CBM 64K memory board and tape->disk archiving (was Re: cbm-hackers is moving to musoftware.de)

From: Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 22:06:33 -0400
Message-ID: <f4eb766f0910281906w593caf9ej5185c919d596b5e5@mail.gmail.com>
On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 9:48 PM, Bill Degnan <billdeg@degnanco.com> wrote:
> Just to make a comment ....This weekend I upgraded my PET 8032 to an "8096"
> with a CBM 64K kit.

Nice.  I have one on the top shelf, in view of my PET work area, new,
surplus from a defunct CBM dealer, that I've always been meaning to
get around to installing (since about 1992 when it fell into my

> I started first trying to put the kit in my 4016,
> after upgrading with a 4032 board, but the 4032 board was bad.  After
> testing the socketed chips, and the power supply pnly the harder stuff
> remains.  Rather than mess with it, I just used a 8032 to upgrade instead.

Heh... I can see switching being easier than fighting at that point.

> The Commodore Tech Notes says you can also upgrade a 4032 using the 64K
> expansion kit and wanted to try it for myself....

Interesting.  Could you pass along the Tech Note number/date?  I have
a couple of binders of those myself and would love to look for it.

> I also experimented with the process of backing up machine language
> cassette programs to disk.  I plan to post these images to my web site
> asap.  One of my goals is to archive cassette iimages.  I have a set of
> "Cursor" programs on cassette and some other stuff from a small company is
> Connecticut.

I archived a box of tapes from 1978-1982 a while back (a mix of
self-written and commercial tapes) but I did it mostly with an MS-DOS
app and a real CBM datasette attached to a PC parallel port (I still
have the cable, but I'm not sure where the software ended up).  I had
success with over 90% of the tapes, but I still have the tapes and
wanted to shoot for that last 5-10%.  What method are you using to
archive your tapes?

> One last question - is there a place to download all of the PET User Notes
> newsletters?  Is there an index someplace?

I don't know, but if you get an answer, I'd love to hear it.


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