On 3/11/18 10:28 AM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> On 03/11/2018 08:19 AM, Al Kossow wrote:
>> I've scrapped six of those already. They aren't worth anything.
>>
>>
>> On 3/11/18 1:23 AM, jim stephens wrote:
>>> I think this is actually a quad density half inch.  If the guy didn't burn 
>>> it up (says probably 12v fault) it would be
>>> handy.
>>>
> 
> Isn't that a Kennedy streamer?  Sure looks like one.
> 
> I note that the Kennedy incremental 7 inch reel drive in the NASA flight
> case hasn't attracted a lot of interest.
> 
> That sample tape that I got, however does verify that the parity track
> on this telemetry stuff is unused.   So that explains the 8 data inputs
> with no parity on the NASA model.
> 
> --Chuck
> 

since this has bounced to a public mailing list

Vintage-Unisys-9662-Reel-to-Reel-Computer-Mainframe-Tape-Drive-FREE-SHIPPING/
https://www.ebay.com/itm/222833663701

It is a Kennedy 9662, Pertec interface (no SCSI connectors on the back)

100% chance the capstan has turned to goo.

The transport is particularly rough on tapes, as in snapping sticky ones.

It does have good 800bpi recovery, but I've broken too many tapes on them
to trust 'em.

The NASA Kennedy is a 8" reel, so it's no good for 2400' tapes.

I've got a Kennedy 9000 that I'm probably just going to scrap. I can't
deal with 100lb much of anything any more.


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