How did you discover SwissMicros?

General discussion about calculators, SwissMicros or otherwise
GmanTerry
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Re: How did you discover SwissMicros?

Post by GmanTerry »

I collect HP calculators.My favorite has always been my HP-41C and CV models. I have three. I was looking at my HP-45 six weeks ago and began wondering if anyone has re-manufactured a NiCad battey replacement pac. I searched the Internet and saw a reference to the DM42 on some obscure website. It sounded interesting so I checked it out. I found SwissMocros had just released their DM41X. Further research inspired me to buy a DM41X. It arrived in two weeks and WOW. It's amazing. SwissMicros took my favorite calculator and made it to be perfect. I say that because it is the complete modernization of my beloved HP-41C. On this website I started reading the forums and found folks like me who loved the 41C but now believe the DM42 is a better machine. So I bought my first DM42. I have had it a couple of weeks and have ordered another DM42. Wow, what impressive machines. I'm expecting my second DM42 next week. When I worked as a field Engineer for my local electric utility, I carried the HP-41CV on my hip every day. I have a hard leather case. I carried it so much that the keys wore down from rubbing on the case. The keys wore down so much that lost the their shape. Than's when I found that the keys were molded with the white labels imbedded in the key. Worn down key but still perfectly readable. The HP-41CV developed a problem and when I returned it to HP for service, HP also replaced the keys. That's how much I loved my 41CV. Now, I'm going to have to admit that I like my DM42 best. My HP-41CV was the Cadillac of calculators. You folks at SwissMicros have given us the Rolls Royce of calculators. My sincerest congratulations to you and my sincerest thanks for producing such a wonderful modern product. As an aside, I did find the battery pac on Ebay for the 45 and yes, it still works.

Sincerely, Terry Miller
HP-45, HP-65, HP-67, HP-50g, HP-41C, HP-41CV, HP-16C, HP-35S, HP-32SII, HP-49G, HP-Prime, HP-48GX, HP-32S, HP-20b, HP-39GS, DM41X, DM42.
Dan Simpson
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Re: How did you discover SwissMicros?

Post by Dan Simpson »

Hello Terry and Welcome.

I am currently a P&C Field Engineer for APS here in Prescott, AZ and also a collector of HP Stuff.
We should meet up sometime to discuss our common interests over a beer!
My Spirit animal is a Basset Hound.
My Collection: HP-55, HP-67 (Teenix Mod), HP-15C, HP-16C, HP-41CV, HP-41CX, SY41-CL (x2), DM41X (Beta), DM42, HP-42S, HP-48G, HP-71B (x2), HP-75C, HP-150.
STS-741
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Re: How did you discover SwissMicros?

Post by STS-741 »

michel_b wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:55 am
So I wanted to purchase an HP RPN of course. Only to discover that they didn't make any of the series I loved and what seemed to be the closest to it was the HP 35S. So I bought one and immediately disliked it, although it worked but ... I found it to be clumsy, with a bad contrast display, well I disliked it much and started dreaming about a good 'ole HP 15C.
Just because you don't like something for some reason doesn't mean it's an unsuitable product. Instead of annoying yourself unnecessarily about the display, you should have read the operating instructions, as it is explicitly explained how to adjust the contrast! :roll:
reavy
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Re: How did you discover SwissMicros?

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Dan Simpson wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:23 pm
I am currently a P&C Field Engineer for APS here in Prescott, AZ and also a collector of HP Stuff.
We should meet up sometime to discuss our common interests over a beer!
Maybe it's time for an AZ meetup group, COVID-permitting. I'm down in the valley, myself. :)
Dan Simpson
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Re: How did you discover SwissMicros?

Post by Dan Simpson »

reavy wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:55 pm
Dan Simpson wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:23 pm
I am currently a P&C Field Engineer for APS here in Prescott, AZ and also a collector of HP Stuff.
We should meet up sometime to discuss our common interests over a beer!
Maybe it's time for an AZ meetup group, COVID-permitting. I'm down in the valley, myself. :)
I like it!
My Spirit animal is a Basset Hound.
My Collection: HP-55, HP-67 (Teenix Mod), HP-15C, HP-16C, HP-41CV, HP-41CX, SY41-CL (x2), DM41X (Beta), DM42, HP-42S, HP-48G, HP-71B (x2), HP-75C, HP-150.
GmanTerry
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Re: How did you discover SwissMicros?

Post by GmanTerry »

Sounds good to me.

Terry
HP-45, HP-65, HP-67, HP-50g, HP-41C, HP-41CV, HP-16C, HP-35S, HP-32SII, HP-49G, HP-Prime, HP-48GX, HP-32S, HP-20b, HP-39GS, DM41X, DM42.
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