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by wayne weedon
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Whatever happened to ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1622

Whatever happened to ?

Been thinking about the people I used to bump into and chat a lot to at various QL Events. Lau Reeves (Last I heard he was at Port Isaac in Cornwall) Gerard Phelan (Always chatted at Microfairs at the old Horticultural Halls in London) John Hall (Seemed to always be at Workshops) Stuart Honeyball (S...
by wayne weedon
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Dorset
Replies: 28
Views: 6771

Re: Hello from Dorset

I remember having written a modified SER driver for driving the Tandata stack, which needed certain characters to be escaped. It's the QCON_Driver_v0_99.zip file in Dilwyn's software archive (Internet section). Also the original Astracom modem which used CTRL-P control codes needed a special driver...
by wayne weedon
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: SuperQBoard, v3...
Replies: 8
Views: 2675

Re: Wanted: SuperQBoard, v3...

Wanted, SuperQBoard, V3, OR the contents of the GALs. Mine has been laid low by an accident and many of the ICs are damaged. I'd like to fully restore it. It's more or less essential to my well-being to have a working SQB! Can be 0K. Any serious offer considered. Didn't Keith Mitchell work out the ...
by wayne weedon
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Random quick design...
Replies: 9
Views: 2493

Re: Random quick design...

Hi, I had many Sam Coupes over the years, much better than the Spectrum. I would not mind having another one, but they attract very high sale prices now. I see the circuit diagram has been drawn, many the way I get a Sam is to make one, or use an emulator. Still have mine Derek, bought it at a deve...
by wayne weedon
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Dorset
Replies: 28
Views: 6771

Re: Hello from Dorset

That rectangular one? The guy who designed it tried to sell me one. But it was big, and wouldn't fit in my QL case! If we get you hooked up with Minerva and a modern storage system that uses SD cards, would you pull them out and use them again? You might also need a keyboard membrane. I'm one of th...
by wayne weedon
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Dorset
Replies: 28
Views: 6771

Re: Hello from Dorset

The name was QSPIL (QBOX Serial Port Interface Layer, I mostly stole it from FOSSIL ;) ). Yes I remember that now you remind me. I wrote a version for one modem which I now cannot remember. I also used a version written for me by Jonathan Hudson which drove the Tandata QConnect i/f. His QTPI termin...
by wayne weedon
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Dorset
Replies: 28
Views: 6771

Re: Hello from Dorset

[ It definitely does. All communication is done via a driver which interfaces between the QBOX application and the serial port/modem. This was designed so that non-Hayes compatible modems could be used (or even dumb or null modems). In the end when everything was Hayes-compatible this became a stan...
by wayne weedon
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Dorset
Replies: 28
Views: 6771

Re: Hello from Dorset

The name of the QL board, was the Mike Lilley Board. Which featured 4 floppy disk drives. There are articles in Quanta about the development if the QL board. That's the one, I knew it ended in a "y" thats all! I thought it was a neat design for the time. I wonder how many are around, nice...
by wayne weedon
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Dorset
Replies: 28
Views: 6771

Re: Hello from Dorset

Hello Wayne! Long time no see... I remember you visiting Holland back in 1990 at a HCC Sinclair user fair. Also you were one of my first registered QBOX customers :) regards, Jan. Jan, I remember it well also! I really did enjoy those days, the event at Houten was excellent, I am still in contact w...
by wayne weedon
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Dorset
Replies: 28
Views: 6771

Re: Hello from Dorset

The Quest disk i/f has no ROM. The SMS2 stuff will remain confidential here, I have it on EPROM and Atmel PEROM (Flash) for the ST. I have a machine to run it on Mega ST I think. All I remember about the alternative PCB was that it was quite nicely made and someone in the Solent Subgroup was buildin...