Anyone interested in old (PDP-8 driven) Radio Automation hardware?

Al Kossow aek at
Wed Dec 9 08:54:10 CST 2015

On 12/8/15 8:54 PM, Alexis Kotlowy wrote:

> Very interesting. The cartridges were probably NAB cartridges.

They are continuous loop, lubricated with graphite, with cue tones
on the non-audio tracks. The graphite shed onto the playback head
so you had to clean the heads every couple of shifts at a non-automated
I would assume they had enough carts so that during a normal day the
engineer would only have to clean them once or twice.

The systems I'm familiar with were made by Gates (not Bill) in the early 70s.
No computers at all in them.

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