Recording data to a strand of wire?

From: Allison J Parent <>
Date: Tue Jan 13 21:45:03 1998

<On the show, they spliced the wire to reformat a message on the wire... d
<you know what type of wire was used on these types of voice/data recorder
<and how would you splice them?
<(oh, and could you re-record over a previously used piece of wire?)

Lessee, yes you can re-record on used wire. In fact if you didn't erase
it you would get a overdub! Oh, the wire is soft iron, though any wire
of a magnetic alloy can be used. The technology date t before WWII to
some time in the late 40s-early 50s. It's problems were poor frequency
response, knots/kinks in the wire and head wear.

Received on Tue Jan 13 1998 - 21:45:03 GMT

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