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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | VAX Systems Forums | VAX Hardware Forum
Author Rugged Digital R8250C (VAX 8250)
jensen_d
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Joined: 07.05.10
Posted on May 17 2010 05:00
Hello!

I have picked up a military ruggedized 8250 and am getting it in shape to run. Had to blow the sand out of it- must have see service in some interesting places!

Anyway, i cleaned contacts, reseated boards and found the only casualty is the T1003 board in the KDB50 board set. CPU, MS820, DEBNA and 6 of the ICP-6132 serial cards. This machine has circular mil type connectors for all the interfaces, so I am looking for cab kits for the KDB50 set so I can hook up an old RA90 or something, until I can either build or beg an original cable set from the manufacturer (hoping they have some laying around).

A few thing I need help on are the pinouts for the DEBNA(t1034) to fabricate a cable to a TK50, and the ethernet aui cable...can't find a pdf of a manual anywhere on web. Help!

Anyone hear of, or have experience with one of these machines?

Anyone willing to 'donate' a RA90, tk50, cables or tk50 vms media- I am willing to trade for IBM/Lenovo parts, Dell stuff, etc.

Thanks! David
Author RE: Rugged Digital R8250C (VAX 8250)
astrodanco
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Posts: 36
Joined: 04.03.10
Posted on May 18 2010 04:56
Are you doing this for a museum somewhere?
Author RE: Rugged Digital R8250C (VAX 8250)
jensen_d
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Posts: 2
Joined: 07.05.10
Posted on May 19 2010 10:13
Not at this point - though I had a general plant o get it fully operational and find it a home(museum). For me, the enjoyment is getting the hardware ship shape.

Once it's done, the thrill is gone smiley

I checked a few museums, and one of the larger, well know ones isn't accepting DEC mini's. But I'm not sure that's the case with all the facilities...
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LouF91
April 05 2018
ah maybe they love that!

malmberg
March 24 2018
Probably. More people hang out on the comp.os.vms newsgroup.

vaxpert
March 23 2018
I have a PE42A and other Alpha system stuff for sale. I'm in So California. Any interest out there?

goodbyespy
February 27 2018
To Prohorenko. Please, visit group OpenVMS in the ok.ru

peteherrera
February 24 2018
How much does it cost to buy a complete OpenVMS hardcopy documentation set of the latest version

prohorenko
February 17 2018
Please help to obtain the license on OpenVMS

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

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malmberg
September 10 2017
https://sourceforge.net/p
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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!

pintero
March 16 2017
peteherrera. Agreed.

peteherrera
March 04 2017
It would be nice to be able to buy the lastest hardcopy full OpenVMS docset at a very reduced price through the Hobbyist program. smiley

malmberg
February 05 2017
Decus > Connect > Encompass<Country>

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