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AlanM
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Hello from London, UK

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Hello everyone,

I'm Alan, I used an Atari ST and later a Falcon a lot back in the 80s and 90s, but not much since.

I recently fired up my old Falcon which had been in a cupboard for quite a while and was relieved to find it still works. Had some fun replacing its 64MB hard drive with a CF card, then transferring files using Ghostlink. Now looking to get a 14 MB RAM upgrade.

Cheers,
Alan
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:welcomewave:
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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
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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.
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Welcome,

fantastic you have a falcon, wish i had one, maybe one day
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:welcomewave:
If it ain't broke, test it to Destruction.
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Welcome to the forum!

Always good to hear about another Falcon owner joining (especially as there were comparatively so few sold compared to the other retro machines)

Definitely recap/upgrade the PSU sooner rather than later ;)
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Thanks for all the welcomes and to JwzC for the warning about the PSU. Unfortunately my soldering skills are negligible, so I'll look into getting a new PSU.
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Hi
I'm from Ipswich and also got the Falcon out of storage a while ago. How is the real time clock? I bet it's dead. My Falcon is with Retro Passion getting a recap and RTC replacement. I also fitted a CF card. a few years ago but didn't do much with it. I had a 14Mb card fitted in the 90s. I remember running ghostlink and it working well. I'll have to find the cable to get it working again. I have a usb floppy drive but its a pain to use. I intend to install Mint and get the Falcon running like it was 20 odd years ago. Some good youtube videos and walk throughs that we never had back in the day!

Carl.
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AlanM wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 9:25 am Now looking to get a 14 MB RAM upgrade.
Hello. Exxos has some in stock.

https://www.exxosforum.co.uk/atari/store2/#0086
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