Old computers sill in use

wb5mmb wb5mmb at pobox.com
Sun Jul 12 20:41:22 CDT 2009

I guess running a repeater on a building top counts. Frank is ahead.

At 09:34 PM 7/12/2009, Frank Gentges wrote:
>The controller for the Dulles Repeater is an S100 computer that 
>dates to the 70s.  We are going to remove it from service in a 
>couple of weeks not because of the computer but because the RF chain 
>of similar vintage.
>Frank K0BRA
>wb5mmb wrote:
>>Hi all, a question. What is the oldest computer (PC,MAC, Apple II, 
>>TRS 80) you have seen lately that is still in commercial use (not 
>>in an AMRADers basement). I was at my self storage place today and 
>>their gate is still controlled by a TRS80-100. It reads 2 keypads 
>>for pin numbers opens and closes the gate and prints a time stamped 
>>log on a thermal printer. It came out in 1983 (while looking up 
>>this date I ran across this page http://www.club100.org/index.html).
>>      Sandy
>>      WB5MMB
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