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THE MODEM CONNECTION by Frank Lemmen

Hi  freaks,  here's Frank again.  This is a new column in our  ST 
NEWS
.  I'd  like to talk about modems etc.  The meaning  of  this 
column  is  to  bring  modem  user  together  and  exchange  some 
information, like phone numbers etc.
Also   I'd   like  to  review  some  modem  software   or   other 
communication software.

In  December somebody introduced me to a modem user.  When I  saw 
the  possibilities  I  wanted a modem.  But there  was  a  slight 
problem;  modems are very expensive these days.  After a while  I 
bought a cheap Protek 1200 modem (acoustic).  With this modem I'm 
very pleased.  It was very cheap (100 Dutch guilders) and it  had 
two baudrates:  1200/75 full duplex and 1200/1200 half duplex. In 
the beginning I had some trouble with making the right connection
to  the computer.  The problem was that the program I  used  (GEM 
VIDITEL)  needs  a  completely different cable  than  the  normal 
standard modem programs.  If you want to make it yourself you can 
see the schematic diagram at the end of this article.  So now you 
know all about my modem and the cable.

Let's talk about some phone numbers. The phone numbers I'm  going 
to give you are a sort of PD numbers.  There are no phone numbers 
in it from FBI,  CIA,  BVD. Sorry for the freak who wants to play 
War Games (have you seen the film?).

Phone number            country          sort        sysop
-------------------------------------------------------------
040-480662              NL               BBS         K.V/D HURK
040-741154              NL               ???         PHILIPS
040-481792              NL               BBS         HCC
020-318318              NL               VIDITEL     PTT
070-151515              NL               VIDITEL     PTT
O20-5445111             NL               ???         FOKKER
020-434201              NL               ???         KLM
020-717666              NL               ???         ???
04920-47316             NL               BBS         H. ADRIAANS
04920-41561             NL               BBS         J.BOUWENS
050-145174              NL               BBS         ???
033-17193               NL               BBS         ???
010-4332035             NL               BBS         ???
05202-19295             NL               BBS         ???
04402-71850             NL               BBS         ELEKTUUR
03473-76815             NL               BBS         ??
074-665216              NL               BBS         R.   HARTMAN 
079-413988              NL               BBS         A. AALDERINK
074-771661              NL               BBS         SHCC P2000
023-355949              NL               BBS         MIAMITEL
01751-18343             NL               BBS         KORRELBOOM
072-154136              NL               BBS         R.S.O.I.
085-811138              NL               BBS         F. DOMINGO
03497-4045              NL               BBS         PTC-MM
05750-15356             NL               BBS         H. PATER
053-358965              NL               BBS         COI-VIO
010-828593              NL               BBS         ROPITEL
04780-10851             NL               BBS         M.C.C VENRAY
050-345023              NL               BBS         H. GUYOT
010-559341              NL               BBS         R. MEESINST
04105-5599              NL               BBS         ???
020-141878              NL               BBS         AMMANSCHOOL
079-213094              NL               BBS         EFFATHA
02230-55128             NL               BBS         SDB
030-828291              NL               BBS         J. STOEL
03417-55571             NL               BBS         ERMELO
030-433877              NL               BBS         G. HEYNEKAMP
Most  of these phone number are open twenty four hours a  day.  I 
have more phone numbers of bulletin boards,  but I'll give  those 
to  you next time.  For the non-modem users:  If you call one  of 
the  numbers I mentioned,  you'll only get a   so-called  carrier 
tone, so don't call.

The schematic diagram of the cable I was talking about:
       ______________________________
      |  __________________________  |       PROTEK 1200
      | |  ______________________  | |       RS232C PORT
1     | | |    ________________  | | |                    _____
______|_|_|___|______________  | | | |                   /     |
\ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /  | | | |                  /      |
 \ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /   | | |  ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯0 / 0-----|
  ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯    | | |                  /        |
14                        25   | | |                 0   0     |
       ATARI ST                | | |                     |     |
       RS232 PORT              | | |                   0 |     |
                               | | |                   | |     |
                               | |  ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯  |     |
                               |  ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯      |
                                ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
If you have some suggestions for this column please send them  to 
me  at our NEW correspondence adress.  Please write in the  upper 
left corner "modems" so we know what it's for this column.

I  don't take any responsibility for the accuracy of the  diagram 
on the previous page, although every care has been taken to avoid 
inaccuracies!

Disclaimer
The text of the articles is identical to the originals like they appeared in old ST NEWS issues. Please take into consideration that the author(s) was (were) a lot younger and less responsible back then. So bad jokes, bad English, youthful arrogance, insults, bravura, over-crediting and tastelessness should be taken with at least a grain of salt. Any contact and/or payment information, as well as deadlines/release dates of any kind should be regarded as outdated. Due to the fact that these pages are not actually contained in an Atari executable here, references to scroll texts, featured demo screens and hidden articles may also be irrelevant.