[vcf-midatlantic] Head alignment tape
hjohnson at retrotechnology.info
Sat Jun 17 11:37:02 EDT 2017
> UNIVAC 1540 Magnetic Tape Unit...I wonder if anyone has a 800 BPI,
> NRZ Master Head Alignment Tape (skew tape) to donate to VCF.
7 track or 9 track? The Univacs are pretty old even for "vintage".
Also, as Dave McGuire noted, a lightly-used tape from a known-good drive
will be useful. In the floppy-disk world, I use several diskettes each
from a known good drive to validate "alignment".
Seems to me, there's likely several boxes of mag-tapes in the inventory.
Herbert R. Johnson, New Jersey in the USA
http://www.retrotechnology.com OR .net
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