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PRINTER SHARING UNIT

COMPONENTS LIST

Resislors: 1 lN4148 05
5 330n Rl;R9;RI4; 1 7805 ICI
R19;R24 1 74HCT132 IC2
9 4kfl7 R7;R8;RI2; 1 74HCT139 IC3
RI3;RI7;RI8; 1 74HCT123 IC4 STROBE GND
R22;R23
,,
GND
1 74HCT73 IC5 DATAO
OATA 1 GND
0"TA2
1 10kfl R2 8 74HCT541 IC6-ICI3 GND

1 22kfl R3
OATA3
OATA4 ,,e GND
GND

1 lMQ R4 Miscellaneous:
oAT" 5
0"TA6 ,, GND
GND
,


OAT" 7
, ,,
GND
8 4kfl7 8-way SIL R5;R6;Rl0; 1 SPST switch for PCB """
BUS'\"
,
GND

Rl1;RI5;RI6; mounting (raster: 7.5 mm) " , p PR ME RETURN (GND)

,,, """'"
SI ~ ESET (INPUT PRIME)
AUTO FEED
R20;R21 5 36-way PCB-mount N.C. ,
,,
LOGICGND

500kQ preset H PI Centronics socket,


lOGICGND
CHASSIS

e
N.C •
+5V
+5V e mm"lII
straight pins Kl ;K3;K5;K7;
Capacitors: K9
1 IOOIlF 16V radial CI 5 26-way box header,
1 470nF C2 straight pins K2;K4;K6;K8;
1 330nF C3 KlO
11 100nF C4-C14 5 26-way 10C flatcable 920011_13

socket
Semiconduclors: 17cm 26-way flatcable
8 LEO 01-04;06-09 1 Printed eircuit board 920011
Fig. 4. Centronics connector pinning.

you fit them too far apart, the cable will screws. Next, eut and file a rectangular preset Pt. This has to be adjusted such that
bulge. That is not a problem in itself, how- clearance that is long and wide enough to the printer sbaring unit is capable of
ever it does not look very good. pass the eonneetor and the clamp springs 'brtdging' the longest time your software
When the completed PCB is to be fitted (approx. 58x15 mm). The loeations of the needs for calculations before it sends new
behind a front Of rear panel, this will have holes are easily pencilled out on the panel printer data. In case you are not sure about
to be done from the Inside. Note that the by making use of the (empty) printed cir- what sort of times to expect, simply set Pt
Centronics sockets used here are not really cuit board, or a photocopy of the compo- to maximurrt resistance (wiper towerds
suitable for panel mounting, but it can be nent layout. IC4). •
done. First, drill the holes for the fixing The circuit has only one adjustment:

TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE using the famous callsign 2MT.
The museum is privately owned and
Todey. Radio or Wireless as we used to non- profit making. The only source of in-
caU it, has beeome so much part of our come is from the vistor's generosity. which
Jives that is diffieult to appreciate the fact enables this nostalgic colleetion to be dis-
that in earlter days it was considered al- played to the public.
most a miracle that Musie and Voices
could come into our hornes 'out of the air' The Wireless Museum, The Old Brewery,
by Wireless Waves. 53 High Street, Lindfield, West Sussex
The Wireless Museum in Lindfield, RH16 2HN. Telephone: (0444) 484552.
West Sussex, displays not only a fine eol- Collection owner and Curator: Mr. Ray
leetion of Vintage Wireless Sets and para- Leworthy.
phernalia frorn the days before transistors
and silicon chips, but it also attempts to
THE
capture some of the atmosphere of the
early wireiess days.
WIRELESS MUSEUM
Have the thrill of hearing, on a pair of UNDFIELD
headphones, the music frorn a Cat's
Whisker and Crystal Set.
Listen to music coming from a 'horn 40 YEARS OF VALVE RADIO
Ioudspeaker' eonneeted to a 1930's horne
made valve receiver - a type that squeals
1920-1960
when the volume is turned up very high.
Switeh on same of the oId-time valve
sets that take an age to warm up.
Browse at leisure round other exhibits signals by Wireless from Poldhu in
and talk about the old days 01 Wireless Cornwall to Newfoundland.
with the Curator. 1920 An experimental broadcast from
There are many interesting milestones in the Marconi Works in Chelmsford in-
Wireless Broedcasnng history, and the fol- cluded a concert by the famous soprano
lowing few early dates rnay be of interest: Nellie Melba.
1901 Mareoni sueeessfully broadeasts 1921 Marconi was lieensed to broadcast

ELEKTOR ELECTRONICS NOVEMBER 1992