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RSX11M+

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For reference's sake, that listed at $149.95 and sold for $260 (3 bids).

Please let us know if someone on the forums is the winning bidder.
 

gewtnet

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How large are the exported files? I can likely provide a mirror if one is needed. I have a bunch of free disk on my VPSes.
 

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someone just posted a micro fich scanner for local pick up 75 bucks i think on the classiccmp mailling list


heres the email
FS Cannon Micro film scanner Kent Wa. 75.00
Inbox
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Jerry Wright g-wright at att dot net via classiccmp.org
5:37 PM (1 hour ago)

to cc_talk
I have one of these that needs a new home. These work like a
plain scanner through a PC or can print directly to a Printer. Has
SCSI and Parallel ports. Does need a new lamp. Standard
projector lamp.

Local pick up only

Info here.

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/office/micrographics/ms_400_500/microfilm_scanner_500



- Jerry
 

SB66

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I'm trying to clear out my loft and I have a box with 100+ Dec Fiche.

I'm happy to post it FOC to anyone in the UK who wants it or anywhere worldwide if someone wants to pay for the postage.

SB
 

RSX11M+

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I'm trying to clear out my loft and I have a box with 100+ Dec Fiche.

I'm happy to post it FOC to anyone in the UK who wants it or anywhere worldwide if someone wants to pay for the postage.

SB
Thank you for keeping them safe, and for mentioning them here.

Can you speculate on how much postage to the U.S. would be? It may be low enough to just take a chance on which you might have.
 

reichemoved

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I'm trying to clear out my loft and I have a box with 100+ Dec Fiche.

I'm happy to post it FOC to anyone in the UK who wants it or anywhere worldwide if someone wants to pay for the postage.

SB

If it is a blue box with PDP or VAX fiches (plus associated peripherals), I'm in the Netherlands and very, very interested as I've been searching my butt off for a nice fiche set.

Regards,

Sander
 

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JimHowes

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I have unearthed a number of fische sets, which may be of interest

Headings from the varous fishe sets, which all appear complete and in good condition, are below, in what is hopefully a fixed font to preserve the layout

I am in Portsmouth, UK. I don't have any kind of reader, but if you have means to convert these to electronic documents, I'll gladly make the things available to you.

I also have access to VMS versions 2.0 through 2.4, and version 4.4 source listings fisches, but these are not available unless someone can clear the legal minefield that is presumably attached to the intellectual property therein.
(version 4.4 was the version which you could crash DCL simply by typing & and return)



CTP COMMUNICATIONS TEST MD-11-DZQCA-G NOV76 1 EP-DZQCA-DL-A
DV11(A) WIRE LIST SEP77 1 EP-DV11-A-WLN-A
DJ11BP(B) WIRE LIST OCT76 1 EP-DJ11-BP-WL-A
DUP11 OFFLINE SDLC TRANSMITTER CZDPBC0 DEC78 1 AH-8577C-MC
DUP11 OFFLINE SDLC RCVR CZDPCD0 MAY79 1 AH-8581D-MC
DUP11 SDLC DECMD TST CZDPDC0 JUL78 1 AH-8585C-MC
DUP11 DUP11 CONFIDENCE TEST CZDPEB0 SEP79 1 AH-8589B-MC
DUP11 OVERLAY FOR INTER TEST MD-11-DZDPF-B JAN78 1 EP-DZDPF-B-DL
DR11B GENERAL NPR INTERFACE MD-11-DZDRB-F JUN78 1 EP-DZDRB-F-DL
DR11B NAME SORT MAY80 1 EP-DR11B-WN-A
DR11-B/DA11-B CZDRBG0 SEP80 1 AH-B644G-MC
LP11 LINE PRINTER TEST MD-11-DZLPA-B JAN78 1 EP-DZLPA-B-DL
LP14-LP11-LP05 LINE PRINTER TEST MD-11-DZLPK-H JAN78 1 DP-DZLPK-H-DL
MS11-L*/MS11-M* MS11-L/M MEMORY CZMSDB0 FEB81 2 AH-F295B-MC
M9301/9400 BOOT TERMR M9301/9400 CZM9AE0 SEP79 1 AH-8965E-MC
TS11 TS11 DATA RELIAB CZTSHC0 MAR80 1 AH-E455C-MC
TU58 TU58 PERF EXERCISER CZTUUB0 NOV79 1 AH-E649B-MC
TS11 TS11CTRL LGC CZTS1B0 NOV79 1 AH-E458B-MC

Technical manuals in alphabetical order

BA11-A MOUNTING BOX AND POWER SYSTEM TECHNICAL APR81 1 EP-BA11A-TM-002
BA11-K 10.5 INCH MOUNTING BOX TECHNICAL MANUAL APR78 1 EP-BA11K-TM-03A
BA11-L BA11L MOUNTING BOX TECHNICAL MANUAL OCT77 1 EP-BA11L-TM-001
BA11-N BA11N MOUNTING BOX TECHNICAL MANUAL FEB78 1 EP-BA11N-TM-001
BDV11 BUS TERMINATOR BOOTSTRAP & DIAG ROM APR78 1 EP-BDV11-TM-001
CR11/CM11 CR11/CM11 CARD READER SYSTEM MANUAL DEC77 1 EP-CR11-TM-004
DA10 PDP8,9,15 INTERFACE MAINTENANCE MANUAL JUL75 1 DP-DA10-00-MM-A
DJ11 ASYNCHRONOUS 16 LINE MUX MAINT MANUAL FEB79 1 EP-ODJ11-MM-003
DL11 ASYNCHRONOUS LINE INTERFACE MANUAL FEB79 1 EP-ODL11-TM-003
DL11-W SERIAL LINE UNIT/REAL-TIME CLOCK AUG77 1 EP-DL11W-MM-A1
DLV11-E/F DLV11-E/F ASYNC LINE INTERFACE USER MAN MAR78 1 EP-DLV11-QP-001
DMC11 IPL MICROPROCESSOR TECHNICAL MANUAL OCT79 1 EP-DMCMP-TM-002
DMC11 IPL SYNC LINE UNIT MAINT MANUAL JUL78 1 EP-DMCLU-MM-002
DR11-B DMA INTERFACE MAINTAINANCE MANUAL APR76 1 EP-DR11B-MM-A 2 COPIES
DUP11 DUP11 BIT SYNC INTERFACE MAINT MANUAL DEC77 1 EP-DUP11-MM-001
DU11 SYNC INTERFACE MAINT MANUAL NOV76 1 EP-DU11-00-MM-A
DV11 COMMUNICATIONS MUX MAINTENANCE MANUAL AUG78 1 EP-DV11-MM-003
DZV11 ASYNC MUX TECHNICAL MANUAL JUN78 1 EP-DZV11-TM-001
DZ11 ASYNC MUX TECHNICAL MANUAL OCT78 1 EP-DZ110-TM-002
FP11 FLTGT PROCESSOR MAINTENANCE JUL76 1 EP-FP11-00-MM-A
FP11-A FLOATING POINT PROCESSOR TECH MANUAL JUN78 1 EP-FP11A-TM-002
FP11-C FLOATING POINT PROCESSOR MAINT MANUAL JUN79 1 EP-FP11C-MM-001
FP11-E FLOATING POINT PROCESSOR TECH MANUAL APR78 1 EP-FP11E-TM-001
KG11-A EXCLUSIVE OR AND CRC MAINT MANUAL AUG78 1 EP-KG11-A-MM-A
KY11-B KY11-B CONTROL CONSOL MANUAL DEC77 1 EP-KY11B-TM-001
KY11-C KY11-C PROGRAMMER'S CONSOL MANUAL DEC77 1 EP-KY11-TM-001
KY11-LB CONSOLE OPERATION MAINT MANUAL FEB77 1 EP-KY11-LB-HM-A
KW11-L/P/W LINE TIME/PROG.R-T/WATCHDOG TIMER MAN APR79 1 EP-OKW11-TM-A
LA120 LA120 TECHNICAL MANUAL FEB80 1 EP-LA120-TM-001
M9312 BOOTSTRAP/TERMINATOR MODULE TECH MAN JUL78 1 EP-M9312-TM-001
VT100 VT100 TECHNICAL MANUAL JUN81 1 EP-VT100-TM-002 2 COPIES
LSI-11 PDP11/03 USERS MANUAL JUN78 1 EP-LSI11-TM-003
LA36 DECWRITER-II MAINTENANCE MANUAL VOL 1 JUL78 2 EP-1LA36-MM-002
LA180 DECPRINTER-I MAINTENANCE MANUAL JUL79 2 EP-LA180-MM-03A
LP11/LS11/LA11 LINE PRINTER MANUAL JAN78 1 EP-LP11-TM-007
M7850 PARITY CONTROLLER MAINT MANUAL FEB77 1 EP-M7850-1-MM-B
MS11-A,B,C MEMORY SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE MANUAL DEC78 1 EP-MS11A-MM-006
MS11-L MOS MEMORY TECHNICAL MANUAL APR79 1 EP-MS11L-TM-001
MS11-M MOS MEMORY TECHNICAL MANUAL MAY80 1 EP-MS11M-TM-001
MRV11BA/MSV11CDEMRV11-BA-LSI-11-UV-PROM RAM USER MAN MAR78 1 EP-MRV11-TM-01A
PDP11/34-A POWER SYSTEM DESCRIPTION FEB78 1 EP-1134A-TM-003
RK06/RK07 DISK DRIVE TECHNICAL DESC + MANUAL APR78 1 EP-RK067-TD-001
RL01/RL02 DISK DRIVE TECHNICAL MANUAL JAN80 2 EP-RL012-TM-PRE
RL01 DISK SUBSYSTEM SERVICE MANUAL DEC78 2 EP-DRL01-SV-PRE1
RL01 RL01 DISK DRIVE TECH DESC. MANUAL MAR78 1 EP-RL01-TD-PRE
RL11 DISK CONTROLLER TECH DESC MANUAL FEB78 1 EP-RL11-TD-PRE
RLV11 CONTROLLER TECH DESC MANUAL MAR78 1 EP-RLV11-TD-001
RX02 FLOPPY DISK SYSTEM TECHNICAL MANUAL OCT78 1 EP-ORX02-TM-00
RX8/RX11 FLOPPY DISK SYSTEM MAINTENANCE MANUAL JAN78 1 EP-BX01-MM-002
RXV11 RXV11 USERS MANUAL MAR78 1 EP-RXV11-OP-002
TU58 DECTAPE II TECHNICAL MANUAL OCT79 1 EP-OTU58-TM-001


Interface diagnostics

DL11-E DL11-E ON LINE TEST CZDLBC0 JAN80 1 AH-8521C-MC
DR11W DR11-W GEN NPR INTFC CZDRLA0 JAN80 1 AH-E780A-MC
DL11-C,D,E DL11-C,D,E OFFLINE TEST CZDLCC0 JAN80 1 AH-8525C-MC
DR11A DR11A DEV REG TST CZDRIB0 SEP79 1 AH-8669B-MC
DUP11 DUP11 SDLC DECMD TST CZDPDD0 JAN80 1 AH-8585D-MC
DR11K DR11K DIGITAL I/O CZDRGE0 JAN80 1 AH-8662E-MC
M9312 M9312/1144 UBI BOOT CZM9BD0 JAN80 1 AH-E058D-MC
DR11W DR11-W INTRPROC EXER CZDRKA0 JAN80 1 AH-E783A-MC
DL11-W DL11-W/1144 MFM SLU CZDLDD0 JAN80 1 AH-8529D-MC
KL11/DL11 TELETYPE TESTS MD-11-DZKLA-E NOV76 1 EP-DZKLA-E-DL-A
VT62/DZ11 SELF TEST CZDZCB0 JAN79 1 AH-A920B-MC
LA36 LA36 TERMINATOR (DL11&KL11) CZLACE0 DEC78 1 AH-8899E-MC
LA36 LA36 TERMINAL (DH11+DJ11) MD-11-DZLAD-C OCT76 1 EP-DZLAD-C-DL-A
LA36 TERM TEST CZLAFA0 APR78 1 AH-E100A-MC
LA36 LA36 TERM (DL11&KL11) CZLACF0 NOV79 1 AH-8899F-MC
LA36 LA36 DH11/DJ11 DIAG CZLADD0 NOV79 1 AH-8903D-MC
LDA36 TERM TEST CZLAFA0 APR78 1 AH-E100A-MC
LA00,34,38 LA00 DMT DIAG CZLA1B0 SEP79 1 AH-E150B-MC
PDP11 MOS/CORE G124K EXER CZKMAF0 SEP79 1 AH-8851F-MC

RL01 & RL02 diagnostics

RL11,RLV11 PERFORMANCE EXERCISER CZRLEB0 JAN79 1 AH-E247B-MC
RL11,RLV11 CONTROLLER TEST PART 2 CZRLBB0 JAN79 1 AH-E041B-MC
RL11,RLV11 RL01/02 DRIVE TEST 1 CZRLIB0 MAR80 1 AH-F118B-MC
RL11,RLV11 DRIVE TEST PART 1 CZRLCB0 JAN79 1 AH-E045B-MC
RL11,RLV11 DRIVE TEST PART 2 CZRLDB0 JAN79 1 AH-E049B-MC
RL11,RLV11 DRIVE COMPATIBILITY CZRLFB0 JAN79 1 AH-E251B-MC
RL11,RLV11 RL11/RLV11 CTLR TST 2 CZRLHB0 MAR80 1 AH-F1148-MC
RL11,RLV11 RL01/02 DRIVE TEST 3 CZRLNA0 MAR80 1 AH-F845A-MC
RL11,RLV11 TL01/02 DRIVE TEST 2 CZRLJB0 MAR80 1 AH-F122B-MC
RL11,RLV11 BC SEC FIL TL CZRLMB0 MAR80 1 AH-F134B-MC
RL11,RLV11 RL01/02 PERF EXER CZRLKB0 MAR80 1 AH-F126B-MC
RL11,RLV11 RL01/02 DRIVE COMPAT CZRLLB0 MAR80 1 AH-F130B-MC

PDP-11/34 and 11/44 CPU, Memory & Floating point

FP11-F FP11F FLTG PNT PRT A CKFPAB0 FEB81 1 AH-F632B-MC 2 COPIES
FP11-F FP11F FLTG PNT B DKFPBA0 JAN80 2 AH-D635A-MC
FP11-F FP11F FLTG PNT PRT C CKFPCB0 MAR80 2 AH-F638B-MC 2 COPIES
XXDP+ XXDP+/SUPR USER MAN CHQUSE0 AUG81 1 AH-F356E-MC
PDP11 MOS/CORE 0-124K EXER CZKMAF0 SEP79 1 AH-8851F-MC 2 COPIES
PDP11 PDP-11 POWER FAIL DIAG MD-11-DZKAQ-G JAN78 1 EP-DZKAQ-G-DL
PDP11 BASIC MICROPROCESSOR TEST MD-11-DZKCC-A AUG77 1 EP-DZKCC-A-DL-A 2 COPIES
PDP11 INTER TEST PROGRAM MD-11-DZITA-D MAR77 1 EP-DZITA-D-DL-B 2 COPIES
PDP11/34 BASIC INSTRUCTION TEST CFKAAC0 JAN79 2 AH-8042C-MC
PDP11/34 11/34 TRAPS TEST CFKABD0 SEP79 1 AH-8047D-MC
PDP11/34 EIS INSTRUCTION TEST MD-11-DFKAC-A OCT77 1 EP-11-DFKAC-DL-A
PDP11 MAIN MEMORY CRAM TEST MD-11-DZKCD-A AUG77 1 EP-DZKCD-A-DL-A
PDP11/34 MEM MGT EXERCISER CFKTHB0 AUG78 1 AH-8055B-MC 3 COPIES
KT11 11/34 MEM MGT CFKTGC0 MAY79 1 AH-8052C-MC
M9312 M9312/1144 UBI BOOT CZM9BD0 JAN80 1 AH-E058D-MC
XXDP+ XXDP+/SUPR USER MAN CHQUSD0 JUN80 1 AH-F356D-MC
KD11-Z 11/44 CPU/EIS CKKAAA0 JAN80 2 AH-F620A-MC
KD11-Z 11/44 TRAPS CKKABB0 FEB81 1 AH-F623B-MC
KD11-Z 11/44 POWER FAIL CKKACB0 MAR80 1 AH-F617B-MC
KD11-Z ROM DIAG 11/44 UBI CKKFAA0 JAN80 1 AH-F640A-MC
KD11-Z 11/44 CNSL ROM DIAG CKKFBA0 JAN80 1 AH-F643A-MC
KD11-Z 11/44 MEM MGMT PRT A CKKTAA0 JAN80 1 AH-F611A-MC
KD11-Z 11/44 MEM MGMT PRT B CKKTBB0 MAR80 1 AH-F614B-MC
KD11-Z 11/44 UBI MAP CKKUAB0 FEB81 1 AH-F629B-MC
LPA11 LPA/DMC-11 TEST II CRLPMB0 FEB81 1 AH-B056B-MC
KW11-C CSS KW11C DEC/X MOD CXKWGA0 NOV80 1 AH-S250A-MC
CR11/CM11F DIAGNOSTIC MD-11-DZCRB-C NOV78 1 EP-DZCRB-C-DL-A
DLV11-E/F DLV11-E/F ASYNC LINE INT USER MANUAL MAR78 1 EP-DLV11-OP-001
DL11 DL11-E C/D OFFLINE TST MD-11-DDDLA-A NOV78 1 EP-DDDLB-A-DL-A
DR11-C DEVICE REGISTER TEST MD-11-DDDRA-A NOV76 1 EP-DDDRA-A-DL-A
DR11W DR11-W INTRPROC EXER CZDRKA0 JAN80 1 AH-E783A-MC
DU11 COMBINED EXERCISER MD-11-DDDUA-A NOV76 1 EP-DDDUA-A-DL-A
DZ11 DZ11 ASYNC MUX TST CZDZAG0 OCT81 1 AH-8783G-MC
KW11-W LOGIC TEST MD-11-DDKWB-A OCT76 1 EP-DDKWB-A-DL-A

PDP-11/23

PDP11/23 KTF11-A DIAG CJKDAB0 SEP79 1 AH-F137B-MC
PDP11/23 DCF11-AA DIAG CJKDBB0 SEP79 2 AH-F140B-MC
PDP11/23 KEF11-AA DIAGNOSTIC #1 CJKDCA0 SEP79 2 AH-F242A-MC
PDP11/23 KEF11-AA DIAGNOSTIC #2 CJKDDA0 SEP79 1 AH-F245A-MC
DEC/X11 AAV11 MODULE CXAACB0 DEC78 1 AH-E919B-MC
DEC/X11 ADV11 MODULE CXADCB0 DEC78 1 AH-E925B-MC
DEC/X11 BOOTSTRAP ROM MODULE CXBMCN0 DEC78 1 AH-F059N-MC
DEC/X11 LSI-11 BDV11 MODULE CXBMDC0 MAR79 1 AH-F062C-MC
DEC/X11 BUS TESTER MODULE A CXBTBB0 DEC78 1 AH-E811B-MC
DEC/X11 BUS TESTER MODULE B CXBTAB0 DEC78 1 AH-E814B-MC
DEC/X11 PROCESSOR TEST CXCPAG0 DEC78 1 AH-E656G-MC
DEC/X11 DZV11 MODULE CXDZBC0 DEC78 1 AH-E913C-MC
DEC/X11 IBV-11A MODULE CXIBAD0 DEC78 1 AH-E916D-MC
DEC/X11 KUV11 MODULE CXKUAB0 DEC78 1 AH-E994B-MC
DEC/X11 DWV11-K MODULE CXKWEB0 DEC78 1 AH-E922B-MC
DEC/X11 RP04/5/6,RM02/3 MODULE CXRMDA0 SEP80 1 AH-S083A-MC
DEC/X11 RH11,70,RM03,02 S P M CXRMAD0 MAR79 1 AH-E973D-MC
DEC/X11 RH11/RM03 DUAL PORT MODULE CXRMBC0 DEC78 1 AH-E970C-MC
DEC/X11 RH11-RH/U SGL P1 DSK CXRPBI0 MAY79 1 AH-E741I-MC
DEC/X11 RP04/5/6 MODULE CXRPDC0 SEP79 1 AH-F089C-MC
DEC/X11 RH11/RS03-04,RS03/LA CXRSAI0 DEC79 1 AH-E7501-MC
DEC/X11 TA11 MODULE CXTAAD0 DEC78 1 AH-E684D-MC
DEC/X11 TM02/3, TU16, TE16 MO CXTMBK0 SEP79 1 AH-E880K-MC
DEC/X11 TS11, TS04 MODULE CXTSAA0 MAR79 1 AH-E452A-MC
DEC/X11 VS60 MODULE CXVSAC0 DEC78 1 AH-E874C-MC
DEC/X11 DH11/VT20 MODULE CXVTBB0 DEC78 1 AH-E958B-MC
DEC/X11 BM873-YJ MODULE CXBMGB0 DEC78 1 AH-F071B-MC
DEC/X11 M9312 MODULE CXBMHB0 DEC78 1 AH-F074B-MC
DEC/X11 BUS TESTER MODULE B CXBTAB0 DEC78 1 AH-E814B-MC
DEC/X11 BUS TESTER MODULE A CXBTBB0 DEC78 1 AH-E811B-MC
DEC/X11 PROCESSOR TEST CXCPAG0 DEC78 1 AH-E666G-MC
DEC/X11 CR11 MODULE CXCRAG0 DEC78 1 AH-E696F-MC
DEC/X11 DH11 16-LNE PROG CXDHAL0 MAR79 1 AH-E868L-MC
DEC/X11 DJ11 MODULE DXDJAH0 MAR79 1 AH-E723H-MC
DEC/X11 DL11 MODULE CXDLAI0 DEC78 1 AH-E711I-MC
DEC/X11 DL11-E MODULE CXDLBB0 DEC78 1 AH-F000B-MC
DEC/X11 DM11-BB 16 LINE MODULE CXDMBI0 DEC78 1 AH-E847I-MC
DEC/X11 DMC11 MODULE CXDMCB0 DEC78 1 AH-E955B-MC
DEC/X11 DN11 MODULE DXDNAG0 DEC78 1 AH-E805G-MC
DEC/X11 DP11 MODULE CXDPAE0 DEC78 1 AH-E714E-MC
DEC/X11 DUP11 MODULE CXDPBB0 DEC78 1 AH-E895B-MC
DEC/X11 DQ11 MODULE CXDQAI0 DEC78 1 AH-E717I-MC
DEC/X11 DR11-A MODULE DXDRAD0 DEC78 1 AH-E856D-MC
DEC/X11 DR11-B MODULE DXDRBH0 DEC78 1 AH-E853H-MC
DEC/X11 DR11-C MODULE DXDRCI0 DEC78 1 AH-E735I-MC
DEC/X11 DR11-K MODULE DXDRDC0 DEC78 1 AH-E904C-MC
XXDP+ XXDP+/SUPR USER MAN CHQUSB0 SEP79 1 AH-F356B-MC

RM02/03 Diagnostics

RM03,02 FORMATTER CZRMAC0 JAN78 1 AH-9254C-MC
RM03,02 PERFORMANCE EXERCISER CZRMBB0 JAN78 2 AH-995B-MC
RM03,02 FUNCTIONAL TEST 1 CZRMCB0 JAN78 2 AH-A998B-MC
RM02,RM03 FCTNL TST 2 CZRMDC0 MAR79 2 AH-B001C-MC
RM02,RM03 FCTNL TST 3 CZRMEC0 MAR79 2 AH-B004C-MC
RM03,02 EXTENDED DRIVE TEST CZRMFB0 JAN78 2 AH-B007B-MC
RM03,02 DUAL PORT LOGIC 1 CZRMGB0 JAN78 2 AH-B010B-MC
RM03,02 DUAL PORT LOGIC 2 CZRMHB0 JAN78 1 AH-B013B-MC
RM03,02 DRIVE COMPATIBILITY TEST CZRMIB0 JAN78 1 AH-B016B-MC
RM03,02 DISKLESS 1 CZRMJC0 DEC78 2 AH-B019C-MC
RM03/2 DISKLESS 2 CZRMKB0 DEC78 1 AH-E377B-MC
RM02 RM02 DISK DRIVE TECHNICAL MANUAL JUL78 2 EP-ORM02-TM-001
 

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Jim,

That is a most excellent collection of very useful listings and manuals on fiche. Unfortunately we really don't have a practical / economical way to scan fiche yet. Please hang on to all of these, as I could see myself needing one of these listings eventually. If for any reason you need dispose of these, let us know and one of us will reimburse your postage to send them to one of us.


Folks,

Although these aren't in microfiche form, Tony D from classiccmp has posted his full hand-drawn reverse engineered Rainbow schematics. The link is in Volume 133 Issue 30 message number 2 of the cctech digest. I downloaded them all and they are quite impressive and complete.

Lou
 
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Al Kossow

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I have unearthed a number of fiche sets, which may be of interest

Something to do IMMEDIATELY if you get DEC field service fiche sets in the blue fiche boxes is
to clean all traces of the crumbly foam out and wash any fiche that was in contact with it.

The foam eats the emulsion off the fiche.
 

JimHowes

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Crumbly foam

Crumbly foam

Useful information, thanks.

However, no crumbly foam here, however some of the slides may have some slight water damage around the edges, they are all dry now, and just stored in a dry plastic cardfile box, the original DEC packaging having dusted some years ago.
The VMS sources are still in their cardboard container and are, lacking any kind of fische reader, still in good condition.

Regards,
Jim
 

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Have you been able to find the needed equipment to scan your microfiche? I understand that you can't afford to buy a new unit but I would be able to arrange for you to use one. I am the VP Engineering of e-ImageData Corp. We make the ScanPro 1100, 2000, and 3000 microfilm scanners. You can check these out at ( www.e-imagedata.com ). Any of these would work well for you. Yes, there is very small catch. Jack Rubin (member) has tried to scan these fiche with our competitors product but found the resolution to be inadequate. I think he would find our equipment exceptional in so many ways and the resolution outstanding. All I would like is for Jack to provide an honest evaluation/comparison that we would be allowed to use without any strings attached. If this is something you would be interested in contact Jack to see how he feels about this. Best Regards.
 

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Todd,

I'd love to take you up on your offer and would be happy to share my findings with you, but the scanners you mention seem to be for microfilm rolls. Our media is microfiche. Can your machines handle fiche as well as film?

Thanks,
Jack
 

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Todd,

I read your product specs carefully, and the ScanPro3000 and 2000 are said to be able to scan fiche, but as Jack has observed, the setup looks optimized for microfilm. Can these units scan the entire fiche at one time, or does the fiche need to be repositioned? Is it repositioned manually, or is there a mechanism that slides the fiche around? With a 26MP imager, I think that a fiche would have to be scanned in sections.

Thanks in advance for your interest in our project.

Lou
 

tkahle

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Lou,

The vast majority of the applications for microfilm today are roll film, that is why all our ad graphics feature units with the optional roll film attachment installed. The base unit is fiche only (see attachment).
Your math is correct. Even with the 26mp camera one cannot scan the entire fiche in a single scan, it must be scanned in smaller blocks, preferably one image at a time. Our units do not move the fiche carrier from one image to the next. The equipment that does do this is crazy expensive, 75K-100K. Based on Jack's comments, it was my impression that he was attempting to scan one image at a time, however, even then, the highest magnification on the equipment he was using was not adequate. I am working at home and do not have access to film similar to the examples in this thread however, with the film pictured (see attachment), I was able to easily scan 20 images/minute. A sample of the scanned image is attached. Although the attached file is jpeg, I believe the best file type for your job will be tiff g4. This will result in a very small file size.

I understand that you probably have 10's, maybe 100's of thousands of images. This is a time consuming job however this type of project is not unique and is done frequently. Another alternative would be to find a service bureau to do the conversion for you, however, I am afraid this too will be very expensive.

Todd

Fiche Sample.jpgScanPro Fiche Carrier.jpg
 

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tkahle

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Lou,
I have tried to post a sample image however the resolution is automatically reduced to a point were the image is unreadable. What am I doing wrong?
Todd
 
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