Are DEC TK50/TK70 tapes worth hanging onto?

Mark J. Blair nf6x at
Wed Oct 19 19:51:06 CDT 2016

> On Oct 19, 2016, at 5:04 PM, Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at> wrote:
>> ... but I would have thought
>> either TU58 or 9-track would have been a more likely software delivery
>> mechanism for a VAX-11/730 back in the day.
> Indeed (or RL02... that was a valid distribution medium choice,
> especially since most of the 11/730s had an RL02 on top not a magtape
> drive.

I’m especially interested in accumulating good RL02 packs. I’m even working on a project to add a USB interface to one of my RL02 drives for imaging and writing packs.

Mark J. Blair, NF6X <nf6x at>

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