On March 22 we shipped four of the computers we had been working on to the Bethesda Boys Ranch in Mounds, where they will be used in their computer literacy classes.|
On March 22 we also began working on several problem machines, with no final analysis of their problems. The March 29 meeting had to be cancelled because the Tulsa Air and Space Center, where we work on the computers, was closed because of Easter weekend, and I had to miss the April 5 meeting because I was out of town.
As I understand the team installed a hard drive and DOS on one 386 with a VGA card, and that machine came to life, and one other 386 had the HD formatted already and only needed DOS installed, which the team did, and that machine is also operational. Bill Donnely came in with his wife and donated a Tandy 1000, monitor, and printer. The machine checked out fine, although the team did not have time to check the printer. Soon afterwards Glen Berkenbile showed up with generic 286 donation and that machine also worked fine. They cleaned up a Tandy with only floppy dirfves that was tagged "not booting", and the computer worked fine. They used the monitor from the Tandy 1000 Bill Donnely donated to check out this other machine.|
The location is at Tulsa International -- Spartan School of Aeronautics Hanger 5. As you come into the airport terminal, drive thru the departure lane. As you exit the departure area of the terminal, just keep going straight. You will pass the Million Air facility. Spartan Hanger 10 is the first hanger on the left and Spartan Hanger 5 is the second hanger -- on the corner of N 73rd E. Ave. and Apache. There is a small TASC sign above the entrance door on Hanger 5. Kim Jones and Gary Lambert will generally be there working on the Tulsa Air & Space Center (TASC).
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