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Postby gazzaD » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:36 pm

Good evening from a damp East London,
I was in Primary School as the BBC computer literacy project came about, and spent most of my schooling using Acorn machines until I reached university. Wind the clock forward a few years and I found myself working at the BBC, and getting the opportunity to meet one or two of the people involved in the computer literacy project who were still about, which was cool and brought on a wave of nostalgia.

Towards the end of last year a friend asked for some help in fitting a disk upgrade to their BBC B, and it reminded me how much fun these machines are, and my history with them. Moving on a few months, I now have a model B with disk, Econet and a matchbox copro, a dual MEMC 8MB A3000 with Econet, and a couple of A3020s. One currently dead pending me having the time to track down a ram control line fault, and the other is working happily as my Level 4 FS, resharing the NFS storage and HP printer across the Econet from my ethernet LAN.

It's been entertaining restoring the machines that were in various states of disrepair when I got them, and most of the info I needed to fix them I found on this site. So I thought it was probably about time to join not only to say thanks, but to join in sharing the knowledge here.


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Postby Multiwizard » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:46 pm

Hi Gareth,

welcome to this great Forum... :D

Greetings from my little Dutch Acorn Attic, Wim... :-)

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Postby daveejhitchins » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:13 pm

Welcome to the Forum, Gareth . . . Enjoy . . .

Well done with the kit you've already restored and good luck with what you have left =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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Postby DutchAcorn » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:14 pm

Thanks for the intro Gareth! Enjoy your retro experience and this forum! :D

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Postby Elminster » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:25 pm

Welcome. We do seem to have been putting on a spurt the last couple of weeks, so lots of fresh faces.

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Postby tricky » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:29 pm

Welcome, glad to have you aboard.
If you don't mind me asking, were you involved in the electrical side?

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Postby helpful » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:55 pm


gazzaD wrote:Good evening from a damp East London,

For a warm dry welcome in person, see sig :-)

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Postby flaxcottage » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:15 pm

Welcome Gareth. :D

Snap - my A3020 runs my Econet using L4FS.
- John

Currently running L4 Econet with BBC B, BBC B+ 128K, Master 128K, 4Mb A3000, 4Mb A3020, 4Mb A4000, 4Mb A5000 dual FDD; UK101; HP41CX setup; Psion 3a, 3mx and 5mx; Z88; TI-58c, TI-59 and printer, HP-16C programmer's calculator and a bakery of Pis.

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Postby CMcDougall » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:04 pm

welcome Gareth :)

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Re: Hi there!

Postby gazzaD » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:47 pm

tricky wrote:If you don't mind me asking, were you involved in the electrical side?

Apologies, didn't see this earlier.

When I was working in Bush House for the beeb, my team had about 60 servers to look after, which made us one of the larger consumers of power on the site. So I very much had an interest in the power distribution on the site, including everything from minor works on boards that feed the apparatus rooms, all the way up to changes on the 6KV feeds into the buildings.

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Postby davidb » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:53 pm

Welcome! :D

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Postby oss003 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:01 am

Hi Gareth,

Welcome and enjoy the forum ........


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