tape baking

Mark J. Blair nf6x at nf6x.net
Thu Jul 6 13:35:16 CDT 2017

> On Jul 6, 2017, at 11:20 AM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On 07/06/2017 11:09 AM, Mark J. Blair via cctalk wrote:
>> Did you apply it to the whole tape prior to reading it, or did you apply it in place on the tape drive while reading the tape?
> The whole tape--I ran my tape cleaner at low speed and used a strip of
> 1/2" thick synthetic felt glued to a large PVC pipe fitting as the
> applicator.  Needless to mention, it was on the supply side of the
> cleaner, or else the tape wouldn't have made it through.   The
> lubrication lasted for two reads of the tape.

I don't have a tape cleaner. Maybe I should make one. In particular, for those damned TK50 tapes!

> I think I did a moldy tape of Noel's last year this way also and got the
> whole thing.
>> Are they online anywhere? I wouldn't mind taking a look at them.
> No, but I can put a copy up on my Box account.  Do you want the original
> EBCDIC .tap image or the ASCII-translated files?

I would enjoy seeing the ASCII translated files. I don't have any experience dealing with EBCDIC-era stuff yet.

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

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