What is TRS8BIT?

TRS8Bit is an active quarterly publication by Dusty over at http://trs-80.org.uk/. You can download the issues there.

TRS8BIT – Vol 1, No. 1 (Summer 2007) – 4 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • Trs-80.org.uk web site
    • NATGUG
    • Review
  • ARP: TRS-80 emulator – Matthew Reed
  • Easter date calculation
  • Electric Pencil ZAPS

TRS8BIT – Vol 1, No. 2 (Summer 2007) – 4 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • Electrical components
    • machine repairs
    • Roger Storrs, NATGUG News index
    • disk and cassettes
    • Dr Michael Ecker – REC
    • Matthew Reed – emulator
    • Review
  • ARP:
    • 1-liners
    • sound and 32 character mode
  • Catch a character – 1-liner
  • Ultra-simple RS232 serial interface

TRS8BIT – Vol 1, No. 3 (September 2007) – 6 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • TRS-80.com downloads
    • Alan Pound – Aculab floppy tape
    • Quick Printer 2 manual download
    • Review
  • ARP:
    • Loading Visicalc file into Pencil
    • printing blocks of graphic characters
    • Laurie Shields – re-enter Pencil after a crash
    • Saving a byte
  • Racing program – 1-liner
  • Double helix – 1-liner
  • Android Nim
  • Patern – 1-liner
  • Screen dump
  • 1-liner
  • Derived function list correction

TRS8BIT – Vol 1, No. 4 (Christmas 2007) – 11 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • Tandy printers
    • 1-liners
    • 80-Micro
    • Aculab floppy tape
    • Review
  • ARP:
    • PRINTUSING
    • LSET and RSET
    • Level 2 or Disk BASIC?
  • Brain training – 1-liner
  • Some thoughts on Radio Shack printers
  • Xmas printout
  • Display – 1-liner

TRS8BIT – Vol 2, No. 1 (March 2008) – 8 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • Ebay prices
    • Model 100
    • Video Genie
    • Review
  • ARP:
    • BASIC XOR
    • PRINTUSING
  • Display – 1-liner
  • Null modem
  • Video Genie edge connector cross-reference
  • Electric Pencil – single page printing on the cassette version
  • File transfers via serial interfaces
  • Lower case driver
  • Conversion for upper-case only systems

TRS8BIT – Vol 2, No. 2 (June 2008) – 10 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • ND80
    • PLAYCASS
    • Ebay prices
    • change of ISP
    • Review
  • Calculating Prime numbers – 1-liner
  • ARP:
    • ND80 and interrupts – CMD”T” and “R”
  • Radio Shack hard drives parameters
  • Packing and super graphics
  • More miles from Epson ribbons

TRS8BIT – Vol 2, No. 3 (September 2008) – 7 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • Freebies – 64K RAM chips,8 inch disks and LX80 ribbons
    • Ebay prices
    • Sudoku
    • Review
  • 1-liner
  • ARP:
    • HEX and OCTAL constants
    • Disable BREAK key
    • Check MEM size
    • Check for lowercase
    • DOS 2.3 buglett
  • 48K in Model I keyboard
  • MOD function
  • ‘At a glance’ printer comparison chart
  • Hide you BASIC code

TRS8BIT – Vol 2, No. 4 (Christmas 2008) – 12 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • Using Electric Pencil and Visicalc
    • Review
  • Hand and eye co-ordination – 1-liner
  • ROM routine – flashing star
  • Text conversion using assembler within BASIC
  • Xmas card
  • Sudoku creation
  • Visicalc crib sheet

TRS8BIT – Vol 3, No. 1 (March 2009) – 8 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • NADSBOX for the Model 100
    • Checking PDRIVE settings – P. Ereaut
    • Ebay prices
    • donations to the site – Peter Stevens
    • Review
  • ARP:
    • Speedup POKE Model 4 running under Model I II
    • Model 4 sound
    • Model 100 and the Exatron
    • Level 2 register usage
  • Model 100 NADSBOX Review
  • Dec to Hex – 1-liner
  • Screen sort – 1-liner
  • Expansion interface memory
  • Bell ringing on a Model I

TRS8BIT – Vol 3, No. 2 (June 2009) – 15 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • LDOS on Tim Mann’s website
    • NEWDOS 86/90 – Warwick Sands, Bill Allen
    • Z80 Assembler series – Peter Stone
  • ARP:
    • LD A,(IY)
    • ND80, Visicalc system settings
    • Matthew Reed’s TRS32 emulator
  • NADSBOX Review
  • Racing – 1-liner
  • Personalising ND80 disks
  • The history of ND86/90
  • Assembly language made easy – Part 1
  • ND80 and EDTASM quick reference sheet

TRS8BIT – Vol 3, No. 3 (September 2009) – 14 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • Ebay prices
    • Matthew Reed and Tim Mann, emulator upgrades
    • Exatron String Floppy ROM
    • TC-8 cassette system – John Benson
    • Miguel Dutra’s website
    • demise of the U.K.’s magazine,PCW
  • ARP:
    • System tape name
    • How MEM works – Don Bannister
  • Cassette loading problems – a hardware fix
  • Programing EPROMS service via Ebay
  • Copying the Exatron I/O program
  • Assembly language made easy – Part 2

TRS8BIT – Vol 3, No. 4 (Christmas 2009) – 20 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • Website passes the 4k hit count
    • 80-US index available for downloading
    • Teleprinter Handbook
    • Ebay prices
    • TRS8BIT on Ebay!
    • Miguel Dutra’s virtual disk reader
    • Microline-80 freeze-upModel 100 REX upgrade
  • TRSDOS printers and Microsoft Windows
  • Printing CHR$(0) with an Epson MX80
  • Xmas card
  • ‘REX’ for the Model 100/102 – Review
  • Tiny Typer – 1-liner
  • 1-liner
  • Assembly language made easy – Part 3

TRS8BIT – Vol 4, No. 1 (March 2010) – 23 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • Stan Slater
    • Ebay
    • TRSTOOLS
    • Club100 comp
    • CP/M
  • ARP:
    • Disk or Level 2 BASIC
    • Exatron wafers
    • PRINT@
  • Sorted directory
  • Electronic mail
  • Disk name one-liner
  • Passing parameters to DOS
  • CP/M comparison table
  • Part-page printing
  • Enigma
  • Soldering
  • Assembly language made easy – Part 4

TRS8BIT – Vol 4, No. 2 (June 2010) – 20 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • Ebay
    • Aculab Floppy Tape
  • ARP:
    • Editing
    • Max line nos.
    • Pencil restart
  • Zorlof Review
  • Illegal Z80 commands
  • Using Zorlof
  • POKEing changes to a program
  • One-liner memory training
  • REX2
  • Model 100 bar codes
  • Steganography
  • Bits Bytes and Nibbles
  • Repeatable randomness

TRS8BIT – Vol 4, No. 3 (September 2010) – 16 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • Tides
    • Floppy Tape
    • Model 100 comp.
    • Software upgrades
  • ARP:
    • MSB/LSB conversion
    • twisted pair mod problems
    • printers
  • Video Genie expansion box port addresses
  • CLOAD jams
  • BASIC-like strings in ‘C’
  • Code breaking
  • Model 100 comp results
  • Another one-liner memory training
  • @Love
  • BASIC-like strings in COBOL

TRS8BIT – Vol 4, No. 4 (Christmas 2010) – 20 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • Emulator updates
    • Ebay
    • Floppy Tape
    • Workshop Day
  • Check digits
  • PROZAP Review
  • The inner planets program and one-liner
  • Xmas card
  • Creating a ROM image
  • HxC Floppy disk emulator project

TRS8BIT – Vol 5, No. 1 (March 2011) – 19 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • LEbay report
  • ARP:
    • LPVII ribbons
    • Scripsit in ND80’DFG’
    • Byte saving
    • Numbers puzzle
  • Random lottery numbers
  • Simulating FORTH
  • AJEDIT Review
  • TIME

TRS8BIT – Vol 5, No. 2 (June 2011) – 16 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • Death of Rick Hanson
    • Website stats
    • Tandy Hi-res graphics
    • LDOS date extension
    • Ebay Review
  • ARP: ROM versions
  • Data storage
  • Level 3 Review

TRS8BIT – Vol 5, No. 3 (September 2011) – 16 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • Ueath of Roy T Beck
    • Tandy Ebay prices
    • Matthew Reed’s website
    • DroidTRS
  • ARP: Numbers divisable by 9
  • In Mav’s workshop
  • Accel 3 upgrade improvements
  • Line editing
  • Working with TRS-80’s

TRS8BIT – Vol 5, No. 4 (Christmas 2011) – 24 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • N/L downloads
    • Leighton Davies sales
    • 10K hit count milestone
    • Repairer register
    • 1 day meetup
  • ARP:
    • Digit extraction
    • Von Neumann pseudo random numbers
  • Extra Terrestrial Messages?
  • Introduction to twin prime clusters
  • Xmas card
  • In Mav’s workshop – building the super micro part 1
  • Cryptography – Vigenere Cipher

TRS8BIT – Vol 6, No. 1 (March 2012)

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • Miguel Dutra
    • Vernon B Hester
    • Matthew Reed
    • Ebay Review
    • UK repair service
  • ARP:
    • Sorting ‘direct’ with CMD”O
    • Rounding numbers
  • SBE – Simple But Effective” – machine code generation
  • Model I HiRes graphics
  • In Mav’s workshop:
    • Building the super micro Part 2
    • Problem solving
    • Restoration workshop

TRS8BIT – Vol 6, No. 2 (June 2012)

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • U.K. Tandy servicing
    • Ebay Review
    • Model I HiRes
    • Issue Review
  • ARP:
    • HiRes, Model I’s
  • Model I HiRes graphics
  • 45000 year calendar
  • One-liners
  • In Mav’s workshop:
    • Building the super micro Part 3
    • CRT repair/replacement

TRS8BIT – Vol 6, No. 3 (September 2012)

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • One liners
    • CP-500
    • Mav’s CRT upgrades
    • Ira’s Catalogue database
    • Lotharek
  • ARP:
    • Arrow keys
    • MEM?
    • DEFFNC
  • Model I I tips
  • Games Review
  • SPACEV/CMD
  • Solve-it
  • In Mav’s workshop:
    • Building the super micro Part 4
    • Adding a hard drive

TRS8BIT – Vol 6, No. 4 (Christmas 2012)

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • Mav’s videos on Utube
    • Ebay report
    • file conversion requests
    • TRS8BIT style change
  • ARP:
    • Writing cassette headers
    • EPROM ROMs
  • Matthew Smith – The Miner Designer
  • Xmas card
  • In Mav’s workshop – Model I II and 4 hard drives
  • Pigeon Post

TRS8BIT – Vol 7, No. 1 (March 2013)

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • Death of Lance Wolstrup
    • Ebay report
    • Matthew Reed updates
    • Miguel Dutra upgrades
    • Model 100 club competition
    • Terry Stewart semi-vitrual disks
    • BBC disk drives
  • Large numeral generator
  • Model I RS232 Serial Board woes – Part 1
  • MacInker
  • Laurie Shield’s Assembler Notes – Part 1
  • Keyboard Practice
  • Setting up Model I II and Model 4 Hard Drive Partitions

TRS8BIT – Vol 7, No. 2 (June 2013)

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • New Model I power supply
    • Matthew Reed emulator upgrades
    • 2 new emulators, Jim Eadie and Arno Puder
    • Ebay report
    • disks to Ira for conversion
    • Clustermap
  • The National Museum of Computing
  • Laurie Shield’s Assembler Notes – Part 2
  • How to upgrade a TRS-80 hard drive
  • Serial printer driver
  • TRS-80 Model 2000
  • Believe it or not! – Termites

TRS8BIT – Vol 7, No. 3 (September 2013)

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • FreHD
    • Matthew Reed upgrades
    • Model I onboard memory upgrade
    • TNMOC
  • Model I RS232 Serial Board woes – Part 2
  • Laurie Shield’s Assembler Notes – Part 3
  • Model I Toroid power supply
  • Ivan Kennedy’s Model I II’s

TRS8BIT – Vol 7, No. 4 (Christmas 2013)

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • Ebay report
    • M 1 internal memory upgrade
    • biggest issue yet
  • Water marking a BASIC program
  • Ivan Kennedy’s Model 4
  • Laurie Shield’s Assembler Notes – Part 4
  • In Mav’s Worlshop – Hard Drives and the TRS-80 Model I
  • Xmas card
  • Updating the TRS-80 Model I to 48K with 64K Chips
  • Virtual Floppy Disks using the Raspberry PI
  • Missile Dodge – one liner
  • Model 4 hardware questions
  • FreHD
  • Believe it or not! The ‘Ultimate’ Model I ?
  • Babyroot – root out your defective memory locations

TRS8BIT – Vol 8, No. 1 (March 2014)

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • Ian McNought-Davis
    • MISE
  • Diagnose and repairing Model I’s
  • In Mav’s workshop- how to build the FreHD
  • Level 2 ROM upgrade to Version 1.3
  • Ask Mav – Model I II
  • ZEN85 Version 6.2
  • Mounting a FreHD in a Model I disk drive case
  • Business Time – Model I I and Model I 6’s
  • Dr Who adventure game – Model I and Model I II Part 1
  • Creating Image and DSK files
  • MISE and 64K

TRS8BIT – Vol 8, No. 2 (June 2014)

Table of Contents:

  • NEWS:
    • Travelling FreHD
    • Ebay report
  • TRS-IDE vs FreHD
  • Business Time – Model I I and Model I 6
  • In Mav’s workshop – making a composite video cable for the Model I
  • On the shoulders of giants – Gottfried Leibniz
  • How to install a 3 1/2 drive in a Model I II or Model 4
  • Mounting a FreHD in a hard drive case
  • Developing a disk definition from scratch
  • MISE update
  • Ask Mav – above the TRS-80 Model I
  • Dr Who adventure game – Model I and Model I II Part 2
  • Dr Who graphics competiton
  • Testing the Z80 address lines

TRS8BIT – Vol 8, No. 3 (September 2014 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • Open Day
  • Exchanging my Model 4P keyboard
  • Cutting down on garbage
  • Re-inking old dot matrix printer ribbons
  • Revival of a Model I I and sorting a 30 year bug!
  • On the shoulders of giants – Norbert Wiener
  • How to convert a Model I a FreHD auto-boot
  • Cartridge drive or Stringy-Floppy (Exatron, Aculab)
  • In Mav’s workshop – Understanding the Model 4 gate-array motherboard
  • Trouble shooting guide for a non-booting Model 4
  • Business Time – Model I 6
  • Ask Mav – Model 4P
  • Dr Who graphics competition
  • Useful programs from the past, still in use – John Scheer’s Model 4 screen saver

TRS8BIT – Vol 8, No. 4 (Christmas 2014)

Table of Contents:

  • Dr Who competition results
  • Model I keyboard printer interface problems
  • Model I II graphics board into a Model 4
  • OPen day – 8-Bit computer event
  • CoCo SDC Project
  • Memory eating bug one liner
  • How to convert a Model I II and Model 4NGA to a FreHD autoboot
  • Xmas card
  • Ask Mav – Model 4D
  • Business Time – Model I 6
  • On the shoulders of giants – J Lyons and Co Ltd
  • In Mav’s workshop – Undstanding the Model 4P gate-array motherboard
  • Useful program sfrom the past, still in use – ZEN editor assembler

TRS8BIT – Vol 9, No. 1 (March 2015)

Table of Contents:

  • MISE – HiRes Graphics – Travelling FreHD
  • Model I II, black wires and a FreHD
  • Fixing a TRS-80 or Osborne power supply
  • Test you Psychic ability
  • In Mav’s Workshop, a cheap, neat box for your FreHD
  • Useful programs from the past, still in use – Trashman
  • Business Time – Model I 6B
  • In Mav’s Workshop – Kevin Parker’s Model I 6B
  • On the shoulders of giants – Konrad Zuse
  • String Pack using your BASIC editor
  • The Dr Who competition
  • Hotrod Model 4P
  • Ask Mav – Model 2000 PC
  • Emails to the editor

TRS8BIT – Vol 9, No. 2 (June 2015)

Table of Contents:

  • CGP-115 printer – High-Res graphics board – FreHD – 2015 competition
  • In Mav’s workshop – Using DSK/DCT to make ‘real’ TRS-80 disks
  • PCW’s Tandy TRS-80 Model I The Great Leveller
  • On the shoulders of giants – Leonardo Torres
  • Guess the number one-liner
  • Useful programs from the past, still in use – Line Printer I/F cable
  • In Mav’s workshop – Radio Shack Hi-RES graphics
  • Model I II video problems
  • Business Time with Kev
  • In Mav’s workshop – Hi-RES graphics – cable kit for the Model 2
  • TRS-80 Model I – FreHD expansion interface
  • TRS-80 Model I – Qinterface

TRS8BIT – Vol 9, No. 3 (September 2015)

Table of Contents:

  • Graphic cards – Ira’s hit count – speach recognition
  • Protected SCIPPSIT
  • Emails to the Editor – SYDTRUG
  • Patches to the MISOSYS disassembler disk version 2.4
  • TRSWiki
  • BASIC translation
  • On the shoulders of giants – Herman Hollerith and James Powers
  • Business Time with Kev
  • Binary Countdown
  • Give your computer a voice
  • Computervoice – computer speech synthesiser
  • In Mav’s workshop – Hi-RES graphics pt 3 – Micro-labs Inc
  • Dans I’atelier de Pascal
  • In Pascal’s workshop = why build a compatible graphics card
  • Model 2 Operatng Systems (in cronological order)

TRS8BIT – Vol 9, No. 4 (Christmas 2015)

Table of Contents:

  • SYDTRUG newsletter – Mav’s new reduced prices – 2015 competition – Clustrmaps
  • Cyclejump
  • Xmas card
  • ‘SOLE’ explained
  • Problem sorting – edge connectors
  • In Mav’s workshop – 80Micro Hi-RES programs
  • Tandy 1100FD
  • On the Shoulders of giants – George Boole
  • Software for your Hi-RES Model 4
  • A Review of ‘SIR’

TRS8Bit – Vol 10, No. 1 (March 2016) – 68 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • Kryoflux – Tandy Screen Printer – Model 100 8K memory – Model I I add-on boards – Model I 512K RAM – Usborne downloads – CP/M for the Model I Mappa-1
  • In Mav’s Workshop – Transformers Explained
  • Instant sort/search database advert
  • SYDTRUG
  • The Naming of Planets, BASIC one-liner
  • Emails to the Editor – one-liners – metal cogs for CGP-115
  • Gnomic feature ROMS A and B for the Video Genie
  • In Mav’s workshop – Radio Shack Expansion Interface Part 1
  • Flying Birds, BASIC one-liner
  • 512K prototype card ‘SUPERMEM’ for the Model I
  • Cleaning a Model I II keyboard
  • On the Shoulders of giants – Herman Hollerith
  • TRS-Box, Model I , Model I II and Model 4 using Dropbox
  • Back from the dead, resurrection of a System80
  • CP/M on the Model I , Mappa-1
  • Mav Quarterly
  • Introducing the DraCo64 for the CoCo and Dragon64

TRS8Bit – Vol 10, No. 2 (June 2016) – 72 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • TrashTalk – Dutch TRS-80 user group – TRSTOOLS upgrade – Jim McGinlet’s presentations
  • Japanese Model I
  • OCR’ing a .PDF file
  • Emails to the editor – character displaying one-liner
  • Mav’s Quarterly – the state of the business
  • A new hone for a FreHD
  • One-liner competition with prizes!
  • The Ultimate copying machine
  • The ROMDOS/80 expained
  • On the Sholders of giants – Grace Hopper
  • Surf the net with a Raspberry PI and a Model 100
  • The ‘New’ FreHD Clearly Superior series
  • Maze making

TRS8Bit – Vol 10, No. 3 (September 2016) – 72 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • Model I I’s – TrashTalk live link-up – ‘Big’ Tandy survey – Drop-Box serial program – ‘REGUSB’ – Blandford Box
  • An Atari joystick for the TRS-80
  • FREE TRS-80 fonts for you P.C.
  • Pascal Holdry’s re-engoneering projects
  • 35 Years ago – a week-long workshop, lower-case mod. and full screen editor
  • On the Sholders of giants – Charles Babbage
  • The History of the Co-Co
  • Character generation with the Motorola MCM667X
  • In Mav’s workshop – Fixing problems with Model I II, Model 4, Model 4D and Model 4P’s serial interfaces
  • Clearing ‘snow’ from Model I video displays
  • In Mav’s workshop – Installing a FreHD auto-boot on a Model 4 G-A and Model 4D

TRS8Bit – Vol 10, No. 4 (Christmas 2016) – 52 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • Configuring a Sony MPF 920 on a Model I ,Model I II,Model 4 and Model 4P
  • Colour Computer (Co-Co) disk drives
  • 2016 Competition results
  • NEW_PERC Doubler
  • First impression of CP/M on the Omikron Mapper
  • Notes on CP/M +
  • CP/M a new user tutorial
  • FreHD Auto boot EPROM Part 4 – The Model 4P
  • On the Shoulders of giants – Alan Turin
  • Updates of the state of the business
  • Advanced release details of Peter Cetinski’s TRS-PIC
  • Ebay activity – Model I I ‘depository’ – Trashtalk – CP/M and MAPPER-1 – competition winner

TRS8Bit – Vol 11, No. 1 (March 2017) – 60 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • Ebay activity – Exatron wafers – Trashtalk
  • Printer cable for the Model I , Model I II, Model 4 and Model 4P
  • Meccano and a Harmonograph
  • Tandy’s CGP-115 printer
  • Musikey Mk2, a revamped onr-liner
  • The ‘Monty Hall Problem’ a BASIC one-liner
  • A ‘Matrix’-like screen saver
  • Repairing keys on the Model I and Model I II
  • Recasing an expansion interface
  • MAPPA-1 update for Radio Shack DDA
  • Lower case ROM patch
  • The Tandy LP1
  • Tandy on a chip
  • The Tandy TP-10 arrives

TRS8Bit – Vol 11, No. 2 (June 2017) – 52 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • Ebay activity – TrashTalk
  • Level 3 BASIC
  • PMC 50/40 interface for the Radio Shack Expansion Interface
  • The Video Genie, System-80 and PMC-80
  • Video Genie memory expansion
  • Extra memory for your Video Genie
  • Comment on the Genie III
  • Modifications to SCRIPSIT for the Video Genie
  • The Dick Smith SYSTEM-80
  • TRS-80 disaster recovery : Model I II, Model 4 and Model 4D keyboard damaged in transit
  • Review – Ebay item that caught my eye
  • DOM card interface for the Model I I
  • TRS-80 printers from the beginning – Lineprinter II

TRS8Bit – Vol 11, No. 3 (September 2017) – 40 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • Tandy Assembly – Ebay activity – Model I I keyboard wanted
  • Donations to the site
  • FreHD update – warnng to kit builders
  • Shape 80, Model I II emulator for Windows
  • What makes a number? – one-liner
  • Review – Model I I DOS fix and Snapp Inc. Utilities
  • News from Pascal – GENDON3, Card tray for the Model I 2, Model I 6B, 600 – DOM interface for the Model I I
  • Lowercase characters on the Model I , everything you need to know in 2017
  • Chrome plated Model I on Ebay
  • MMS FORTH
  • Plea for help, keyboard for Model I I required (original or generic)

TRS8Bit – Vol 11, No. 4 (Christmas 2017) – 68 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • Tandy Assembly:Model I I:Model I lowercase:M6000 Xenix dropbox:3D printer
  • Super Card Pro
  • In Mav’s workshop – Tandys commitment to Agriculture Part 1
  • DOSPLUS
  • Happy Christmas 2017
  • ALP80
  • Review – TA17
  • Review – Ebay ‘Gems’
  • In Mav’s workshop – Lower case characters for the Model I
  • Review – TA17
  • XT-CF card for the Tandy 1400 Series
  • In Mav’s workshop – Line Printers Part 3 – LPIII, V, DMP-500

TRS8Bit – Vol 12, No. 1 (March 2018) – 56 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • One-liner booklet:Model I I:XTRS4.9D:TA18:competition
  • In Mav’s workshop. Using Co-Co disk drives on the Model I /3 and 4
  • From .JPG to /BAS
  • The Colour Genie
  • In Mav’s workshop. Line Printers Part 4 – LPVI,DMP-400,DMP410
  • one-liner – Binary Countdown
  • Postcard to the Editor
  • The FreHDaptor. A FreHD for the System80 and Video Genie
  • In Mav’s workshop – Tandys commitment to Agriculture Part 2
  • Enter to win a FreHD or a HRG Board or a RE-FD502. Complements of Mav.
  • U.K. Ebay ‘Gems’
  • Deal or No Deal game
  • In Mav’s workshop. The Model 4 Roundup

TRS8Bit – Vol 12, No. 2 (June 2018) – 56 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • 2 obituary notices – Rick Dickinson and Frank Durda:Episode 23 of TrashTalk:
  • Random Numbers
  • Obit. Rick Dickinson
  • Obit. Frank Durda
  • In Mav’s workshop. Line Printers Part 5 – LP VII,DMP-100,DMP-110
  • One-liner – Sierpinski’s Sieve
  • ‘The Way We Were’ – Tandy Topics,MX-80 mods for the Model I . 80-US
  • In Mav’s workshop – New products – CC_NEW_JFD-CP,CC_RE-MAX,DOM interface for Model I I and up,HANS-05 ULTRA LO-TECH IDE Model I II/4/4P/4D
  • Progress on my Model I I, It’s alive again !
  • Competition Enter to win a FreHD or a HRG Board or a RE-FD502. Complements of Mav.
  • Competition Update
  • U.K. Ebay ‘Gems’. Were YOU lucky?
  • In Mav’s workshop. Curing the Model I screen wiggle

TRS8Bit – Vol 12, No. 3 (September 2018) – 56 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • Hi-Res-Low reults – Congratulation to Kyle Wadsten
  • TRS80GP V2.0.4 Model I ,2,3 and 4 emulator released (model 2 N.B.)
  • In Mav’s Workshop. DOM and extender cards for the Model I I, 12, 16,16B and 6000 Reviewed
  • One-liner BASIC program ‘Palindromes’
  • TA2018 news/views
  • ‘The Way We Were’ – Chess, LDOS for beginners, ZBASIC V2 compiler
  • In Mav’s Workshop – Extender boards for the Tandy 8″ range
  • U.K. Ebay ‘Gems’ – did you find them?
  • In Mav’s Workshop – Part 6 TRS-80 Printers – LPVIII, DMP-200, DMP-120

TRS8Bit – Vol 12, No. 4 (Christmas 2018) – 68 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • TRS-IMAGE Kyle Wadsten shows how he created his winning competition entry
  • Ian Mavric Reviews the Tandy Assembly 2018. A great time was had by all.
  • Xmas greetings – New Zealand style
  • In Mav’s Workshop – Ungrades to the Model I power supply
  • Obituary – Paul Allen, co-founder of MicroSoft
  • Pick 2. A BASIC guessing game ‘for all the family’
  • ‘The Way We Were’ – Keyboard Input, Z80 fact sheet,
  • Tandy related items
  • One-liner BASIC program ‘The Great Snail Race’ for the Model I I
  • U.K. Ebay ‘Gems’ – bargains galore
  • In Mav’s Workshop – Part 7 TRS-80 Printer- Daisy Wheel printers
  • Flower Power – BASIC program inspired by ‘Numberphile’
  • A taste of Mav’s and Kyle Wadsten’s products for 2019
  • Software development package, ‘TBA’ – The BASIC Answer

TRS8Bit – Vol 13, No. 1 (March 2019) – 76 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • REM 80:Microcomputers Applications catalogue:Aculab DB9, Floppy Tape:TrashTalk
  • 8Mb Hard Drive 3-wire fix
  • trs80gp emulator
  • Splicing papertape
  • In Mav’s Workshop – Part 8 TRS-80 Printers – Colour printers
  • One-liner BASIC program – ‘Magic Squares’
  • Model I Hardware Developments
  • For Sale/Wanted – Model 4P
  • In Mav’s Workshop – Building your Model I power supply
  • One-liner BASIC program (2 line option!!)
  • Virtual Floppy Drives – GOTEK for a Model I II
  • In Mav’s Workshop – Joutney to the F49 – FreHD for 8″ TRS-80’s
  • Trapped Knight BASIC program
  • Extended BASIC, ‘X-BAS’ for the Aculan Floppy Tape
  • U.K. Ebay ‘Gems’ – bargains galore
  • trsnic
  • Hooj Toons – create music on your Tandy and WIN
  • Report from TRS-80.COM. 17,000 screen shots now available

TRS8Bit – Vol 13, No. 2 (June 2019) – 68 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • Trashtalk Ep30:Competition:NATGUG website:FreHD v IDE
  • Save and restore screen contents in 24 bytes
  • In Mav’s workshop – Part 9 TRS-80 printer – Low-end and oddball
  • Binary conversion – one-liner
  • The Exatron Stringy Floppy – Review
  • For Sale/Wanted – QP2
  • U.K. Ebay bargains galore
  • 8″ system developments
  • ‘The Way We Were’ – Space photography, Model I I CP/M
  • Hooj Toons
  • In Mav’s Workshop – CoCo Delux RS232 Program Pak
  • Aculab Data Buffer DB9 – Review
  • In Mav’s Workshop – NEWDOS 86/90
  • Aculab Floppy Tape – Review

TRS8Bit – Vol 13, No. 3 (September 2019) – 68 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • Simple sound
  • Events at the coming Tandy Assembly
  • Push-button technology 1980’s style
  • A further update from Germany of NEWDOS 86/90
  • Various styles of computer ports
  • In Mav’s Workshop – Accelerator for the Model I , NEW_SPRINTER_1L
  • The Big Zero – a one-liner BASIC program to test your reactions
  • U.K. Ebay ‘Gems’ from the last 3 months
  • ‘The Way We Were’ – Snapp enhancements for the Model 2 and unlimited user calls for a Model 2
  • Problems reading wafers on an Aculab Floppy Tape
  • Stretch your mind with this problem
  • News from Ira at trs-80.com
  • Pascal and colleagues are on to CHROMA BASIC
  • In Mav’s Workshop – the low-down on the Norcom TC-III
  • Parsing Level 1 BASIC programs
  • Can you help?

TRS8Bit – Vol 13, No. 4 (December 2019) – 76 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • TA19 Tandy Assembly 2019
  • Kennett Classic Vintage Computing
  • Stretch your mind
  • Roll ’em – BASIC one-liner
  • In Mav’s Workshop – Recent TRS-80 games and 2020 Competition
  • U.K. Ebay ‘Gems’ from the last 3 months
  • Xmas greetings, Canada style
  • News from Ira at TRS-80.COM
  • Model I , 3 and 4 Lotech IDE Driver for LDOS/LS-DOS
  • ‘The Way We Were’:
    • Coms between a Model 100 and Model I
    • COMPAK
    • Servo to the Model I
  • ARCNET development
  • A Block-Strucured Language – XPLO
  • In Mav’s Workshop – CN80 Model 4 mouse Pt 1

TRS8Bit – Vol 14, No. 1 (March 2020) – 88 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • “Adding Ml6 Emulation To TRS80GP” – Wow! Peter And George Phillips Have Released v2.3 With Yet Another Worlds First Facility
  • “Mapping The TRS-80 Into The Big Time” – Henry Baggs Came Across This Article Re CP/M On A Model I
  • “Classic Trek-80” – Richards Shows Us The Details With His Classic Tandy ‘Trek’ Game For The Iphone And Ipad
  • “Pam” – Et Brings On His One-liner Talents Giving A New Twist To A Classic Game
  • “In Mav’s Workshop” – Revisiting The CN80 Model 4 Mouse Project – Part 2
  • “Interesting Photo” – An Interesting Photo I Came Across, Which Patrick Bureau Posted On The Facebook Group “TRS-80 Model I , II, IIII, And 4 Owner’s Group”. It Shows, Quite Clearly The Differences In Keyboards Between Qwerty And Azerty On A Model I II
  • “The New Chromatrs” – Pascal Has Re-engineered Chromatrs, Here Are The Details For Us All To Enjoy. Check Out His Website For The Full Story
  • “Stretch Your Mind” – Harold Has Sent Us All Another Puzzle Just To Get The Little Grey Cells Motoring
  • “Jens Guenther Has Updated His Forked SDLTRS To v1.2.1.
  • “TRS80MX” – JM Introduces Us To His Brilliant Modular Expansion System For A 21 Century Model I
  • “Radio Shack Trs-80 Model I /3/4” – Mathew, Who Was The Author Of The Lotek Article In The Last Edition Of Trs8bit, Shows Us Details Of His Drivewire For The Co-co Linked To A PC
  • “The Way We Were” – Here’s A Selection Of Articles ‘from The Day’ Which First Appeared In The Uk’s Natgug News
  • “A Tandy/ Radio Shack Trs-80 Model I Microcomputer Clone” – Glen Builds A Model I Using Modern Day Parts.
  • “In Mav’s Workshop” – Mav Attaches An Accelerator ‘pedal’ to a Model I II
  • “TRS-80 Screen Designer” – Kyle Has Released His Screen Designing Program Which Will Help Those Entering This Years Competition!
  • “Competition Details” – 2 Comps And 2 Prizes
  • “In Mav’s Workshop” – Mav Gives Us All Orchestral Music For The Model I II

TRS8Bit – Vol 14, No. 2 (June 2020) – 104 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • “Trs-80 Model 4 Drive Re-alignment” – Floppy Doctor and Tezza Sort Out Disk Alignment
  • “Mav’s Workshop” – Mav Gives Us The Lowdown On The Ml’s Different Keypads
  • “Irs-xenix Information Sheet”
  • “A Portable Trs-80 Model I ” – A Truly Portable Model I Complete With 7″ Tft Monitor!
  • “Armstrong Numbers” – Here’s A One-liner To Produce Them.
  • “Differences Between The Azerty And Qwerty Keyboards” – Check Out The European Tandy Keyboards
  • “Stretch Your Mind” – Harold Finch Set Us Another Of His Puzzles
  • “The Way We Were” – Here’s A Selection Of Articles ‘from The Day’
  • “Ebay.co.uk Bargains From The Last 3 Months” –
  • “Model I No-chip Vblank Modification” – Details Of Tim’s Demonstration At The 2019 Tandy Assembly
  • “Spreadsheet For A Model I On An Aculab Floppy Tape” – John Corbani’s Original Spreadsheet Upgraded To The Aft
  • “In Mav’s Workshop” – Revisiting The Cn80 Model 4 Mouse Project. Part 4
  • “The double-do 2020 Competition – Full Details” –
  • “A Track/sector Display” – Kyle Uses A Model I II Clock Interrupt
  • “USB FC5025 Floppy Controller” – 5 1/4 Disk Drive Support
  • “In Mav’s Workshop” – Mav Comes Up With Some Complex Upgrade Projects

TRS8Bit – Vol 14, No. 3 (September 2020) – 84 Pages

Table of Contents:

  • “Competition Q and A’S” – Get Those Entries In!
  • “In Mav’s Workshop” – More Mojo for your Model 4! Mav Introduces the 4Cellerator
  • “Patching Big Five’s Attack Force for TRSDOS 1.3” – Kyle Sorts Out How To Run Attack Force.
  • “Step by Step Instructions to Transfer Cassettes to your PC
  • “TRS-80 I•Basque Tournament” – A Review and Results From the Competition
  • “Time Calc” – Et Comes Up With Another One-liner To Calculate Hours Worked Over A 24 Hour Period (Rounded, Of Course!)
  • “In Mav’s Workshop” – Ian Continues With Part 4 Of His CN80 Model 4 Mouse Project
  • “Stretch Your Mind” – Harold Sends Us Another ‘match Stick’ Puzzle
  • “Line Surprise” – Here’s A Super Little Basic Program From George Which Was Inspired From The ‘Numberphile’ Website
  • “The Way We Were” – Interesting Bit And Pieces ‘From The Day’
  • “A Selection Of UK Ebay Bargains Over The Last Three Months – Did You Get Lucky?
  • “Competition Details – Time’s Marching On” – Entry Is Free So Get Yours In Before The End Of November

TRS8Bit – Vol 14, No. 4 (December 2020) – 88 pages

Table of Contents:

  • “REXCPM” – CP/M running on the Model 100! just unbelievable but brilliant. It’s a must have for Model 100 fans
  • “Painting your Computer” – Brighten up your old Tandy with these tip from Patrick. He really makes a great job of it
  • “In Mav’s Workshop” – Mav introduces some of his new ideas for 2021
  • “Back to the Future” – And thinks back and remembers when the world was quite a different place
  • “I.Santutxu Tournament” – A report and photos from the latest TRS-80 tournament from Spain
  • “Roman Nvmerals” – ET produces a rather nifty one-liner to convert decimal number to their roman equivalent!
  • “Gnomic – Alive and kicking (again)” – Shane has provided a report, with photos, of the work required to bring back to life my Gnomic DP2000 system
  • “Stretch Your Mind” – Harold has an Xmas theme quiz for us all
  • “TRS-80 Cassette Reader Website” – Check out this fantastic website where you can just ‘drop’ your cassette type file and check it for errors
  • “The Way we Were” – With CP/M available for the Model 100, I came across this article in ‘personal computing’ everything you need to know about CP/M, it says!
  • “In Mav’s Workshop” – Mav completes his series of the CN80 mouse with part 5 for his article

TRS8Bit – Vol 15, No. 1 (March 2021) – 68 pages

Table of Contents:

  • “Enhanced Co-Co” – Dave Veary Shows Us His Upgraded CoCo-2
  • “Talker/80” by Michael Wessel- Michael Gives Our Model I’s a Voice
  • “Put & Take” by E.T. Fonehume – E.T.’s Grandfather Found Some ‘goings-on’. We Get The Low-down and Some Interesting Facts & Figures
  • “Frehd and a M4p” by Andy, Ian and Jay
  • “Additional Roms” by Mr Threeplates – Additional Rom Images To Your Ml
  • “In Mav’s Workshop” by Ian Mavric – Mav Sets About Building The ‘Super Micro Mk2’
  • “Stretch Your Mind” by Harold Finch – Harold Produces Another Brain Teaser
  • “New From France” by Pascal Holdry – Pascal Show Us Some Recent Developments and Asks for Some Help
  • “My Trs-80” by Lawrence Kesteloot – Lawrence Shows Us Recent Developments On His Website
  • “CGA To VGA” – There’s Been Quite a Bit Of Talk On The Forum About Video Out Puts and I Can Across This On Ebay!
  • “Flying Saucers” by E.T. Fonehume – E.T. With The Help Of George Phillips, Puts a New Spin On An Original Idea From Woody Pope.
  • “Mystery Item” – Don Bannister Came Across This Piece Of Hardware- From the Day. Have You Any Ideas On Its Original Use?
  • “Assembler Bytes Back” – A New Feature Which I Hope You’ll All Contribute Your Hints and Tips On Assembly Programing.
  • “The Way We Were” – Looking Back At Some Of The Trs-80 From The Day
  • “U.K. Ebay ‘bargains’ Over The Last 3 Months” by –
  • “The 2021 Competition Be In It To Win It” by –
  • “In Mav’s Workshop” by Ian Mavric – Ian Looks At Type 2 HDA Memory Problems & Offers a Solution

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