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Hello from Reading, UK

Post by viking272 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:59 pm

Hi everyone,

I've been an Atari fan since 1989 and have had a few machines, including STFM and a Mega STE.
I've currently have an STE and Falcon. Like many I've got limited space (3 kids and a wife) but have nearly finished building my woodworking shed which will have a small 'den' at the end for my computers!
Years ago (1994/5) I worked for Compo UK in Cambridgeshire during my gap year at Uni and remained an Atari fan. My Falcon was used up until 2000 then it was packed away for 15 years as life took over.
Anyway great to read about the expertise and hopfully contribute in a small way.

Don't know any 'local' Atari fans but happy to chat if you're in and around Berkshire!

Cheers

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Re: Hello from Reading, UK

Post by Icky » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:13 am

:welcomewave:

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Re: Hello from Reading, UK

Post by Tomswork » Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:38 am

:welcomewave:

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Re: Hello from Reading, UK

Post by rubber_jonnie » Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:30 am

:welcomewave:
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ultimate 1MB, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k +APE Warp) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg), 1040STF long button floppy, 2x 1040 STFMs + Gotek, 2x 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher, Mega ST1, Mega ST4, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
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Re: Hello from Reading, UK

Post by stephen_usher » Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:03 am

:welcomewave:
Intro retro computers since before they were retro...
ZX81->Spectrum->Memotech MTX->Sinclair QL->520STM->BBC Micro->TT030->PCs & Sun Workstations.
Added code to the MiNT kernel (still there the last time I checked) + put together MiNTOS.
Collection now with added Macs, Amigas, Suns and Acorns.

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Re: Hello from Reading, UK

Post by JezC » Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:17 am

:swave:

Welcome on board!

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Re: Hello from Reading, UK

Post by viking272 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:25 am

Thanks guys! :)

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Re: Hello from Reading, UK

Post by LezRed » Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:31 pm

Welcome! I don't live a million miles away, I'd guess there must be a few others also located within an hour of Reading. Maybe one day when we are allowed to socialise again we'll be able to meet up - by then it will probably be time to recap again :lol:

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Re: Hello from Reading, UK

Post by viking272 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:35 pm

LezRed wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:31 pm
Welcome! I don't live a million miles away, I'd guess there must be a few others also located within an hour of Reading. Maybe one day when we are allowed to socialise again we'll be able to meet up - by then it will probably be time to recap again :lol:
Sounds good, hopefully it's not too long off but who knows right now.
Have to somehow put out the word to get a few others to join? I guess Hampshire and Oxfordshire aren't too far away either, so maybe there will be a few like you say.

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Re: Hello from Reading, UK

Post by arkadiusz.makarenko » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:19 pm

Hi :)
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