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theSPY
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Hello from down under

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Hello all, I new to posting to the forum.. but certainly not new to the Atari.

I'm from New Zealand, currently in Taranaki region but spend most of my life in Wellington Region.

I have been an Atarian since the age of 13 when I got my first Atari a 400 for Christmas of 1981 and upgrading from my Dream6800.

Being from NZ, and before the days of being able to go online and meet 1000's of like minded people. Knowing anyone else with a computer let alone an Atari was pretty rare. But eventually I found a local computer club and then a local Atari Club. Which after many years became the president of.

So grew up with the Atari 8 bit computers, unfortunately selling them along the way to get the next best thing etc. And finally ending with a Falcon030 and a Jaguar. The Jag was the only thing I retained from those days, everything else was sold to get the next computer etc.

Not sure when it happened but at some point probably early 2000's I started collecting Ataris again and now just recently got a Falcon again :-)

Anyway loving this Forum, so after registering in order to buy some parts for my Falcon, have decided to start posting on here.


List of my current Atari's
400
800
1200XL
600XL
800XL
130XE
2600 (Darth Vader)
2600 JR
5200
7800
Lynx
Lynx 2
Jaguar + CD
1040 STFM
520 STE
Falcon030
Portfolio
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JezC
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:welcomewave:

Welcome to the forum!
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:welcomewave:
Collector of many retro things!
800XL and 65XE both with Ultimate1MB,VBXL/XE & PokeyMax, SIDE3, SDrive Max, 2x 1010 cassette, 2x 1050 one with Happy mod, 3x 2600 Jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
Plus the rest, totalling around 50 machines including a QL, 3x BBC Model B, Electron, Spectrums, ZX81 etc...
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Welcome!

As you have probably found out, you should have started with the Falcon in the 2000s, you'd buy it for maybe 100 USD/EUR. ;-)
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Welcome from the other side of the ditch.

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: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.
atari030
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G'day, similar story here. 800XL in 1984 and Bay of Plenty/Waikato for me though and wound up in Melbourne.
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:welcomewave:

That's a substantial collection you have there :D :dizzy:
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mikro wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 7:53 am Welcome!

As you have probably found out, you should have started with the Falcon in the 2000s, you'd buy it for maybe 100 USD/EUR. ;-)
oh yes definitely... yeah so regretting not keeping the my Falcon (and other tings) the first time round too.. So have paid the high price twice now :cry:
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