Old computers sill in use

Frank Gentges fgentges at mindspring.com
Sun Jul 12 20:34:01 CDT 2009


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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