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The Atari 830 modem [message #144248] Tue, 22 October 1985 14:10
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Posted: Tue Oct 22 14:10:33 1985
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[color=blue]>  In the October ANALOG, Atari advertises an 830 modem for US$24.99.  The[/color]
[color=blue]>  "Blue Book" (a catalogue of Atari-related things (of unknown[/color]
[color=blue]>  reliability)) says that this modem requires an 850 interface unit.  The[/color]
[color=blue]>  cheapest I have seen an 850 is about US$100.[/color]
[color=blue]>  [/color]
[color=blue]>  - Is the Blue Book right?[/color]
[color=blue]>  - If so, does this mean the 830 is an ordinary RS232C-to-Bell202 modem,[/color]
[color=blue]>    usable on an ordinary (non-Atari) computer or terminal?[/color]
[color=blue]>  - Is this also true of the 835 that is no longer available from[/color]
[color=blue]>    Computer Mail Order (see October ANALOG ad)?[/color]


In reality the Atari 830 modem is nothing more than a NovaCat 300 baud
modem. It requires the Atari 850 Interface (or other identical device)
to make it work.  As for availability, Who Knows?  With the exception
of the new Atari ST and XE computers everything else is on a first come
first served basis, since nothing else is being made by Atari, Corp.

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