Tektrionix VAXBI board and DC100 training tapes?

Mark J. Blair nf6x at nf6x.net
Sat Sep 21 13:29:37 CDT 2019

> On Sep 21, 2019, at 11:19 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> I've got over a hundred TU58s I need to look at some day as well.
> Fixed the pinch rollers on some TU58s a year or two ago, just too many other things to do.

I have about a dozen TU58 cartridges which came with my VAX-11/730. I'd like to archive them (or even read them, for that matter), but so far I have had not had any success with repairing cartridge drive belts. I just hate those things. I have a feeling that I might have better results by building an open reel imaging drive where I transfer the tape media out of the original cartridge, abandoning the &$@#! drive belt concept. But that's going to be a fairly big project, so I haven't made progress on it beyond brainstorming so far.

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

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