Help reading a 9 track tape

Jon Elson elson at
Sat Jul 31 10:08:42 CDT 2021

On 7/30/21 1:02 PM, James Liu via cctech wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been lurking for a few years, but thought I'd finally speak up
> as I just received a 9 track tape purportedly containing the source
> code to Schoonschip (  This
> is a 2400' reel recorded at 1600 bpi based on the labels, and a
> cursory examination suggests that it is still in pretty good shape
> (although I am not sure how it was stored over the years).  Here is a
> picture of the tape:
> We no longer have any equipment that can read the tape, so I was
> wondering if anyone may be willing to help or if anyone had
> suggestions on where to go to get it read.  Thanks!
Where are you?  I have a CDC Keystone drive that worked last 
time I fired it up,

and I have it interfaced  to a Linux PC.  I'm in Missouri.


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