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by martyn_hill
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Ways to improve the QL Forum?
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Ways to improve the QL Forum?

All thoughts I've had too - especially since the birth of the Q68 :-)
by martyn_hill
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.
Replies: 30
Views: 1304

Re: QL 34th Anniversary new hardware.

Happy Birthday, Big D!

Thank you for your enthusiasm and perseverance supporting our community :-)

Can't wait to hear about the bigger projects coming soon!
by martyn_hill
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QLAN-USB Adapter - working prototype...
Replies: 42
Views: 5244

Re: QLAN-USB Adapter - working prototype...

A little update for those following this project... On-going progress is being made with the interfacing between the microcontroller and SMSQ/E (to add-back the native NET and FSERVE/Nx_ device drivers) - should have more to report in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, mostly out of curiosity, I picked-...
by martyn_hill
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Network Access Server - NAServe
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Network Access Server - NAServe

Very nice piece of software, Martin - thank you!

With more new-old users coming back to the original QL, I reckon the native networking of the QL will start to get more use :-)
by martyn_hill
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 New users and general usage thread
Replies: 102
Views: 4104

Re: Q68 New users and general usage thread

Hi Jean-Yves

Yes, that looks right - positive polarity in the centre/inside (curiously referred to as the 'tip') of the 2.1mm (inner diameter) x 5.5mm (outer) barrel at 5V/1A.

Good luck.
by martyn_hill
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 New users and general usage thread
Replies: 102
Views: 4104

Re: Q68 New users and general usage thread

Hi Sparrowhawk

As regards power-supply - I am using a regular USB-type 'wall-wart' supply that can supply up to 1A, but I hacked the mini-USB end off and soldered-on the 2.1mm plug (+5V to the inner conductor) - which are pretty standard and easy to get a-hold of.
by martyn_hill
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Gold Card / Super Gold Card ROM patching...
Replies: 29
Views: 1057

Re: Gold Card / Super Gold Card ROM patching...

Hi PrOf Just a slight correction... serial transmission is done by the CPU and is bit banged, using a couple of bits in one of the zx8302 registers. Whilst quite a bit of preparation seems to take place before QDOS writes to the 8302 for SERial transmission, the actual transfer is byte orientated (t...
by martyn_hill
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: I, Dave, have a major announcement that will...
Replies: 35
Views: 1791

Re: I, Dave, have a major announcement that will...

...which for our non-US readers is 11th January (not 1st November!)

Will you give us any clues?

Can't wait :-)
by martyn_hill
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Microdrive CASE - Got one Thanks
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Wanted - Microdrive CASE

Glad you got it, Whopper. Yes, I paid around 40-quid for mine (albeit, with a working MDV unit.) If you don't get the extension cable with it (I don't remember seeing one in the listing), then take a look at the the Spectrum section of SMR for some cables sold by Rich/RWAP: https://www.sellmyretro.c...
by martyn_hill
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Microdrive CASE - Got one Thanks
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Wanted - Microdrive CASE

Hi Whopper

I recently saw the following ZX MDV (non working) on Sell My Retro and thought of buying it, but as I already bought one for my vDrive, thought to leave it for someone else to enjoy!

https://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/detai ... king-29090

Good luck!

M.

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