[TenTec] Re: Fluid motion antenna

Stuart Rohre rohre@arlut.utexas.edu
Mon, 1 Apr 2002 21:31:22 -0600

Thanks Dave, a very nice write up, but then as you describe the reeling out
of the tape, I could not help but think of the DLT tape drives where a
finger hooks onto the end of the tape and pulls it out to thread the
machine, except that they had troubles with the mechanical reliability of
the mechanism to advance the tape to load.  Not only in the DLT machine, but
in its predecessor cartridge tape drive on older computers.  They did not
solve the problem they changed the name of the machine. Hi!  Well, I hope
the stepper motors are something as reliable as Ham M rotors over the years
of ice, snow, cold, heat and wind vibration.
Stuart K5KVH