New Issue of TRS8Bit

Dusty has released the September 2019 issue of the TRS8Bit newsletter on the download page of his web site.

Contents:

Page 04
Simple tune
George sets out details of a ‘simple’, but very effective, sound routine (George Phillips)
Page 08
In Mav’s U.S. travels
Mav tells us what to expect at this years ta it’s still not too late to book!
Page 12
Push button technology
An unusual car boot find which i thought might interest some of you Tandy fans.
Page 14
Newdos v2.0 86/90
A further update on this upgrade (rainer)
Page 17
Ports!
Just how many of these things are there?
Page 18
In Mav’s workshop
An ‘accelerator pedal’ for the Model 1. Mav introduces the ‘new-Sprinter-II’ board the big zero! (Ian Mavric)
Page 27
The big zero!
Testing your reaction time with this rather sneaky, original one-liner (E.T. Fonehume)
Page 30
U.K. eBay bargain over the last 3 months.
Did you manage to get your hands on one?
Page 33
The way we were
A look-back in time to see what was making some of the news ‘in the day’
Page 39
Trials & tribulations with wafers
But still loving it!!
Page 45
Stretch your mind
Just something a bit different to make you smile (Harold Finch).
Page 46
 
News from Ira at TRS-80.com
Page 47
News from Pascal & colleagues in Europe
Chroma-Basic (Pascal Holdry, Mike Friedman, Ian Mavric, Ira Goldklang, Eric Dittman and Hans Rietveld).
Page 55
In Mav’s workshop
Mav gives us the low-down on the Norcom TC-III (Ian Mavric).
Page 64
Parsing Level 1 BASIC
Kyle Wadsten.
Page 66
 
For sale & wanted

New TRS-80 Trash Talk Podcast

The podcast TRS-80 Trash Talk # 31 is out now.

In this episode, they discuss the latest Tandy Assembly 2019 updates, the 40th Anniversary of the TRS-80 Model II, archiving of rare Radio Shack Dealer Franchise documentation, the third Connecticut Vintage Computer Auction and a lot of acquisitions. Then, in the latter segment, Pete interviews Tandy Radio Shack Engineer Valerie See.

You can download or listen at http://www.trs80trashtalk.com/.

New Issue of TRS8Bit

Dusty has released the June 2019 issue of the TRS8Bit newsletter on the download page of his web site.

Contents:

Page 04
Now You See It!
Just For You L2 16k’ers, Here’s A Nice Little Article
Hubert C Borrmann
Page 05
In Mav’s Workshop
Trs-80 Printers – Part 9
Ian Mavric
Page 16
Binary Conversions Revisited
E.t. Remembers A Novel Way Of Binary Conversions
E.t. Fonehume
Page 20
The Exatron Stringy Floppy
Keith Gives A Review Of The Exatron.
Keith Carlson
Page 33
A Frehd For The 8″ Systems?
Conversations With Pascal Holdry, Eric Dittman, Hans Rietveld, Frederic Vecoven And Ian Mavric On The Latest Developments For The 8″ Range
Page 39
The Way We Were
A Couple Of Different, But Unique Items Of Interest From The Day
Page 47
2019 Competition – Full Details
Have You Entered Yet? Check-out The Prizes!
Page 48
In Mav’s Workshop
Trs-80 Coco Deluxe Rs232 Program Pak
Ian Mavric
Page 56
The Aculab Data Buffer – D89
A Brief Look At The Db9, A Data/printer Buffer From The Day
Page 58
In Mav’s Workshop
What Was Newdos/86 And 90?
Ian Mavric
Page 67
A Short Review Of The Aculab Floppy Tape

New TRS-80 Trash Talk Podcast

The podcast TRS-80 Trash Talk # 29 is out now.

In this episode, In this episode, Peter Cetinski talks with Steve Leininger. Steve was the designer of the first TRS-80 microcomputer which became known as the Model I. In the interview, Steve talks about his early life and how he came to be hired by Tandy Radio Shack to design their first computer in 1976. He tells us what it was like to work at the fabled company with a number of interesting stories, many of which you you probably haven’t heard before. Then, he finishes up by discussing what he’s been working on since leaving the company up until the present day.

You can download or listen at http://www.trs80trashtalk.com/.

March 4, 2019 – New Issue of TRS8Bit

Dusty has released the March 2019 issue of the TRS8Bit newsletter on the download page of his web site.

Contents:
Page 03 TRS-80 8MB Hard Drive Three Wire Fix Peter Cetinkski
Page 08 TRS80GP – New Version v2.1.0 George Phillips
Page 10 Splicing Paper Tape Bill Degnan
Page 13 In Mav’s Workshop
TRS-80 Printers Part 8
Colour Printers
Ian Mavric
Page 26 Magic Squares E.T. Fonehume
Page 28 Model I Hardware Developments Joe Rounceville
Page 30 For Sale And Wanted
Page 31 In Mav’s Workshop
Building Your Model I Power Supply
Ian Mavric, Dean Bear And David Mutimer
Page 36 Stop The Drop E.T. Fonthume
Page 38 Virtual Floppy Boogaloo
Gotek For A M3
Kyle Wadsten
Page 45 In Mav’s Workshop
Journey To F48, a Frehd For 8″ TRS-80’s
Ian Mavric
Page 52 Trapped Knight George Phillips
Page 56 Review Of ‘x-bas’ For The Aculab Floppy Tape Adrian Hancock
Page 64 U.K. Ebay Bargain
Did You Miss Them?
Page 66 TRSnic Peter Cetinski
Page 73 ** Hooj-toons ** The 2019 Competition
Page 75 News From Ira’s TRS-80.com Ira Goldklang

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 http://www.trs80trashtalk.com.

June 3, 2018 – New Issue of TRS8Bit

Dusty has released the June 2018 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 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

September 6, 2017 – New TRS8Bit Magazine

Dusty has released the September 2017 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 Donations To The Site
Thanks To The Generosity Of Keith Hand, Various Goodies Are Available – Free To Good Homes
PAGE 05 In Mav’s Workshop
Ian Mavric
A Warning To Frehd Builders
PAGE 10 What Makes A Number
Et Fonehume
An Original Quick Online Program For Junior Mathematicians Trying Out Number Guessing
PAGE 12 Model 2 Software Review
Snapp Inc’s Utilities And Dos Fix.
PAGE 19 News From Pascal
Catch Up With The Latest News From France And Pascal Holdry’s Reverse Engineering Website
PAGE 25 In Mav’s Workshop
Ian Mavric
Lower Case Characters On The Model I – A 2017 Update
PAGE 29 An Ebay Surprise
Fancy A Chrome-plated Ml? The 100,000th Ml is for Sale On eBay
PAGE 32 MMS ‘Forth’ Information
PAGE 36 A Plea For Help!
I’m Looking For A M2 Keyboard. Can Anyone Help Please?