Computers

A never-ending story, I suppose... In the past the following 'computers' have been used intensively : a Sinclair ZX80 (1 Kb !), a Sinclair ZX81 (2 Kb, later expanded to 16 Kb), several Commodore 64's (originally with a cassette drive for data storage and retrieval, followed by a 5 1/4 inch floppy drive), several Commodore 128's (still in my possession) and finally a series of PC clones. The series begins with a 8080, and was followed by its descendants. At this moment my main PC configuration can be briefly described as given below :

Intel Pentium 4 Intel 2400 MHz - A-Open Maxi-tower - 2 x 512 MB 168-pins PC3200 - 19" Iiyama Vision Master Pro 452 DiamondTron monitor - video card Matrox G550 Dual-head with 32 MB RAM - hard disk IBM 7200 rpm 60 GB - hard disk Maxtor 7200 rpm 320 GB - external USB hard disk Western digital 300 GB - 3 1/2" diskette station - DVD CD ReWriter NEC AD7170A - DVD CD ReWriter Sony DRU-510 AK - Intern -Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live 1024 with 4 amplified loudspeakers attached to it - Motorola SB5101E for internet cable connection - Epson Stylus Color 600 printer - Hewlett Packard 990 CXi printer USB - PCI Ethernet 100 MBits network card - router Belkin 4 port 100 Mbits - Windows XP Pro installed.

Intel Pentium III 500 MHz MMX - 512 MB EDO RAM 72 pins (60ns) - 15" Compaq MV740 - video card Matrox G400 - internal Iomega 100 Mb ZIP drive - hard disk 20 GB - 3 1/2" diskette station - CD ROM 52 speed - 128 bit Creative SoundBlaster - PCI - Ethernet 100 MBits network card - Windows 98 installed.

The latter PC is used for running amateur radio software and is connected to the 'main' computer in a LAN, providing excellent exhange possibilities for files and programs.

Toshiba Laptop T1910CS - 486 - 200 MB hard disk - 4 MB RAM - DOS 6.22 and Windows 95 in dual-boot installed with PowerQuest software.

This laptop is used to run amateur radio programs, and to maintain my logbook with the program DX4WIN.

Cyrix 486DX-50 - 8 MB EDO RAM - 14" Targa color monitor - video card Trio SVGA 1 MB - hard disk Seagate 430 MB - 3 1/2" diskette station - CD ROM 4 speed - SDUS high resoltion Meteosat card.

This PC is used only for Meteosat reception (more details on this subject can be found in the 'Hamradio' pages in the section 'Meteosat'.

Last updated December 25th, 2006 by Ronny Stobbaerts