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Welcome to the OpenVMS Hobbyist Portal

Our upbeat and pleasant staff are here to help you in anyway they can. Remember we're all volunteers here and we all have day jobs in addition to helping our OpenVMS friends. OpenVMS is the world's best engineered, with the best in Clustering, Functionality, and Security of any Operating System and It is this website's purpose to make OpenVMS available to Hobbyist and Collectors to use and learn with at no charge! Walk the site and join your local participating user group.We hope you find the OpenVMS world as robust and exciting as we do!
OpenVMS BootCamp 2015
MembersThe 2015 OpenVMS BootCamp is open for registration. If you are looking to get some of the latest information about OpenVMS, this is the place to be. The BootCamp is full of hour long sessions covering a wide variety of OpenVMS topics like Database, Network, Programming, Storage, Hardware, Migration, Security, and System Management. Your Speakers are from VMS Software, Inc and many other companies that provide OpenVMS products, support, consulting.

There is also a Silent Auction of VMS Memorabilia benefiting the Future Leaders of Technology Scholarship Fund.

OpenVMS BootCamp is on Sept. 27th through 30th at the Radisson Nashua Hotel, New Hampshire.

For more information, check out the OpenVMS BootCamp 2015 web site.
HobbyistOne on September 01 2015 01:47 · 0 Comments · 281 Reads · Print
A couple of DS20s need a home
HardwareI have a couple of DS20s that my last employer abandoned. They were configured in a cluster on a san and have fiber cards installed. I bought some new (second hand) disks on ebay but don't have the time to put together. I am in CT but can travel some bit to a good home. I also have some distributions and manuals.
hayes1966 on April 21 2015 06:45
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OpenVMS License Registration Move
SoftwareDue to the many happenings at OpenVMS.org, mainly being that it's down for maintenance, refreshing, revamping, rehosting, and such, the OpenVMS Hobbyist License Registration has changed locations. Now, it's being fully hosted on HP's servers for extra convenience.

You can get your licenses at HP's OpenVMS Hobbyist Registration page.

We hope that OpenVMS.org will be back better than ever soon!
HobbyistOne on April 21 2015 06:39
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PDP-8 Rescue Road Trip
In July of 1996, John Wisniewski, Pat Jankowiak, and David Cathey made a road trip to St. Louis to recover a collection of PDP-8 systems and other hardware. This is the story of the trip. While this isn't OpenVMS related, it is showing dedication to Digital Equipment Corporation and the durability of the hardware they made.

HobbyistOne on March 19 2014 04:57
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There is life after OpenVMS
NewsSaw a reference to somone many in the OpenVMS community should know: Rich Marcello. Rich was common at many DECUS events and was the Vice President of Business Critical Systems. So what's he been up to lately?

It was a surprise to me, that Rich is also an accomplished musician and author. Not something I ever realized during those late evenings at DECUS talking technology with the VP's. You can check out some of his music on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/Marcellorich and it's very impressive work. He's go a new book coming out next year, so that will be worth a look.
HobbyistOne on December 04 2013 18:48
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Need a Doc Sec? Or a PDP 11 Clone?
HardwareA long-time DEC enthusiast in Dallas has a full VMS doc set circa 1990, plus a Plessy PDP 11 clone looking for a happy home.

If you know of one (and could come pick it up!), let me know and we'll arrange for the 'adoption'.
HobbyistOne on April 21 2013 08:50
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TECO Still Lives!
SoftwareWhile not a globally popular editor, it's definitely one with a proud following and useful features. If you'd like to continue to use TECO, especially in environments that were TECO-challenges, check this:


TECO is available for a wide variety of platforms, with a distribution for any likely desktop of choice!
HobbyistOne on October 21 2012 17:27
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Terry Shannon at DFWDays, Dallas TX, 1998
MembersI found an audio file of Terry Shannon when he spoke at the Dallas/Ft. Worth DFWDays in 1998. I thought that Hobbyists would find it interesting to hear Terry Shannon/Charlie Matco/Cedric Zool speak on the DEC/Compaq merger, Alpha Wildfire, IA64, and other OpenVMS related topics.

HobbyistOne on September 18 2012 17:57
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The new OpenVMS Hobbyist license registration is in place!
NewsThe OpenVMS Hobbyist Program now has a new licensing portal on the popular OpenVMS.org site. You can find the announcement here: http://www.openvms.org/stories.php?story=12/01/27/8782690

License registration is located at http://www.openvms.org/pages.php?page=Hobbyist

And check out part where is says "In addition, the OpenVMS Hobbyist Program offers kits containing OpenVMS Base O/S software and selected Layered Products via download." I know this is something that's been asked about on several occasions, and HP has finally taken it to heart. This should also allow the Hobbyist Program to provide a lot more Layered Products that previously available.
HobbyistOne on January 27 2012 09:38
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HP Bringing the Hobbyist Program In-House
NewsHP has decided to take ownership of delivering licenses for Hobbyist users, making it an official Customer Engagement function. As such, Hobby Licenses will no longer be available through this site. Details of the HP's delivery of licenses to Hobbyist Users is still under development and I hope that they will have an announcement soon.

I've been involved and hosting licensing for the Hobbyist Program for nearly 15 years. Hard to believe that it's been that long. And many of you have been around since the beginning. Few products in this industry have that kind of customer retention.

I'd really like to thank Pat Jankowiak and Mark Gorham for making the Hobbyist Program possible. Sue Skonetski and Stephen Hoffman for all their technical assistance over the years. Ian Miller, Bruce Claremont, and John Malmberg for helping admin the site. Thanks to all the various Chapters from around the world for their support. And of course, all the Hobbyists who have enjoyed the program.

And of finally, I would like to thank my colleague, my friend, and the Best Man at my wedding, John Wisniewski. He spent a lot of time convincing the Digital VP's that this was a good thing.

Here's to another 15 years!
David Cathey aka HobbyistOne

HobbyistOne on January 25 2012 04:50
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HP OpenVMS Technical Update Days - Singapore 28th -29th April 2011
Dear OpenVMS enthusiasts,

Please join HP OpenVMS Technical Update Days for 2011.
During this 2-day event the OpenVMS engineering team and its partners will:

Address critical technical issues to help drive higher productivity
Discuss innovative solutions and best practices
Provide a Strategy Update for OpenVMS and HP Integrity Servers

OpenVMS Technical Update Days is also an ideal platform for networking with other OpenVMS users.

If you're interested, Register Now!
HobbyistOne on April 02 2011 10:43
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October 05 2015
If I execute the lexical F$GETJPI for rights list information I receive the following: $ rl = f$getjpi("","rightslist"smiley

September 30 2015
The crashdump or possibly the console messages are needed for accurate diagnostics. Machine Checks usually indicate a hardware failure, and can be tripped by electrical spikes.

September 29 2015
In the last 6 weeks my OpenVMS system has crashed 3 times without having made any changes to OpenVMS (background/detached programs, user running programs, system programs/drivers, etc.). I'm not s

September 25 2015
I had to give up on that site. It was making me request a password reset every time I went to it. I e-mailed D.Turner via his posting e-mail and no answer. Try posting on comp.os.vms with a suitabl

September 22 2015
Hey anybody figured out how to register a username into the OpenVMS News site? Perhaps I'm missing it but all I see is a place to reset a password smiley

September 22 2015
There should have been text in the e-mail to contact the sender for a temporary ftp user/password for any media download needed.

September 21 2015
I gopt my keys by email - the commandfile to install them as an attachement. There is no temprorary URL involved..

September 21 2015
The latest are on the CD/DVD images available for download from the temporary URL in or from the address that you got your Hobby license keys from.

September 20 2015
I'm looking for latest compilers for AXP (hoibbyist) on CD/DVD.

September 11 2015
Those went away years ago.

September 10 2015
Oh dear, no free Connect memberships anymore?

September 08 2015
You know what would be awesome? If some of the BootCamp things were Periscope'd for those that can't be there!

August 28 2015
I do not think that e-mail is a feature of this forum. Sign up for a free Encompasserve.org account, it will provide you with a membership number.

August 28 2015
How do I subscribe to a forum - would like email notification of new posts. I'm sure this must be possible just can't see how. Thanks

August 25 2015
When I go to the HP's OpenVMS Registration, what chapter and membership number do I use?

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