Late November this year, I managed to snap up a dead-cheap Fluke9010A Microsystem Troubleshooter from evilBay. I owe tlosm aka Luigi from Amibay.com much gratitude for agreeing to act as middleman, as the Italian seller would not ship outside Italy except for a very unreasonable price. I ended up paying 65EURO all-in-all (half of what I would have paid if dealing directly with the seller) };-P
What I didn't know, was that a pleasant surprise was awaiting me upon receiving the machine: It was equipped with both the RS232- and the 006-option! };-P
After some visual inspection, I found that it had a few scratches, was missing a couple of screws and the tape drive, and was pretty dirty, but it powered up nicely and passed the self-test.
and ended up with a machine that looked pretty decent (and still passed the self-test).
Next day, fresh in my mind! I discovered a little white marking on the turnwheel to set the RS232 speed on the back of the Fluke (see pic higher above). Until now I had though that the slot you put the screwdriver in was the indicator of the position, but having a closer look at the white marking, I could see the shape of a small arrow underneath it. AHAAAA!!! He cried out loud! I now put the turnwheel into position 7 according to the arrow and presto... I was able to upload my sample program
I dug up this little PCB from the pile (have no idea what it's for) and a piece of shielding metal (as solder bites on it)
Next I found a nice place for the plug,
Last but certainly not least, I have to send a big round of thanks to Andy aka Andreas who is running andys arcade for kindly selling me 3 interface pods here just before Christmas. It was Z80, 6502, and 68000 (the 68000 was even from his private collection). They all passes self-test, but besides that, I haven't had time to play with them with all this Christmas going on.
I Wish You All A Very Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year };-P