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    Today, 07:34 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Dave, each morning I spend a hour or so doing the daily puzzles of the morning newspaper. I have always enjoyed a good puzzle, maybe that is why we...
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    November 12th, 2018, 12:32 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Well, I'll damned (again). You nailed it. Adding the CLA at PGCHLP corrected the problem, at least with my current test tape. Give that man a GOLD...
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    November 12th, 2018, 12:22 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    I mis read PGCHLP as PTRGCH. I see what you mean. Mike
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    November 12th, 2018, 12:09 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    You may have a point. PTRGCH is called three times from PTRLP, which is not called at all. PTRLP is just part of the in line code. ALthough I should...
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    November 12th, 2018, 11:14 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    So far this is how I understand the original parts of the reader program. PTR is where the program starts Next PSETUP is called. Here the...
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    November 12th, 2018, 09:33 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    I'm not a programmer, but I thought that the original code was rather crude also. I was toying with starting over and writting some fresh code. But,...
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    November 11th, 2018, 02:53 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Sorry, fat fingers. TYPE SDB0:REMX.LS /1 REMEX HIGH SPEED READER PAL8-V10A NO DATE PAGE 1 /1 REMEX HIGH SPEED...
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    November 11th, 2018, 01:05 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    The errors you pointed out needed to be repaired. Since PTRRB is only called once, I removed the call and return and inserted the code directly...
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    November 11th, 2018, 10:27 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    After seeing that most characters were saved only one off, I agree that the packing is not the problem. Here is what I have loading in BUILD for PTR:...
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    November 11th, 2018, 09:13 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Here is the next clue to this puzzle. I found that the words displayed or saved are always the same. I know what they should be and comparing them to...
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    November 11th, 2018, 08:31 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Today is Armistice Day, I hope everyone toke a moment to remember. As a kid in school I remember facing east at 11 o'clock for a minute or so. My Dad...
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    November 10th, 2018, 02:32 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Thanks, I'm sure I can squeeze it in. Mike
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    November 10th, 2018, 01:06 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Maybe tomorrow I can add what I have to the PT8E.PA, which I have been calling REMX.PA and see exactly how much room I need. One thing that I was...
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    November 10th, 2018, 12:49 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Well..... I'll be damned! I removed the delay and re tested the program and it works flawlessly. No errors at all. Somehow when I read the paragraph,...
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    November 10th, 2018, 12:17 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    You may be correct. Let me chew on it for a while. I can certainly give it a try in the mean time and see what happens. I'm never in doubt, but many...
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    November 10th, 2018, 11:25 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    I think the data ready is correct for the MODE. Section 3.3.2, Tape Drive, Async Operation in part d. Says 'The drive signal can be either in the...
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    November 10th, 2018, 10:08 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Geeezzz... decimal time? Holy Cow! Fixing equipment has been my trade for the last 50 some years. Sometimes it comes easy and other times it can...
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    November 10th, 2018, 08:35 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Well, here in the States, we usually do things rather oddly. Most companies want to be international and for that reason they use the metric system....
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    November 9th, 2018, 09:25 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Gee... I thought you were English, doesn't that mean English units? The reason that I suspect the REMEX is that it will not move even in manual. The...
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    November 9th, 2018, 08:09 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Winter has arrived last night. The temperatures have dropped into the 20's and everything is covered with snow. Even the dog was not impressed. On...
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    November 9th, 2018, 07:04 AM
    I would also like a couple of these. Mike
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    November 8th, 2018, 06:58 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Actually my PDP8E has a regular omnibus for the first half and a special second half mother board in the back. The back board has single, double and...
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    November 6th, 2018, 04:30 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Well, I suppose if I want it to be right, I'll follow your advise (everyones) and investigate how to make this Device Handler a line by line reader....
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    November 6th, 2018, 07:13 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Dave, I really appreciate the time you have spent on this with me. In my earlier years, my experience was at the steam generation plant. Now, if you...
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    November 5th, 2018, 04:36 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    I went back to read my notes from when I thought I needed the 3/4 mSec delay. I was using a small test program and apparently, the time it took to...
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    November 5th, 2018, 02:56 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Dave, you can not look at wife projects as problems. They opportunities for husbanding points. Not sure exactly how they are redeemed or for what....
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    November 5th, 2018, 01:13 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Been distracted with projects the wife wants. Your suggestion of using TTY:<PTR: is an excellent one. Most times nothing is displayed, but...
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    November 4th, 2018, 08:53 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Last night, my wife and I attended the Annual Model T Club President's Dinner. I don't know about anyone else, but my mind wonders at times. During...
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    November 3rd, 2018, 01:25 PM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    My test tape was made from a text file of ASCII characters. Sent from the DOS prompt to my TTY punch. That is an interesting idea, about making a...
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    November 3rd, 2018, 11:01 AM
    Mike_Z replied to a thread REMEX Paper Tape reader in DEC
    Yes it does. I believe that I'm over thinking this, something I do once in a while. The PT8E.PA file comments state that this paper tape device...
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