|[AMRadio] Capacitor sources... an idea|
barrie at centric.net
Mon May 3 21:32:50 EDT 2010
A PDP-8, eh?
Good grief, I had a couple of PDP-8Es in around 1970. Soon went to PDP-11s,
then a VAX.
My, how time doth fly.
73, Barrie, W7ALW
> Gents, I once had the privilege of touring (part of) the Western Electric
> facility in
> Cicero, IL courtesy of my electronics instructor, Harry umm
> I don't know whether the setup we all saw was WA's main capacitor
> device, but it sure was cute. A PDP 8/I was being used as a
> process-control computer (someone sells DIY kits for these now...) for a
> foil+dielectric winding gizmo.
> Set up the foil and plastic rolls, click to the desired value and let 'er
> Man, she was pretty. [ oh.. it was Harry Wheaton IIRC ]
> This COULD be duplicated by someone with a yen to DIY; hey,
> there's a fellow in France who manufactures his own vacuum tubes
> from start to finish; they DO work, I'm told.
> Just a vagrant thought for your delectation.
> 73 all, Terry KC9KEL
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