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Smoke Signal Chieftain Computers
The Chieftain 9822

In 1978, Smoke Signal Chieftain Computers (SSCC) released their first computer: The Chieftain, followed in 1980 by the Chieftain Business System, an update to the original Chieftain.

At the start of 1982, the company introduced the Chieftain 9822, an update to the Business System featuring the same processor and static RAM options, as well as the same nine-slot bus equipped with the first two Chieftains.

The system could be equipped with either two 8-inch or two 5.25-inch floppy drives and Winchester hadr drives with a capacity between 4 MB to 60 MB. This Chieftain spanned two units: one for the disk drives, the other for the processor, memory, and disk controller.

Purchasers could choose either an updated version of DOS-68 for the Motorola 6809—its name now shortened to Smoke Signal DOS—or Microware's multi-tasking, multi-user, "Unix-comparable" operating system, OS-9. Smoke Signal DOS was free of charge, while OS-9 cost an additional US$195. A system configured with Smoke Signal's choice of dumb terminal and printer cost around US$8149. The Chieftain's two units could be mounted under a desk or stacked on top of each other.

Here are some configurations advertised in april 1982:

- The Chieftain 95W4: 4 MB hard disk + 360 KB 5.25'' floppy disk drive
- The Chieftain 98W15: 15 MB hard disk + 1 MB 8'' floppy disk drive
- The Chieftain 95XW4: 4 MB hard disk + 750 KB octo-density floppy disk drive
- The Chieftain 9W15T20: 15 MB hard disk + 20 MB tape streamer

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NAME  The Chieftain 9822
MANUFACTURER  Smoke Signal Chieftain Computers
TYPE  Professional Computer
ORIGIN  U.S.A.
YEAR  1982
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  5.25'' or 8'' floppy disk drives, hard disk (4 to 60 MB)
CPU  Motorola 6809
RAM  64 Kb (upgradable to 1 Mb)
OS  OS9
POWER SUPPLY  PSU built-in




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