Click Here to visit our Sponsor
The Latest News ! The History of Computing The Magazine Have Fun there ! Buy books and goodies
  Click here to loginLogin Click here to send a link to this page to a friendTell a FriendTell us what you think about this pageRate this PageMistake ? You have mr info ? Click here !Add Info     Search     Click here use the advanced search engine
Browse console museumBrowse pong museum









 

Ready prompt T-shirts!

see details
C64 maze generator T-shirts!

see details
Spiral program T-shirts!

see details
BASIC code T-shirts!

see details
Pixel Deer T-shirts!

see details
Shooting gallery T-shirts!

see details
Breakout T-shirts!

see details
Pixel adventure T-shirts!

see details
Pak Pak Monster T-shirts!

see details
Vector ship T-shirts!

see details




H > HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED > HUSKY HUNTER


 

This mini forum is intended to provide a simple means of discussion about the Husky Computers Limited HUSKY HUNTER computer. If you want to share your own experience or memories, or add relevant information about this system: post a message! For other purposes like sales messages, hardware & software questions or information requests, please use our main forum.

  Click Here to add a message in the forum

 

Wednesday 8th February 2017
umut (turkey)
www.askerikonnektor.com.tr

I need 4x HUSKY HUNTER 16 Call Me: 0090546 546 39 34


Friday 13rd January 2017
Lisa (UK)

I have 4 Husky Computers available, 2 x 144K, 1 x Husky 2 352K and a 16. I only have one 4 pin power supply so cannot test the 16 but the others power on fine. Just wondering what would be a sensible sales price on these?


Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Jeff kidwell (United States)

I have just put 2 husky hunter 16 computers for auction on eBay. Both work!
Fyi


Monday 21st November 2016
Ian (North East England)

I am interested in acquiring a working husky hunter if anyone has one to sell, please get in touch


Tuesday 23rd August 2016
David  (UK)

I have an old Husky Hunter- what would this be worth to sell? It''s of no use to us..


Friday 8th July 2016
Martin (UK)

A bunch of Huskies (FS/GS, Hunter and Hunter 16) landed on my desk this afternoon, together with a power supply. The connector is marked LEMO FGG 0B. Farnell do them but they''re £14.28+VAT. As they''re 4-pin the full part number MAY be FGG.0B.304 (the 305 is 5-pin) and are on eBay for £11.50.


Thursday 23rd June 2016
Mark (Wales, UK)

I''m interested in a Husky Hunter manual!! If anyone has one that they wish to sell or even get it copied for me (I would pay) then please contact me via email: markalexander2210 at gmail.com


Thursday 23rd June 2016
Mark (Wales, UK)

Worked at Husky 1987-1990.


Wednesday 8th June 2016
Steve (Bradford, UK)

Does anybody know where you can get a plug to fit the power connector?


Sunday 22nd May 2016
Rob Guest (England)

I have a Husky Hunter 208K still in its original box with its manual. Not sure that it still works..... but willing to give it to a good home for the price of the postage.


Thursday 22nd October 2015
J (England)

Hi Sue
I am currently having a clear out and might have a husky hunter for sale. It comes with case, book and 3.5" software.
Get in touch if you''re still interested.


Thursday 19th February 2015
SUE BAKER (england)

HI
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE THERE IS A HUSKY HUNTER COMPUTER FOR SALE

CHEERS

SUE


Thursday 4th December 2014
Roman Diaz (USA)

RECENTLY ACQUIRED SOME HUSKY HUNTER 2 COMPUTERS WITH HARD BACK INSTRUCTION MANUALS AND A COUPLE OF HUSKY FS/2, ALSO ONE PSC 2280 LASER SCANNER (1989). ON THE BACK BY MODEL 352K - SERIAL NUMBERS START WITH 4701XXXX AND UNDER THAT SOME HAVE X IN 1,OR 2,OR BOTH 1AND 2. WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO KNOW IF THEY HAVE ANY VALUE TO ANYONE. PLEASE EMAIL AT Roman_org@yahoo.com


Saturday 25th January 2014
Dan Underwood (UK)
My email

Hi
Any of you guys know how much one is worth?
Ive got one but not 100$sure if it works though.
Email me please
Cheers
Dan


Saturday 25th January 2014
Dan Underwood (UK)
My email

Hi
Any of you guys know how much one is worth?
Ive got one but not 100$sure if it works though.
Email me please
Cheers
Dan


Wednesday 13rd February 2013
Simon Lyne (United Kingdom)
TheEPROM9 Husky Computers - Youtube

Just as a note please $ my last comment please the link does not work $-)

For anyone interested I have a YouTube channel that has a section dedicated to Husky Hunter computers. I have even done a detailed motherboard overview looking at all the chips as well as several teardowns.

Because I collect these machines I do new videos on them every so often.


Wednesday 13rd February 2013
Simon Lyne (United Kingdom)
Husky Computers - YouTube

For anyone interested I have a YouTube channel that has a section dedicated to Husky Hunter computers. I have even done a detailed motherboard overview looking at all the chips as well as several teardowns.

Because I collect these machines I do new videos on them ever so often.


Friday 25th May 2012
Al U (England)

Hi, ive recently been given one of these machines, and just wondered what type of value i can sell it at, its immaculate conditioned and same as picture however its painted like a dark brown colour, also i dont seem to have the original rechargeable AA batteries that came with it however im guessing there not exactly priced high! Going to put it on ebay soon so any info would be greatly appreciated!


Thursday 24th May 2012
Simon Lyne (United Kingdom)
EPROM 9 Computing Home

Here a new bit of information I have recently got on these machines. Not only do the keyboards customization options, but also customers of Husky could have custom OS''es installed on their machines. For example Optimal Software had custom OS''es on their Hunters, as well as a non-standard keyboard.


Friday 16th March 2012
Simon Lyne (United Kingdom)
EPROM 9 Computer Collection Home

Here''s some info on how to get them working if there''s no power on when first obtained.

Its always worth opening them up just to see if everything is OK.

Now the first thing to do is leave the battery''s in for a good few hours so they can charge the internal battery. The machine will not power on if it is depleted, however I have herd that they still power on with it removed.

If it switches on but powers of a second or less later, then set the date and time, Keep one key pressed to stop it powering off. This worked for me, might for you.

If you are having memory errors such as BASIC programs not working and it crashes when you try to use functions or search the DIR, then issue the "FORMAT" command. These three steps got my hunter working.

Hope this helps! $-)


Friday 16th March 2012
Simon Lyne (United Kingdom)
EPROM 9 Computer Collection Home

Here''s some info on how to get them working if there''s no power on when first obtained.

Its always worth opening them up just to see if everything is OK.

Now the first thing to do is leave the battery''s in for a good few hours so they can charge the internal battery. The machine will not power on if it is depleted, however I have herd that they still power on with it removed.

If it switches on but powers of a second or less later, then set the date and time, Keep one key pressed to stop it powering off. This worked for me, might for you.

If you are having memory errors such as BASIC programs not working and it crashes when you try to use functions or search the DIR, then issue the "FORMAT" command. These three steps got my hunter working.

Hope this helps!


Saturday 10th March 2012
Simon Lyne (United Kingdom)
EPROM 9 Computer Collection Home

I have notest an error in continuenty that may have been overlooked. In the information text you say about it being used in 1983 but the specks say 1984.

Thought that should be brought to your attention as it could cause confusion.


Friday 2nd December 2011
linus granström (sweden)

I have a HUSKY HUNTER 16 for sale. Price: bid
I think it still works, newwer used it, never knew wath to do with it, just text comming upp......


Friday 2nd December 2011
linus granström (sweden)

I have a HUSKY HUNTER 16 for sale. Price: bid
I think it still works, newwer used it, never knew wath to do with it, just text comming upp......


Monday 15th August 2011
Husky (Sweden)

I have one Husky Hunter in suitcase with printer for sale are anyone interested, mail me.
husky.hunter@hotmail.se
Located Sweden only serious mail, please.


Tuesday 26th July 2011
arad310

Left something out of the post.....lol.
"I saw a guy DROP one..."
Not a scratch on it.


Tuesday 26th July 2011
arad310 (San Pedro, CA.)
Anthony''s Stuff for Sale

They really are indestructible. I saw a guy $ one while trying to stick it in the compartment on top of his van. The funny thing was that it happened only a few minutes after he powered it up to test it when I sold it to him. I''ve sold them on average for $3,500 (USD).


Sunday 24th April 2011
Darran Cafferty (Herne Bay, UK)

There''s one for £25 on Ebay!!! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem$item$260770564127$ht_1586wt_1139


Thursday 23rd December 2010
ldicker (USA)

I just wanted to point out that £3000 is roughly $4600, not $3000.


Monday 8th November 2010
Josh (usa)

@ Neil Street

I don''t think it is worth quite $3k but I''d give you some cash for it. I''ve been trying to find one.

email me at helforama AT gmail DOT com if you are interested in selling it. Thanks! :)


Tuesday 5th October 2010
Neil Street (Southport)

Having just had a bad result today at my hotel from CAPCON (beverage stocktaking) I was minded to think how archaic their software is. My first experience of the Husky Hunter (and I have one, though not in use) was in my first accounts position as Food $ Beverage Controller at the Pembroke Hotel in Blackpool (now the Hilton) in 1987. The Husky was loaded with "Innventory" (Leamington Spa based company, now extinct) software and I used the Husky as a "hand held" wandering around the bars punching in the stock counts then went back to my desk and plugged into printer and produced the reports. Great computer. Needed a great memory (mine, that is) to remember all the product codes.
Must dig it out soon. I was always told it was worth £3,000. Anyone know how much it actually was worth?


Monday 6th September 2010
Simon Wells (USA (via the UK))
My Website

When I worked at the McDonalds in Croydon back in the early 90''s we used these for the time clock. It slid into a wallbox that had a built in Bar Code reader and we all had little plastic cards with our info. we would slide the card and hit In, Break, or Out. At the end of the shift the Hunter was pulled out of the card reader and uploaded into the main computer.


Thursday 29th July 2010
Tony Pattison (Surrey UK)

Hi folks
I have tinkered with Huskies over the years and must say they were pretty special beasts!
I have a friend who is 76 and still runs a one-man company doing pub stocktaking using a couple of Husky Hunters that I keep going for him. Says a lot about his stamina and the Husky! We are down to one tape drive for the units now which could be a problem - can anyone point me at any information of these drives?
Regards
anthonypattison@btinternet.com


Wednesday 30th June 2010
Keith Reynolds (England)

I was just reading an article on the Coventry Evening Telegraph about how locals don''t appreciate some of the ''firsts'' Coventry was responsible for, including the bicycle and the handheld computer. I didn''t realise that the Husky was and made me proud to have been part of the company from 1985 to 1990, working in production with Peter Schofield, Doreen Dick and Richard Kantor. Really good memories working there, we were well looked after$ who can forget the visit of the Sky Bues in 1987 during the build up to the FA Cup win!

Although we left Coventry seven years ago, I look at the space where the Courtaulds building used to stand, and think of the good times I had there.

Great product that I was proud to have a small part in.


Thursday 20th May 2010
Michael Teggin (Coventry- England)

I used to run the Service and Operations dept up till 2007''. Joined company in 1984 when I was 16 and it was a fantastic company to work for. Great education nd great people to work for/with.


Thursday 1st April 2010
David Viewing (UK)
Viewing.com

Hello Neil. Hope your''e well. Nice to see your name again. It''s interesting to see what a following these machines still have after all these years - we must have done something right!


Tuesday 16th February 2010
N. Cowie (Cheltenham,UK)

OMG - I so remember working at Husky Computers, or DVW Microelectronics as they were when I started.
I worked on a lot of the operating system for the original Husky Hunter and it''s successor the Husky Hawk.


Friday 26th June 2009
some guy (USA)

This was a trip down memory lane! In the early eighties I was part of the U.S. company that marketed the hunter and earlier generations to General Motors for statistical quality and process control. The firm Sarasota Automation, down in Florida, was the importer.


Saturday 23rd August 2008
Jaume vega (Catalunya (Spain))

I got a 350KB model with specific keyboard (numeric keys at a side).

The hunter completed his IBM friendly ability wuith built in EBCDIC translation.
The keyboard was completely 'soft' and customizable with poke's from BASIC. The endurance time of 45 hours only is achieved with Alkaline batteries, with NiCd they only last about 16 hour. The Husky's manual embraces proudly 'full compatibility with cp/m programs for z80 and 8080 procesors.


Thursday 13rd December 2007
Peter Schofield (Midlands)

I used to run the Production department at husky Computers - Great fun manufacturing those little units :)


Thursday 16th August 2007
pitz (Portland, OR, US)

A very kindhearted couple donated a couple of Husky Hunters to my vintage collection -- a working Husky Hunter and a non-working Husky Hunter 2. Included with their gift is the original manual for the Husky Hunter.


Thursday 18th January 2007
David Ayers (Devizes)

Just aquired an ex MOD example - Has anybody got a manual ? - will pay full copyng costs etc.


Sunday 7th January 2007
Martin Sylvester (UK)

I saw one thrown from an exhibition stand onto a concrete floor. Worked perfectly. Years later, I was able to buy one secondhand from a government surplus depot. It came with an equally tough dot-matrix printer which held the Hunter in a cradle. I was told the one I bought had been a fire control system on a British artillery piece. One little feature was a strip of indicator paper visible in the display window: it changed colour if the environmental seal failed and humidity entered the system. If it had been y2k compliant, I'd be using it still!


Friday 2nd September 2005
Trent Chernecki (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

The battery charger I use is just a normal 12V adapter, with a 4-pin locking connector. Only 2 connectors are used.

I'm still looking around for a manual, but trial and error works (sometimes)


Saturday 22nd February 2003
J.Roestenburg (netherlands)

It concerns a HUSKY HUNTER computor,model 80k
Serial no.4704721.

we wouild be very much obliged,if You could tell us were to find a manual and battery charger.

Yours sincerely,
Jan Roestenburg


Friday 14th June 2002
Chris Hyams (UK)

I used to live just a few miles from Husky's small production plant in
Coventry. They were great and innovative machines but incredibly expensive, and even today the British Army still use these incredibly tough systems for field operations (I think Husky was taken over by a foreign company a number of years ago). They said these computers could withstand a tank driving over them... errr, I'm not so sure about that !





Click here to go to the top of the page   
Contact us | members | about old-computers.com | donate old-systems | FAQ
OLD-COMPUTERS.COM is hosted by - NYI (New York Internet) -