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Reaching Out

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With lock-down in place here in the UK restoration work has stalled as systems are either at my place of work or in storage both of which I am unable to attend. So in order to stem the withdraw symptoms I have been continuing work on an extender for the Nova/Eclipse bus. I am about […]

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Voyage en France

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Data General Desktop DG20

A recent day trip to France has returned (for restoration and preservation) and following items: Data General MV2000DC Mk 1 Data General MV2000DC Mk 2 Data General Desktop Model 20 Along with: Circa 150 DG Floppy Disks Circa 150 DG Tapes for MV2000 inc Microcode for MV1000, MV1400 and MV2000 Various DG20 Spares (PCB’s, Disks, […]

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DG AViiON Software Part 2

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AViiON Software CD SCM

More AViiON related media arrived this morning including: AViiON SCM Update Media Rev 17.00 Prom 4.4.0 (CD)AViiON ix86 In-Service Diagnostics Rev 8.0 (CD)AViiON m88k In-Service Diagnostics Rev 8.0 (CD)AViiON System Diagnostics Rev 12.40 (CD)DG/UX Release 4.20MU05 Documentation (CD)DG/UX OS with X for Intel Release 4.20MU05 (CD)DG/UX Maintenance Update 5.4R3.00.MU05 (Tape)DG/UX OS with X for 88k […]

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The Shed

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Data General PCB Delivery

Having had another batch of Data General PCB’s delivered today I thought it best to start to take stock of what I have ‘in the shed’ just in case something is of interest to someone but more importantly to ensure I don’t acquire something I already have (my memory is not what it used to […]

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DG AViiON AV5500

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Data General AViiON AV5500

When I embarked on this hobby I made a pact with myself to stick to the ‘proprietary‘ Data General CPU’s e.g. the native Nova/Eclipse and MV machines, however recently I stumbled across an Motorola 88110 based AViiON server and intrigue got the better of me when the owner confirmed that it had a full set of […]

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DG microNova I/O

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Data General microNova I/O Cable and Terminator

One thing that has genuinely surprised me is how much ex Data General people want to help with physical items for a restoration and with how much information they remember about kit they worked on many years ago! VIP Alexandre made contact with me completely out of the blue and offered to send me the […]