TU58 yet one more time

Mark J. Blair nf6x at nf6x.net
Tue May 31 16:04:16 CDT 2016

> On May 31, 2016, at 09:35 , Al Kossow <aek at bitsavers.org> wrote:
> On 5/31/16 8:38 AM, Mark J. Blair wrote:
>> If I could find a way to create new tape belts, then it would be nice to be able to overhaul old cartridges.
> plastibands work ok for DC-100 carts. the bigger size is a bit too narrow for DC-600 though

I tried using plastibands in a TU58 cartridge, with zero success. Once stretched, the width of the plastiband was too narrow, and it kept on slipping off the edge of the tape spool and jamming things up thoroughly. These are the ones I tried using:


I think they might have worked if they were at least twice as wide, at around the same circumference. Is there a different type available that might work better?

Mark J. Blair, NF6X <nf6x at nf6x.net>

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