[BBC-Micro] US Model B on eBay

Rob robert at irrelevant.com
Mon Aug 20 11:11:43 BST 2012


On 20 August 2012 10:36, J.G.Harston <jgh at mdfs.net> wrote:
> Rob wrote:
>> Promotes it as an "Issue One" and "a lot heavier than later models".
>
> It's an Issue 1 US Beeb, which means it's an Issue 7 Beeb. It's a lot
> heavier because it's got lots of extra metal shielding over all the
> insides - essentially, there's a big metal box containing all the
> electronics within the plastic BBC case.

Yep, I've got a German one - It's very similar construction, complete
with all shielding over the top, even a panel that covers the
connectors on the base!  Just came without econet or speech (although
I added the econet when I got it years back.)

>
> The Reuters Beeb OS R0.3 (based on OS 2.00) was dual-standard and had
> *UK and *US commands to switch between the two settings on the next
> MODE
> change.

That's a titbit I hadn't known about before.  :-)

Rob



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