windows program to read papertape from reader through serial port

Bill Degnan billdegnan at
Tue Jul 21 09:36:11 CDT 2020

As I think about it, I guess capturing an unknown ASCII 1" tape using 8-bit
(not 7 bit) makes the most sense as this will ensure I get everything.
WHen I compare and contrast I see the 8bit grabs the same data as the 7bit
capture, plus the extra 1 bit tacked on.

I am learning as I go, that's the fun of this hobby.  Learn something new
all of the time.

I am working to extract Honeywell DDP-516 lunder landing data tape
(supposedly).....any Honeywell experts out there want a copy?  SO far I
have done what appears to be the absolute loader (labeled "ABCT") and a
utility called 8X-MEDIC.

My hope it to be able to feed this tape into simH, and learn more about the
Honeywells of the time.  I have a DDP516 front panel and some core memory,
which peaks my interest.


On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 7:51 AM Bill Degnan <billdegnan at> wrote:

> What I want to do is take an unknown nm own tape and read it correctly.
> Bill
> On Tue, Jul 21, 2020, 3:14 AM Mike Douglas via cctalk <
> cctalk at> wrote:
>> I’ve used Teraterm to receive and save binary paper tapes and ASCII paper
>> tapes to files using the log function without any problem. When you say
>> receive “into an ASCII file,” what is the ASCII requirement you’re trying
>> to satisfy? What is on the tape - text or binary data?
>> Mike

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