As I said - we were training to be Transmitter EngineersTo within a second! That's whole words!
I remember them...my dad still has his in the loft, was fascinating listening to all his recordings of 60's radio. Wouldnt be surprised if they've degraded a lot now though
For those who used to edit it, I understand it was cut, but how on earth did you stick it back together? So it still played?
I just had a call from the Records Office. They use them in their History dept. that is open to the public and has an old-technology theme, so people can actually listen to tapes on the original equipment. They try to keep a stock because of reliability.
They have digitised all the material as well.
With splicing tape applied to the rear surface (non-playback side) of the tape... eg: http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~bunce/cutedit.htmbut how on earth did you stick it back together? So it still played?
I used to do it with 8mm film. I had a special splicing tool and an acetate that melted the two ends together.
Editing done using a non ferrous blade, to cut down on magnetic inteferrence.
Tape loops done by cutting out and editing the ends together then threading round a strategicaly placed chair leg to maintain tension, hence the name loops.
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