Retrochallenge ’14: Wrapping up

I’m a little late in posting this, so please forgive me!

I had a bit of trouble with my DOS-based scanner control program… I missed a setting and ended up wiping all the stored frequencies (RTFM)  in my Uniden BC895XLT scanner.  D’oh!

Luckily, I had a backup of sorts on paper and in an OpenOffice spreadsheet, so all was not lost.  I was able to listen in on the HAM bands and hear the weather forecasts for the surrounding area.  Unfortunately, I didn’t bother with the DOS software and tuned the scanner manually.

Didn’t end up using my Ten Tec RX320D software controlled radio either – couldn’t find a suitable power adapter in the pile.

So, That’s it for me.  The last few (extended) days of the Retrochallenge were a non-event , apart from a few rounds of Fire Hawk and Escape From the Planet of the Robot Monsters.  But, if nothing else, I didn’t bow out early this time!

If all goes well, I’ll see you all in the 2015 RC Winter Warmup… in a new house, with a new lab.

 


2 Responses to Retrochallenge ’14: Wrapping up

  1. “Coco Kid”? Does this mean you used the TRS-80 Color Computer?
    Sorry to hear about about your Cat. My condolences.
    Lots interesting activities. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Jim, thanks for the kind words.

    Yup, my first computer was a Coco 2 in 1985, followed by a 16K MC-10, Coco 1, and Coco 3 in 1989/90, then several dozen other systems (incl. many Tandy machines) in the intervening years!