There is going to be another TRS-80 Trash Talk Live show this Saturday, Dec 30th at 9pm EST. We will be chatting and streaming the show live on YouTube. We’ll also have a Skype call going for active participants that want to show off their TRS-80s or give a demo.
A site visitor in the Alexandria, Virginia area is offering a Model I system free for local pickup. Details (From the donator): Model I, Level II, 16K. I purchased in in 1980 at the Springfield Mall in PA. It was working when I boxed it up in 1985 and stored it in a bedroom. Now there is a problem. I’m able to enter and run a simple program, but the characters displayed on the screen aren’t as expected. I suspect the monitor is fine, and maybe a contact in the computer is corroded. I’m including the computer, monitor, power supply, cassette recorder, original box, two Level II Basic Reference Manuals and some cassettes. Note (From Ira): My hardware expert, Ian Mavric, believes from the pictures that it is more than likely that the cause of the problem is that one of the video RAM chips has failed. • Model I • Model I, Level II, 16K Computer • Monitor • Power Supply • Cassette recorder • Original box • Two Level II Basic Reference Manuals • Some cassettes
As always, to keep away those would say “hey, would you ship” (when the above states local pickup only), please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can do a local pickup and I will relay in the order received.
TRS-80 Trash Talk, a monthly podcast, has released Episode 19. The description is: In this episode Pete C. and Mav discuss the TRS-80 and it’s role in agriculture while discussing some recent acquisitions. Pete C. relates a tale about an interesting Tandy rescue trip to Newark, NJ. Then, we play a little TRS-80 generated music. Finally, in our continuing series of interviews with Tandy Radio Shack engineers, we talk to Paul Schreiber about his experiences working as a Tandy engineer.
The TRS-80 Trash Talk Podcast can be found at www.trs80trashtalk.com.