The PPC Calculator Archive: A Work in Progress Since 1998

Updated April 1, 2024

Introducing PPC Archive Version 2.45:


(Click to skip down to the price schedule)


(Approx. 34.5GB, now offered on a 64GB USB flash drive )



With roughly 1,500 pages of new material



PPC archive historical page count progression 2010 - present:


In Section 1:

65 NOTES / PPC Journal / PPC Calculator Journal /

Handheld Calc Technical Papers / U.S. Navy Programmable Calc Materials /

Philadelphia PAHHC-group Newsletters / Chicago CHIP-group Newsletters / Atlanta Chapter (ACHHU) Newsletters (1985-87)

(13,723 pages)




- Added 4 PPC-related Documents:

 Plus added 7 Atlanta (ACHHU) chapter newsletters (1985-87)

And included updates to 4 PAHHC newsletters:



  In Section 2:

PPC ROM Materials / Computer Journal of PPC / CHHU Chronicle / HPX Exchange /

HP65 Users' News / HP65 Key Note / HP Key Notes / HP Journal Articles

(6,337 pages)

  - Added 3 CHHU-related items, plus added a Key Notes errata sheet:





In Section 3:

Handheld and Portable Computer Club's (HPCC)

41 Years of Datafile 1982-2023

(213 issues; 7,851 pages)



Added V37N3 Issue:

And extended the Datafile Index,

Now with 4,838 entries:

  In Section 4:

New Zealand + Australian Newsletters 1976-1995

and Conference Proceedings 1979-2023

(23,280 pages)



- Added lost HPHH issue from 11/92:

Plus added two special CES-adjacent calc meeting handouts from 1986 & 1988,

added the HP Calendars from HHC2007 and HHC2008:




and updated the five-way conference index

(now with 1,560 entries):


This section also contains

64 sets of proceedings from calculator conferences.


In Section 5 (the EduCALC Library):

EduCALC Catalogs / Technical Notes /

Newsline Messages / Additional EduCALC Materials

(6,492 pages)

Updated Technical Note 59C:

Added 2 new documents to the "Additional Materials" section:



Also including the EduCALC Catalog 5-way index with 23,903 entries:


 In Section 6 - HP-Related Miscellaneous Materials section:

Individual and "multiple-issue" documents plus Elek-Tek catalogs and

HP Measure & invent newsletters

(1,438 documents /16,580 pages)

Added 76 individual documents, 6 “multiple-issue” documents

Plus added 4 European/foreign documents:






Still containing the Elek-Tek Catalog collection:



Still containing the HP Measure / HP invent (1968-2001) issue excerpts:




The current Archive contents:

·       Section 1: 65 Notes/PPC Journal/PPC Calculator Journal/ plus 1,354 Scannable HP-41 program/barcode files (13,723 pages)

·       Section 2: PPC ROM Manual / Computer Journal of PPC / CHHU Chronicle/ HPX Exchange / HP65 Users' News / HP65 Key Note / U.S. & European HP Key Notes / HP Journal Articles (6,337 pages)

·       Section 3: Handheld and Portable Computer Club's 39 Years of Datafile 1982-2021 (212 issues, 7,851 pages)

o   Now including 352 Scannable HP-41 program/barcode files from Volumes 1 through 37

o   Also including the HPCC Datafile Index for Volumes 1-37: An index of 4819 entries indexed five ways (by issue, item title, author, document type and calculator model)

·       Section 4: New Zealand Newsletters, Australian Newsletters & Handhelds Conference Proceedings 1979-2022   (23,280 pages)

o   Including The Conference Index: An index of all 1560 entries in all 64 conferences indexed five ways (by conference, item title, author, document type and calculator model)

o   Including an archive of the HP Solve Newsletter, issues 1 to 33 (2008-2014)

o   Also including the HP Solve Newsletter Index: An index of all 300 entries in the 33 issues indexed five ways (by issue, item title, author, document type and calculator model)

·       An EduCALC Catalog Library: Almost all EduCALC catalog issues,  Catalog Indexes, Technical Notes, Newsline transcripts and other materials totaling 6492 pages

·       HP-Related Miscellaneous Materials: 1438 various documents related to HP calculators totaling 16,580 pages

This Archive, combining all 4 previous PPC sections (plus the EduCALC

and Miscellaneous HP material) is available for

$25.00 plus shipping for non HPCC (British Club) members or

$23.00 plus shipping for HPCC (British club) members.

>>> NOTE on Changes to Shipping Costs: <<<

The shipping charges have remained the same for the past 15 years or so.

Despite this, postage costs have increased at least a half dozen times.

They are finally too high to simply absorb them.

Since the U.S. postage cost is now around U.S. $5.00

and the cost for shipping elsewhere is around U.S. $18.00,

these will be the shipping charges moving forward.

Complete chart of costs: 

 ~PPC Archive on USB Drive~  

Cost per copy:

If Non HPCC Member:


If HPCC Member:


Ship within U.S.:

$5.00 shipping

Ship outside U.S.:

$18.00 shipping

 *** Additional Savings Opportunity #1: ***

If you have previously purchased the Archive

within the past five years, the price is discounted by $5.00

if you specify in your order the exact version

you previously purchased.

(Versions >= 2.35 qualify for this discount)

*** Additional Savings Opportunity #2: ***

Another $5.00 discount is available if the

most recent version purchased was on USB drive

and that drive is returned to be re-programmed.


As always, for each copy sold, $5.00 is sent to the British HPCC group to

support their continued efforts (with over $3700. generated to date)



PPC, formerly the HP65 Users Club, was formed in June of 1974 to support user-exchange of information related to Hewlett-Packard

Personal Programmable Calculators. PPC published a newsletter, originally called 65 NOTES; later later the PPC Journal or the PPC Calculator Journal, roughly 8 to 10 times per year from 1974 through 1987. It also produced the PPC Computer Journal, covering HP 70-series and 80-series computers, published in parallel with the PPC Calculator Journal from 1982 through 1984 (and then both calculator and computer coverage was merged back into the PPC Journal starting in 1985).

CHHU, the Club of Hewlett-Packard Handheld Users, started in 1984 and published the CHHU Chronicle between 1984 and 1986.

Also, HPX, the Handheld Program Exchange, picked up after CHHU ceased operation and published the HPX Exchange between 1987 and 1990.

The above newsletters comprise around 13,000 pages of valuable material covering all aspects of HP handhelds from the HP35 up to the HP28S.

The "Section 1" and "Section 2" portions of the PPC Archive contain all of the pages of the above newsletters plus:

Below lists the highlights of the archive's contents:

The Section 1 portion consisting of 65 NOTES/PPC Calculator Journals Volume 1 through Volume 14 (the end) plus all the Chicago-area CHIP group newsletters 1991 to end of publication in 2005 and the Philadelphia-area PAHHC handout matrials from Jan 1980 to Sept 2000 (13,664 pages) Now also includes 5,854 pages from Jackie Woldering's 1,354 program/barcode files

The Section 2 portion consisting of the PPC ROM Manual; PPC ROM Pocket Guide; PPC Pocket Hex Table; PPC Computer Journal; CHHU Chronicle; HPX Exchange, HP65 Key Note, HP Key Notes & relevant HP Journal articles from 38 issues ranging from 1968 to 1996. (6,337 pages)

For the other sections, see the info above.

All files are in the pdf format and thus the archive requires Adobe Acrobat Reader version 3 or higher.

Send a check to:

Jake Schwartz

135 Saxby Terrace

Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003-4606


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Feel free to contact me via email at or by phone at 856-751-1310 (evenings, weekends) for additional information.

What the archive is and what it is not....

The archive is a reference tool, with all pages scanned images in Adobe Acrobat format. Navigation buttons within each newsletter will provide movement from page to page, issue to issue, volume to volume and from any issue in any volume to any other. All indexes which were provided in the pages of the newsletters are included. Some of them have their entries hyperlinked to the referenced articles. Pages of text and diagrams will print approximately as cleanly as the originally scanned pages, and may be viewed within Acrobat Reader magnified many times the original. All issues which start with a table of contents on page one have this T.O.C. hyperlinked to the articles themselves.

The archive is not a single-source search mechanism to find information on subjects entered by the user. This would require indexing all the material (which would be perhaps a lifetime project since type fonts, sizes and printing quality varies from article to article and page to page, causing OCR software to choke). They also are not a library of downloadable software. The listings are there, and you may therefore key them in. Also, it is likely that the supplied barcode for many of the programs in the issues will not print of high enough quality to be scanned with an HP41 wand. (Jackie Woldering's barcodes should scan successfully, however.) On the other hand, the barcode pages from the PPC ROM Manual, more recently added to the archive, were added at 600 dpi, and thus should scan in reasonably well.

For additional information about the London's Handheld and Portable Computer Club, check out on the web.

If you are interested in obtaining HP Calculator user manuals on CD, be sure to check out

Dave Hicks' USB drive from the HP Calculator Museum

For additional information / archive exclusively on the HP41 , check out Warren Furlow's

The HP41C Calculator Page

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