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by dex
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL/E running on QXL2 ISA PC card
Replies: 20
Views: 606

Re: QL/E running on QXL2 ISA PC card

TIt's a German QL so has a decent 9 pin D connector (same type that will directly fit COM2 of host PC). It will fit, but the pinout is different. Can I use the mouse in COM1 and print from COM2, and is the pinout the same? German QL serial port has similar pinout as Sinclair ZX Interface 1. You can...
by dex
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Designing 3-D cases: vDrive & Q68
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Designing 3-D cases: vDrive & Q68

tofro wrote:You are aware that there is a nicely designed QL Microdrive case at Thingiverse for download?

Someone told me, that the VDrive does not fit into this "nicely designed" microdrive case.
by dex
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: The Welcome Area
Topic: Hi From London England
Replies: 33
Views: 1682

Re: Hi From London England

Probably none of them will still be in working order due to print through of the magnetic field in the tape drives

Most microdrive cartridges are working well after years.
But do not forget to check felt pads! (And replace them in case of need.)
by dex
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue Tx boards discussions
Replies: 44
Views: 2866

Re: Issue Tx boards discussions

Depends on if you are talking about the male or the female part.
Dave talks about female.
by dex
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue Tx boards discussions
Replies: 44
Views: 2866

Re: Issue Tx boards discussions

SER1 and SER2 - PC style serial connectors. 2 - RxD 3 - TxD 4 - DTR 5 - GND 8 - CTS 9 - +12V via resistor. But I see different between SER1 ( J6 ) and SER2 ( J5 ) on Issue 6 board: RxD and CTS - input for SER2 but output for SER1, TxD and DTR - output for SER2 but input for SER1 ). I'm a little con...
by dex
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Voyage of the Beano and Tetroid with CF Card
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: Voyage of the Beano and Tetroid with CF Card

See THIS THREAD

FLP_USE FDD : REMark Temporary Device for FLP
DEV_USE 1,"win1_sys_" : REMark Point Dev1_ to sys directory
DEV_USE FLP : REMark DEV is now FLP
by dex
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QL Net server to back-up Spectrum files?
Replies: 22
Views: 2369

Re: QL Net server to back-up Spectrum files?

I'm trying to think of ways to back-up the data on my Spectrum Microdrives once I re-felt them, assuming that the vDriveQL can't talk to an Interface 1 (once it arrives). I have what I believe is paper printout of the source of routines for reading a ZX Spectrum formatted microdrive cartridge on a ...
by dex
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Hey it works!
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: Hey it works!

This one fits better to the QL.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2853469
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by dex
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: PLATOTERM 0.1 smoke test for Sinclair QL released
Replies: 8
Views: 1514

Re: PLATOTERM 0.1 smoke test for Sinclair QL released

tschak909 wrote:II don't understand, from what I see, ser1 and ser2 literally are two of the same connector?


But the wiring is different. One is DCE and one is DTE.
by dex
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: PLATOTERM 0.1 smoke test for Sinclair QL released
Replies: 8
Views: 1514

Re: PLATOTERM 0.1 smoke test for Sinclair QL released

connecting the QL serial port to another computer with internet access ? http://www.linuxcertif.com/man/1/tcpser/en/ TCPser on Linux computer or raspberry. I also had experiment with new modem, based on ARM board instead on ESP8266 (targeted to Atari ST, Acorn and possibly QL), but not tested on QL...