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by daveejhitchins
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*
Replies: 107
Views: 3886

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

z0m8ied0g wrote:It's NOT raining here!..... it's snowing :)
Hmmm! I rest my case 8)

On my way now - let’s see what the Pennines are like.

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*
Replies: 107
Views: 3886

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

roland wrote:We’re in the airplane. No umbrella ....
You do know that Manchester is the UK's equivalent to Seattle? :shock: Although they don't import as much Coffee . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Greece.
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Hello from Greece.

Welcome to the Forum, rmbrowngr . . . Enjoy . . .

Lots of Elk goodies around here :wink:

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Large project box
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Large project box

Paul . . . :shock: you need to find a dead Elk, probably on eBay . . . Send me the main board, then you have a really nice keyboard and case :D =D>

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Plus1 Slogger ROM without cart joy interface?
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Plus1 Slogger ROM without cart joy interface?

does anyone know if there's any similar key remapping program that could be loaded prior to games so that a Plus1 joystick could be used despite a game not offering direct Plus1 support in a similar way to how the Slogger ROM did it? This is something I'm thinking of for the MK II MGC - mabe quite ...
by daveejhitchins
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: emulators
Topic: MAME: Click (and other large ROMs)
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: MAME: Click (and other large ROMs)

I'm the keeper of a few Slogger 'Click' PCBs belonging to Dave (Arcadian). Maybe if someone would like to 'refurbish' one and document the procedure ???

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: acorn atom
Topic: My New Acorn Atom :)
Replies: 40
Views: 1073

Re: My New Acorn Atom :)

:shock: All the great add-ons for the Atom and there's still a problem with reset :shock:

Goodness Gracious! - Just nick the Beeb's circuit - I'm sure there's still room in the Atom's case, somewhere!!

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*
Replies: 107
Views: 3886

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

helpful wrote:
helpful wrote:Can anyone bring along a spare monitor I can use? It's for connecting to a Pi, so any LCD with HDMI or DVI input should be fine.

Anyone? Pretty please with potentiometers on :D
Yup! I can add another to my kit . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: online rpg
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: online rpg

Sorry, not even heard of it, until your first post . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: How many people found computer self-assembly annoying?
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: How many people found computer self-assembly annoying?

I found building kits the best experience of all . . . But there again, I'd been building (soldering) from about 13 years of age. Another point, most people had a 'mate' who could solder. I remember there were two kinds of 'mates': those that wanted to learn and those who just wanted the job done . ...
by daveejhitchins
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Which replacement parts are available new?
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Which replacement parts are available new?

tricky wrote:6522s seem to be around.
Ah! I have these . . . See my signature, below.

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Decoupling capacitor for ic
Replies: 11
Views: 299

Re: Decoupling capacitor for ic

crj wrote:
daveejhitchins wrote:Pete's reckoning was: if it works without decoupling capacitors then when there're added the design should be stable for production.

That's just tempting fate into letting yours be one of those rare designs that's broken by additional caps. :-p
There was that thought, at the time . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Decoupling capacitor for ic
Replies: 11
Views: 299

Re: Decoupling capacitor for ic

Just to put-in-perspective about operating at 2MHz . . . I remember when we developed the AQR (Advanced Quarter-Meg RAM) - Assisted greatly by a good friend of mine, Pete Wallis. Pete insisted that the development was carried out 'without' any decoupling capacitors! The design consisted of 8 x DRAM,...
by daveejhitchins
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Recurrent corrupted discs - possible floppy drive fault?
Replies: 17
Views: 362

Re: Recurrent corrupted discs - possible floppy drive fault?

jms2 wrote:Why *Verify doesn't work
John . . . You can proceed all AP6 commands with P to ensure that they are captured correctly. May be worth giving that a try!

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings and salutations
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Greetings and salutations

Welcome to the Forum, Jason . . . Enjoy . . .

And good luck with you Build-a-Beeb quest - I'm sure it will make an interesting thread =D>

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*
Replies: 107
Views: 3886

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

crj wrote:What time do activities begin
When you wake up . . .
crj wrote:and end each day?
When you go to sleep . . .

Not kidding . . . Or when they let us in the room and when they kick us out :lol: May get to fit some food in, at some point . . .

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4350
Views: 265107

Re: Today I received.....

Commie_User wrote:I tell you what, these guys are serious: http://c64preservation.com/dp.php?pg=registry
This looks like a really good idea :idea: It could take over from the German Tank thread, however, we'd need someone VERY dedicated to look after it =D>

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design
Replies: 253
Views: 15946

Re: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design

The best solution, I think, would be to reinstate the SCSI drivers in ADFS 3.31. Of course, I'm pushing for a 1D00 version that includes all the bells and whistles e.g. utilities etc. This requires more than 16K e.g. bank switched - Exactly what the AP5 supports. The New AP3/4 will also support thi...
by daveejhitchins
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design
Replies: 253
Views: 15946

Re: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design

@jms . . . I've been using the Plus 3 ADFS with BeebSCSImini, one of my AP3/4 interfaces and various drives - doing what it looks like your planning, archiving both 3.5 and 5.25 discs to hard drive. Not seen any issues. But we do need an E00 version [-o< of Electron ADFS. I tried the ACP ADFS that w...
by daveejhitchins
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: AP5, Pegasus/AP3-4/EUPURS Metal Case Design
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: AP5, Pegasus/AP3-4/EUPURS Metal Case Design

All three cases are now ordered. I'll receive prototypes first - so I'll pop some photos up here when they arrive.

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: upcoming and recent events & exhibitions
Topic: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*
Replies: 107
Views: 3886

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

roland wrote:"can anyone bring a VGA monitor for me?"
I have DEL monitor that may suffice. I'll get the Model #, later, so you can check it.

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Amstrad CPC noisy tape player
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: Amstrad CPC noisy tape player

Can that happen? :O It can and does. There was an article explaining it, back in the mid 80's (I was working for Rank Hi-Fi, at the time, and had the job of improving reliability of the Leak 2000 series). What was noticed was that as capacitors 'aged', when not powered-up, was shrinkage. This separ...
by daveejhitchins
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design
Replies: 253
Views: 15946

Re: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design

While you're in correcting mode Dave, I noticed several other trivial errors/typos in the manual which you might want to include at the same time. I can't remember what any of them are right now, but later on when I get home I could send you a list. Yes please . . . If you're not careful you'll end...
by daveejhitchins
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design
Replies: 253
Views: 15946

Re: P.R.E.S. AP5 - Original and Re-Design

1) On page 12 of the manual the text at the bottom implies that the 62256 is the only supported SRAM type, but the table above states 16k RAM for Modes 2 & 3. Does this mean that these modes don't work with the 62256? That's possibly a typo in the manual. These modes should work fine with a 622...
by daveejhitchins
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: general
Topic: QIC tape and drive (from ABUG North booking info topic)
Replies: 17
Views: 187

Re: ABug NORTH User Group meeting | 19-21 JAN 2018 | MANCHESTER *BOOKING INFO*

I might still have a tape, or two, that could be used for testing. I used them to backup up my hard drive as an image. Worked well as I also used it for keeping the 5 x 'usages' on my CUPL disc e.g. I'd install CUPL, take a hard drive image, uninstall CUPL, getting the install back on the floppy, th...
by daveejhitchins
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Amstrad CPC noisy tape player
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: Amstrad CPC noisy tape player

danielj wrote:Just to follow up on this - I haven't changed those other caps, but it seems to have shut up now. Perhaps it was just a grubby motor and now it's been used a bit has calmed down!
Or the electrolytics have re-formed a bit!

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Amstrad CPC noisy tape player
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: Amstrad CPC noisy tape player

C304/C315/C318/R306/R313 - Supply line decoupling - these work with L301 so they all need looking at.

Or - is it just a really noisy motor?

Dave H :D
by daveejhitchins
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: USB Electron Cartridge Interface
Replies: 28
Views: 2423

Re: USB Electron Cartridge Interface

I have four three of these boards available. If you'd like one, please pm me with your details (if I haven't already got them) Postage costs only, first class large letter. One board per person, first come etc. If you'd like me to fit the SMD parts just send them along. IMG_2142.jpg IMG_2141.jpg Dav...

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