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[aprssig] "Ancient" hardware

VE7GDH ve7gdh at rac.ca
Sun Dec 31 11:42:02 UTC 2006

VIC-20. NASA was kind enough to mail me a wad of paper every week with
the keplarians for MIR and other vehicles. I would type them into the VIC-20
so I could track MIR. It paid off with a QSO with Musa Manarov U2MIR one
evening. I think it was 1988, so the VIC-20 had already been around for a
few years. I also used the VIC-20 for RTTY and CW with an XR2206/2207
based homebrew interface. It was just after I moved to my first "PC" that I
got my first TNC. Not long afterwards, (still pre-APRS), I set up a weather
station with a Kantronics KTU and a KPC-2.

73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"

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