[vcf-midatlantic] Paper tape

Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Mon Feb 15 20:33:07 UTC 2021

On Mon, 15 Feb 2021, Bill Degnan wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 12:54 PM Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, 15 Feb 2021, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
>>>>    Recently, I've been deep into paper tape territory. I exhumed my HP
>>>>  2748B high speed paper tape reader, and got it running after a clutch
>>>>  plate adjustment. It's connected to my HP 2108A minicomputer, along
>> with a
>>>>  2645A terminal. I can punch tapes from a Linux system to a GNT-4601
>> paper
>>>>  tape reader/punch, connected via serial port. Then load the tape into
>> the
>>>>  2748B and read it into the 2108A. They're not kidding when they say
>> "high
>>>>  speed".
>>> Really cool! Do you have to cut paper into strips and make the tape or
>> is
>>> there some source to find pre-cut tape that works for this stuff?
>>     I sitll had a couple of rolls of the real thing. You can find a few on
>> Epay, both paper and mylar tape 8" rolls.
> I am always looking for papertape and printer rolls, but I have been
> switching to "electronic tapes" whenever possible.
> Bill

    Sometimes it's just more satisfying to use the real thing. Plus, it would 
make an interesting VCF demo.

Mike Loewen				mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
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