December 6, 2018 – New Magazine and Video

• This Week in TRS-80 – December 3rd
• View here.
  • Model III/4 contrast and brightness controls
  • Orchestra 90 for the Model III/4
  • Serial port for the Model I

• TRS8Bit – December 2018
• Download here.
  • TRS-Image
  • Travelling Mav – A review of TA 2018
  • Christmas Wishes
  • Mavs Workshop – Model I Power Supply
  • Obituary – Paul Allen
  • Pick 2
  • The Great Snail Race – One Liner
  • In Mav’s Workshop – Daisy Wheel Printers
  • Flower Power – BASIC Program by George Philips
  • In Mav’s Workshop – 2019 Developments
  • Software Review – TBA (The BASIC Answer)

September 7, 2018 – Updated TRS-80 Emulator

George and Peter Phillips have released trs80gp version 2.0.4.

It features:
* Model II emulation (and Model I, III and 4 as previously)
* Hires graphics support
* Floppy and Cassette emulation
* Copy/Paste
* Software Keyboard
* Automatic keyboard input
* Turbo Mode
* Source-level debugging and many other programming features

It runs on Windows 10, 8, 7 and maybe even XP and Vista. Runs well under Wine on Mac and Linux

Learn more and get it at

September 6, 2018 – New Issue of TRS8Bit

Dusty has released the June 2018 issue of the TRS8Bit newsletter on the download page of his web site.


PAGE 04 Competition Entries and Result
PAGE 07 TRS80 GP v2.0.4 now released
PAGE 08 In Mav’s Workshop (DOM Cards)
PAGE 13 Palindromes – Do Geese See God
PAGE 15 In Mav’s Workshop (Tandy Assembly)
PAGE 21 The Way We Were – Two Chess Programs / LDOS
PAGE 37 In Mavs Workshop – Extender Boards
PAGE 43 EBAY U.K. Bargains
PAGE 46 In Mav’s Workshop – Printers – Part 6

July 1, 2018 – TRS-80 TrashTalk – Episode 24

TRS-80 Trash Talk # 24 is out. In this episode, Trash Talkers Peter Cetinski and Ian Mavric welcome the Summer of 2018 (at least in the North) with a bunch of TRS-80 news and current events updates. We discuss the upcoming Tandy Assembly 2018, a new TRS-80 Model I diagnostics cartridge and do some eBay shopping. Then, we interview former Tandy Radio Shack employee Ken Brookner. Ken served in many roles at Tandy Radio Shack in Fort Worth, as he climbed the ladder in technical support, starting as a phone rep and ending up as director of the department.

The podcast’s home page is

June 3, 2018 – New Issue of TRS8Bit

Dusty has released the June 2018 issue of the TRS8Bit newsletter on his web site. You can find all of the issues on his downloads page.


PAGE 04 Random Numbers
PAGE 08 Rick Dickinson Obituary
PAGE 12 Frank Durda IV Obituary
PAGE 13 In Mavs Workshop – Lineprinter VII
PAGE 23 Sierpinski’s Sieve – One liner
PAGE 24 The Way We Were – Articles from 80US
PAGE 30 In Mavs Workshop – New products
PAGE 41 Update on M2 Repair
PAGE 43 Competition Page
PAGE 46 EBAY Bargains
PAGE 48 Curing the Model 1 Screen Wiggle