The last Radio Shack I managed in my almost three decades of employment with the electronics chain. This is store 05-5673 in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, back in April of 2004, and shortly after we moved the store from one side of Bridgewater Mall to the other. With the move came the modernization upgrade to what would be the final layout for Radio Shack stores in Canada. A few years later, the stores were re-branded as The Source. Fortunately, I had left before that happened and didn't have to experience the end of an era. It was an incredible run though, and amongst the highlights for me was experiencing the CB Radio craze, the introduction of the home computer, and that thing in your hand you're reading this on :). #HalifaxAuthor#Halifax#Bridgewater#novascotia#radioshack#tandy#thesource#bridgewatermall#cbradio#cell#cellphone#homecomputer#charlestandy#writer#amwriting#author#daniellloydlittle
Appuntamento per domani sabato 18 e domenica 19 novembre, la grande fiera italiana di elettronica, radiantistica e fotografia.
Non solo materiale elettronico e informatico tra gli stand. In primo piano anche gli eventi collaterali: Fotomercato, la mostra mercato di materiale fotografico, il Mercatino del Radioamatore e la Linux Arena.
Il fenomeno Radioamatore 2 di Pordenone si è costruito con un crescendo di successi: 6 padiglioni, 2 km e mezzo di banchi espositivi, oltre 200 aziende presenti ma soprattutto, più di 35.000 visitatori attesi da Friuli, Veneto e Trentino ma anche da Slovenia e Croazia. Nuovo e usato: tutto a Radioamatore 2 si vende a prezzi di assoluta convenienza più bassi della grande distribuzione: un valore aggiunto che rende Fiera del radioamatore un appuntamento imperdibile.
IN CONTEMPORANEA: GAMECOM
Sabato 18 novembre dalle 9.00 alle 18.30
Domenica 19 novembre dalle 9.00 alle 18.00
V.le Treviso 1 – 33170 Pordenone
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Back to non-working Russian home computer "Radio-86RK" from 1989. The kit I have for recovery is based on completely DIY computer schematics published in "Radio" magazine in 1986. People assembled it from scratch. There were no same looking home made computer. So, I decided to go the same vintage way and solder my version of Radio-86RK and use it as a lab to recover my 1989 "Elektronika KR-02" factory kit. I found schematics on radio86rk.pbworks.com. It's compacted to mini-ITX pcb and can use ATX power supply + optional ps/2 keyboard controller if I do not want to make my own vintage keyboard. But probably I'll make it. Also, 8/16 memory chips replaced by one modern SRAM chip. The rest of the computer is the same as it was in 1986. Just finished to solder resistors. #radio86rk#homecomputer#classiccomputer#retrocomputer#pcb#russiancomputer#retrotech#oldcomputer
Amiga 500, 1987-1992. Completely repaired and functional. CPU: 32-bit Motorola 68000 7.15909MHz with 16-bit ALU and 24-bit address bus, RAM 512Kb + I got 512Kb extended memory on a card as a unexpected bonus. Video NTSC: 320x200 32 colors, 640x200 16 colors. Colors can be picked from 4096 total colors or they can be shown altogether using HAM mode. Sound: 4 hardware channels, stereo: 2 left + 2 right, 8-bit PCM. #amiga500#Amiga#homecomputer#vintagecomputer#classiccomputer#retrotech#oldtech#olympus#retrocomputer
Atari 130XE, 1985-1992. CPU MOS Technology 6502C 1.79 MHz, RAM 128Kb, ROM 24K, 320x192 256 colors. Testing old medical monitor Olympus OEV-203 which is actually rebadge of Sony PVM-20M2MDU. Retro home computers show much better image on commercial grade Trinitron CRTs than on consumer LCDs and do not care about whether its PAL or NTSC and they have a lot of connectors including BNC RGB + sync. No more pain how to plug that old East Europe computer and get some colors from it. Whoohoo #Atari#xe130#oldtech#retrocomputer#classiccomputer#homecomputer#vintagecomputer#olympus#trinitron
Commodore Amiga 500, 1987-1992. The example of a system which was ahead of its time. CPU: 32-bit Motorola 68000 7.15909MHz with 16-bit ALU and 24-bit address bus, RAM 512Kb + I got 512Kb extended memory on a card as a unexpected bonus. Video NTSC: 320x200 32 colors, 640x200 16 colors. Colors can be picked from 4096 total colors or they can be shown altogether using HAM mode. Sound: 4 hardware channels, stereo: 2 left + 2 right, 8-bit PCM. The mother of MOD music. I got everything now to repair and retrobright my Amiga from Ebay. The working sets are still expensive. The motherboard smells like something was born. I see that RS-232 chip melted and few resistors have brown spots. Looks like somebody forgot to power off the computer before plugging devices. Got third party PS to power it on and piece of very hard to find square power connector. This is my number 100 post and I'll do everything to get it working for post N101 #Amiga#vintagecomputer#classiccomputer#retrotech#oldcomputer#retrocomputer#homecomputer#amiga500