TK50/TK70 Info

Mark J. Blair nf6x at
Thu Aug 27 23:55:20 CDT 2015

> On Aug 27, 2015, at 21:45, Kyle Owen <kylevowen at> wrote:
> Is your 730 booting VMS yet?

Yes! I can boot 7.3 (IIRC) from the R80 or 5.3 (IIRC) from the RL02. I haven't gotten networking up and running yet, but I did manage to make tape backups of the R80 and RL02 on the TU80 tape drive (I think!).

I've been distracted by different squirrels for a while, but at least I set the project on the back burner after making some significant progress. I was hoping to use a TK50 on the VAX and  a TK30 on my Sun Ultra 60 to transfer data, but that project yielded much more frustration than success so far.

If I gain the ability to somehow run a 1/2" magtape drive on one of my modern computers (Ultra 60, Macbook or Mac Pro) then that could also provide a way to transfer stuff in both directions.

Mark J. Blair, NF6X <nf6x at>

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