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
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
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.