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Volume 004, Number 066, 15 Feb 2000

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  1. RE: poqet model pq0164 by Feldman, Robert <Robert_Feldman@xxxxxxxx>
  2. Serial port in Poqet plus from California Digital by ddvteach@xxxxxxxx
  3. Poqet Plus source by ddvteach@xxxxxxxx
  4. Re: poqet model pq0164 by PDouglas12@xxxxxxxx
  5. RE: poqet model pq0164 by Feldman, Robert <Robert_Feldman@xxxxxxxx>
  6. Re: PC cards &POQET PLUS by ddvteach@xxxxxxxx
  7. Re: poqet model pq0164 by Dave Gow <kjg@xxxxxxxx>
  8. FS POQET PLUS by KA5T Larry Wise <lewise@xxxxxxxx>
  9. Re: FS POQET PLUS by Eddie <Eddie@xxxxxxxx>
  10. POQET PLUS screen ribbon cable by ddvteach@xxxxxxxx

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RE: poqet model pq0164 by Feldman, Robert <Robert_Feldman@xxxxxxxx>


From: "Feldman, Robert" <Robert_Feldman@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: poqet model pq0164
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 07:40:47 -0700
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I tried sending this message last Friday, but was not at my own computer and
apparently the message did not get through.
 
Anyway, for those of you with a Poqet Prime (181) (and probably Classic,
too), I have made a mask for the edge connector needed to make a serial
cable. Using the mask, I etched a small circuit board with supplies from
Radio Shack. Cost me less than $10 for everything. I use the connector to
attach a PS/2 mouse so I can run Windows 3.0.
 
Just e-mail me at Robert_Feldman@xxxxxxxx
<mailto:Robert_Feldman@xxxxxxxx>  and I can send it to you. Let me know
whether you want it in AutoCAD dwg format (R12 and above) or as a bmp file. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Cliff Conradt [mailto:cconradt@xxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2000 9:52 AM
To: poqetpc@xxxxxxxx
Subject: poqet model pq0164


Is there anyone out there that can help me on a I/O cable for the older
model Poqet?
 
Tnx 
Cliff Conradt
WA7HVY


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<DIV><FONT color=#0000ff face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=390264114-14022000>I 
tried sending this message last Friday, but was not at my own computer and 
apparently the message did not get through.</SPAN></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#0000ff face=Arial size=2><SPAN 
class=390264114-14022000></SPAN></FONT> </DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#0000ff face=Arial size=2><SPAN 
class=390264114-14022000>Anyway, for those of you with a Poqet Prime (181) (and 
probably Classic, too), I have made a mask for the edge connector needed to make 
a serial cable. Using the mask, I etched a small circuit board with supplies 
from Radio Shack. Cost me less than $10 for everything. I use the connector to 
attach a PS/2 mouse so I can run Windows 3.0.</SPAN></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#0000ff face=Arial size=2><SPAN 
class=390264114-14022000></SPAN></FONT> </DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#0000ff face=Arial size=2><SPAN class=390264114-14022000>Just 
e-mail me at <A 
href="mailto:Robert_Feldman@xxxxxxxx">Robert_Feldman@jdedwards.com</A> and 
I can send it to you. Let me know whether you want it in AutoCAD dwg format (R12 
and above) or as a bmp file. </SPAN></FONT></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
  <DIV align=left class=OutlookMessageHeader dir=ltr><FONT face=Tahoma 
  size=2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> Cliff Conradt 
  [mailto:cconradt@xxxxxxxx]<BR><B>Sent:</B> Friday, February 11, 
  2000 9:52 AM<BR><B>To:</B> poqetpc@xxxxxxxx<BR><B>Subject:</B> poqet 
  model pq0164<BR><BR></DIV></FONT>
  <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Is there anyone out there that can help me on a 
  I/O cable for the older model Poqet?</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV> </DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Tnx </FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Cliff Conradt</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>WA7HVY</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>

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Serial port in Poqet plus from California Digital by ddvteach@xxxxxxxx


From: ddvteach@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Serial port in Poqet plus from California Digital
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 13:31:51 -0500
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Hello again.  Am I correct in understanding that the Poqet Plus from
Cali. Digital, as shipped, has a usable serial port (pre-modified
somehow)?

Domingo Diaz-Vazquez


Poqet Plus source by ddvteach@xxxxxxxx


From: ddvteach@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Poqet Plus source
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 13:28:23 -0500
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Hi.   It's been a long time since I last visited the list.  I still have
my Poqet Classic configuration, but I don't use it much because it's not
compatible with my HP200LX configuration.  But the Poqet Plus is
compatible, so I am looking for one.  I found the Poqet Plus web site and
checked out the guy from New Jersey, but he is clean out of Poqet Pluses
as of last week (too late!).

Is there another source other than California Digital?  You would think
after all these years the owner would have fired those bozos, but they
were as unhelpful and unfriendly as ever.

I see the list actually has more participation than before.  That's
encouraging.


Domingo Diaz-Vazquez



Re: poqet model pq0164 by PDouglas12@xxxxxxxx


From: PDouglas12@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: poqet model pq0164
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 13:34:51 EST
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Robert,

You are running Win 3.0?  That's amazing.  How long does it take to boot up?  
Tell us more!

72,

Preston WJ2V


RE: poqet model pq0164 by Feldman, Robert <Robert_Feldman@xxxxxxxx>


From: "Feldman, Robert" <Robert_Feldman@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: poqet model pq0164
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 12:39:49 -0700
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Actually, I found (most of) the info for running Win 3.0 in a mailing list
post from 4 March 1997, from Bill Moy. The subject of the post is "Excited!
and Found Outlet for SRAM!!!!". The trick is that you need a full PC to do
the set up on, then copy the needed files to the Poqet, keeping the System
subdirectory. To Bill's minimal list, I added Progman.exe, Write.exe,
Helva.fon, and Trmsra.fon. Also Sol.exe!  In order to adjust the screen, I
went in to the Win.ini file and changed my colors:

	Background=0 0 0
	AppWorkspace=127 127 127
	Window=0 0 0
	WindowText=255 255 255
	Menu=191 191 191
	MenuText=0 0 0
	ActiveTitle=192 192 192
	InactiveTitle=63 63 63
	ActiveBorder=127 127 127
	InactiveBorder=255 255 255
	WindowFrame=0 0 0
	ScrollBar=63 63 63
	

In Progman.ini, I set
	
	Window=15 15 600 175 1

Lastly, you need to be in CGA mode, or the computer will lock up.

For a mouse, I bought an Apoint PenMouse (aka Barbie Mouse) from California
Digital (It's pink, but works). I etched my own edge connector -- the
combination of Poqet Serial Adaptor, DB25-to-DB9, and DB9-to-Ps/2 adaptors
weighed almost as much as the Poqet itself.

It takes less than 15 seconds to get to the desk top. I use a cursor
enhancer program; otherwise, the cursor is very difficult to see.
 

-----Original Message-----
From: PDouglas12@xxxxxxxx [mailto:PDouglas12@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2000 12:35 PM
To: poqetpc@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: poqet model pq0164


Robert,

You are running Win 3.0?  That's amazing.  How long does it take to boot up?

Tell us more!

72,

Preston WJ2V


Re: PC cards &POQET PLUS by ddvteach@xxxxxxxx


From: ddvteach@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: PC cards &POQET PLUS
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 19:15:05 -0500
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On Mon, 14 Feb 2000 02:15:08 "KA5T Larry Wise" <lewise@xxxxxxxx>
writes:
> Gang:
> 
> Does anyone understand why the SDRAM of up to only 2MB can be used,
> but the Compact  Flash card of up to 110 MB apparently can be used, 
> and the Smart Card cannot be used at all????  They can all be made to 
> fit into the PC card slot....

I seem to remember that Bryan mentioned to me in '97 that the Classic
will recognize  SRAM up to 8 megs if formatted with the utilitity on his
site.  I would  imagine that applies to the plus, though I don't own the
plus (yet).

Domingo


Re: poqet model pq0164 by Dave Gow <kjg@xxxxxxxx>


From: "Dave Gow" <kjg@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: poqet model pq0164
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 16:45:17 -0800
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I would sure like the drawing for the Poqet.....bmp file please.  Thanks =
Dave, KB7XZ (e-mail kjg@xxxxxxxx)
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Feldman, Robert <Robert_Feldman@xxxxxxxx>
    To: poqetpc@xxxxxxxx <poqetpc@lists.best.com>
    Date: Monday, February 14, 2000 7:06 AM
    Subject: RE: poqet model pq0164
   =20
   =20
    I tried sending this message last Friday, but was not at my own =
computer and apparently the message did not get through.
    =20
    Anyway, for those of you with a Poqet Prime (181) (and probably =
Classic, too), I have made a mask for the edge connector needed to make =
a serial cable. Using the mask, I etched a small circuit board with =
supplies from Radio Shack. Cost me less than $10 for everything. I use =
the connector to attach a PS/2 mouse so I can run Windows 3.0.
    =20
    Just e-mail me at Robert_Feldman@xxxxxxxx and I can send it to =
you. Let me know whether you want it in AutoCAD dwg format (R12 and =
above) or as a bmp file.=20
        -----Original Message-----
        From: Cliff Conradt [mailto:cconradt@xxxxxxxx]
        Sent: Friday, February 11, 2000 9:52 AM
        To: poqetpc@xxxxxxxx
        Subject: poqet model pq0164
       =20
       =20
        Is there anyone out there that can help me on a I/O cable for =
the older model Poqet?
       =20
        Tnx=20
        Cliff Conradt
        WA7HVY

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    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2><B>-----Original =
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    </B>Feldman, Robert <<A=20
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href=3D"mailto:poqetpc@xxxxxxxx">poqetpc@lists.best.com</A>=20
    <<A=20
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model=20
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    <DIV><FONT color=3D#0000ff face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN =
class=3D390264114-14022000>I=20
    tried sending this message last Friday, but was not at my own =
computer and=20
    apparently the message did not get through.</SPAN></FONT></DIV>
    <DIV><FONT color=3D#0000ff face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN=20
    class=3D390264114-14022000></SPAN></FONT> </DIV>
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Prime (181)=20
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connector=20
    needed to make a serial cable. Using the mask, I etched a small =
circuit=20
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everything.=20
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    3.0.</SPAN></FONT></DIV>
    <DIV><FONT color=3D#0000ff face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN=20
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    <DIV><FONT color=3D#0000ff face=3DArial size=3D2><SPAN=20
    class=3D390264114-14022000>Just e-mail me at <A=20
    =
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face=3DTahoma=20
        size=3D2>-----Original Message-----<BR><B>From:</B> Cliff =
Conradt=20
        [mailto:cconradt@xxxxxxxx]<BR><B>Sent:</B> Friday, =
February=20
        11, 2000 9:52 AM<BR><B>To:</B> =
poqetpc@xxxxxxxx<BR><B>Subject:</B>=20
        poqet model pq0164<BR><BR></DIV></FONT>
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Is there anyone out there that =
can help me=20
        on a I/O cable for the older model Poqet?</FONT></DIV>
        <DIV> </DIV>
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Tnx </FONT></DIV>
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Cliff Conradt</FONT></DIV>
        <DIV><FONT face=3DArial=20
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FS POQET PLUS by KA5T Larry Wise <lewise@xxxxxxxx>


From: "KA5T Larry Wise" <lewise@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: FS  POQET PLUS
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 00:32:23
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Working POQET PLUS includes the following items:
Computer
2MB SDRAM PCMCIA card
AC Power supply
AC Cord
Serial adapter cable 
2400 Baud Modem
Copy of User Guide
Battery charger
Copy of Battery Charger instructions.

$68.00 shipped CONUS

Purchased from Disks and Data

Seems to work OK.  Have used SDRAM card and 
copied files from my TOSHIBA laptop with WIN98
to the card and they execute in the POQET.

Have not tried Serial communications, but has the
all important cable.

Only defect seems to be mechanical.  The upper case 
is cracked around the left hinge, the one with the stop
in it, which makes the top a little floppy.  It does however
set up at the angle it is set to.  Needs a little TLC with some
fiberglas probably....

Battery as shipped from DnD is not a new one.  May 
not be too swift.  Have not replaced the cells in the pack
nor the cell that is the bridge  battery.

I have been running it off of the AC adapter while I have had it.
Have not tested the life of the battery.


Larry  KA5T
Georgetown, TX





Re: FS POQET PLUS by Eddie <Eddie@xxxxxxxx>


From: "Eddie" <Eddie@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: FS  POQET PLUS
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 21:53:09 -0500
References: <200002150201.SAA04815@xxxxxxxx>

Thats funny i think they all have that cracked defect around the left side
of the screen!!!
----- Original Message -----
From: KA5T Larry Wise <lewise@xxxxxxxx>
To: <poqetpc@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2000 12:32 AM
Subject: FS POQET PLUS


>
> Working POQET PLUS includes the following items:
> Computer
> 2MB SDRAM PCMCIA card
> AC Power supply
> AC Cord
> Serial adapter cable
> 2400 Baud Modem
> Copy of User Guide
> Battery charger
> Copy of Battery Charger instructions.
>
> $68.00 shipped CONUS
>
> Purchased from Disks and Data
>
> Seems to work OK.  Have used SDRAM card and
> copied files from my TOSHIBA laptop with WIN98
> to the card and they execute in the POQET.
>
> Have not tried Serial communications, but has the
> all important cable.
>
> Only defect seems to be mechanical.  The upper case
> is cracked around the left hinge, the one with the stop
> in it, which makes the top a little floppy.  It does however
> set up at the angle it is set to.  Needs a little TLC with some
> fiberglas probably....
>
> Battery as shipped from DnD is not a new one.  May
> not be too swift.  Have not replaced the cells in the pack
> nor the cell that is the bridge  battery.
>
> I have been running it off of the AC adapter while I have had it.
> Have not tested the life of the battery.
>
>
> Larry  KA5T
> Georgetown, TX
>
>
>




POQET PLUS screen ribbon cable by ddvteach@xxxxxxxx


From: ddvteach@xxxxxxxx
Subject: POQET PLUS  screen ribbon cable
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 09:47:00 -0500
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Hi    Anyone knows where the screen ribbon cable is located on the poqet
plus?

Is it true that the left hinge crack is common?  I was told that the plus
hinges were better than the classic's.

Bryan?

Domingo Diaz-Vazquez



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