The PPC Calculator Archive: A Work in Progress Since 1998
Updated April 1, 2021
Introducing PPC Archive Version 2.39:
(Approx. 17 GB, now offered on a USB flash drive )
With nearly 1,700 new pages of material
PPC archive historical page count progression 2010 - present:
From Section 1:
- Added PPC Journal new-member letters from 1977 & 1981,
plus a PPC member "rejoin" invitation letter from 1984
From Section 2:
- Added five CHHU special documents from 1984:
- Also repaired PPC ROM Manual, Computer Journal of PPC,
CHHU Chronicle and HPX Exchange page scans (approx. 1650 pages)
From Section 3:
-Added another year (2020) of the Handheld and Portable Computer Club's Datafile issues:
and updated the five-way Datafile index (now with 4,799 entries)
From Section 4:
Added five Australian PPC-club documents:
Also added the January HPCC2021 mini-conference materials
and updated the five-way conference index
(now with 1,211 entries)
(No changes to the EduCALC Section)
In the HP-Related Miscellaneous Materials section:
Added many individual documents:
Plus added a bunch of multiple-issue documents:
...including two more issues (V1N4, V2N5) of Professional Computing mgazine:
along with two new groups:
HP Press Kits and HP European Brochures:
And finally, added excerpts from four more ElekTek catalogs (#18-21):
The "PPC Section 4" portion of the archive includes 17,729 pages
of scanned Australian calculator newsletters and
46 sets of proceedings from calculator conferences.
Also includes the comprehensive 5-way HHC Conference index
extended to cover HPCC 1-2021 (with 1211 entries)
The PPC Section #4 was first presented at the HHC2003 Calculator Conference in Newport Beach, California in September. Four different sets of newsletters from the various Australian calculator groups (PPC Melbourne, HPHH Melbourne, CHHU Sydney) are included here. This includes the complete set of 17 editions of the PPC Technical Notes, PPC's premiere journal of advanced HP41 programming applications. Thanks to Graham Fraser, long-time officer in the PPC Melbourne group, we now have issues 1,2,8 and 10 of PPPM Inc. & CHHU Sydney.
This portion of the archive includes the conference proceedings (along with any printed supplementary material obtained at the conferences) from 46 English-language HP calculator conferences up to 2021. It starts with the first one in Santa Clara, California in 1979 (featuring the newly-introduced HP41C) and extends to HPCC 1-2021, conducted remotely by the British Handheld and Portable Computer Club.
|To obtain info on videotape from HP conferences going back to 1986, click here.|
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 members or
$23.00 plus shipping for HPCC 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 North American postage cost is now around U.S. $4.00
and the cost for shipping elsewhere is around U.S. $14.00,
these will be the shipping charges moving forward.
|~PPC Archive on USB Drive~||Cost per copy:|
|If Non HPCC Member:||$25.00|
|If HPCC Member:||$23.00|
|Ship within U.S./Canada:||$4.00 shipping|
|Ship outside U.S./Canada:||$14.00 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 >= 2.16 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 $2800. 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 6000 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 lead articles from 1992 to May, 2000 (5089 pages) Now also includes 5,854 new 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 35 issues ranging from 1968 to 1996. (3030 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.
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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
http://www.hpcc.org on the web.
If you are interested in obtaining HP Calculator user manuals on CD, be sure to check out
Dave Hicks' DVD set 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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