djg at pdp8online.com
Fri Apr 9 19:37:20 CDT 2010
> It's probably a laughable idea but... Is it possible to read LINCtapes
> with a TU56 and a TD8E
> DECTape controller? I could imagine that it's possible due to the simple
> design of the TD8E controller - most work is done in software...
Sort of. You will need to put an inverter in the timing track path (I
put it in the cable). Discussion from when I originally worked on this.
I was able to read some tapes but on the todo list is to build a better
reader since many of the tapes had too many errors.
I can dig up the code I wrote if your interested but it will need some work
since it depended on the special interface board I made for the pdp-8 I have
online. Much of the work I did on the PC.
I can also give you the code the web site uses to display the tape contents.
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