Happy to register to this new Hobbyist OpenVMS website.
I'm always here, even if I don't traffic very much into comp.os.vms (remember CENA).
I'll try to post some pics of my home setup (Two Alphas / Three HP PCs).
May main home system is an Alphastation DS15A under Vms 8.3 and with about 340 Gb of disks and a DDS5 DAT for backup. The PCs have more than One Terabyte of storge however, but I record some TV programs via a Digital TV receivercard (whe have now Digital Terrestrial TV in France, since 3 years, about 22 free channels).
May be you can receive some of the muxes in UK (note we use 8K COFDM modulation and not 2K like in UK, but with a recent receiver it may be OK). In France Digital TV is called TNT (Television Numerique Terrestre).
My DS15 (I also have a DS10) is,used to process digital pictures (I have a lot of digital photo cameras, from 2 to 8 Mpixels) and to listen music (midi and mp3). It was rather difficult to buy the DS15 sound card (the 3.3V Ensoniq model) because the sound card was never validated under VMS on the DS15 (however it works great) and HP never wanted to sell me the system with the card !!. It was necessary to buy the card separatly from a broker.
malmberg December 12 2017 HPE only makes the most current version of OpenVMS Alpha / IA64 /VAX available to hobbyists. When I had access to the Alliance 1 program it was the same. No public downloads are allowed by HPE.
nmbonao December 08 2017 Is anybody knows OpenVMS 8.2 version downloadable version? or CD copy? Thank you very much
aarommes December 02 2017 Bitcoin and Blockchain enthusiasts ( plus distributed computing ) please connec / reply: http://www.openvmshobbyis t.com/forum/viewthread.ph p?forum_id=130&thread_id= 2991
malmberg September 10 2017 https://sourceforge.net/p /vms-ports/wiki/VMSInstal lation/ For the most part just use VMS 6.1 media instead of 7.3. But why run the older release?
DoeveR August 07 2017 Where can I find the write up on running VMS 6.1 using the simh emulator?
Bart March 20 2017 Happy to have found my password again!