Excellent guess; but no, the tone is too high in frequency to be heard on fast winding.


Marcos Sueiro Bal
Senior Archivist, New York Public Radio
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> After hearing a few more of these, I think I have figured it out. They 
> seem to have used the (handmade?) buzzer blasts as a sort of audio 
> countdown for the start of the program. Definitely not for broadcast!

I thought it might be a cue to find the start of the segment when fast-winding the tape.  I used to use a few seconds of a 40 Hz tone.


This link directs to somebody's "clever" idea of what an SMTPE leader ought to look and sound like.  Did you mean to use that link?

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