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terrapindundee
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Re: ASR?
terrapindundee   8/30/2013 4:08:10 AM
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Hi

Your machine is the fully fledged ASR33

Model 33 ASR, (Automatic Send and Receive), built in 8-level  tape reader and punch.

Model 33 KSR (Keyboard Send and Receive), no paper tape reader or punch.

Model 33 RO (Receive Only) printer only, no keyboard, reader or punch.


One thing to look out for is the rubber print hammer in front of the cylindrical print wheel, they go off with age and can destroy the print cylinder which are now very hard to obtain. The were available in many variants accorcing to the typeface used on the machine and the country. 

Before using the ASR check the print hammer, the usual replacement is a short length of clear thick plastic hose pushed over the plate the original rubber one fitted to.  There is a guy in California with most of the stock of Teletype spares.

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David Ashton   8/30/2013 2:42:25 AM
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I suspect Karen has been off with the fairies the past year or two.  But it is nice to see her commenting so much again now.   Let's hope her new Design West responsibilities don't take her away from that too much.

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David Ashton   8/29/2013 6:29:35 PM
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@Max....Fossick - usually used in connection with prospecting, but more widely meaning "to have a root around looking for something".  But you wouldn't use that in Australia - "root" means something not mentionable in a family column like this......

However said fossick may not be necessary.  I think this will do what you want:

http://www.bb-elec.com/Products/Serial-Connectivity/Serial-Converters/Current-Loop-Converters.aspx

I've never bought anything off B&B but get their newsletter and their website (for a comms person) if quite tasty.  I've never heard a bad word about them and I think they might even assist you to set it up with your ASR.  Have a look.

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Max The Magnificent   8/29/2013 6:15:18 PM
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@David: I'll have a fossick at the weekend...

That sounds painful -- is it some form of Australian banter?

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David Ashton   8/29/2013 5:56:52 PM
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@Max.... "knocking on your door whining "Daavvviiidddd -- can you ..." :-) "

Well when you do I always end up having fun (it gets me away from doing the washing up....)

I am sure I have a converter diagram in a book somewhere....I'll have a fossick at the weekend...

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Max The Magnificent   8/29/2013 5:21:12 PM
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@Duane: I'm somewhat envious and can envision all sorts of fun uses for one of those things.


Good -- that's what I was going for LOL

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Max The Magnificent   8/29/2013 5:20:21 PM
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@Duane: I was a law enforcement explorer scout at the time and the police department would let us kids run dispatch. We were really cheap labor.


Unfortunately, I'm still there (re the "cheap labor" LOL)

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Max The Magnificent   8/29/2013 5:16:40 PM
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@kfield: ... and wonder why you didn't call out the propeller beanie?
I should have, but for every item I did call out there are 50 more hiding in the shadows.

When I went to the Huntsville Hamfest last week, APP member Rick Curl had brought his propeller beanie -- if I'd known he was bringing it I woudl have taken mine -- as it was he looked a bit silly being the only one wearing one LOL



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Max The Magnificent   8/29/2013 5:15:58 PM
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@kfield: I'm intrigued by the radioactive marbles...

Didn't you see my column I have radioactive balls!?

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Max The Magnificent   8/29/2013 5:15:24 PM
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@kfield: Thanks for the office tour - a bit like a Curiosity Cabinet!

Welcome to my world :-)

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