April 22, 2016 – Dutch TRS-80 User Group – Archive Online and New Website

A long time TRS-80 related site, www.trs-80.nl, run by the Dutch TRS-80 Users Group has been updated.

The Dutch TRS-80 User Group was established on 1 October 1978 to support the new home computer from Tandy, the TRS-80. The User Group made a quick start and grew to over 4000 members. It published a bi-monthly newsletter, Remarks, which was the main source of information for many first-time computer users. The yearly User Day was the main event for buying hardware, software and exchanging knowledge. With the demise of the TRS-80 the User Group became accordingly smaller. The remaining members aim to preserve the TRS-80 and the knowledge of this retrocomputer.

To do so, the User Group today presents a new website and the complete archive of 108 newsletters, Remarks.

The site is in Dutch, but for those using Chrome, Google will offer to translate the pages as you move around the site.

April 13, 2016 – CLAIMED

UPDATE: Machines have been claimed.

A site visitor located near Detroit, Michigan has a Model 4, Model 100, and Model 200 which are available either free for local pickup or for the cost of pack and ship. As always, first come first served. Details as follows:

• Model 4

   • TRS-80 MODEL 4 with 48K RAM, Anti-Glare Screen, Model III Dust Cover

   • Manual – Model 4 Disk System Owner’s & Disk

   • Manual – Addendum to Model 4 SuperSCRIPSIT and Customer Service Bulletins

   • Manual – Model 4 Quick Reference Guide

   • Manual – SuperSCRIPSIT

   • Manual – VisiCalc v2.09.02

   • Manual – Advanced Statistical Analysis

   • Manual – Scripsit Ver. 1.02.03

   • Manual – Audio tape cassettes titled “Model I/III SuperSCRIPSIT”

   • Manual – SuperSCRIPSIT Dictionary

   • Manual – Videotex Plus

   • Manual – Alcor Pascal

   • Manual – Model III Profile III Plus

   • Software – Scripsit Boot-Disk (Backup disk)

   • Software – Scripsit Program (Backup disk)

   • Software – Scripsit Speller (Backup disk)

   • Software – Visicalc Model III (Workdisk)

   • Software – Model 4 TRSDOS and BASIC Interpreter



• Model 100

   • Model 100 with case, power supply, 2 legs

   • Bar code reader

   • Club 100 User Group Newsletters

   • Model 100 Quick Reference Guide



• Model 200

   • Model 200 with case, power supply, 4 legs

   • Model 200 Owner’s Manual

   • Model 200 Multiplan Manual

   • Model 200 Telecom Manual

   • Model 200 BASIC Reference Guide

   • Model 200 Application Quick Reference Guide



• DW PRINTER II – LOCAL PICKUP ONLY

   • Daisy Wheel Printer 2

   • Optional Tractor Kit

   • Dust Cover

   • Tractor Paper

March 21, 2016 – TRSTools Updated to v1.13

Matthew Reed has updated TRSTools, a DSK/DMK Utility with the ability to show BASIC files de-tokenized, CMD files disassembled, graphic files as graphics, etc., to v1.13.

Changes include [1] Fixing a bug that caused invalid 40-track JV1 disk images to be created, [2] TRSTools can usually recognize multiple LDOS/LS-DOS partitions in FreHD hard drive images, and [3] Support for handling TRSDOS 2.3B disk images is improved.

You can download v1.13 here or visit Matthew’s TRSTools Page.

March 7, 2016 – New TRS8Bit Magazine

Dusty has released the March 2016 issue of the TRS8Bit newsletter on his trs-80.org.uk web site. You can find all of the issues on his downloads page.

Contents:

PAGE 03 – In Mav’ S Workshop – Transformers Explained – Ian Mavric

PAGE 09 – Iss – Instant Sort & Search Database – Molymerx Ltd

PAGE 10 – Systrug Meeting News – Errol Rosser

PAGE 13 – The Naming Of Planets – Et Fonehume

PAGE 14 – Emails To The Editor

PAGE 18 – Gnomic Video Genie Rom ‘a’ And ‘ B’ Reviews – Pete Bamfield And Lynn Smith

PAGE 23 – In Mav’s Workshop – Ian Mavric

PAGE 29 – Flying Bird – Et Fonehume

PAGE 32 – 512k Ram For A Modell I – Pascal Holdry

PAGE 37 – Cleaning A Model 3 Keyboard – Robert C Baruch

PAGE 44 – On The Should Ers Of Giants – Herman Hollerith

PAGE 45 – Trs-box – Peter Ceti Nski

PAGE 47 – Back From The Dead! – Garry Howarth

PAGE 49 – In Mav’ S Workshop – Cp/m On The Model 1 With Mappa-1 – Ian Mavric

PAGE 58 – Mav ‘ S Quarterly – Ian Mavric

PAGE 61 – Drac064 – Bas Gialopsos

February 22, 2016 – 12 eBay Auction to Support the Site