wayne weedon wrote:
Jan, I remember it well also! I really did enjoy those days, the event at Houten was excellent, I am still in contact with Jack Raats on occasion mainly through Facebook. I believe I ran the QL based BBS for about 10 years, although it did end up running Maximus on a PC. I seem to recall I built your SER3 design at one time.
Yes I remember more visitors from the UK in Houten, like (I believe) Richard Alexander who even brought his family along and his kids playing with Jack's girls. I'm also in contact with Jack on Facebook though he doesn't seem to be active in Sinclair computing anymore.
My BBS ran on a QL from 1987 to 1990 when I sadly had to switch to PC hardware because of FidoNet duties as a Hub and later Host. The BBS closed down in 2003 but as a FidoNet node I continued until 2014.
The SER3 design was a nice solution to drive modems in the pre-Hermes days, I still have the schematics and even my first QL which had the PCB built-in to keep the expansion connector free (click here
for the pictures!).