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by bwinkel67
Fri May 29, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Is it possible to power 2 standard QLs with a single PSU if...
Replies: 17
Views: 309

Re: Is it possible to power 2 standard QLs with a single PSU if...

Hi Chr$, yes I remember. Unfortunately the person who asked for the PSU is still interested. Makining them (and the connector) takes a significant amount of time... I'll try to get organized Would it be easier to turn this into a DIY project and just post instructions w/recommended parts, etc...? I...
by bwinkel67
Thu May 28, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Is it possible to power 2 standard QLs with a single PSU if...
Replies: 17
Views: 309

Re: Is it possible to power 2 standard QLs with a single PSU if...

Hmmm...assembly in US, test in Canada? :-)
by bwinkel67
Thu May 28, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Is it possible to power 2 standard QLs with a single PSU if...
Replies: 17
Views: 309

Re: Is it possible to power 2 standard QLs with a single PSU if...

Francois, Sure I would be interested, however I am located in Canada, so it needs to be 110Volts... Also shipping consideration might make the final cost quite high compared to an home brewed solution. François I'm across the border in NH/MA. Let's design and build one for the 110 world using off-t...
by bwinkel67
Thu May 28, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Ebay QL sales
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Ebay QL sales

I was a big dummy...someone was selling a working QL board for $60 US dollars with $40 shipping and I should have just grabbed it but asked about shipping options...never realized that even with the high shipping it was likely a good deal (and I already have a top and bottom case for it I bought for...
by bwinkel67
Wed May 27, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I haven't seen one of these before.
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: I haven't seen one of these before.

Am I correct that all you can get out of the joystick connectors on the QL are 5 different keys?
by bwinkel67
Wed May 27, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: My 1 Year Forumversary
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: My 1 Year Forumversary

I second that..good feedback from folks that has been very helpful. My forumversary is a few months away :-)
by bwinkel67
Tue May 26, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: ZXSimulator
Replies: 116
Views: 6114

Re: ZXSimulator

So I tried my old ZX81 and a broken TS1000 that I just kept the motherboard for parts and both have unusable screens where it's basically black on black. Without the RAM pack, the working TS1000 has almost a perfect picture on a Toshiba LCD monitor/TV. When adding the RAM pack it gets more distorted...
by bwinkel67
Mon May 25, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: ZXSimulator
Replies: 116
Views: 6114

Re: ZXSimulator

I finally set up my TS1000. I had forgotten how bad the RF modulation on the old TS1000/ZX81's were. I had to do some adjustments to make it a clear as possible. The QL RF modulator is so much better. I may have to do the composite mod on the TS1000. The EightyOne emulator lets you simulate the old ...
by bwinkel67
Sun May 24, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: The PC-FOUR, Psion's IBM Versions
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Re: The PC-FOUR, Psion's IBM Versions

I found this which I may invest in just so I have access to a 5.25 floppy (it's $55 which is a bit higher than I want to spend): http://www.deviceside.com/ I'm more likely to be in need of a 3.5 than 5.25 but still, would be nice to have it. I may just build my own case for the dual drive I own and ...
by bwinkel67
Sun May 24, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: The PC-FOUR, Psion's IBM Versions
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Re: The PC-FOUR, Psion's IBM Versions

Yes, Dilwyn's site is fantastic and a good place for me to look. I have a half-height floppy drive that actually does both 3 1/2 and 5 1/4 (the are stacked one on top of the other. I pulled it out of an old Dell about 10+ years ago (though not a Dell drive0. I haven't found a new home for it because...