Richard Wyatt has been added to individuals who can repair TRS-80’s. Richard is based on Canada. For those needing TRS-80 repairs in Canada, consider emailing him. Information can be found on the TRS-80 Repairs page.
Pascal Holdry is looking for a DMK image of the CP/M made by Omikron to work on a Model III with an Omikron mapper card. If anyone has a disk with this software please contact me at contactira at trs-80 dot com.
Matthew Reed, author Windows and MS-DOS based TRS-80 emulators, has published an article on the largest TRS-80 shareware collection.
If you are on Twitter, follow TRS-80 Trash Talk for all Tweets TRS-80. I never was fond of the trash label but these guys are firing on all cylinders, going all the way to 65535, if you know what I mean.
They also produce a podcast and just interviewed Scott Adams on August 25. At time of posting their latest podcast is from August 3rd but check regularly for their latest.
Pete Cetinski has improved his TRS-Box so that it now works with a serial port.
TRS-Box is a Dropbox client for the TRS-80 Microcomputer. It allows you to navigate and copy files from and to your Dropbox from your TRS-80.
Trs-Box used to require a TRS-80 Model I with MISE or a TRS-80 Model III or 4 with M3SE, but Pete has gotten it to run on any floppy or hard disk enabled TRS-80 which has a RS-232 interface (although will need to buy a serial-IP adapter).
Pascal Holdry has completed development of the Percom Doubler II for the Model I. Details and schematics can be found on his site at http://www.prof-80.fr/doubleur-new-perc.
It is likely that someone (NOT ME) will be working on making the hardware available for sale in the near future for those who wish to buy it.
It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of the Teac FD-55GFR drive which has been used to make people DOS disks and to read people’s disks for them. It was a loyal worker, but was felled by a particularly gnarly set of disks I was reading for someone. Its duties will be taken over by a Mitsubishi drive that seems to be doing well on its first day on the job.