Reading HP2000 tapes

Jon Elson elson at
Sat Jul 14 14:47:34 CDT 2018

On 07/14/2018 11:14 AM, Dan Veeneman via cctalk wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently received the following request:
>> I just recently found a (9 or 7 track?) tape of mine made on an
>> HP2000 (probably C, maybe F) in 1977 from a DUMP of two accounts.
>> I've had it for 40 years with nothing to process it.  Now I have
>> simh to process it on, but nothing to read it with.
> Does anyone have experience and the ability to read such a tape?
What density and number of tracks?  I currently have 
capability to read 1600 (PE) and 6250 (GCR) tapes in 9-track 
format.  No 7-track or 800 BPI capability, however.


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