HP 9000/382 Questions

Pete Lancashire pete at petelancashire.com
Sun Jan 24 15:23:33 CST 2016

A picture of an example tape



On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 12:59 PM, Rik Bos <hp-fix at xs4all.nl> wrote:

> > If I read the doc's correctly I only have the medium resolution system
> board, pity
> > the graphics where not a daughter board.
> >
> > No problem with building a sync separator.
> >
> > My goal list to use the thing as a GPIB controller. Have quite a few HP
> > diagnostics that are on tape (and will need to get a tape drive) that
> make
> > extensive use of HP Basic.
> >
> > Final use  is as a bench controller for the same instruments
> >
> > -pete
> >
> What kind of tapes do you have?
> DC100A (HP 98200A) are in most cases not compatible with the 9000/200-300
> series because they contain HP 9825A?B programs or 9835/45 programs.
> The DC300 like quick tapes like the HP 88140SC / 150 Ft.  or HP 88140LC /
> 600 Ft. 16 track tapes uses the HP 9144A or compatible drives.
> For HP-UX systems HP used DAT tapes in the 90'th but I'm not sure if they
> also used them for instrument verification and test programs.
> The programs I have are all on disc.
> Before you put your old quick tapes in a drive you need to check if the
> drive belt is in good condition, if the tension is to low it will ruin the
> tape.
> Drive belts can be retentioned by putting them in hot water >70C the belt
> will shrink then and go back to the right tension.
> If you use the search function on the site you can find a mail from
> Christian Corti describing the procedure.
> -Rik

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