Do you have an old laptop or PC you could donate to the sailing club?

Those of you who use the sailing club’s weather station will notice it stop updating on 21st May. Unfortunately, the laptop that the weather station connects to and processes the data to upload to the web site gave up on us. We ordered a replacement power supply, only to find the motherboard had also given up, no doubt damaged when the power supply failed. Everything is backed up, but we need to find a replacement laptop or PC in order to re-instate service.

We have tried the usual sources and come up blank on this occasion, so this is a request to all members asking if they have an old, dusty, no longer used laptop or PC they could donate. The only requirement of the device is, it needs to have an old fashioned serial port (that’s the nine pin D port you used to see on all old computers)…. please see picture.

If you can help, please let The Commodore know.

Thank you


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