This model is also very rare. That this machine runs at 12 IPS giving a
40 minute recording time per 7 inch reel with 2400 feet of tape. It has
a push button video head cleaner, visible at the top of the head drum.
When pressed, a small bristle brush just barely touches the faces of the
video head tips. Very clever, those Japanese. . .
are clever too. If you look carefully, in the left side of the second picture,
you can just barely see the red and black covers on the alligator clips
of my home made universal "man killer" cheater cord. It is essentially
a lamp cord with a plug at one end and rubber covered clips at the
other. It can be used with any of the old VTR's. If you copy this cord,
realize how unsafe it is. Keep it away from children especially and always
make sure it is secure and never looped where it can be accidentally pulled
off. I suppose installing at least
|one, and better yet two, in
line fuse holders would be a good idea also. If anyone knows of a source
of obsolete AC cords, please pass this information on to me and I will
include it here.
machine is in excellent condition and is operational. It needs all of the
regular tuning up, with belts and capacitors replaced as necessary. There
are no obvious obstacles to a full and gratifying restoration here. Stay
WANTED: Any technical
articles about this format. Including detailed magazine articles, training
manuals or any other highly detailed reference to the format. Details like;
video track width, track spacing and scan angle, carrier frequency, etc.
manuals and or operators' manuals for this machine.