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 In Person Meeting
9th July 2022 11:00-17:00 GMT (UTC)
Unfortunately we cannot meet in person at POSK in June.
Our in person meetings are currently being held at the Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK), 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith, London W6 0RF.
HPCC 40th Anniversary Conference
22nd and 23rd October, 2022
HPCC will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary with a conference in London over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd October 2022. All HPCC members and HP calculator enthusiasts from around the world are welcome. The exact location has yet to be fixed but is likely to be at the Polish Social and Cultural Association, 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith, London W6 0RF where we currently hold our monthly meetings.
If you would like to present at the conference please send an email to conf2022 at hpcc dot uk.
RCL40: Recollection, Reinvention and HP Calculators
In 2002 HPCC published the book RCL20: People, Dreams and HP Calculators. To celebrate our 40th anniversary in 2022 we are producing a follow-up volume, RCL40: Recollection, Reinvention and HP Calculators, which will include contributions from members of HP calculator teams past and present, members of HPCC and our friends around the world who collectively have kept alive our enthusiasm for HP calculators and pocket computers.
News - 27th December 2021
The contents of Datafile V37N2 are now available. The magazine was posted to club members on 24th December 2020 and all members in the UK should have their copy in the next few days.
Starseed search, by Frank Wales and transcribed by Jackie Woldering, has finally made it into Datafile forty years after first appearing in Your Computer magazine. The program description, listing, barcode and raw files are available to download from the HP-41 page.
Meeting dates for 2022 are now available.
Slides and videos from our October 2021 Mini-Virtual Conference are now available.
Slides and videos from the 2020 HPCC Conference are now available.
Notes and another chapter of RCL20: People, Dreams & HP Calculators, the book produced to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of HPCC in 2002, have been published.
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.
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 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.
A revised template for Datafile articles is available for download on the Datafile page.
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/.
Jordi Hidalgo's HP39G aplet to enable the CAS, effectively turning an HP39G into an HP40G, is available here.