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Didn't catch fire and I didn't learn anything..."

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2 hours ago, Jude Bradley said:

Thank you for your compliments,Rick.

You're most welcome, Jude. Used to correspond/ phone a Joe Gleeson, Tech Supervisor. Then ensued correspondence between me and a Kathleen Smith. Then bit later more correspondence back and forth with an Arlene Walsh to get the freebie upgrades I was promised for the initial 15-in monitor to a 17-in one, heaven to me in those days when 4K was not even a word invented.🤣


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Another Sinclair Spectrum former owner here who ran a flight sim program with just 40K of memory back in 1983-85. The other 8K was reserved for the OS. 😄 Scenery comprised dots on the ground. I'd get excited when I saw some!

Back to large SSDs. I trust you all run backups to NAS or equivalent. Imagine the pain of having to reinstall everything!😕

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3 hours ago, vc10man said:

You're most welcome, Jude. Used to correspond/ phone a Joe Gleeson, Tech Supervisor. Then ensued correspondence between me and a Kathleen Smith. Then bit later more correspondence back and forth with an Arlene Walsh to get the freebie upgrades I was promised for the initial 15-in monitor to a 17-in one, heaven to me in those days when 4K was not even a word invented.🤣

Back in the day, we had what was called "pod machines" - basically any PC that Gateway sold, cobbled together so that we could test customer's issues, or walk them through installing video cards, modems soundcards etc. If you had Windows 95, there was a piix4 chipset that needed to be installed to get rid of the yellow question-marks in device manager. Glad to see not many of those exist now 🙂
 


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Wow! “You all” have brought back some real old memories.  I finally saved up enough $ to purchase the Apple II with a green screen and one floppy 256K. That apple cost over $2200.  Purchased a Sinclair Spectrum 48 to add since it was a lot cheaper. My boss showed me the first HP calculator that could multiply, divide, etc. I couldn’t believe the answers it showed on the small screen so I had to use my “slide rule” to verify his HP was correct. (lol). Maybe some have no idea what a "slide rule" was.  I can’t believe how fast time has passed. 

I sure enjoyed all the posts to help me bring back some real old memories which were great. 

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On 6/9/2020 at 2:13 PM, n4gix said:

Funny you should mention that. My very first computer was a Commodore DX-64. While I bought it primarily to use at my GE Service Station (two-radio shop), I spent many hours playing with Flight Simulator II on it! That 5 inch color screen was awesome! 👴

You worked at a GE shop? About the same time frame (early 80s), I was between aviation jobs, and spent 4 years working at a Motorola MSS. We were always on pretty good terms with the cross-town GE shop, even though we were competitors. We did underbid them for the maintenance contract for several local sheriff’s department systems that were GE-equipped. I always felt that the GE Mastr II base/repeater was a much better design than Motorola’s Micor base, but nothing could beat the 60’s-70’s vintage Motorola Motrac! At the time we still had a lot of local fire departments still using late 50’s vintage Motorola T-41 all-vacuum tube low band mobile units.


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11 hours ago, JRBarrett said:

You worked at a GE shop? 

I owned the GESS. When I acquired ownership it was located in Kingsville, TX and had existing contracts with the King Ranch (world's largest cattle ranch), Kleberg County, and the city of Kingsville. Within six years it had expanded to branch offices in Corpus Christi and Brownsville, Texas. Eventually we covered all of the lower Rio Grande Valley, providing LMR and "Ranch Telephone" service to nearly all of the isolated ranches where land line service was unavailable without paying huge dollars for miles and miles of copper wire!

I developed a partnership with an EF Johnson dealer in Corpus Christi and the King Ranch. Together we put up five channel trunking systems which allowed for wide-area dispatch and mobile phone service for subscribers. These were the days when cellular service was extremely limited, so having a trunking system that provided a nearly 100 mile radius of coverage per tower site was very appealing to both the King Ranch and Armstrong Ranch, as well as numerous oil field companies was very appealing!

Alas, sometimes good things come to an end, and the oil crisis eventually resulted in more uninstalls than installs. Having read the tea leaves, I cashed out and sold my part of the business to my partners and left the South Texas area entirely,

My very first 'summer job' in the mid-sixties was working for an MSS in Arlington, VA installing mobile radios. Many of those were truly "antiques" using dynamotors for power supplies. Heavens, were those things heavy and a massive PITA to install!


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2 hours ago, n4gix said:

I owned the GESS. When I acquired ownership it was located in Kingsville, TX and had existing contracts with the King Ranch (world's largest cattle ranch), Kleberg County, and the city of Kingsville. Within six years it had expanded to branch offices in Corpus Christi and Brownsville, Texas. Eventually we covered all of the lower Rio Grande Valley, providing LMR and "Ranch Telephone" service to nearly all of the isolated ranches where land line service was unavailable without paying huge dollars for miles and miles of copper wire!

I developed a partnership with an EF Johnson dealer in Corpus Christi and the King Ranch. Together we put up five channel trunking systems which allowed for wide-area dispatch and mobile phone service for subscribers. These were the days when cellular service was extremely limited, so having a trunking system that provided a nearly 100 mile radius of coverage per tower site was very appealing to both the King Ranch and Armstrong Ranch, as well as numerous oil field companies was very appealing!

Alas, sometimes good things come to an end, and the oil crisis eventually resulted in more uninstalls than installs. Having read the tea leaves, I cashed out and sold my part of the business to my partners and left the South Texas area entirely,

My very first 'summer job' in the mid-sixties was working for an MSS in Arlington, VA installing mobile radios. Many of those were truly "antiques" using dynamotors for power supplies. Heavens, were those things heavy and a massive PITA to install!

Brings back a lot of memories. We had the contract for the PSP (Pennsylvania State Police) in two counties just south of the border. Back then they used an analog system. Now they are using encrypted digital and cannot be monitored by the public. The NYSP system locally is still analog, and basically no different than it was 30 years ago, though I would assume the base and mobile units are using more modern technology. The local sheriffs’ systems still use the same frequencies and repeater sites as back in the day, but have been standard P25 digital for quite a few years. 

“Two way” radio is probably pretty passé for small businesses in the modern mobile phone era. There are no community repeaters left locally. Our main cab company in town is still radio dispatched, but they use DMR instead of analog.

Of course, mobile radio is still the order of the day for law enforcement, fire departments, public utilities, EMS etc.

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