Kennedy 9800

So I found a 9-track reel-to-reel tape drive on eBay that looked like it was in working and beautiful condition. It’s a Kennedy 9800 with the reels arranged horizontally so it doesn’t take up half an equipment rack. I’d like to use it with a PDP-8/e system emulated via SimH running on a Beaglebone Black, so I’ll need to build a controller for it.

Links:

  • http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kennedy-9800-9-Track-Data-Tape-Subsystem/232493086636
  • http://www.ebay.com/itm/Datamastet-9-Track-Mag-Tapes-Brand-New-Case-of-10/112152910883
  • http://www.classiccmp.org/cctalk.html
  • http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/pdf/kennedy/Kennedy_9800_Digital_Tape_Transport_Operation_and_Maintenance_Manual.pdf
  • http://www.3480-3590-data-conversion.com/media-9track.html
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar_(computing)
  • http://ftp.gnu.org/old-gnu/Manuals/tar/html_node/tar_130.html
  • http://www.vcfed.org/forum/archive/index.php/t-17430.html
  • http://www.sydex.com/pertec.html
  • https://github.com/jakubfi/ninetracklab
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIMH
  • http://simh.trailing-edge.com/
  • http://simh.trailing-edge.com/docs/simh_magtape.pdf

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