Posted: Sun Nov 9 23:30:18 1986
Date-Received: Mon, 10-Nov-86 05:09:37 EST
Reply-To: porter@cbmvax.UUCP (Jeff Porter)
Organization: Commodore Technology, West Chester, PA
Summary: Don't waste your money
In article <361@rayssd.UUCP> jds@rayssd.UUCP (Jeffrey D. Struven) writes:
> Has anyone out there used the Volksmodem 6480 (1200 baud)?
> I'm specifically interested in how it hooks up to the C64. That
> is would extra cables or connectors be needed than what is supplied
> with the modem, if extra cables are needed, how much? Also will
> the modem work with VIP Terminal.
> Thanks in advance for your help,
The Anchor 6480 does not work with ANY terminal programs except
that which is provided in the box. It is *NOT* a smartmodem like
the Commodore 1670. You control the modem chip directly from the
user port, including bit banging touch tones and the switch hook.
No extra cables are needed. I suggest you get a Hayes Compatible
Commodore 1670 for slightly more money. That modem will work with
nearly all terminal programs (that support 1200 baud, that is).
It also comes with software (vt100 and vt52 packages) and a trial
offer from Q-Link. (biting my tongue)
PS: my opinions might be biased, but then I told you so.