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DEC VAX and PDP Hardware Wanted in Southern California


Veteran Member
Sep 9, 2013
Riverside, CA, USA
I hope I'm not being too spammy and impatient, but I'm trying to spread the word that I'm keeping my eyes open for DEC VAX-related and PDP-related hardware. I'm just beginning to get into DEC retrocomputing, with fixing up a PDP-11/44 as my first project. I don't have any accessories such as storage hardware for it yet. An RL02 drive would especially interest me. I am also interested in other DEC hardware. Even stuff like bare cabinets that I can mount stuff in. My dream system at the moment would be a VAX-11/780 with a TU77 tape drive and suitable hard drives, but other sorts of systems might divert me from that course depending on what comes along. I'll grab whatever interesting bits and pieces come along as I find them and as I can afford them. Even stuff that I can't directly use may be worth saving from the scrappers and holding as trade fodder as long as I have room to store it.

Once my folks move to their new home near me and can take care of my dogs, I might become more open to traveling and thus cast my net wider. For now, I'm focusing mostly on whatever gear might appear in southern California.

Please keep me in mind if you trip over any DEC hardware that you don't want for your own collection!