|Archiving Papertapes Using DSI NC 2400||by Bill Degnan - 07/20/2020 01:27|
DSI NC 2400 papertape reader and punch. Click image for larger view.
DSI NC 2400 papertape reader and punch. Front panel settings/lights:High, REM/CTL, FULL, LINE - On.(Note PU NCH also on) Click image for larger view.
RealTerm with Windows 10.
Find a Trip Lite USB to serial cable if straight through serial connection not possible to your PC. Originally, I could send CTRL+Q to initiate a tape read but inbound the data was not coming through (why is prob discernible but not my concern at the moment).
Use a null modem adapter.
RealTerm is very easy to use, here are the only changes I needed to make to the defaults. Display tab "display as" binary. all else as is/defaultPort tab 2400 baud (my reader's jumpered to this). Data bits N/8/1. DTR/DSR checked. Capture tab - check "capture as hex"
When I don't check "7 data bits" I get the same data but the extra 8th bit is captured from the tape. For my purposes I may need to leave this unchecked to ensure I am getting everything on the tape. Although I understand Teletype tapes and HEX listings, grabbing virgin tapes of unknown origin is a different science.
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