Handheld and Portable Computer Club
HPCC is a voluntary, independent body run by and for users of handheld and portable computers and calculators. The club has been helping members for more than 30 years to get the most from their Hewlett Packard equipment and to further the exchange of information and ideas.
While most members' main interest is in the HP range of models, the club is happy to discuss other models too, at meetings, through the club journal - Datafile, and on these web pages. HPCC is not supported by Hewlett Packard or any other commercial organisation; its activities are funded and undertaken by its members.
Next Virtual Club Meeting - 23rd May 2020 15:00-17:00 BST (UTC+1)
Webex enables you to join via desktop application, Chrome/Firefox on your PC/Mac, mobile app on iOS/Android or by phone. It is recommended that you use the use the desktop application or mobile app for the best experience. Headphones and a separate microphone are recommended for the best audio experience, particularly for laptop users. If these are not available and the audio on your machine is not the best quality, you can phone in over a landline or mobile but call charges will apply. Phone in details are in the meeting invite.
Further details on the HPCC Forum.
Click on a calculator for more information about it and articles written by our members.
News - 15th March 2020
The HPCC forum is back online. Members will need to apply for new accounts. Articles from the previous forum have not been loaded into the new forum.
We will not meet in April 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. It is very likely that we will not be able to meet in May. The committee is currently testing suitable audio and video conference solutions to allow our club members and visitors to meet virtually on our usual HPCC Club Meeting dates. Further details will be sent to club members by email or via the HPCC Forum. If you have not given the club your email address and wish to join the virtual meetings, please email a committee member or create an account on the HPCC forum.
Meeting dates for 2020 are now available.
Some errors have crept into the listing for HHC2 in Datafile V36N3P49 in the article "Some Thoughts on the HHC2019 Programming Challenge." This zip file contains the corrected listing for HHC2 and the binary for download straight to the HP50g.
The contents of Datafile V36N3 are now available. The magazine was posted to club members on 9th November 2019.
2018 HPCC Mini-Conference page has been updated with photos.
The HPCC Discussions area is still under redevelopment and we hope it will be available soon. The old forum is available on the Wayback Machine for browsing.
DrARD's fabulous HP Schematics CD-Rom is now available online.
The outcome of the EGM vote on 11th March 2017 on the future publication of Datafile is now available here, along with request for membership renewals for anyone who followed the instructions in Datafile V35N4.
The HP 50g now has its own page with links to the connectivity kit, emulator and lots of educational material. Select it on the carousel above or go direct to its own page.
The HP 39gII now has its own page with links to the connectivity kit, emulator and lots of educational material. Select it on the carousel above or go direct to its own page.
The contents of the HPCC Library are now online. Club members may borrow items on application to the club librarian.
The HP Prime now has its own page with specifications, user guide, emulator, Datafile articles and Exam mode explanation. Click on the picture of the HP Prime above, or the Calculator link at the top of the page.
In celebration of its 30th Anniversary, on 1st September 2011, the HP-12C now has its own dedicated page detailing its history, functionality, downloadable books, tutorials, links, emulators and the best programs from our magazine.
The list of DVD/CD ROMS has been updated with the full list of schematics for older calculators, desktops and peripherals.
A revised template for Datafile articles is available for download on the Datafile page.
As presented to attendees of the HPCC 25th Anniversary Conference, Datafile volumes 1 to 24 (1982 - 2005) are now available on CD-ROM from Jake Schwartz. Volumes 1 to 19 are scanned copies of the magazine. Volumes 20 onwards are the original PDFs from which the magazine is published.
The 5th edition of Wlodek's "A Guide to HP Calculators and Computers" has just been published. This revision of the 2003 edition has more than 40 additional pages covering all the latest HP models. Copies are available from Wlodek or www.hpcalculatorguide.com/.
A special edition of the club magazine, Datafile, containing reviews and details of the new HP35S has been sent out to club members. Gene Wright's excellent review of the HP35S, contained in the special edition, is available in PDF format for download here.
HP has announced the HP35S (PDF link) which is a programmable scientific in the style of classic HP calculators, complete with a large ENTER key and other classic features. HP have published lots of information and tutorials for the HP35S on their website. Click here for an enhanced picture of the HP35S.
Jordi Hidalgo's HP39G aplet to enable the CAS, effectively turning an HP39G into an HP40G, is available here.