[sebhc] Welcome and bio informaton

Bob And Bettina Groh rgroh at swbell.net
Mon Mar 29 21:17:52 CST 2004

Greeting to all 30 or so of us. I saw the notice about the new list on 
Heathkit ham radio list and thought '...why not!'.  So here goes.  My 
present Heath/Zenith computers include one Z-100 (with a 10MB harddisk - 
wow!) - the low profile model; one Z-100 All-In-One with a pair of 
floppy drives, a pair of 8" drives (not the Heathkit variety although I 
did have some for awhile) for either one; and one remaining H-89 with a 
H-77 dual disk drive (converted to soft-sector DS DD, if I remember 
correctly).  I also have an H-25 printer holding down one corner of the 
attic.  And tons of software and documentation.  I worked at Heathkit 
from 1977 to 1981 in the Ham Radio group and got my first computer (not 
including an upgraded education/lab unit - the one with 6800 - with the 
optional BASIC and memory expansion box) - an H-89 - my first year there 
(August if I remember correctly).  The H-89 I have now is not, I think, 
my first one.  I had two more H-89s but they got traded off/sold a good 
many years ago.  

None of these has been fired up for a good many years and one of these 
days I will do a major house cleaning and get rid of at least one of the 
Z-100s.  Would also love to give the H-25 away to a good home (hint). 
 For a couple of years, I was member of the Heath Users Group (HUG) in 
St. Joesph - in fact, I was the newsletter editor for a couple of years 
using my trusty old H-14 printer.  

The name 'Staunch89er' rings a loud bell!  How about a little history to 
fill in the gaps in that area?  I may even have a few of the back issues 
my self (along with a couple years worth of REMark and one or two other 
.... Sextant? does that ring a bell?).  

Got to sign off now and get to work on another newsletter - if I want to 
go to bed at a decent time ... or at all, the way things are going.

Bob Groh, WA2CKY
Blue Springs, MO. 64014

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