ability to upgrade to 8K of Ram but this one has only 3K, but this is an easy fix and it has got a spare arrow up key.

If the machine had a few add-ons or upgrades then there would be a lot of interest in them with requests for pictures and info, but thanks anyway for asking about any extra pictures wanted before you sell it.

Nice honest machine, should be no problem to sell as it is, I wouldn’t recommend including the mug shots though.
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Re: Compukit UK101

Post by Seldon2k » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:40 am

Here is a later Advert for UK101 Hardware and Firmware. It is from 'Computing Today' April 1982.
CT UK101 Advert (April 1982).jpg
I have also found a catalogue from Magnum Electronics that I sent off for in the Summer of 1982.
I have not heard of them since and wonder if this was all Vapourware, perhaps someone else on here had dealings with them?
Magnum Electronics (28.09.1982).pdf
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Re: Compukit UK101

Post by crj » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:24 am

Wow. 01 telephone numbers and Access cards. Even when talking about retrocomputing, that's what really takes me back!

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Re: Compukit UK101

Post by jonb » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:36 am

crj wrote:Wow. 01 telephone numbers and Access cards. Even when talking about retrocomputing, that's what really takes me back!
I suppose you remember the animated Access card adverts?

"Hello, Fat Wallet!"
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