Site Updates

It has been a while since I posted what I have been working on so …

  • Converted the entire site (other than search results pages) into HTML5, including verifying all links.
  • Restructured the overly cramped “Zaps/Mods/Pokes/Tricks” Pages.
  • Broke out all ROM/CPU related pages.
  • Added pages explaining the disassembled Model I ROM.
  • Added a Radio Shack Lore page, which is excerpts from discussions on comp.sys.tandy.
  • Updated the magazine search database with new magazine.
  • Added new magazines to their respective pages
  • Removed all pop-up pages (except search results pages); everything is now included in the WordPress site

New TRS-80 Trash Talk Podcast

The podcast TRS-80 Trash Talk # 33 is out now.

“In this episode we review Tandy Assembly 2019. There were lots of additions to the show this year including the new Tech Track. What worked well and what worked not so well? There’s the usual segments on new projects, new acquisitions, listener feedback and the book review. We talk about JetSet which is a flight simulator for the TRS-80 Model II! There’s some discussion about ARCNET, CP/M Plus and floppy disk baking. Then, in our main segment, we talk to TRS-80 Model 100 enthusiast Josh Malone. Josh gives us a great overview and then a detailed rundown of this most famous portable computer.”

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

Model I Free for Local Pickup in Willis, Texas (50 miles north of Houston)

Update: CLAIMED!
A site visitor is giving away what is pictured below free for local pickup. Hasn’t been powered up since the 80’s.
I will relay messages sent to me in the order received – email to contest at trs-80 dot com. First come first served, noting that I will be away from the computer all day on September 10, 2019 and I will not be able to remove the news item even if claimed until I get home.

New TRS-80 Trash Talk Podcast

The podcast TRS-80 Trash Talk # 32 is out now.

In this episode they start by previewing the upcoming Tandy Assembly 2019. They have a lot of big news to relate regarding the 3rd annual gathering of Tandy Radio Shack computing enthusiasts in Springfield, Ohio. They also discuss a new document archiving project of original Radio Shack Customer Service Bulletins. There’s the usual segments on new projects, new acquisitions, listener feedback and the book review. They then try to decide what do you do with a wall of Model I Video Displays. Finally, in their interview segment, Pete Cetinski talks to Tandy Radio Shack marketing executive Buzz Murphy. Buzz relates his experience at the company while riding the incredible wave that was created by the original TRS-80 microcomputer release in 1977.

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

Anyone have a CHROMATRS

UPDATE: The creator of the CHROMATRS has been working with Pascal.

Pascal Holdry is still working closely with the creator of the ChromaTRS reverse engineer the ChromaTRS, but there are still some questions about the circuit board that remain unanswered.

If anyone has a ChromaTRS would you please reach out. I think even just a high res photo of both sides of the board might do the trick in identifying some missing components.

Thanks.