Retro Z80 computer (9) – BLINKENLIGHTS

A small project today. I added ‘BLINKENLIGHTS’ to my Z80. This term stems from an old sign that used to hang in computer rooms: ACHTUNG!ALLES TURISTEN UND NONTEKNISCHEN LOOKENSPEEPERS!DAS KOMPUTERMASCHINE IST NICHT FÜR DER GEFINGERPOKEN UND MITTENGRABEN! ODERWISE IST EASY TO SCHNAPPEN DER SPRINGENWERK, BLOWENFUSEN UND POPPENCORKEN MIT SPITZENSPARKEN.IST NICHT… Read the rest

Origin of radio numeric codes

Searching for the origin of the ‘73’ code at the end of a message, meaning something like ‘kind regards’, I found the following. Glen Zook, K9STH, posted this to the Heathkit mailing list: Many amateurs already know that “73” is from what is known as the “Phillips Code”, a series… Read the rest