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Old 18 September 2019, 13:38   #1
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Hi from Denmark!

Hi Amigans!

My name is Jan and I recently (May 2019) re-purchased an Amiga 500.

Back in the day I started with a Commodore 64, which I bought in 1985, then progressed to an Amiga 500 some time in the late '80s early 90's then moved on to an A2000 and bought a CD32 at some point.

These were unfortunately handed off when Commodore and later Escom went under and I purchased a '486sx PC.

But now I am back!

I have an Amiga 500 with Rev 6a Motherboard, 512KB Chip, 512KB Slow.

I have three original Kickstart ROMs 1.3, 2.04 and 3.1.4. I currently have a legacy KickSwitch with the 2.04 and 3.1.4 ROMs installed, but due to low memory, I haven't really explored 3.1.4 yet.

I have and am actively writing articles on our website about the Amiga on our family website (link in my profile).

I am looking into getting more memory and possibly an accelerator in my A500. Currently I have RAM chips and sockets on order to raise Chip to 1024 KB by populating the empty spaces on the rev 6a Motherboard.

I am also looking into adding real Fast Ram to this Amiga.

Have a great day!


Yours Sincerely,


Jan Rasmussen
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Old 18 September 2019, 14:10   #2
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Hi Jan, welcome back to the Amiga world
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Old 18 September 2019, 17:00   #3
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Hej! Velkommen til EAB og hilsener til Vejle!

I'm passing over the Vejle Fjord Bridge several times a year on my way to Cold Hawaii!
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Old 18 September 2019, 17:17   #4
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Hello!
Woo! There's so many great things going on in the Amiga world!

Do you have a Gotek device or similar?
(If not, are you planning on getting one?)

If you're thinking about an accelerator, will it be a standard Motorola based one or something like the Vampire II (or 4)?
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Old 19 September 2019, 13:27   #5
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I am looking into getting more memory and possibly an accelerator in my A500. Currently I have RAM chips and sockets on order to raise Chip to 1024 KB by populating the empty spaces on the rev 6a Motherboard.

I am also looking into adding real Fast Ram to this Amiga.

Have a great day!


Yours Sincerely,


Jan Rasmussen
Greetings from New Zealand and you must be good at soldering? Good luck with the RAM chips
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Old 19 September 2019, 19:44   #6
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Hej! Velkommen til EAB og hilsener til Vejle!

I'm passing over the Vejle Fjord Bridge several times a year on my way to Cold Hawaii!
Thank you for the greeting!


I once went to Herford (in Nordrhein-Westphalen, right?) with my school. This was way back in the early '90s


Happy Surfing!


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Old 19 September 2019, 19:52   #7
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Hello!
Woo! There's so many great things going on in the Amiga world!
Indeed!

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Do you have a Gotek device or similar?
(If not, are you planning on getting one?)
I do indeed have a Gotek installed in an external drive - You are welcome to check my website for the details about that. I am contemplating whether I should get yet another Gotek for the internal drive as well - I am not quite decided on that yet.

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Hello!
If you're thinking about an accelerator, will it be a standard Motorola based one or something like the Vampire II (or 4)?
[/QUOTE]

I have thought about both - and if I had the money and the space for multiple Amigas, I would perhaps opt for both + an unaccerelerated Amiga.

But for now I am thinking a Motorola based accelerator. The Vampire is awesome as well, don't get me wrong, but if I were to go down that route, I might just opt for the standalone version in a nice custom casing.

Regarding casings I would love to put an accelerated A500 inside the new Checkmate A1500+ case. But that has to wait until I get more money and space ;-)

Thank you for replying :-)

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Old 19 September 2019, 19:52   #8
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Hi Jan, welcome back to the Amiga world
Thank You!
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Old 19 September 2019, 19:56   #9
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Greetings from New Zealand and you must be good at soldering? Good luck with the RAM chips
I guess that will soon be revealed :-)


I recently managed to repair a broken leg on a socket on My KickSwitch - not sure if I broke it in the process because just two of the three sockets work but it might have been broken before I got it, because I have only tried using 2 ROMs in it previously. Also it may be that it does not like the two 512K ROMs on it (2.04 and 3.1.4) - it is a legacy ROM switcher from 1991.


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Old 20 September 2019, 19:51   #10
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I once went to Herford (in Nordrhein-Westphalen, right?) with my school.
Wow. The world is small.
Yes... Herford has a city-friendship with Fredericia, which is not too far from Vejle. So there were some visits organized in school.
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Old 24 September 2019, 10:59   #11
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Wow. The world is small.
Yes... Herford has a city-friendship with Fredericia, which is not too far from Vejle. So there were some visits organized in school.
I remember it as a good trip. But it was a looooong time ago :-)

Have a great day!


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Old 15 October 2019, 20:58   #12
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Welcome! I miss Denmark, used to work near Billund so never went to LegoLand just drove past it each day

Cheers,
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Welcome to EAB, Jan.

Oh, and you should probably get rid of the signature as it is not allowed:
http://eab.abime.net/faq.php?faq=eab..._eab_signature

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Wow. The world is small.
Yes... Herford has a city-friendship with Fredericia, which is not too far from Vejle. So there were some visits organized in school.
I didn't even know that and I spent the first 20 years of my life growing up in Fredericia. (yeah, the world is small ) But that was a while ago so perhaps it was different back then..
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