Note:

Please note that these are covers only. The ever extending copyright code has ensured that the TRS-80 and many other items will, regrettably, be lost to the ages. These magazines are NOT downloadable at this site.


80-NorthWest Journal – Volume 1, Number 1

Issue Information:

Name: 80-NorthWest Journal

Issue: Vol 1 No 1 / Issue 1

Date: Sep/Oct 1978

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 16

Status: Complete


Table of Contents

12
The Interactive Level I Keyboard
by Tom Rosenbaum
How do you interrupt a program during execution and change its outcome? Tom tells us how.
13
Advanced Capture
Here is a fine example of Level I Interactive Keyboard in Action
8
A File Management Program
For Level II with or without Disk and Printer
Shows an application of disk basic sequential file handling and can be adapted to many other uses.
5
Ghost Sub
A challenging game, complete with graphics and a penalty for cheating! Just fits into 4K
4
Slot Machine
Level I or II
A Level I game (runs ok in Level II also) where you can lose your money, then hit run and do it all again.
3
Editorial Comment
15
Unclassified ads

80-NorthWest Journal – Volume 1, Number 2

Issue Information:

Name: 80-NorthWest Journal

Issue: Vol 1 No 2 / Issue 2

Date: Nov/Dec 1978

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 32


Table of Contents

In This Issue:

7
View from the Top of the Stack
by Tom Rosenbaum – Technical Editor
Starts a tutorial (from zero) on TRS-80 machine language programming – get in on the ground floor with this one.
9
Lower Case on the TRS-80
Yes, you can, but the hardware portion is offered through our unclassified ads – for free – this article discusses the software required.
8
Talk to your Printer
How to make what happens on your screen appear on your line printer, at will.
20
SYSTEM/COMMAND
by G. Thurmond
Starts another regular colum on uses of machine language programming – more advanced than our “view” tutorial.
24
Mail List/Sort
Handy for small lists, prints labels and sorts on almost anything
11
Biorythm Programs
by I. Mike Schmidt & Leo Christoperhson
Two different programs, both accomplish the same thing in different ways, plus a challenge to prove biorythm validity.
21
The Computerized Bowling Alley!
by T. Pepin
Level I
See your hook ball break at random – keeps score too!
30
Product Review
Small Systems Software
28
Report from Dallas
by C J Stinson
5
Letters to the Editor
4
Editorial
31
Unclassified Ads

80-US Journal – Volume 2, Number 1

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 2 No 1 / Issue 3

Date: Jan/Feb 1979

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 48

Status: B&W SCAN ONLY


Table of Contents

9
GOING FIRST CLASS
Our experience with a new Selectra-Print
21
TEXT 80
A text editor without frills, for those who can’t remember all the sub-commands
11
BOWLING REVISITED
by T. Pepin
An authentic Level II version of the Computerized Bowling Alley
17
AN AUDIO-VISUAL DEMO
by Ho Schmidt
How to connect pictures with sound, using existing equipment
18
NOTES ON BASIC PROGRAMMING
by T R Dettmann
Keeping track of your Level I variables
19
RENEW THAT PROGRAM
by H. Schmidt
A sometimes sucessful way to bring a disk basic program back to life
27
MATH DRILL ALA KING
by T R Dettmann
A fun math program, with some Level I tutorial material included
35
ERODE
by Kristi Schmidt
For your mid-winter madness, try and break thru the barrier in the time allowed – 4 levels of expertise
13
VIEW from the top of the stack
33
REVIEWS: Radio Shack’s TRS-80 Technical Manual
by T. R. Dettmann
39
REVIEWS: THE BASIC HANDBOOK
by Dr. David A. Lien
39
REVIEWS: AUTOK & QEDIT
33
HANG UPS
4
EDITORIAL
5
RANDOM ACCESS
7
LETTERS

80-US Journal – Volume 2, Number 2

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 2 No 2 / Issue 4

Date: Mar/Apr 1979

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 48

Status: B&W SCAN ONLY


Table of Contents

Contents:

11
IS THERE A MODEM IN YOUR FUTURE?
by T. R. Dettmann
13
NOW THE TRS-80 HAS FORTRAN
by T. R. Dettmann
A look at the new Fortran package from Microsoft
15
MICROS IN THE FUTURES TRADING MARKET
by Jeffrey A. Miller
How to set up your computer to trade commodities
18
THE BETTER BYTE BOX
by Ray Thompson
You can get those nasty tapes to load!
25
CASH ACCOUNTING FOR BARBER/BEAUTY SHOPS
by 80-US Staff
The first of a two part article
31
THE MAGIC OF LEO CHRISTOPHERSON
by M. Schmidt
What the guru of animated graphics has been doing
33
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMING ON LEVEL I
by T. R. Dettmann
Far out stuff for Level I
36
BLUFFIT
by Roy Groth
Bluff and Counter-bluff with this unique card game
44
LEVEL II POKE GRAPHICS
by George Blank
Reference card for your graphics programming

Departments:

22
View from the Top of the Stack
by Tom Rosenbaum
20
System/Command
by Phil Pilgrim
43
Notes on Basic
41
Hangups and Letters
6
Random Access
5
Editorial

80-US Journal – Volume 2, Number 3

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 2 No 3 / Issue 5

Date: May/Jun 1979

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 48

Status: B&W SCAN ONLY


Table of Contents

Features:

8
Troubleshooting Hardware
by M. Schmidt
10
String Packing Techniques Expanded!
by M. Schmidt
14
Which Brain?
by Dr. G. B. Livingston
22
Chinese, Android and other Nims
by Dr. A. R. Manson
24
Mind Reader
by Jerry Atkinson, Snowville, UT
Here is a clever little treat for Level 1. It will read your mind, and you do not have to input any other numbers except the seed number in line 3. You READE just push enter, and keep track of your numbers mentally. The computer will tell you the answer! It has nice visual effect and care should be taken to type in lines 110 and 112, using the exact spacing shown in the listing. Now go ahead and type in the program, and meet Mervin the Mind Reader.
28
“Gee Whiz”
by T. R. Dettmann
30
System/Command
by Phil Pilgrim
32
The Monitor You Already Have
by George Blank
If you haye a TRS-80 Disk System, you have a good little machine language monitor. Even if you have never programmed in machine language before, this article will show you how easy it is.
36
Barber & Beauty Shop Cash Accounting & Payroll, Part II
by 80-US Staff
42
TRS-80 FORTRAN-an evaluation
by T. R. Dettmann
In the last issue we covered the TRS-80 FORTRAN package and discussed what features it provided (“NOW THE TRS-80 HAS FORTRAN”, Mar·Apr 79). In this issue, we will cover a month’s experience with the FORTRAN package and try to let you know whether this is the right purchase to extend your system.
46
Business Computing
By John Strader, Lacey, Wa
The purpose of thia article is: To provide a better understanding of computers and computer software and to emphaaize that a computer will not immediately replace your bookkeeper, CPA, and five employees … or that it will immediately solve all your business and accounting problems.

Departments:

4
Random Access
5
Clubs & Publications
6
Letters
12
Software Review: Starfleet Orion
by George Blank
25
A Note on Basic
31
Hangups
45
Unclassified Ads

Columns:

5
Editorial Remarks
26
View From The Top Of The Stack
by T. Rosenbaum

80-US Journal – Volume 2, Number 4

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 2 No 4 / Issue 6

Date: Jul/Aug 1979

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 48

Status: Rescanned


Table of Contents

Features:

13
The Great Turn On
18
Moving Up to Level II
26
Lifeboat
31
Stock Program
37
Maintaining Editable Lists
42
Renew That Program
43
At the Faire
44
Interfacing the IP 12S

Reviews:

10
NEWDOS+
21
Win 21
29
Z80 Book Review
38
5 Star Treks for TRS-80
40
Data Dubber

Departments:

6
Random Access/New Prodcuts
7
Editorial
8
Letters
22
View from the Top of the Stack
23
Unclassified Ads
34
SYSTEM/COMMAND
36
Business Computing

80-US Journal – Volume 2, Number 5

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 2 No 5 / Issue 7

Date: Sep/Oct 1979

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 60

Status: Good


Table of Contents

Features:

16
A Spooler for the TRS-80
A. F. Pepper
20
Drawing Board
by Rod Hallen
48
Easy Full Screen Printing
By Robert Labenski
30
Electric Pencil with NewDos
by A. Richard Miller
32
Experience
by D. Ripplinger
54
Graphics at 32 Characters
by Peter A. Lewis
38
How Level II Sees It
by Richard Straw
60
More Than One Way
by George Blank
44
Stock Program (Part II)
by Guth & Knoderer
34
TRS-80 in Education
by Cameron Brown
28
Exclusive OR for the TRS-80
by Robert A. Hood

Reviews:

46
Adventure – Scott Adams
Review by R. Groth
49
Beewary – L Christophers
Review by George Blank
49
TRS-80 Assembly Language Programming – W Barden
Review by M. Schmidt
53
Archibold Clock Modification – Bill Archibold
Review by R. Hallen
53
TRS-80 Print Module
Review by R. Hallen
51
HUH Electronics S100
Review by R. Hallen
54
Taipan – Art Canfil
Review by George Blank

Departments:

25
Anatomy of the Program (Drawing Board0
by R. Bahn
42
Business Computing
yb J Strader
31
View from the Top of the Stack
by T. Rosenbaum
36
System/Command
by Phil Pilgrim
14
Little Nybblers
by Leo Christpherson
14
Clubs & Publications
2
Editorial
6
letters to Editor
12
New Products
42
Notes on BASIC
10
Random Access
55
Unclassified Advertising
4
Advertisers Index
58
Last Minute Stuff

80-US Journal – Volume 2, Number 6

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 2 No 6 / Issue 8

Date: Nov/Dec 1979

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 60

Status: Complete


Table of Contents

Features:

24
CRT SUPPORT
by Dr. H. F. Sturgis
18
FUNCTION GRAPHER/ROOT FINDER
by Roy Groth
38
GREAT 80-US CHESS TOURNAMENT
by M Schmidt
51
HOME HEAT LOSS PROGRAM
by Ralph White
26
ENGINEERING CALCULATIONS (Hydraulics)
by Staff
34
RESTORING KILLED DISK FILES
by T R Dettmann
56
MAZE PROGRAM
by John Stedeford
46
STOCK MARKET PROGRAM
by Guth & Knoderer
28
SUPER SORT (A sorted affair)
by T R Dettmann

Reviews:

54
ATERM & FLEXL
Review by Roy Groth
54
DISK DRIVE TIMER
Review by M Schmidt
58
G2 Level III
Review T R Dettmann
42
MAC80
Review T R Dettmann

Departments:

64
INDEX FOR VOL I & II
8
ADVERTISERS INDEX
2
EDITORIAL
10
ITEMS AT RANDOM
6
LETTERS TO EDITOR
12
NEW PRODUCTS
63
UNCLASSIFIED ADS
11
LITTLE NYBBLERS
48
BUSINESS COMPUTING
by John Strader
22
ANATOMY (Function grapher)
by R. C. Bahn
23
Notes on BASIC
by T.R. Dettmann
40
SYSTEM/COMMAND
by Phil Pilgrim

80-US Journal – Volume 3, Number 1

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 3 No 1 / Issue 9

Date: Jan/Feb 1980

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 84

Status: Complete


Table of Contents

Features:

58
A BASIC NO-Hardware lower case Mod
by Leo Christopherson
68
A TRS-80 Terminal
by Louis C. Graue
64
Cassette Library
by Roger Amidon
26
College Selection Program
by Cameron Brown
76
CP/M for TRS-80
by T R Dellmann
42
Model Rocket Performance & Design
by Roy Groth
48
Seasons Greetings
by Gini Roni
16
Text for the 80’s
by T R Dellmann
60
The Exatron Stringy Floppy
by M Keller
56
The SOURCE
by T R Dellmann
37
VARPTR
by Dick Straw

Reviews:

75
Computer Programming for the Complete Idiot
by M Schmidt
75
Math Pak 1
by Jim Crocker
75
Microcosm I
by Cameron Brown

Departments:

78
Advertisers Index
30
Anatomy of College Selection
by R. C. Bahn
50
Business Computing
by John Strader
16
Clubs & Publications
2
Editorial
8
Items at Random
4
Letters to the Editor
12
New Products
63
Notes on BASIC
52
System/Command
by Phil Pilgrim
79
Unclassified Ads
72
View from the Top of the Stack
by Jim Crocker

80-US Journal – Volume 3, Number 2

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 3 No 2 / Issue 10

Date: Mar/Apr 1980

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 84

Status: Complete


Table of Contents

Features:

37
100 Year $ Inflator/Deflator
by Jim Peyton
44
A Search Program
by K W Burrowes
70
User Report: GSF/DOSORT
by T R Dettmann
75
HEXDUMP
by L Frankenberg
17
HI-RES GRAPHICS (cover)
by L Panattoni
24
Know Your Computer
by M Schmidt
30
Mishmash
by R D Boozer
28
Nine Tac Toe
by Roy Groth
72
Number Conversion
by James Ranney
34
Two Graph Programs
by Hallen/Krumholz

Reviews:

65
Book Reviews: Introduction to TRS-80 Graphics by Don Inman
65
Book Reviews: Introduction to TBUG by Don & Kurt Inman
66
Book Reviews: Learning Level II by David A. Lien
66
Book Reviews: The Incredible Secret Money Machine by Don Lancaster
68
Software Reviews: Temple of Apshai by Automated Simulations
68
Software Reviews: Invasion Orion by Automated Simulations
68
Software Reviews: Periodical Cross Reference by Dave Stambaugh / The Software Exchange
68
Software Reviews: Space Battle by R. Papo / Level IV Products

Departments:

80
Advertiser Index
42
Anatomy (100 Year $ Inf/Def)
by R C Bahn
80
Back Issue Status
52
Business Computing
2
Editorial
12
Items at Random
4
Letters to the Editor
14
New Products
22
Notes on Basic
48
System/Command
by Phil Pilgrim
79
Unclassified Advertising
56
View from the Top of the Stack
by J Crocker

80-US Journal – Volume 3, Number 3

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 3 No 3 / Issue 11

Date: Mar/Apr 1980

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 84

Status: Complete


Table of Contents

Features:

19
Telecommunications with the TRS-80
by Donald L Stoner
21
Community Bulletin Boards
by Donald L Stoner
52
APL
by George Blank
28
Learning Level II (Chapter 11)
by David A Lien
25
Measurement
by Ralph G White
53
PASCAL
by Truman Krumholz
44
Programming Techniques in BASIC
by Marty Zwilling
70
Scripsit and the Lower Case Mod
by Barry Kornfeld
60
Soundoff!
by Leo B Christopherson
65
Teersaty
by Bill Wilson

Departments:

80
Advertiser Index
48
Anatomy of the Program
by R C Bahn
80
Back Issue Availability
16
Clubs & Publications
2
Editorial
10
Items at Random
4
Letters to the Editor
12
New Products
42
Notes
32
Panattoni’s Panacea
by Larry Panattoni
38
System/Command
by Phil Pilgrim
78
Unclassified Ads
56
View from the Top of the Stack
by Jim Crocker

80-US Journal – Volume 3, Number 4

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 3 No 4 / Issue 12

Date: Jul/Aug 1980

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 84

Status: Complete


Table of Contents

Features:

92
A Level II Cross Reference Index
by Roger Amidon
30
A Printer Primer
by M Schmidt
16
An External Interface Unit
by Larry Panattoni
90
Bits vs Bytes
by J N Davis
81
A Budget Program
by Don Scarberry
78
Data Base Management
by M Schmidt
52
Drill Period Program
by T R Dettmann
24
Fast Array Save & Load
by I Barry Geller
80
Investment Portfolio System
by C Brown
42
Mapping the TRS-80 into the Big Time
by John Marler
40
A Model II Editor-Assembler
by T R Dettmann
34
Passing Variables (between programs)
by Gerry Sturgeon
67
Questair (Questionaire Program)
by C Brown
60
Ranger (Game Program)
by Rudolf M Salinger
76
Selecting Business Software
by T R Dettmann
36
80-U.S. Survey Results
by M Schmidt
84
Three Level IV Products Game Reviews
87
ASPTCH Review
88
Courtball and Taipan

Reviews:

83
HORKS (Home Office Record Keeping System)
58
RACET Utilities Review
84
Repeat After Me (New game review)
58
A look at light Pens

Departments:

96
Advertiser Index
54
Anatomy of the Program (Drill Period)
by R C Bahn
96
Back Issue Information
2
Editorial Comment
4
Letters to the Editor
10
New Products
86
Notes
46
System/Command
by Phil Pilgrim
95
Unclassified Ads
72
View From the Top of the Stack

80-US Journal – Volume 3, Number 5

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 3 No 5 / Issue 13

Date: Sep/Oct 1980

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 104

Status: Complete


Table of Contents

Features:

52
48K with Disks – for Free!
by Cameron C Brown
31
A BASIC Z-80 Disassembler
by Bill Atchison
54
Check Write (Personal Finance)
by R A Shmina
19
Add New Commands to Level II
by John Hind
84
Giant CAPS
by David Bohlke
88
How to gain control of the RESET button
by James F Williams
48
JKL for Level II
by Brad Hoza
72
Lowercase For Your 779 Printer
by Larry Panattoni
86
Packing Numerical Data as Strings
by Wallace Havenhill
40
PASCAL – Another Look
by T R Dettmann
89
Scripsit with the Stringy Floppy
by Leo Christopherson
92
Teersaty – and the load & run routine
by Bill Wilson
90
The Data Maker
by Bob Labenski

Reviews:

93
Datestones of Ryn
93
Keyplus
80
NFL-PIX for 1980
64
RSM II
63
Special Delivery
93
Versafile
82
Z80 ZAP

Departments:

96
Advertisers Index
96
Back Issue Availability
34
Captain 80
2
Editorial
4
letters
10
Items at Random
12
New Products
38
Notes
43
System/Command
95
Unclassified Ads

80-US Journal – Volume 3, Number 6

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 3 No 6 / Issue 14

Date: Nov/Dec 1980

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 116

Status: Complete


Table of Contents

Features:

94
Basic Memory Saver
by Peter A Lewis
100
Purge Program
by Bill Everett
81
A Simple Payroll Program (Business Computing)
by Mike Schmidt
61
A Simple Letter Writer
by Wildon Terrell
76
Check Write (Business Computing, Part II)
by R A Shmina
54
Drawing Lines with the TRS-80
by Jeffrey C Rubble
86
A Plotter Interface
by Anthony J Wilson
52
Let There be Light
by Robert Labenski
47
LLIST/CMD
by Jim Crocker
28
Matrix Manipulation
by Greg Perry
62
MAZE Program
by David Bohlke
74
Model II Screen Protect
by Jim Crocker
17
Radio Shack’s New Model 111.
by Staff
92
Tandy Telecommunication Network
by Dick Konop
20
The Sound Idea
by Tim R Lantz
24
The TRS-80 Analyzes Sun Power
by Al Abramson
31
Three New Disk Operating Systems
by T R Dettmann
42
TRS-80 Tricks
by Ronald H Bobo

Departments:

112
Advertisers Index
84
Anatomy (On the Payroll Program)
by R C Bahn
112
Back Issue Availability
34
Captain 80
by Bob Liddil
111
Unclassified Ads
46
View from the Top of the Stack
by Jim Crocker
12
New Products
90
Notes
38
Panattoni’s Panacea
by Larry Panattoni
55
System/Command
by Phil Pilgrim
2
Editorial
8
Letters at Random
4
Letters to the Editor

Reviews:

105
Radio Shack’s Astrology Program
104
Programming the Z-80

80-US Journal – Volume 4, Number 1

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 4 No 1 / Issue 15

Date: Jan/Feb 1981

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: xx


Table of Contents

In This Issue:

15
Time
by Staff
16
A Calendar Maker Program
by T R Dettmann
20
Day of Week/Days between Dates program
by Anon
21
A Functional Subroutine Library
by David R Pepple
26
Nine Z-Subroutines
by Spencer Hall
120
BREAK – with JKL
by AI Domuret
85
Build Your Own Printer Interface
by Larry Panattoni
110
Files and Foibles
by T R Dettmann
88
A Graphics Editor
by William K Mason
48
A Pocket Computer Application
by Bill Vick
38
Inside VTOS 4.0 and NEWDOS/80
by Pete Carr
34
3 Machine Language Utilities for the Basic Programmer
by J. McKenney
92
The Making of a Computer Program
by Mike Schmidt
115
The Model III Makes its Debut
by Staff
117
Two Computers Feed One Printer
by Gary Rittenbach
96
Profile II for Model II – The ultimate Data Base?
by Bill Schroeder
100
Playmate – A Computer that Talks!
by Don Scarberry
78
Estimate Programming Jobs (with a Program!)
by T R Dettmann
74
Slalom Run! A Fun & Games Ski Program
by Greg Perry
65
How to Read Disk Directories
by Debbi Tesler
42
How to Make Versafile more Versatile
by Mike Zielinski

Reviews:

124
The Basic Compiler
by Truman Krumholz
104
DATORG
by T R Dettmann
108
Membership Billing Program
by T R Dettmann
108
Lemonade or Champagne?
by Woodrow W Harper
72
LNW ExpanSion Interface
by Yvon Kolya

Departments:

128
Advertiser Index
18
Anatomy of the Calendar Program
by R C Bahn
128
Back Issue Availability
30
Captain 80
by Bob Liddil
2
Editorial
8
Interface
10
Items at Random
4
Letters to the Editor
13
New Products
Horse Handicapping Program (3G Company), Retaining Wall Program (DISCO-TECH), Solar Energy System Simulation (Peripherals Plus), Pacific Office Systems, Inc. Catalog Available, Disk Speed Cassette Loads (Personal Micro Computers), Duel-N- Droids (Acorn Software Products), TRS-80 Interfacing (The Blacksburg Group), Olympic Decathlon (Microsoft Consumer Products), 80 EPROM Programmer (Graves Manufacture), ACCEL2 Compiler (Allen Gelder Software), Disk Drives (Aerocomp), Computer Forms (New England Business Service), Disk Zap 2.3 Double Density Software (Micro Systems Software, Inc.), Federal Funding Handbook (Radio Shack), “Express Information” Computer Home Banking
118
Notes
52
System/Command
by Phil Pilgrim
125
Unclassified Ads

80-US Journal – Volume 4, Number 2

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 4 No 2 / Issue 16

Date: Mar/Apr 1981

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 124


Table of Contents

In This Issue:

18
VisiCalc
by Cameron C Brown
22
Smart Tac Toe
by Steve Kelley
34
Management & the Pocket Computer
by John D Farrell
40
Survival
by Spencer Hall
48
TRSDOS 2.0 for Model II
by William Schroeder
52
SWAP, A Useful Model II Command
by T R Dettmann
59
Gain Copy Flexibility with NEWDOS/80
by David Busch
62
MuMath
by Cameron C Brown
64
MuMath, Another Look
by T R Dettmann
67
Two Basic Compilers
by T R Dettmann
70
Protect Your Fields
by William Stevener
78
Six Ways to get More from Scripsit
by David Busch
80
The New Radio Shack Color Computer
by William Barden Jr
86
Computer Yahtzee
by John A Junod
91
Programming for Weir Flow
by J C Dahlke
101
A Look at XEDIT from Mi Prog
by T R Dettmann
104
Files & Foibles (Random Files)
by T R Dettmann
114
Echo Your Line Printer to Your Screen
by Bob Foster

Departments:

2
Editorial
by
4
Letters to the Editor
8
Interface (80-U.S. Interviews Scott Adams)
12
New Products
Music Sweetener (Computer Systems Inc.), Basic Compiler (Microsoft Consumer Products), 1980 Gooth Income Tax (Gooth Software), Microconnection (Micro-Peripheral Corporation), Conquest (Lakefront Software), New Business Programs (Management Systems Software Inc), Computerized Index (Hexagon Systems), New 20 MByte Disk (Corvus), Basketball (Acorn Software)
14
Items at Random
24
Pocket Jokes
25
Anatomy (On Smart Tac Toe)
by R C Bahn
30
View From the Top of the Stack
38
Captain 80
by Bob Liddil
50
System/Command
by Phil Pilgrim
74
Panattoni’s Panacea (Construction)
by Larry Panattoni
96
@NEWS (Exatron Stringy Floppy Newsletter)
118
Unclassified Advertising
120
Advertiser Index

80-US Journal – Volume 4, Number 3

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 4 No 3 / Issue 17

Date: May/Jun 1981

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 132


Table of Contents

Features:

8
80-U.S. Interviews Bill Gates of Microsoft
23
Line Packing
by Leo Christopherson
28
Leo Christopherson
30
An Alternative to String Packing
by Dennis Taylor
42
Errrors
by Greg Perry
46
Sketch & Pack
by Paul Gerhardt
52
CP/M
by T R Dettmann
60
Files and Foibles (Random Files Continued)
by T R Dettmann
62
Stalking the Elusive Print Using
by R C Bahn
66
Animation and the TRS-80
by Gary Sanderson
90
A Basic Self Programmer and Interpreter
by Wallace Havenhill
92
Making Sense and Dollar$ Too.
by George L Hailer
101
Space Marauder
by Charles A Quante
104
Custom Operating System
by David Busch
108
X-Reference
by Tom Huber
110
Memory Size Reset.
by James F Williams

Reviews:

53
Filetran
by T R Dettmann
56
The CP/M Handbook
by T R Dettmann
114
Ball Turret Gunner
by Pat Perez
116
Cyborg Wars
by Pat Perez
116
Air Traffic Controller
by Douglas L Pardee
120
Revised Level II Manual
by Edward M Roberts
120
Keyplus Integrated Utility Package
by James Joachim

Departments:

2
Editorial
4
Letters to the Editor
14
New Products
TLEC IBM Interface (WEB International), Data Separator (Parasitic Engineering), ISO-11 Super Isolator (Electronic Specialists), Racet Computes Catalog, New LDOS Operating System (Lobo Drives International), Line Printer VII (Radio Shack), Model III RSM Patch (REMarkable Software), EPROM Programmer/Emulator (Orion Instruments), NEWBASIC (Modular Software Associates), Smart Terminal for Model III (MicroPeripheral Corp), Rate of Return Program (Soft Sell), Carrying Case for Color and Model III (The Computer Case Co), Model III Disk Drive (VR Data Corp), and Percom Model III Disk Drives (Percom)
20
Items at Randorm
36
Panattoni’s Panacea (Silencing the 779)
by Larry Panattoni
44
Captain 80
by Bob Liddil
76
@ News (Exatron Stringy Floppy Newsletter)
by Jim Perry
84
System Command.
by Phil Pilgrim
103
Pocket Jokes
122
Notes
126
Unclassified Advertising
128
Advertiser’s Index

80-US Journal – Volume 4, Number 4

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 4 No 4 / Issue 18

Date: Jul/Aug 1981

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 132


Table of Contents

8
80-U.S. Interviews Bill Schroeder of Galactic
by Staff
15
Color Computer Conversions & Other Goodies
by Staff
21
Soft Sectoring & what to do when ZAP chokes
by Dan North
30
LOBO Drives LX-80 & Dual 8″ Drive Evaluation
by Staff
34
LDOS – Your Next Operating System?
by Staff
50
DOSPLUS 3.3
by Pete Carr
54
Descending Lower Case for Model I
by Larry Panattoni
60
Okidata is OK
by Ira McComic
70
Basic Interactions
by R C Bahn
76
Tape Without Tears
by Spencer Hall
80
Rate your Printer..
by Staff
86
Sundance (For Models I, III & Color)
by Jon J Waples
100
A Student Timetable (Schedule) Printer
by Ian Sinclair
106
Hi-Type G (Printer Driver)
by Steve Kelley
112
Drawing Aid
by Mike Tattersall

Reviews:

57
The Micro Clinic
by Woody W Harper II
123
Level I1 Basic Instruction Course
by Cameron C Brown
12
3 Organ
by Clay Caldwwell
124
Upper/Lower Case & Motor Control for LP I
by Yvon Kolya
125
Missile Attack
by Owen Linzmayer

Departments:

2
Editorial
4
Letters
14
Items at Random
40
Captain 80
by Bob Lidd
44
@NEWS
by Jim Perr
66
System/Command
by Phil Pilgrim
68
Back Issue Availability
118
New Products
Power Pack for the Color Computer (ComputerWare), Proofreader (Soft-Tools), The Rhythm Box (NewTech Computer Systems), TRS-80 Cheaptalk (Alan Saville), Cribbage (The Alternate Source), New Diskettes from 3M (3M), BLUE BOOK Computer Directory (Bluebook), Free Catalog (ENTELEK), Everest Explorer (Acorn Software Products), Stock Market Pulse (Max Ute & Co), Communications Packages (Small Business Systems Group), Internal Audio for Model III (TCS Systems), TCHRON Clock/Calendar for Models I & III (WEB International)
120
Notes
124
Address Change Form
126
Unclassified Advertising
128
Advertiser Index

80-US Journal – Volume 4, Number 5

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 4 No 5 / Issue 19

Date: Sep/Oct 1981

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 152


Table of Contents

Features:

18
Microcomputers in Industry
by Staff
26
Keyword
by Jim Peyton
34
Hybrid Programming
by R B Nottingham
41
CCA Data Management System
by Jim Klaproth
46
Gameshow Simulation
by Robert D Miller
52
Reader
by Charles Quante
56
Strings in Graphics
by R C Bahn
62
Computing the Retail Installment Contract
by C P Knight
72
The Base II Line Printer
by Tom Little
78
A Directory Hash Code Generator
by Steven Wexler
82
String Pack using your BASIC editor
by Woody Pope
84
Moire’ Patterns
by Dennis Anderson
86
Traveling with the Pocket Computer
by George Haller
88
Files & Foibles
by T R Dettmann
102
Model I Monitor Modifications
by Truman Krumholz
108
Tiny Pascal compared with BASIC
by Jon J Waples & Norm Jacobson
134
A BASIC letter writing program
by Charlie Jones
137
Computerese Simplified
by Lawrence I Charters

Reviews:

118
Superscript
reviewed by T R Dettrnann
124
Pascal
by book review by Steven Sharro
128
BOSS
reviewed by Pete Carr
128
Packer
reviewed by Pete Carr
129
Infinite BASIC
reviewed by Pete Carr.
130
Cocobug
reviewed by Don Scarberry
131
Everest Explorer
reviewed by W W Harper II
132
Kid Ventures
reviewed by Sherry M Taylor
141
Microsoft BASIC decoded, etc
by review by Norm Jacobson

Departments:

2
Editorial
4
Letters to the Editor
8
Items at Random
10
New Products
Micro-Grip (Micro-Grip Ltd), Direct Connect Modem (ESI Lynx), Color Printer Interface (MicroLabs), New Hard Drive (New World Computer Co), Pocket Computer Printer (Radio Shack), FrictioN Feed (Gosub International), Inexpensive Interface (Fobel Enterprises), DATORG for Model III (Byte Miser SOftware), Free Data Base Information (Micro Data Base Systems), M-ZAL Editor/Assembler (Computer Applications Unlimited), Model III Games (Acorn Software Products), New Light Pen (8G Company), Talk/Tutor (Dorsett Educational Systems)
13
@NEWS (Stringy Floppy newsletter)
by Jim Perry
97
Captain 80
by Bob Liddil
120
System/Command
by Phil Pilgrim
131
Address change form.
140
Unclassified Advertising
142
Notes

144

80-US Journal – Volume 4, Number 6

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 4 No 6 / Issue 20

Date: Nov/Dec 1981

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 172


Table of Contents

Features:

46
Supermarket Comparison Shopper
by Joe W Rocke
142
BASIC & Machine Language
by Jim Klaproth
139
Basically BASIC
by T R Dettmann
56
Crossword
by Stanley Silverman
34
Design Weaving Projects
by R Ziegler & W Buckingham
72
Don’t get Strung Out
by Dan Rollins
82
ENHBAS Evaluation
by Lawrence Charters
64
Files & Foibles
by T R Dettmann
68
Forth
by T R Dettmann
24
I refuse to be a Computer Widow!
by Denise Berg
132
Let your computer read the time
by Joseph St Lucas
92
Lower Case ROM patch
by William R Bell
106
Mikee Electronics Hi Res Graphics Board
by Staff
118
Modifying NEWDQS 24
by Steven Wexler
114
Pocket Biorhythms
by Robert D Miller
88
Snapp Enhancements for Model II
by Marvin Mallon
90
Supergraph 1.0
by Davut Z Morkut
30
Tandy Topics
by Ed Juge
20
The Computerized Home
by Staff

Reviews:

136
50 BASIC Exercises
reviewed by W W Harper
109
ABS Doubler
by Staff review
112
Color computer game reviews
by Staff
135
Full screen Text Editor
reviewed by J Klaproth
110
Introduction to TRS-80 BASIC
review by W W Harper
128
Pathways through the ROM
review by T R Dettmann
129
Showdown
game review by Owen Linzmayer
130
Super Nova
game review by W W Harper
130
Programming in Style
review by W W Harper

Departments:

160
Advertiser Index
156
Annual 80-US Index
160
Back Issue Availability
108
Captain 80
by Bob Liddil
2
Editorial
by Cameron Brown
16
Interview (Larry Studdard)
by Pete Carr
10
Items at Random
6
Letters to the Editor
14
New Products
Add memory to Color Computer (Micro-Labs, Inc), Color Text Editor & EDTASM (Cer-Comp), Tenpin (Acorn Software Products), FREEDOM 3 (Field Engineering Consultants), Color Computer Products (The Micro Works), Software Arts Tech Notes (Software Arts), Shuffleboard III (Parasitic Engineering Inc), Z80 CPU Micro Chart (Micro Logic Corp), CLOAD Color Magazine (CLOAD), Model III Mail List Program (Micro-Architect Inc), Low cost impact printer (DIP Inc), Voyage of the Valkyrie (Advanced Operating Systems), New general business software (Cybernetics), New Krell Software (Krell), Bookkeeper II (Data Train), Exatron CCI/CCDOS (Exatron Corp), Prosoft’s RPM (Prosoft), Radio Shack Compiler BASIC (Radio Shack), Joystick Intercace (Mega Systems Inc), Model III Cash Register (Integrated Cash Register)
157
Notes
96
System/Command
by James F Williams
159
Unclassified Advertisements

80-US Journal – Volume 5, Number 1

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 5 No 1 / Issue 21

Date: January 1982

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 140


Table of Contents

Features:

13
A 12-column Ledger
by Fred Blechman
22
Business Computers: A planning guide
by Joel Makower
33
BASIC Compilers
by Staff
38
Expand your Color computer memory
by R Wayne Day
43
Shift for uppercase
by William R Bell
46
Exatron’s Floppy disk controller
by Staff
50
To Capitalize or not to capitalize
by Larry Krengel
58
Linked list subroutines
by Richard M Straw
64
Happiness is a printer
by Larry Krengel
65
Goldplug 80 evaluation
by Jim Klaproth
66
Hog Jowl Mansion
by Jon J Waples
79
Z-Subs, Revisited
by Spencer Hall
88
How to find execution points
by Glenn W Collura
91
Build it yourself, in BASIC
by Dan Connors
94
Spacer
by Lou Pa
107
The Corvus hard disk system
by T R Dettmann
110
Inside the FOR … NEXT loop
by R C Bahn

Reviews:

118
Tuesday morning quarterback – game review
120
BASIC better and faster – book review
120
Space War – game review
122
BasicPro – utility review
122
Typing Tutor – self improvement review

Departments:

2
Editorial
4
Letters to the Editor
6
Items at random
8
New products
Designatron Organizer (Designatron), EDIT (Allen Gelder Software), Experiments in Artificial Intelligence Book (Sams), Trucker Simulation (Creative Computing Software), GEAP (J. F. Consulting), Alien Armada (Liberty Software), Golfer’s Challenge (Liberty Software), Color Computer Mailing List (D&M Software), BASIC Handbook 2nd Ed (David A. Lien), Orchestra-85 (Software Affair), 5-Game Educational History (Advanced Operating Systems)
10
Tandy topics
by Ed Juge
54
Captain 80
by Bob Liddil
103
System/Command
by James F Williams
124
Notes
126
Advertiser index
126
Back issue availability
127
Unclassified ads

80-US Journal – Volume 5, Number 2

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 5 No 2 / Issue 22

Date: February 1982

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 119


Table of Contents

Features:

16
Word processing
by 80-U.S. Staff
23
Help for a dead language
by L. I. Charters
31
Newscript word processor
by Jim Klaproth
35
An automatic tape SAVE program
by Jon Presley
38
Programming efficiency with the Pocket Computer
by R. Maeso
40
Tic Tac Toe
by Ralph G. White
50
Posters
by Charles P. Knight
57
Criss-Cross
by John Sinclair
62
Basically BASIC (arrays)
by Terry R. Dettmann
67
Hard disk operating systems
by Terry R. Dettmann
72
Hand me that memory
by William Barden, Jr
75
Files & Foibles
by Terry R. Dettmann
87
Double precision function routines
by James E. King
90
Quirks and fixes
by Rupert N. Evans
93
MiniGraf
by Jim Peyton

Reviews:

95
CG-16, a hardware review
by Brian Wood
96
Invitation to Forth, book review
by Terry R. Dettmann
96
System guide to FIG Forth, book review
by Terry R. Dettmann
102
Scripsit Spelling Dictionary review
by Tom Huber
103
Star Scout, game review
by Jim Klaproth
104
Color Meteroids, game review
by Richard Rehaume
105
Cognivox, a hardware review
by Richard G. Hale
105
Threaded Interpretive Languages, book review
by Terry R. Dettmann
106
Color computer power pack, a hardware review
by Terry R. Dettmann
107
BASIC scientific subroutines, a book review
by Cameron C. Brown
108
DataPro Directory, a book review
by Tom Huber

Departments:

2
Editorial
4
Letters to the Editor
6
New Products
  • Thesaurus Programs (REFWARE)
  • Printer switch (Access Unlimited Computer Centers)
  • Compactors I and IV (Hurrican Laboratories)
  • Income tax programs (Gooth Software)
  • Smart Color terminal (Eigen Systems)
  • New book on FORTRAN (Dilithium Press)
  • Enhanced Hexspell (Hexagon Systems)
  • 80 Space Raiders game (Bosen Electronics)
  • Wordsmith (ABS Suppliers)
  • Medical software (MICROMED Systems)
  • Astroball (Acorn Software)
  • Newsletter reprints (Radio Shack)
  • Printer interfaces (Multi Media Systems)
  • Sorcerer of Siva (Automated Simulations)
  • PAC Attack (Computerware)
  • Host program (A M Electronics, Inc)
  • Radio Shack Line Printer VIII (Radio Shack)
10
Items at random
14
Tandy Topics
by Ed Juge
80
Captain 80
by Bob Liddil
82
System/Command
by James F. Williams
100
@NEWS
by Jim Perry
109
Advertiser index
110
Back issue availability
110
Unclassified announcements

80-US Journal – Volume 5, Number 3

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 5 No 3 / Issue 23

Date: March 1982

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 123


Table of Contents

Features:

16
Microcomputers In Medicine
Barry Shaw, M.D., Ph.D
19
Quality Control In the Medical Lab
by Joseph M. Fettig
22
Extra RAM
by Truman Krumholz
27
TRS-80 Goes to the Hospital
by Joseph M. Fettig
36
Menu 80
by Alan Simon
38
More Tape, Less Tears
by Spencer Hall
43
Dogfight
by Stephen Fournier
48
Laying It On the Line
by Don Scarberry
50
VisiSort
by Jeffrey C. Ruble
54
Jumping Jacks
by John Sinclair
57
System to BASIC
by Anthony Raines
60
Using the Radio Shack Network
by Madeline Fish
62
A Stringy What?
by Spencer Hall
66
Arrays: Part II
by Terry R. Dettmann
68
Lazy Writer Evaluation
by Jim Klaproth
70
One Arm Charlie
by C. P. Knight
74
Modified “Host” for the Model II
by David R. Canning
77
Cross Reference Utility
by Yvon Kolya
82
Clean Those Disk Heads!
by William H. Scott, Jr.
86
JKL Patch
by John T. Phillipp, M.D.
90
Tiny Typer
by Woody Pope
92
Pinball Baseball
by U. F. Racine

Reviews:

100
Dynamic Device Drivers
reviewed by Jim Klaproth
102
Trakcess
reviewed by Jim Klaproth
105
Starting Forth
reviewed by Terry R. Dettmann
106
Scarfman
reviewed by Tim Knight
108
Robot Attack
reviewed by Tim Knight
109
Internal Memory
reviewed by Jack Decker
110
CBUG
reviewed by Robert P. Bussell

Departments:

2
Editorial
4
Letters
8
New Products:
  • Estate Planning Software (Professional Data Corp.)
  • New Diskette Directory (Donald Fielding)
  • TRS-80 More than BASIC Book (John Paul Froelich)
  • New Word Games (Shirley Software)
  • MTI Hard Disk (MTI)
  • Data Line Tester (Warren Instrotech Ltd)
  • Property Listing Program (Realty Software)
  • Payroll Enhancement Program (Microcomputer Applications)
  • New Additions to K-8 Math (Radio Shack)
  • Young Person’s Computer Guide (SCELBI Publications)
  • New Educational Programs (Storybooks of the Future)
  • Diskette Protectors (Nepenthe Programs)
  • QSO Log for Hams (Manhattan Software)
13
Items
14
Tandy Topics
by Ed Juge
46
Captain 80
by Bob Liddil
98
@ News
by Jim Perry
112
Advertiser Index
112
Back Issue Availability
112
Unclassified Announcements

80-US Journal – Volume 5, Number 4

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 5 No 4 / Issue 24

Date: April 1982

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 124


Table of Contents

Articles:

17
Making ends meat (Model I/III)
by Ted Byrne
A pension portfolio analysis
22
Investment management (Model I/III)
by Michael M. T. Henderson
Buy/sell decisions with your TRS-80.
27
Growth rate (Model I/III and Color Computer)
by W. R. Waymen
Forecast future value of your investment.
30
Payback (Model I, II, III, and Color Computer)
by Jim Peyton
A computerized amortization schedule.
32
Un-number (Model I)
by Shane Causer
Outsmart your TRS-80.
34
Vitamin BB (Model I/III)
by Negley Monet
If your Model I/III has tired blood, give it a shot of Bionic BASIC.
38
Arrays (All models)
by Terry R. Dettmann
Part III: Tables
42
Cost to operate an appliance (Pocket Computer)
by Stephen Fournier
44
TRS-80 for retired persons
by Fred Guth
47
Bequest (Model I)
by Shane Causer
Find the exit and inherit the old miser’s wealth.
54
Short leaders for data tapes (Model I)
by Kenneth R. Smith
Speed cassette storage and retrieval.
57
Printer Primer (All Models)
by Donald Scarberry
An evaluation of the Line Printer VII from Radio Shack
64
Standard & Poor’s Stockpak (Model I/III)
by Paul R. Prescott, M.D.
An investmeet management system
66
Files and Foibles (All Models)
by Terry R. Dettmann
Handling space problems using random files.
76
Real Estate (Model I)
by Jim Klaproth
An evaluation of volumes 1-5 real estate software by Radio Shack.
78
Figuring irregular surfaces (Model I/III)
by Robert Hood
Work in feet and inches, decimals or fractions.
81
@ Love (Model I and Stringy Floppy)
by Stephen W. Cox
Problems and solutions with the ESF
84
Color Cornucopia (Color Computer)
by Terry R. Dettmann
Things to do with your Color Computer.
86
Finish Line (Model I/III)
by Steve Tallman
A short, but fast, game.
88
TPI-1 Tape Interface (Pocket Computer to Model I/III)
by 80-U.S. Staff
An evaluation of a Pocket Computer to Model I/III interface.
89
Timer/BAS (Model I)
by Mike Andreas and Charles Knight
A disk drive timing program for Model I with disk.
93
Three utilities from Krumholz (Model I)
by Truman Krumholz
Free space in memory.

Reviews:

98
Meteor Mission II
Reviewed by Kevin Shutz
99
Nanos Systems
Reviewed by Don Scarberry
99
Stargighter
Reviewed by Matt Friedenberg
100
Lunar Lander
Reviewed by Jim Klaproth
101
Berserk
Reviewed by Roy Seney
102
B-1 Bomber
Reviewed by Mark E. Renne
102
Paper Tractor
Reviewed by Thomas Dowd
104
E-Z Sounds
Reviewed by Tim Knight
104
The Argus Chronicle
Reviewed by Henry Aldridge
106
Faster
Reviewed by Richard C. McGarvey
110
Concinnator
Reviewed by Tim Knight
110
Hellfire Warrior
Reviewed by Joel Mapes

Departments:

4
Editorial
4
Letters to the Editor
8
New Products
  • KWICOS Model I Tape Operated System (KWIK Software)
  • DOUGHFLO Home/business programs (ALPHANETICS)
  • 6 Educational Math Programs (Olympia Software, Inc)
  • Free sample newsletter (Software Review)
  • MTI hard disk drive (Microcomputer Technology Inc)
10
Tandy Topics
by Ed Juge
14
Items at Random
74
Captain 80
by Bob Liddil
96
@ News
by Jim Perry
107
Notes
112
Advertiser Index
112
Unclassifieds

80-US Journal – Volume 5, Number 5

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 5 No 5 / Issue 25

Date: May 1982

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 127

Status: Complete


Table of Contents

Articles:

16
Space photography at J.P.L. (Model I/III)
by Harry Avant
A hardware interface that is currently being used by Jet Propulsion Laboratories to acquire, store and manipulate photographic density and temperature in a high volume photo processing facility. The data is generated from production of images by unmanned spacecraft.
19
Geosynchronous satellite pointing (Model I/III)
by Dana Waldman, Mark Felton
Use spherical geometry to locate satellites over the United States. Allows entry of up to twenty satellites and their longitudes into a satellite data file.
24
The Color Computer as a planetarium (Color Computer)
by Terry R. Dettmann
Displays an interesting application of Color Computer graphics functions by observing the nine planets and their relative positions.
28
TRS-80 Model I work-alike (LNW-80)
by Frank Fischer, Eric Hilberg
An evaluation of the LNW-80 microcomputer. Build your own computer.
30
Add disk and memory to Model III (Model III)
by Sal Navarro
Save money by installing 48K of RAM and disk drives to your Model III with a new kit.
34
Solving simultaneous linear equations (Model I, II, and III)
by J. C. Adams, Jr., Ph.D.
A BASIC version of the Scientific Subroutine Package (SIMQ) is used in solving sets of simultaneous linear algebraic equations.
42
Small business invoice program (Model I/III and Color Computer)
by Fred Blechman
This program will print and total an invoice, showing each purchase as well as special items and remarks, and print out address labels.
48
Interest calculations (Model I/III)
by Charles R. Jones
Generate comparative data with this program for six types of interest calculations.
54
Screen printing with MX-80 (Model I/III)
by Ron Goodman
By using this program with an MX-80 printer, you can have the advantages of a screen print button.
57
Files and foibles (Model I, II, and III)
by Terry R. Dettmann
Use list linking for efficiently controlling disk files and avoid much of the “thrashing” normally associated with this technique.
62
Base conversions with the Pocket Computer (Pocket Computer)
by Peter G. Savard
A program for hex to decimal conversions as well as other small programming chores.
64
GOSUB-RETURN (Model I, II, and III)
by Terry R. Dettmann
An examination of the GOSUB-RETURN function for beginning programmers.
66
Spaceship Orbitor (Model I/III)
by Delmer D. Hinrichs
If you’re tired of “Lunar Lander”, try this program. It’s a realistic orbital mechanics simulation with graphics which require astronaut-level skills.
83
The Color Computer grows up (Color Computer)
by Don Scarberry
Turn your Color Computer into a disk system with up to four drives.
86
Editor/Assembler 1.2 for three (Model III)
by Kent G. Rothrock
The Model I Editor Assembler can be revised to operate on the Model III and improved for the Model I.
90
MX-80 mods for Model I (Model I)
by Robert L. Green
A modification to enable Model I owners without an expansion interface to use the MX-80 printer.
104
High-res graphics for the Color Computer (Color Computer)
by Richard Tangeman
Generate alphanumeric characters in high-resolution mode.

Reviews:

92
Discat
Reviewed by John and Nikki Newman
93
TRS-80 Assembly Language
Reviewed by Bruce P. Douglass
94
Planetoids
Reviewed by Jim Klaproth
95
Invasion Orion
Reviewed by Dan Cataldo
97
Voyage of the Valkyrie
Reviewed by Jerry L. Latham
100
Olympic Decathalon
Reviewed by Jim Klaproth
101
Crunch, Crumble and Chomp
Reviewed by Tim Knight

Departments:

4
Editorial
6
Letters to the Editor
8
Items at Random
12
New Products
  • Micro Yellow Pages (Microarchitect Inc)
  • The Grafyx Solution: Model III Hi-Res (Micro-Labs Inc)
  • Circus Adventure: Color Computer Game (Computer Island)
  • Radio Shack adds BASIC Faster and Better to Library (Lewis Rosenfelder)
  • C. C. Writer Word Processor (Transformation Technologies)
  • Olive-1 Interface (The Olive Branch Association)
  • VR-RS232C Interface (VR Data)
  • PTR Interface (Protean Scientific)
  • Coupon Shopping Program (Softbyte Computing)
88
Captain 80
By Bob Liddil
103
Tandy Topics
By Ed Juge
106
Notes
112
Advertiser Index
112
Unclassified

80-US Journal – Volume 5, Number 6

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 5 No 6 / Issue 26

Date: June 1982

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 123

Status: Complete


Table of Contents

Articles:

16
The gamester
by Bob Krotts
The trials and tribulations of a computer game addict.
19
Sargon II us. Sfinks 3.0
by Don Scarberry
A chess game evaluation with the two opponents playing against each other.
24
A computer carrel
by Leo B. Christopherson
A spoof of computer games as educational tools.
30
Dazzle (Model I/III)
by David Leupp
Head-to-head competition for two players in this word game. Requires quick reflexes and fast thinking.
32
Parimutuel horse race (Model I/III and Color Computer)
by Alan Goozner and John Steiner
Use strings of color graphics to simulate horses. Place your bets according to the odds, and take your chances, with the computer deciding “the winner”.
39
Almost a joystick (Model I)
by John T. Phillipp, M.D.
Connect the Atari joystick in parallel with Model I arrow keys without interfacing difficulties.
43
LDOS for beginners (Model I/III with disk)
by T. A. Daneliuk
Part I: Device independence, ROUTE, and LINK commands.
46
Play ball! (Model I/III)
by Larry Krengel
A five minute baseball simulation with printed game sheets.
58
Robot math (Model I/III)
by Jeffrey C. Ruble
An educational math drill for K-4 featuring an animated speaking robot.
57
Solitaire (Model I/III)
by Robert D. Miller
This “Golf” version of the card game uses the computer to shuffle, deal and keep score.
62
Exploring the Color Computer (Color Computer)
by Terry R. Dettmann
How to produce sound from a cassette through your television using a BASIC program.
65
Quirks, fixes, tips and tricks (Pocket Computer)
by R. Shane Causer
Every computer has a manual, but all manuals are not created equal. This article fills in some missing information for those not familiar with computer programming.
68
Checkbook (Model I/III)
by J. L. Latham
Part I: Use NEWDOSI80 to write a checkbook management prograrn and find out more about NEWDOS/80 operation.
75
Menus (All models with disk)
by Terry R. Dettmann
A sensible approach to building functional menus.
91
Files and foibles (All models)
by Terry R. Dettmann
Use binary trees to deal efficiently with large random access files.
104
ZBASIC 2.0 Compiler (Model I/III)
by Jim Klaproth
An evaluation of Simutek Computer Products’ latest compiler.

Reviews:

99
Polaris
by Reviewed by Pete Carr
100
Eliminator
by Reviewed by Jim Klaproth
100
Quick Quiz
by Reviewed by Cameron Brown
101
Cave Hunter
by Reviewed by Bob Perez
102
Telewriter
by Reviewed by Darrel Wright

Departments:

4
Editorial
By Cathy Doud
6
Letters to the Editor
8
Letters to the Editor
12
Items at Random
56
Notes
78
@ News
By Spencer Hall
95
Captain 80
By Bob Liddil
97
Tandy Topics
By Ed Juge
106
New Products
  • Bisplan (Mariah Computing)
  • Vaults of Cymarran (Compu Things)
  • Electronic Mail (Ace Computer Products, Inc.)
  • Educational Software (Marck)
  • Software contest (Krell Software Corp)
  • Direct plug isolators (Electronic Specialists)
  • EPS-80 Low cost word processor (Personal Micro Computers, Inc.)
  • Stack Rack (Remtron)
  • Computer Discovery course (Science Research Associates)
  • Money manager (Acorn Software Products, Inc)
  • Match Box Cabling system (ICO Rally Corporation)
112
Unclassified Announcements
112
Advertiser Index

80-US Journal – Volume 5, Number 7

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 5 No 7 / Issue 27

Date: July 1982

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 140


Table of Contents

Articles:

16
What should be done about software protection?
by Richard H. Stem
An attorney’s opinion.
22
Westlaw (Model II)
by William M. Amundson
Westlaw gives the lawyer the ability to search thousands of casesand retrieve relevant ones in a matter of seconds.
26
A small computer in a small law office (Model I)
by John A. Records
Model I for efficiency and low overhead
32
VIDSAVE/ASM (Model I/II with disk)
by T.A. Daneliuk
Create a formatted screen, save it, and dump it to video.
38
Floppy disk tachometer (Model I/III)
by Darrell A. Byrnoen
If you suspect a problem with disk drive speed, try this timing check.
44
Map those disks! (Model I with disk)
by William H. Scott, Jr.
A disk map program that can be run regularly to provide important information for rebuilding lost files.
52
LDOS for beginners (Model I/III with disk)
by T.A. Daneliuk
Part II: File handling and job control language.
56
X-Label (Model I/III)
by Spencer Hall
Use dot matrix printers to produce labels for personal and business applications.
65
Checkbook (Model I/III)
by J.L. Latham
Part II: Use NEWDOS/80 to write a checkbook management program and find out more about NEWDOS/80 operation.
72
Storage and retrieval of data (Model I/III)
by Terry Hazelett
Learn to manipulate data in memory, speed up cassette data flow, then use it in a mail list routine.
76
Basically BASIC (All Models)
by T.R. Dettmann
Simple screen control using the PRINT@ function.
78
Prowrite (Model II, 32K w/Disks)
by Leonard Zucker
A complete word processor program designed for use with the LP-IV printer.
88
Togetherness (Color Computer)
by R.N. Roberts
Develop a library of frequently used routines which can be merged with others to quickly develop complex programs.
94
17K of RAM (Model I/II/III)
by R. Shane Causer
Squeeze 1K more of memory out of 16K of RAM.
99
The computer revolution
by Author’s name withheld
How microcomputers can help the deaf/blind. Will you accept the challenge?
102
MDX-2 (Model I)
by Mel Patrick
An expansion interface evaluation.
104
Don’t throw your Model I away (Model I)
by John Strader
Need more storage capability? Here’s an evaluation of Percom Doubler II and the LNW Doubler.
106
Files and foibles (An Models)
by T.R. Dettmann
Stacks – a simple data structure.

Reviews:

112
MMSFORTH Version 2.0
Reviewed by Anthony F. Pepin
112
Bus+
Reviewed by Tim Knight
114
GRBASIC
Reviewed by Pete Carr
116
REMDISK-I
Reviewed by Frank D. Gunseor, Jr.
118
Cosmic Fighter
Reviewed by Mark E. Renne
119
The Universal Elixer and Other Computing Projects Which Failed
Reviewed by T.R. Dettmann
119
Space Intruders
Reviewed by Tim Knight
120
Graphic Trek 2000
Reviewed by Mark E. Renne
121
Escape from Traam
Reviewed by Bob Krotts

Departments:

4
Editorial
By Don Scarberry
6
Letters to the Editor
8
Letters to the Editor
12
Items at Random
90
Captain 80
By Bob Liddil
92
Tandy Topics
By Ed Juge
96
@ News
By Spencer Hall
124
New Products
  • Model II/16 High Res Add-on (Radio Shack)
  • Data Ace (Computer Software Design. Inc)
  • TRSDUM Model I/III Disk/Tape Utility (CRB Microtools)
  • Color Computer Expansion Unit (George Associates)
  • IDM-X Model II Data Manager (Micro Architect Inc)
  • KWICOS Cassette Operating System (Kwik Software)
  • Freedom Plus CP/M Conversion Boards (Freedom Technology International)
  • Inventory Management for Small Computers (Chuck Atkinson)
  • MDX-3 Model III Interface Expansion Board (MicroDesign)
  • SooperSpooler (Compulink Corporation)
  • Problem Solving on the TRS-80 Pocket Computer (Radio Shack)
128
Unclassified Announcements
128
Advertiser Index

80-US Journal – Volume 5, Number 8

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 5 No 8 / Issue 28

Date: August 1982

Pages: 124


Table of Contents

Articles:

14
Computer revolution in public schools
by Hal Broenkow
The economic reality of purchasing computers for use in classrooms.
16
Computerize your individual educational programs (Model I/III, 16K and up)
by Larry Krengel
To streamline paperwork, a special education teacher sets up a program of goals and objectives for students.
22
Color Computer gradebook (Color Computer w/Extended BASIC, 16K and up)
by Lynn H. Davis
Maintain a record of grades and compute report card averages.
34
Daisywheel printer for under $900
by Mike Schmidt
Evaluation of the Smith-Corona daisywheel printer.
39
“I’ve got it!”
by Mike Schmidt
An overview of Model 16.
42
Testmaker (Model I/III with or without ESF)
by Larry Krengel
A teacher’s multiple choice test and printed answer sheet.
47
Meet the Supermonitors (Model I/III)
by Paul F. Secord
An evaluation of six sophisticated monitors: Micromind, Step-80, Tasmon, Ultra-Mon, Superstep and Bugout-Pro.
54
DT-1
by Harry Avant
An evaluation of Radio Shack’s new multi-user terminal.
57
The DUMP command (Model 1, 32K with disk)
by Joe W. Rocke
Find machine language addresses with STAR (system tape address reader).
66
Basically BASIC (Model I/II/III and Color Computer)
by Terry R. Dettmann
Input screen control – make your input statements more attractive.
71
Microcomputers for a California school
by Dan Robinson
A math club earns money to buy computers for their school when property tax revenue was curtailed.
72
Checkbook (Model I/III)
by Jerry L. Latham
Part III: Space saving with NEWDOS/80.
80
Reader survey
by Mike Schmidt
Results of the April questionnaire.
83
Open ended geography (Model I/III)
by Robert K. Fink
A spelling/geography word game.
86
Files and foibles (Model I/II/III and Color Computer)
by Terry R. Dettmann
Use recursive programming to solve the Towers of Hanoi problem.
96
Decimal to fraction conversions (Model I/III, 16K and up)
by Jim Klaproth
Let your computer do the thinking while you learn about fractions.
99
Color disk directory (Color Computer)
by Bob Waterhouse
A utility to enhance your DOS.

Reviews:

100
Gobbler
Reviewed by Tim Knight
101
DOSPLUS 3.3 User’s Manual
Reviewed by Paul M. Hine
101
The UPI-3 Serial Interface
Reviewed by William Ramsey
102
Computer Based Math Lab
Reviewed by Cam Brown
103
Armored Patrol
Reviewed by Mark Renne
104
Space War
Reviewed by Richard Rehaume
105
Three CAI Programs
Reviewed by Cam Brown

Departments:

4
Editorial
By Cam Brown
6
Editorial
By Cam Brown
8
Letters to the Editor
By Mike Schmidt
9
Letters to the Editor
By Mike Schmidt
12
Items at Rando,
By Mike Schmidt
64
Captain 80
By Bob Liddil
93
@ News
By Spencer Hall
108
New Products
  • New Computer Demonstrator (Radio Shack)
  • Colorforth (Armadillo International Software)
  • New Video Monitor (LSI Systems)
  • SoftSide Sampler (Hayden Book Co)
  • CC Home Money Minder (Computerware)
  • Learning TRS-80 BASIC for Models I, II/16 and III (David A. Lien)
  • RS-232 Serial Switchbox (Syzygy)
  • Small System Network (Radio Shack)
  • The Beginners Guide to Personal Computers (Radio Shack)
  • DIP-92 Dual Mode Impact Printer (Data Impact Printer, Inc)
112
Bulletin Board
112
Advertiser Index

80-US Journal – Volume 5, Number 9

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 5 No 9 / Issue 29

Date: September 1982

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 124


Table of Contents

Articles:

14
High resolution graphics (Model I/III with Epson MX-80 and Graftrax-80)
by Kenneth R. Smith
Accurately depict any equation. Take advantage of bit addressing these special peripherals.
22
Drafting on the TRS-80 (Model I/III, 16K)
by Darrel L. Bartelheimer
Routines to draw arcs, circles and lines.
30
Two graphs for Model II/16 (Model II/16)
by Mike Schmidt
Histograms and regression lines for your printer or video.
38
Color Computer assembler/disassembler (Color Computer)
by Richard Tangeman
Get inside your 6809E. Use this BASIC assembler/disassembler with your Color Computer.
46
Whiz quiz (Model I/III, 16K tape or disk)
by Jim Peyton
An animated graphics multiple choice quiz with ducks indicating right or wrong answers.
52
PDRIVE (Model I/III with NEWDOS/80 version 2.0)
by Sal Navarro
Make your disks compatible between operating systems with this library command.
54
Simple Joe (Model I)
by Ron Goodman
Connect your stereo to your computer and watch Joe sing along.
57
Sweet talker (Model I/III)
by Edward M. Roberts
An evaluation of the Votrax SC-01. It produces any sound needed for English speech and blends the sounds into a “voice”.
60
Integrated accounting (Model III, 48K with 2 disks)
by 80-U.S. Staff
An evaluation of the General Ledger portion of the Plus Computer Technology accounting system.
62
Files and foibles (Model I/II/III)
by Terry R. Dettmann
A complete binary tree file handling program plus “Towers of Hanoi” with animated graphics for the Model II.
78
Pie charts (Model I/III, tape or disk, printer optional )
by Jose Babilonia
A lesson in converting numeric data into an easy-to-read pie chart. Obtain printer and video output with a minimum of distortion.
92
Basically BASIC (Model I/II/III)
by James A. Conrad
Processing information with alphanumerics, variables and assignment statements.
94
RENUM IV your III (Model III)
by Jerry W. O’Dell
Patch the Model I renumber program to run on Model III.
96
Three Color Computer video tips (Color Computer with Extended Color BASIC)
by Lynn Davis
Switch PMODEs for different effects on the Color Computer video display.

Reviews:

98
Programs for Beginners on the TRS-80
Reviewed by Tony Gitt
100
TRS-80 Graphics for the Model I/III
Reviewed by John Edwards
100
BASIC Handbook
Reviewed by Terry R. Dettmann
101
Defense Command
Reviewed by Matt Friedenberg
102
EDIT
Reviewed by Mark E. ‘Renne
103
FASTBACK
Reviewed by Terry R. Dettmann
104
Power Draw
Reviewed by Jim Klaproth

Departments:

4
Editorial
By Cameron C. Brown
10
Items at Random
By Mike Schmidt
56
Notes
77
Tandy topics
By Ed Juge
88
Captain 80
By Bob Liddill
90
@ News
By Spencer Hall
108
New Products
  • Portable Model III (Adcock & Johnson)
  • Term/Host Communications Program (Freedom Financial Enterprises)
  • Computer Consumer Protection booklet (L. J. Kutten)
  • C.C. Audio Spectrum Analyzer (Radio Shack)
  • PT-210 Portable Data Terminal (Radio Shack)
  • Sprinter (Holmes Engineering)
  • TRS-80 Graphics Book (Radio Shac)
  • Maindex Disk File Index (E-Z Software)
112
Bulletin Board
112
Advertiser Index

80-US Journal – Volume 5, Number 10

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 5 No 10 / Issue 30

Date: September 1982

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 128


Table of Contents

Articles:

22
Restore your data pointer (Model I/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
Thomas L Quindry
24
To fix a wafer (Model I/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
Larry Krengel
27
Recover dead programs (Model I, PMC-80, LNW80)
Ron Goodman
30
Photographs (Model I/II/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
Ray Bennett
32
Encrypt-decrypt (For all models)
Arthur A. Gleckler
34
MX-80 and a little ingenuity (For all models)
Larry Krengel
36
Automatic program dating (Model I/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
Tim Bowman
38
PRINT to LPRINT (Model I/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
Roy B. Harrill
42
Sunrise-sunset (Model I/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
David Carman
48
Electric Pencil 2.0z (Model I/III with disk, PMC-80, LNW80)
by T. G. Melatis
An evaluation of IJG’s new version of a word processing classic.
54
The heart of a chess program (Model I/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
by William Fink
By the man who wrote SFINKS.
59
Integrated accounting (Model I/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
by 80-U.S. Staff
Part II: An evaluation of Plus Computer Technology’s accounting programs.
65
Word processing on your Color Computer (Color Computer with Disk)
by Steve Den Beste
A line-oriented text editor.
75
Exploring VisiCalc (Model I/II/III/16, PMC-80, LNW80)
by Timothy M. Bowman
Explore program loading, memory conservation techniques and long column labels.
78
BASIC Bits (Model I/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
by Thomas L. Quindry
Insights to solving problems in BASIC.
82
DECIPOKE: Taming the wild USR(0) (Model I/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
by Spencer Hall
Convert machine language to BASIC … effortlessly.
91
Files and foibles (Model I/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
by Terry R. Dettmann
A review of beginning programming principles in more detail.
95
Serial printer interfacing (Color Computer)
by Connecting to your Color Computer.
Dale H. Fawcett
107
Basically BASIC (For all models)
by James A. Conrad
INPUT, LINEINPUT and input checking.
110
Accel3 (Model I/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
by Paul M. Wine
An evaluation of Algorix’s BASIC compiler.

Reviews:

100
BASIC Aid
Reviewed by Darrel Wright
100
XBASIC
Reviewed by Terry R. Dettmann
101
Super Utility Plus
Reviewed by Jim Klaproth
102
Stellar Escort
Reviewed by Jerry Latham
103
Super Terminal
Reviewed by Terry Kepner
104
Reign of the Red Dragon
Reviewed by David Tinis

Departments:

6
Editorial
By Cameron C. Brown
8
Letters to the Editor
12
Items at Random
By Mike Schmidt
16
Notes
88
Tandy Topics
By Ed Juge
98
@ News
By Spencer Hall
114
Captain 80
By Bob Liddil
122
Advertiser Index
122
Bulletin Board
.

80-US Journal – Volume 5, Number 11

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 5 No 11 / Issue 31

Date: November 1982

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 128

Status: Complete


Table of Contents

Articles:

18
Telecommunications (For all models)
by Donald Stoner
An overview of what is possible.
22
Communicating by computer (For all models)
by Al Mashburn
An introduction to the CompuServe Information Service.
24
Terminal and modem packages (For all models)
by Jim Klaproth and Don Scarberry
A shopper’s guide to terminals and modems.
32
Downloader (Model I, PMC-80, LNW80)
by Robert Fink
Store outside information on your own computer.
37
Okay, I’m sold!
by Don scarberry
Now what do I do?
40
Mr. Computerhead (Model I, PMC-80, LNW80)
by Kenneth Gibbs
A computer game for children.
44
Write your own communications program (Models I/II/III, PMC-80, LNW8O)
by Patrick Morgan
How to do it yourself.
48
Hayes Stack Smart modem (For all models)
by George Kwascha
How it works and what it can do-almost everything.
52
Gasmizer (Models I/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
by Charles P. Knight
Monitor your MPG-with graphics!
58
Color Computer Communication (Color Computer)
by Darrel Wright
An evaluation of COLORCOM/E version 2.0.
65
Variable listing (Color Computer)
by Joseph P. Laronda
Analyze your Color Computer programs.
72
Files and foibles (Models I/II/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
by Terry R. Dettmann
Two-level sorting: It’s twice as good.
76
Exploring VisiCalc (Models I/II/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
by Tim Bowman
How to use convergence.
78
Integrated accounting (Model III, 48K 2 disks)
by 80-U.S. Staff
An evaluation of Plus Computer Technology’s Payroll and Easytrak programs.
80
BASIC Bits (Models I/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
by Tom Quindry
Troubleshooting your problems and string handling techniques.
84
Two tips and a treat (Models I/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
by Spencer Hall
Three gems from the creator of Z-subs.
91
Modems (For all models)
by John Sharp
A tutorial-review of the Radio Shack Modem I.
94
The INKEY$ bug (Models I/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
by Ralph Vickers
How to squash it.
101
Basically BASIC (For all models)
by James A. Conrad
The IF … THEN … ELSE statements.

Reviews:

108
Modem 80
Reviewed by Mark E. Renne
109
TRS-80 Model ZZZ Programming and Applications
Reviewed by Terry R. Dettmann
109
EDTASM+
Reviewed by J. L. Latham
111
PRINTCC version 1.4
Reviewed by J. L. Latham
113
3 by Fantastic Software
Reviewed by Tim Knight
114
Vaults of Cymarron
Reviewed by Dustin Andrew
115
Microcomputer Primer
Reviewed by Cameron Brown
115
Alien Defense
Reviewed by Mark E. Renne

Departments:

6
Editorial
By Cameron C. Brown
8
Letters to the Editor
12
Items at random
By Mike Schmidt
16
Notes
98
Captain 80
By Bob Liddil
104
Tandy topics
By Ed Juge
106
@ News
By Spencer Hall
118
New Products
  • Music Magic Music Editor, Player, Composer and Compiler for the Model I or III (Pioneer Software)
  • XTABS Statistical Package (A-Priori Software)
  • Holmes Expansion Mainframe (Holmes Engineering, Inc.)
  • Platinum Worksaver Color Computer Enhancement (Platinum Software)
  • C Compiler for the Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 16 (Softworks Limited)
  • MFJ-1240 RS-232 Transfer Switch (MFJ Enterprises)
  • CMEMORY-16 Color Computer EPROM Cartridge (Micro-Labs, Inc.)
  • Mac Inker: Automatic Computer Printer Ribbon Reinker (Computer Friends)
  • Model I/III Accounts Receivable (Holman D-P Services)
122
Advertiser index
122
Bulletin board

80-US Journal – Volume 5, Number 12

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 5 No 12 / Issue 32

Date: December 1982

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 124


Table of Contents

Articles:

18
LDOS
by Don Scarberry
Why bother with another DOS? A discussion of the advantages of using a programmer’s operating system.
24
Radio Shack hard disk system (Model II)
by Terry R. Dettmann
A report from users who have installed this system.
28
Grab TRSDOS by the horns (Model I, PMC-80, LNW80)
by Michael D. Andreas, Charles P. Knight
A utility that allows you to run a data disk in drive zero and avoid the expense of a second drive.
37
EASYLINK (For all models)
by Cameron C. Brown
Now you can connect to Western Union through your TRS-80.
40
Hard disk for the Model III (Model III)
by Harry Avant
An evaluation of MTI’s hard disk and CP/M operating system.
45
Christmas card (Models I/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
by Santa Claus
46
MULTDOS (Model I/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
by Terry Kepner
An evaluation of an extremely versatile operating system.
48
USRful patch (Models I/III, PMC-80, LNW80 no disks)
by Charles C. Edwards
A routine that gives you unlimited USR calls.
50
Driver education (Models I/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
by Bob Bowker
A tutorial on how to use device control blocks and create your own driver routines.
54
Pocket adventure (Pocket computer)
by Robert D. Miller
A spoof of adventure games — but it really works.
57
DOSPLUS 3.4 and 3.40 (Model I/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
by Captain Paul M. Hine
An operating systern that makes density or disk size compatibility easy.
63
Color Computer sorting (Color Computer)
by Mark E. Goodwin
A routine for obtaining quick results. Provided in BASIC and machine language.
68
Basically BASIC (For all models)
by James A. Conrad
String functions and what they can do.
73
BASIC bits (Models I/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
by Thomas L. Quindry
Tips on packing strings more efficiently.
76
Files and foibles (Model I/II/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
by Terry R. Dettmann
How to sort large sequential files that exceed your computer’s memory.
87
Data Ace (Model II)
by Terry R. Dettmann
A review of a powerful relational database manager.
92
Exploring VisiCalc (Model I/II/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
by Timothy K. Bowman
Processing text and creating forms.
106
Screen dump utility (Model I/III, PMC-80, LNW80)
by Alfred L. Brophy III
A tiny word processor that provides an exact copy of the screen contents.
108
Let’s have a party (For all models)
by Alan Mandell
Four computerized children’s party games.

Reviews:

96
Speak
Reviewed by Tim Knight
97
Crayon
Reviewed by Tim Knight
99
Beta-80
Reviewed by Mark Schimelman
100
6809 Assembly Language Programming
Reviewed by T. K. Dettmann
101
Outhouse
Reviewed by Matt Friedenberg
102
Black Sanctum
Reviewed by Roy Seney
102
Electric Webster
Reviewed by Jim Klaproth
104
Dunzhin
Reviewed by Mark E. Renne

Departments:

6
Editorial
By Lawrence I. Charters
8
Letters to the Editor
10
Directions
By Mike Schmidt
14
Notes, etc.
70
Tandy topics
By Ed Juge
84
@ News
By Spencer Hall
90
New Products
  • RS232 Tester (B & B Electronics)
  • New 3″ Micro-Floppydisk Drive and Cartridge (Amdek Corporation)
  • COPY-TAPE (Modtec Software Division)
  • COLOR-FORTH (Hoyt Stearns Electronics)
  • DC-1200 High Speed Direct Connect Modem (Radio Shack)
  • COLORTEXT (Micro School Programs)
  • DX-1D Double Density Adapter (Holmes)
94
Captain 80
By Bob Liddil
118
Advertiser Index
118
Bulletin Board

80-US Journal – Volume 6, Number 1

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 6 No 1 / Issue 33

Date: January 1983

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 144


Table of Contents

Articles:

20
From Stone to Computer
by T.G. Melatis
An archaelogical interpretation of computing.
26
The Computing Family
Gary Shade
A humorous profile of a family that just joined the computer revolution.
28
Microstrokes for Microfolks
by Bill Grout
Model III
Fast Graphics and multiple images.
32
Recipes for Making PI
by Alan Mandell
Models I/II/III, LNW80, PMC-80
Five ways to generate 3.14159…
40
You don’t have to be a mathematician
by Tasha K. Taylor
A literary approach to structured programming.
42
All about input
by Richard Metzler
Models I/II/III, LNW80, PMC-80
How to structure, filter, blink and massage your INKEY$
48
80-U.S. Journal interviews Bob Snapp
by 80-U.S. staff
52
LSNAPP
By Pete Carr
Models I/III, LNW80, PMC-80
An evaluation of Snapp-Ware’s enhancements to LDOS.
58
Model II Supervisor Calls
By Terry R. Dettmann
Model II
Part I: A function grapher. First of a three-part series.
62
File copy utility
by Charles Edwards
Model I/III, LNW80, PMC-80
Now have a COPY command on a single drive system.
64
Short Cut
by Arnold Maddox
For all models
Compute shortest path through a network or traffic pattern.
66
Bar graphs
by Richard Scales
Color Computer
75
Printer hangups
by Jerry Latham
Model I only
Avoiding the printer-not-ready problem.
84
Files and foibles
Model I/III, LNW80, PMC-80
Methods that will allow your data files to span disks.

by Terry R. Dettmann
92
Scripsit your programs
Model II, two drives
Use a word processor for greater editing ability.

by Waldo T. Boyd
94
Sprinter II
Models I/III, LNW80, PMC-80
An evaulation on how to triple your CPU speed.

by Jim Kaproth
104
Proctor Products
by Terry R. Dettmann
A look at the progress and problems of installing a computing system in a manufacturing plant.
106
Speller
by Charles Hohn
Color Computer
Have your Color Computer talk to non-readers
108
Baudot with your computer
by Dr. Richard D. Jamelson
Models I/III, LNW80, PMC-80
An evaluation of Richcraft Eng. LTD’s teletype program.
110
Microcomputers in a Church
by Dr. Edward Simpson
How the TRS-80 has proven useful in numerous situations.
133
Annual Index

Alphabetized by title for Volume V, 1982

Reviews:

113
Radio Shack Computer Classes
Reviewed by Cameron C. Brown
114
Problem Solving Principles
Reviewed by Terry R. Dettmann
114
Maxprint
Reviewed by John T. Phillips, M.D.
116
LNW 5/8 Doubler
Reviewed by Jim Klaproth
117
Custom TRS-80
Reviewed by Capt. Paul Hine
118
Temple of the Sun
Reviewed by Grey Smith
121
Bounceoids
Reviewed by Bob Perez
122
Space Castle
Reviewed by Jerry Latham

Departments:

6
Editorial
by Cameron C. Brown
8
Directions
by I. Mike Schmidt
14
Letters to the Editor
80
Captain 80
by Bob Liddil
82
Tandy Topics
by Ed Juge
96
BASIC bits
by Thomas L. Quindry
98
@ News
by Spencer Hall
100
Exploring VisiCalc
by Timothy K. Bowman
102
Basically BASIC
by James A. Conrad
128
New Products
  • Business Management VI (Century Software Systems)
  • 3D-Ghost (Computer Price Index)
  • Color Cubes Game (Radio Shack)
  • 80-Grafix board (Micro-Labs Inc.)
  • Spectrum Stick CoCo Joystick (Spectrum Projects)
  • Number Cruncher statistical package (Jerry L. Hintze)
  • COPY-NOT TRSDOS 2.3 modifier (HPB Vector Co.)
  • KEL-CO Thoroughbred Handicapping System RS-5 (Equine Management & Innovations)
  • FINANSWER+ Model 16 Spreadsheet System (DATAMATE Co. Inc)
  • CX-2001A Expansion Interface for the Color Computer (General Automation)
  • ASG-III hard disk (All Systems Go)
  • Macro Assembler and Editor on Disk for the Radio Shack Color Computer (Micro Works)
136
Advertiser Index
136
Bulletin Board

80-US Journal – Volume 6, Number 2

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 6 No 2 / Issue 34

Date: February 1983

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 144

Status: Complete


Table of Contents

Articles:

18
A history of languages
by Terry R. Dettmann
22
TRS-80 Languages
by Richard A. Yehle and Cameron C. Brown
For all models
26
Oil tank you not to do that
by Grapahm Allan
Models I/III, PMC-80, LNW80; Using defined functions to solve a problem.
31
Deadstik
by Gary Ludeke
Color Computer; A simplied space shuttle program
36
Structured BASIC
by Terry R. Dettmann
Models I/II/III, PMC-80, LNW80 with disks; Modern programming techniques in BASIC
48
Pascal
by Mark E. Renne
For all models; The advantages of a new language
56
Crypto
by Tim Chandler
Models I/III, PMC-80, LNW80; with disks; Have your computer help solve cryptograms.
62
The BASIC/S Compiler
by Pete Carr
Models I/III, PMC-80, LNW80; An evaluation of this package from Powesoft
64
CGP-115 printer
by Jerry Latham
For all models; A review of this low cost printer-plotter from Radio Shack and a program to help use it.
67
COBOL
by Terry R. Dettmann
Model II; An introduction and compairosn of three packages.
74
BASICMON
by Ronald Constant
Color Computer; See what is going on inside your Color Computer
87
In the Chips
by Spencer Hall
Models I/III, PMC-80, LNW80; The first in a new series on machine language programming.
89
Radio Shack Double Density Kit
by Harry Avant
Model I
92
Supervisor Calls
by Terry R. Dettmann
Model II; Part II: Flipping screens on the Model II and the beginning of a disk directory program.
108
BASIC and Forth
by Anthony Scarpelli
For all models; A comparison of the two languages.
110
80-U.S. interviews John Harding
by 80-U.S. Staff
112
PILOTPlus
by Ranes Chakravorty
Models I/III, PMC-80, LNW80; An evaluation of this CAI language from Radio Shack

Reviews:

117
Color Forth
Reviewed by Darrel Wright
118
Alcor Pascal
Reviewed by paul R. Prescott
121
Starting Forth
Reviewed by Darrel Wright
123
Bytewriter
Reviewed by Steven B. greene
124
Penetrator
Reviewed by Tim Knight

Departments:

6
Editorial
By Cameron C. Brown
8
Directions
by I. Mike Schmidt
10
Letters to the Editor
17
Notes, etc.
by Cameron C. Brown
80
Captain 80
by Bob Liddil
82
Exploring VisiCalc
by Timothy K. Bowman
84
Com 80
by Donald L. Stoner
97
Basically BASIC
by James A. Conrad
103
Tandy Topics
by Ed Juge
115
BASIC bits
by Thomas L. Quindry
132
New Products
  • LC C-language Compiler (Misosys)
  • SOFTROL Cassette Controller(Lemons Tech Service)
  • Versatile Writing Adapter (B&B Electronics)
  • Graphics Analysis Pack (Radio Shack)
  • Pandemonium (Soft Images)
  • Space Saver Printer Stand (B. T. Enterprises)
  • EXBIDITE Cost Estimation (Grout & Associates)
  • Fabric Ribbon Renewal (The Ribbonizer)
  • Color Computer and Model III Software (Universal Data Research, Inc)
  • Type Element Cleaning Kits (Innovative Computer Products)
  • PrinterMaid 64K byte Intelligent Buffer (Personal Micro Computers, Inc)
  • IAP version H Integrated Accounting Package (Micro Architect Inc)
  • Epson Print Fonts (J. F. Consulting)
  • Color Geography Pac (Spectral Associates)
  • Electric Notebook (ALGORIX)
136
Advertiser Index
136
Bulletin Board

80-US Journal – Volume 6, Number 3

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 6 No 3 / Issue 35

Date: March 1983

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 128

Status: Complete


Table of Contents

Articles:

16
Data base management
by Cameron C. Brown and Terry R. Dettmann
For all models
A look at terminology and various packages for the TRS-80
26
Security and Privacy
by Kenneth Hipple
For all models
Guidelnes on protecting your data base.
30
Datex
By Paul Emmons
Models I/III, PMC-80, LNW80
An in-memory data management program including a high speed sort routine and modifications of different users.
51
Color Computer conversions
by Stephen Stone
Color Computer
Coverting Model I/III programs to work on your Color Computer.
67
Supervisor Calls
by Terry R. Dettmann
Model II
Part III: Model II disk directory program
76
Super
by Sal Navarro
Models I/II/III/16 or any CP/M system
Data base management and more
85
In the Chips
by Spencer Hall
Models I/II/III, PMC-80, LNW80
It’s all done with switches.
89
DOSPLUS II Operating System
by Pete Carr
Model II, II/16, 12
An evaluation of a powerful alternative for the Model II
93
Files and foibles
by Terry R. Dettmann
Models I/II/III, PMC-80, LNW80
Compacting BASIC programs
106
Special Characters
by Dan Sitch
Model III
Use the hidden figures in your Model III
108
by Richard Tangeman
Color Computer; Speed up your programs by converting them to machine language code.
*REVIEWS
113
COPY-NOT
Reviewe by R. G. Spindler
115
Regilian Worm
Reviewed by Jim Klaproth
117
Soft-View Replacement CRT
Reviewed by Mark Renne

Departments:

6
Editorial
by Cameron C. Brown
8
Directions
by I. Mike Schmidt
10
Letters to the Editor
14
Notes, etc.
by Cameron C. Brown
59
Exploring VisiCalc
by Timothy K. Bowman
72
Captain 80
by Bob Liddil
80
Tandy Topics
by Ed Juge
82
Basically BASIC
by James A. Conrad
102
BASIC Bits
by Thomas L. Quindry
122
For immediate release
  • Microvox (The Micromint)
  • Color Computer Multiport (Maple Leaf Systems)
  • Restaurant Analysis (Advanced Analytical Computer Systems)
  • Computer Camp (Michael Zabinski, Ph.D.)
  • Educational Software Sourcebook (Radio Shack)
  • Micron-80 Microsoft BASIC to OASIS BASIC Converter (KCH Consulting)
  • TRASHMAN (Prosoft)
  • CHROMAtrs (South Shore Computer Concepts)
  • Universal Operating System (PCD Systems)
126
Advertiser Index

80-US Journal – Volume 6, Number 4

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 6 No 4 / Issue 36

Date: April 1983

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 128

Status: Complete


Table of Contents

Articles:

18
The TRS-80 in Small Government
by Charles P. Knight
Farmersville’s municipal billing system
22
Electronic politickin’ in Old Town
by David R. Hughes
28
Right as Rain
by Larry Krengel
For all models
Forecast the weather with your computer and the Farmer’s Almanac
30
Permatime
by Ray Bennett
Model I
A real-time clock for your Model I
44
Moving day for DEBUG
by Don Bazzurro
Model I/III Tape Systems
Relocate it for better results
46
A Color Computer Spelling Bee
by Craig Hunt
Color Computer
… with sound
54
The creators of DOSPLUS II
by Pete Carr
An interview with Kim Watt and Steve Pigliauio
56
Com 80
by Donald L. Stoner
Modems – the sound of music.
69
Basic Bingo
by David Busch
Models I/III
Let your computer do the work
74
A basic data base
by Paul Frank
For all models
Simple building blocks for a cassette oriented system
80
Accessing Profile files from BASIC
by Terry R. Dettmann
Models I/II/III
86
Vehicle Maintenance
by Jeff Clack
How the City of Lander, WY keeps track on their Model III
90
In the Chips
by Spencer Hall
Models I/III; The numbers game
100
Files and foibles
by Terry R. Dettmann
Models I/II/III
Compacting file information
102
lower your UPPERCASE
by Ken Hipple
Models I/III
Converting your software
108
Inside the stringy floppy
by Glenn W. Collura
Model I
Converting cassette tape I/O to be floppy compatible

Reviews:

112
BASIC Conversion Handbook
Reviewed by Paul Hine
114
BREVI-T
Reviewed by Albert Niessner, III
114
Trashman
Reviewed by Jerry L. Latham
116
Copyart Word Graphics Processor
Reviewed by Jim Klaproth

Departments:

6
Editorial
by Cameron C. Brown
8
Directions
by I. Mike Schmidt
12
Notes, etc.
by Cameron C. Brown
15
Letters to the Editor
60
BASIC Bits
by Thomas L. Quindry
66
Exploring VisiCalc
by Timothy K. Bowman
96
Basically BASIC
by James A. Conrad
98
Tandy Topics
by Ed Juge
119
Bulletin Board
120
For immediate release
  • Cassette-based Systems (Futureview Inc)
  • Knowledge Index Information Retrieval Service (Dialog Information Services, Inc)
  • CP/M Utility Programs (TangData Corporation)
  • Co Co-Cooler (Rem Industries, Inc)
  • Kopy 500/1500 (The Software Exchange)
  • Datagraph (Micro Software Systems)
  • Color Computer Keyboard (Spectrum Projects)
  • Y-PAK Dual Port Expander (TJN Systems)
  • IBM Electronic Typewriter Interface (Cybertext Corporation)
  • Stock Tracker 2.6 Automatic Stock Tracker (H & H Trading Company)
  • My Personal Diary (International Computer Products)
  • Model 16 CP/M (TriSoft)
124
Advertiser Index

80-US Journal – Volume 6, Number 5

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 6 No 5 / Issue 37

Date: May 1983

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 112


Table of Contents

Articles:

20
Eight-channel analog to digital converter
by Ray Bennett
Model I, 16K
Convert up to eight voltmeters or an audio digitizer to your system.
30
Star trac
by Richard Giovanoni
Color Computer
A high-resolution plotting and tracking program for amateur astronomers.
38
MID$ = Super function
by Dexter Walker
Models I/II/III
How to avoid time-consuming garbage collection.
41
The Model 100
by Cameron C, Brown
Complete portability at a low price.
50
Model I/III port assignments
by Robert Brown
Models I/III
What do they really do?
58
Operation genius
Chad Barker
Model I/III, audio amplifier
A peg game with sound.
66
In the chips
by Spencer Hall
Models I/III
Some uses for a byte.
72
What’s significant?
by Randolph Townsend
Models I/II/III
The analysis of variance – ANOVA.
84
Designing active bandpass filters
by Jim Weir
Models I/II/III
Cut your design time down to just a few minutes.
89
Com 80
by Donald L. Stoner
Downloading over the radio.
92
Anti-math
by Craig Hunt
Color Computer
An arithmetic game for the youngsters.

Reviews:

98
Newscript 7.0
Reviewed by Jim Klaproth
98
TRS-0 Multi-Pen Plstter
Reviewed by I. Mike Schmidt
100
Strobe 100 Digital Plotter
Reviewed by Bruce P. Douglass
102
Radio Shack Digitizer
Reviewed by Cameron C. Brown

Departments:

4
Editorial
By Robert Perez
12
Letters to the editor
44
Notes, etc.
by Cameron C. Brown
44
BASIC bits
by Thomas L. Quindry
64
Captain 80
by Bob Liddil
70
Exploring VisiCalc
by Timothy K. Bowman
82
Tandy Topics
By Ed Juge
90
Basically BASIC
By James A. Conrad
105
For immediate release
  • VISBridge-DJ Dow Jones link to VisiCalc (Solutions, Inc.)
  • CDDS a Model 16 relational database (Data Management Systems)
  • NEWBASIC 2.0 (Modular Software Associates)
  • Liaison sorting of VisiCalc files (Krell Engineering)
  • Comstar Research Modem (Comstar Research)
  • BT-1000 Color Computer Expansion Interface (Basic Technology)
  • Super SST PC-2 Spreadsheet (Pocket Computer Newsletter)
  • PowerDRIVER (Powersoft)
  • RS-232 Gender Reverser (B&B Electronics)
  • Network Design Programs (Donald J. Summer)
  • Remote Switched Isolators (Electronic Specialists Inc)
  • Pel-Tek Word Machine (Pel-Tek)
108
Advertiser Index

80-US Journal – Volume 6, Number 6

Issue Information:

Name: 80-US Journal

Issue: Vol 6 No 6 / Issue 38

Date: June 1983

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 112


Table of Contents

Articles:

14
The Model 4
by Cameron C. Brown
State-of-the-art from the Tandy Corp.
18
19 CC games from Radio Shack
by Pat Perez
Color Computer
A review.
22
Keno
by Steve Rickman
Models I/III
Why go to Nevada for a casino game?
28
Lowercase and more
by Kenneth Goodwill
Model I
Modify your Model I and more for $4.98.
32
Cassette mode switch
by Russell A. Dewey
Models I/III
An easy-to-build cassette switch – get rid of the plug hassle.
34
Electronic watchdog
by George Farnsworth
Model I
Monitor sounds with your TRS-80.
36
A simple sensor input
by Michael L. Sanders
Model I
An easy-to-build input switch.
38
A computer language board
by Terry Dalton
Model I/III with 3G light pen
Meeting the educational needs of handicapped students.
41
Money saving hints
by For all models Fraser Smithson
Low-cost expansion cover or printer stand.
42
ROM remedies
by Robert Grater
Color Computer
Fix your ROM paks so you never lose BASIC.
44
Typos
by Robert Pollock
Models I/III
Scan your programs for bugs before running them.
48
Data graph evaluation
by Timothy K. Bowman
A graphic four-color VisiCalc utility.
52
In the chips
by Spencer Hall
Models I/III
More uses for a byte and a tour through ROM and RAM.
66
Where does PUT really GET you?
by Dale Fawcett
TAPE Color Computer with joysticks
Use these animated programs and a game to find out.
80
Com 80
by Donald L. Stoner
How the modems do it and a downloading tip.
86
Zeroes
by G. A. Findlay
For all models
Using iteration to solve single-variable equations.
92
Files and foibles
by Terry Dettmann
Models I/II/III
Formatted input routines.

Reviews:

97
Understanding Computer Science
Reviewed by T. R. Dettmann
97
Leaper
Reviewed by James Conrad
99
Microterm Smart Terminal
Reviewed by Jim Klaproth
103
CHROMAtrs
Reviewed by Jim Klaproth
103
Mac Inker
Reviewed by Cameron C. Brown

Departments:

8
Editorial
By Cameron C. Brown
10
Letters to the editor
12
Notes, etc.
By Cameron C. Brown
58
BASIC bits
By Thomas L. Quindry
62
Tandy topics
By Ed Juge
64
Captain 80
By Bob Liddil
78
Exploring VisiCalc
By Timothy K. Bowman
90
Basically BASIC
By James A. Conrad
105
Bulletin board
106
For immediate release
  • LSI On the Move (Logical Systems, Inc)
  • Tallymaster financial management tool (Prosoft)
  • Floppies in Color (Cenna Technology Ltd)
  • CC Grand Prix Game (Computerware)
  • Inside Personal Computer Disk Storage Systems (Percom Data Corp)
  • Family and Famprint Color Computer Genealogy (The Word Merchant)
  • Free Software (Business Computing Network)
  • Bigmem 64K keyboard RAM for Model I (Microhatch)
  • Convenient Antistatic Device (WattsOut, Inc)
  • Above Intelligence Executive Software (Eberhard Engineering)
  • Cassette-based Business Software (Futureview)
  • Speak Up! (Classical Computing Inc)
  • SuperScripsit Printer Drivers (ALPS)
110
Advertiser Index

Basic Computing – Volume 6, Number 7

Issue Information:

Name: Basic Computing

Issue: Vol 6 No 7 / Issue 39

Date: July 1983

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 128


Table of Contents

Articles:

18
Guitar Seminar
by Lynard Barnes
Models I/III
Play and practice with yuor TRS-80
26
Colorful two-part harmony
by Leo Christopherson
Color Computer
Poke a polka on your Color Computer
36
Recovering lost Model II Programs
by Brad Hoza
Model II
Use DEBUG to get back to BASIC
38
ENB
by Jim Klaproth
A different type of data base manager.
42
Hashing
by Arnold Maddox
Models I/II/III with Disks
Don’t let your disk get out of sorts, or how to pour 10 gallons into a 5 gallon hat.
52
In the Chips
by Spencer Hall
Models I/III
Wall to wall butes.
58
Producing TRS-80 music
by Thomas Trojak
Model I
Hear the harmony of your computer.
66
Double-width video
by Dan Sitch
Model I/III
Poking around in your computer
68
Files and foibles
by Terry R. Dettmann
All Models
Going sequential: Creating a mail list program.
70
Micro Harmony
by Ray Bennett
Model I
Construct four-part harmony on your Model I
86
Exploring VisiCalc
by Timothy K. Bowman
Models I/II/III
VC on the Model 4 and using Scripsit on your VC files.
90
The secret of LOAD and RUN in LEVEL II
by John Junod
Models I/III without disks
92
Basically BASIC
by James A. Conrad
All Models
Menu generating programs
100
The Love Test
by Dr. Michael Nugent
Color Computer
What type of lover are you?
106
A Fast Idiot and a Slow Genius
by Joan Harrigan
The computer and you.

Reviews:

110
NEWBASIC 2.0
Reviewed by Harry Avant
110
LNW Model II
Reviewed by David Irwin
113
Super Scripsit 1.1.0
Reviewed by Harry Avant
114
VC Formula Printer
Reviewed by Timothy Bowman
114
VIS Bridge/Sort
Reviewed by Cameron C. Brown
116
Quick Sort and Copy
Reviewed by Mark E. Renne
116
101 Color Computer Programming Tips & Tricks
Reviewed by Steven G. Stone III
118
Kraft Systems Joystick
Reviewed by Lawrence I. Charters
118
Rivet Race
Reviewed by Mark E. Renne
118
Revenge of Rivet Race
Reviewed by Mark E. Renne

Departments:

8
Directions
by I. Mike Schmidt
10
Editorial
by Cameron C. Brown
12
Letters to the editor
16
Notes, etc.
by Cameron C. Brown
50
BASIC bits
by Thomas L. Quindry
56
Captain 80
by Bob Liddil
88
Tandy Topics
by Ed Juge
120
Bulletin Board
121
For immediate release
  • Mail File Converter (Micro Architect, Inc)
  • Digital Synthesizer (Computerware)
  • Stereo Composer (Speech Systems)
  • ZSHELL (Misosys)
  • Kaleidophone (Kaleidophone)
  • BUY-PHONE Electronic Yellow Pages
  • Orchestra-90 (Software Affair)
  • Classical Mosquito (Robb Murray)
  • DX-3D Model III Disk Controller Board (Holmes Engineering)
124
Advertiser Index

Basic Computing – Volume 6, Number 8

Issue Information:

Name: Basic Computing

Issue: Vol 6 No 8 / Issue 40

Date: August 1983

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 112


Table of Contents

Articles:

14
Pictures
by A. W. Maddox
Models I/III
Digitizing images with your TRS_80
26
Command your printer
by Jack Hines
Models I/III with disks
Setting printer modes from DOS.
34
Word Find
by Patrick Morgan
Forl all models including Color Computer
A picture search game.
40
Exploring VisiCalc
by Timothy K. Bowman
Models I/II/III
Answering readers’ questions.
42
Universal Printer Driver
by Gary A. Shade
Model III; Scripsit 3.2
Exploit your printer’s capabilities with simple commands.
50
BASIC bits
by Thomas L. Quindry
Models I/III
Screen printing and a diskette renaming program.
58
Files and Foibles
by Terry R. Dettmann
For all models including Color Computer
Using sequential files for a mailing list program.
64
Pagelist/CMD
by Rik Karisson
Model I with disks
Produce paginated line listings and right justify your text.
70
Basically BASIC
by James A. Conrad
For all models
The lowly PRINT statement.
74
Com 80
by Donald L. Stoner
Spelunking the caves of CompuServe
82
Lobo MAX-80
by Harry Avant
A computer system designed for flexibility.
86
In the Chips
by Spencer Hall
Models I/III
Entering the Source Code.

Reviews:

89
Galactic Attack
Reviewed by Jerry L. Latham
89
The Basic Answer
Reviewed by Charles P. Knight
91
Gemini-10 Printer
Reviewed by Jim Klaproth
93
MC-10 Color Computer
Reviewed by Don Scarberry
94
TRSDUM and TRSTUM
Reviewed by Dr. Michael W. Ecker
96
Cermetek 212A Modem
Reviewed by Jim Klaproth
98
Accounts Receivable
Reviewed by Helen Dalton
100
Midway Campaign
Reviewed by Dan Cataldo

Departments:

6
Editorial
by Cameron C. Brown
7
Letters to the Editor
12
Notes, etc.
by Cameron C. Brown
54
Captain 80
by Bob Liddil
72
Tandy Topics
by Ed Juge
101
Bulletin Board
102
For Immediate Release
  • Typing Teacher for Model 100 (Instant Software)
  • Stock Marked Master (Management Services)
  • UDS 212AD Smart Modem (Universal Data Systems)
  • Oasis Operating System (Oasis Users Group)
  • On-Line Flea Market
  • Lazymerge (AlphaBit Communications)
  • Terminal Look-alikes (CompuGift)
  • Refunder’s Relief (Kensoft)
  • Colorpede (Intracolor Communications)
  • Teleterm (Telexpress, Inc)
  • The Arranger Program Library System (Triple-D Software)
  • Video Game Glove (Nancy and Company)
108
Advertiser Index

Basic Computing – Volume 6, Number 9

Issue Information:

Name: Basic Computing

Issue: Vol 6 No 9 / Issue 41

Date: September 1983

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 112


Table of Contents

Articles:

16
The Big Picture
by John Corbani
Models I/III
Create large-scale images with this full-screen editor.
24
Minicalc
by Terry R. Dettmann
Model 100
Spreadsheet calculations for those on the go.
29
Making the Model 100 Site Up
by Donald Stevens
Model 100
Make portability more comfortable.
30
Upper-lowercase converter
by Jeffrey C. Ruble
Model III
An automatic conversion routine.
31
Graphics a la cassette
by Lynard Barnes
Color Computer
It’s pure Hollywood and the effects are spectacular.
40
Pictures without graphics
by Bud Myers
For all models
Print pretty pictures like the one on the cover.
46
Computer ease
by Mark E. Renne
For all models
What’s it all about, this thing called a computer?
48
PC-4
by Joel Sampson
Pocket Computer
The new pocket computer from Radio Shack.
52
In the Chips
by Spencer Hall
Models I/III
Tapping the Z-80’s power with calls and how to read your EDTASM listings.
58
Football forecasting
by E. C. Brown
For all models
Track the pros of your local favorites the easy way.
66
BASIC bits
by Thomas L. Quindry
Models I/III
Hints for developing your own disk writing utilities.
69
VisiCalc lister
by Arnt K. R. Sviland
Models I/II/III
A utility to print out, in order, your VisiCalc files
72
Exploring VisiCalc
by Timothy K. Bowman
Models I/II/III
The Liaison sort utility from Krell Engineering
74
Graphic subroutines
by Jim Peyton
Models I/III
Easily rotate, reverse or make mirror images on your video.
82
Etch art
by Dan Keen and Dave Dischert
Model III
More than just sketching.
86
Basically BASIC
by James A. Conrad
For all models
Using the PRINT USING statement.

Reviews:

90
The Producer
Reviewed by Charles P. Knight
93
Arranger
Reviewed by Lawrence I. Charters
94
Geography Pac
Reviewed by Roy Seney
95
CCP-1 Serial/Parallel Interface
Reviewed by Stuart Hawkinson
96
TRS-80 Assembly Language Subroutines
Reviewed by Gary A. Shade
98
Pandemonium
Reviewed by Stuart Hawkinson
98
Tanktics
Reviewed by Robert Strydio

Departments:

6
Editorial
by Cameron C. Brown
8
Letter to H&E Computronics Readers
By I. Mike Schmidt
10
Letters to the Editor
14
Notes, etc.
by Cameron C. Brown
89
Tandy Topics
by Ed Juge
102
For Immediate Release
  • Gorilla Banana Printer (Leading Edge Products, Inc)
  • 6.0 Plus DOS Enhancements (Micro-Systems Software)
  • Model III/4 Drives (VR Data)
  • Videotape Lessons (Radio Shack)
  • Utility Billing Software (Waterbil)
  • Line Sharing Interface (Black Box Catalog)
  • Profile Transfer Utility (Bridgeware)
  • Auto Dial 212A Modem (U.S. Robotics)
  • Cribbage Master II (Manhattan Software)
  • Rainbow-Writer (Rainbow Connection Software)
  • CP/M ’83 East Convention
  • Joy-80 Model I/III Joystick (Van Enterprises)
  • KA9FSQ CW Modem Interface (Mitronix)
  • Low Cost Printout Basket (See Inc)
  • Exam Programs for Teachers (Microsoftware Services)
  • Long Distance Analyzer (Golden Braid Software)
  • MDX-6 Floppy Disk Controller (Micro-Design)
107
Bulletin Board
108
Advertiser Index

Basic Computing – Volume 6, Number 10

Issue Information:

Name: Basic Computing

Issue: Vol 6 No 10 / Issue 42

Date: October 1983

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 112


Table of Contents

Articles:

14
The hows and whys of Model I/III CP/M
by Harry Avant
Models I/III
Sources for upgrades and modifications
20
CP/M 2.2 on the Models II/12/16
by Terry R. Dettmann
Models II/12/16
The most recent offerings from Aton and Pickles & Trout.
26
Four bugs and a rotating square
by Dr. henry Sonneborn, III
Color Computer
A graphic solution ot a well-known problem in mathematics.
32
Model 100 Communications
by Stan Horzepa
Model 100
Save money and build your own null-modem adapter.
34
Keytoken
by David Lewis
Models I/III
A single-stroke keyword entry utility.
36
Files and foibles
by Terry R. Dettmann
For all models
A units conversion program that learns what to do.
42
So, what’s your GQ?
by Margaret Silbar
Models I/II/III with disks
The foggy world of the Gobbeldegook
50
BASIC bits
by Thomas L. Quindry
Models I/III
TRSDOS patches, program renumbering, and more
52
Model II Disassembler
by J. O’Loughlin
Models II/12/16 using TRSDOS 2.0
Peek into assembly language code. Includes PEEK, POKE and scroll-protect routines.
64
Computer Ease
by Mark E. Renne
For all readers
Why I/O and what are all these devices?
67
Exploring VisiCalc
by Timothy K. Bowman
Models I/II/III
DIF isn’t so difficult. Part I.
70
CP/M 68K
by Jim Bombardier
Model 16
Putting CP/M to work on the Model 16.

Reviews:

79
User’s Handbook to the TRS-80
Reviewed by I. Mike Schmidth
79
TRSDOS 6.0 Enhancements
Reviewed by Jim Klaproth
81
Power
Reviewed by Charles R. Perelman
83
Lynn Video Instruction Series
Reviewed by Cameron C. Brown
84
The Official Computer Hater’s Handbook
Reviewed by I. Mike Schmidt
84
Micro Computers on the Farm
Reviewed by Dick and Jam Landis
86
The Official Zaxxon
Reviewed by Bob Liddl

Departments:

6
Editorial
by Cameron C. Brown
8
Letters to the Editor
12
Notes, etc.
By Cameron C. Brown
77
Tandy Topics
by Ed Juge
89
For Immediate Release
  • Low-power modem (Universal Data Systems)
  • ManageMint Project Management System (Institute for Scientific Analysis)
  • DOSPLUS IV (Micro-Systems Software)
  • Trunk Accessories (Leading Edge)
  • PowerMAIL Plus (Powesoft)
  • Contoured Joysticks (Comrex)
  • Androbot’s Topo (Androbot Inc)
  • Radio Downloading (Microperipheral Inc)
  • Pascal 80 Graphics (New Classics Software)
  • Byte Bat (MicroTie Systems)
  • Holmes Vid-80 (Homes Engineering)
  • RAMPAK Model 4 Memory Upgrade (VR Data Industries)
  • The Analyst (Modular Software Associates)
  • IM-100 Model 100 8K RAM Module (Holmes Engineering)
92
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Basic Computing – Volume 6, Number 11

Issue Information:

Name: Basic Computing

Issue: Vol 6 No 11 / Issue 43

Date: November 1983

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 112


Table of Contents

Articles:

12
Eat and run
by Ron Reed
Model 100
Graphically see the brutal truth of your eating habits.
16
The computerized shrink
by Michael Nugent, Ph.D.
Models I/II/III4/12/16
How do you score on this stress test?
22
TRSDOS 6.0
by Jim Klaproth
Model 4
A review of the Model 4 operating system.
26
Color sketcher
by Glen Tapanila
Color Computer
Draw, save and load your pictures with ease.
34
DOSFIX
Bob Snapp
Models 12/16
A collection of repair jobs for TRSDOS-II version 4.2.
42
Risko
by David E. Clapp, Ph.D.
Models I/II/III/4/12/16
Analyze your heart disease risk factors.
54
Model 4 hints and tricks
Al Mashburn
Model 4
Improvements you won’t find explained in the manual: sound, speed, 128K and a pilot light,
58
Exploring VisiCalc
by Timothy K. Bowman
Models I/II/III/4/12/16
DIF isn’t so difficult: Part 2.
66
BASIC bits
by Thomas L. Quindry
Models I/III/4
Restoring tape Scripsit, using relational operators and other answers.
68
In the chips

Spencer Hall

Models I/III/4
Intercepting the keyboard and a step-by-step BASIC program monitor.
74
Making the Model 100 useful
by Dr. George Haller
Model 100
Five short programs for letter writing, check writing and more.
76
Basically BASIC
by James A. Conrad
For all readers
Arrays.
78
A potpourri of puzzlers
by Staff
For all readers
Solutions to many of this year’s Puzzlers in Notes, etc.
84
Computer ease
by Mark E. Renne
For all readers
What is “permanent” storage?
88
Quick find
by Jerry Lathem
For all readers
Making a faster search routine.

Reviews:

94
DMP-2100 Printer
Reviewed by Pete Carr
94
Zorloff II
Reviewed by R. W. Odlin
97
Sooper Spooier
Reviewed by Terry Kepner
99
68000 MBASIC Interpreter
Reviewed by Pete Carr
100
Number Cruncher
Reviewed by Carl Grafton and Anne Permaloff

Departments:

6
Editorial
By Cameron C. Brown
8
Letters to the editor
By Cameron C. Brown
10
Notes, etc.
72
Tandy topics
By Ed Juge
103
For immediate release
  • Personalized Software Gift (Chartscan Data, Inc)
  • Model 100 Bar Code Reader (Bi-Tech Enterprises, Inc)
  • Computer Periodical for Physicians (Physician Computer Monthly)
  • The “Basic Algorithms” Micro Chart (Micro Logic)
  • WordStar for TRS-80 and MAX-80 (Logical Systems, Inc)
  • CP/M for Model 4 (Montezuma Micro)
  • 64-column Model I/III Emulator for Color Computer (Spectrum Projects)
  • Model 100 Color Graphics (Andreasen’s Electronics Research and Development)
  • LISP for Models I/III/4 (Artificial Intelligence Technologies)
  • Mini-T-Switches (Inmac)
  • Beginners Programming Book (Howard W. Sams & Co., Inc)
  • Video Library Organizer (Prosoft)
  • Sweet-Plot 80 Business Graphics Software Package (Enter Computer, Inc)
  • Lazy Writer for Model 4 (AlphaBit Communications, Inc)
  • VisiCalc Tutorial Software (Little, Brown and Co.)
  • Free FORTH Reference Card (FORTH Interest Group)
  • Brainstormer Problem Solver Software (Soft Path Systems)
  • Edit-protect Model I (Glenn/Cliff Associates)
  • TestRite Custom Testing Package (Class 1 Systems)
  • Pocket Computer PC-3 (Radio Shack)
108
Advertiser index
109
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Basic Computing – Volume 6, Number 12

Issue Information:

Name: Basic Computing

Issue: Vol 6 No 12 / Issue 44

Date: December 1983

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 112


Table of Contents

Articles:

14
Retirement Planning
by Karl L. Townsend
Models I/III/4/CC
Computing a secure income.
18
Basic Computing interviews Peter Nero
by Harry Avant
For all readers
He can make computer keys harmonize as well as a piano’s
22
Financial ratio analysis
by David P. Yon
Models I/II/III/4/12/16
Measuring your business’s financial position.
36
What is your real income?
by David R. Pepple
Models I/II/III/4/12/16
Using VisiCalc to find out.
38
Model 100 up- and downloading
by Ben Firschein
Model 100
Techniques to use with mainframes.
42
Probing Profile
by Timothy K. Bowman
Models III/4
Accessing Profile III+ files from BASIC.
50
The keystroke ballot box
by Thomas Foulks
For all readers
Computerized balloting in Colorado.
58
A perzonalized calendar
by Alan Mandell & Lyndon B. Mitchell
Models I/III/4/CC
Special Model 100 calendar
Remember those special events.
68
General Ledger Software
by Elizabeth McDonald
Models II/12/16
A comparison of two sophisticated packages for large and not-so-large businesses.
72
Exploring VisiCalc
by Timothy K. Bowman
Models I/II/III/4/12/16
Setting printer format codes.
74
Files and foibles
by Terry R. Dettmann
For all models; Tracking physical and logical records.
78
Computer Ease
by Mark E. Renne
What is an operating system?
80
In the Chips
by Spencer Hall
Models I/III/4
Embedding machine code in BASIC.
86
Break-break
by John E. Wright
Models I/III/4
Getting the break key out of the way.
88
Yield 80
by George Kwascha
Models I/II/III/4/12/16
What is a tax-free income worth to you?
94
BASIC bits
by Thomas L. Quindry
Models III/4
An UNKILL utility.

Reviews:

98
microMerlin
Reviewed by Harry Avant
98
Tallymaster
Reviewed by Jim Klaproth
100
TRS-80 Color BASIC and Extended BASIC System Reference Card
Reviewed by Stephen G. Stone, III
100
VisiCalc for the TRS-80 Model I/III and Model II/16 Computers
Reviewed by Timothy K. Bowman
101
Super Utility Plus 3.2
Reviewed by Jim Klaproth
101
Whirlybird Run
Reviewed by Steve Skrzyniarz

Departments:

6
Editorial
By Cameron C. Brown
8
Notes, etc.
By Cameron C. Brown
12
Letters to the editor
By Cameron C. Brown
84
Tandy topics
By Ed Juge
96
Bulletin Board
103
For immediate release
  • USR Password Compact Modem (US Robotics)
  • Spectrum Voice Pak for Color Computer (Spectrum Projects)
  • PMD-100 Model 100 Micro Drive (Holmes Engineering)
  • TableTech Wall-Mounted Workstation (Tumac Industries, Inc)
  • Softcon international conference (Northeast Expositions, Inc)
  • 68K-BASIC (Trisoft)
  • Businesspak+ for Model 100 (Portable Computer Support Group)
  • Finger Print for Epson Printers (Dresselhaus Computer Products)
  • Supercord (Cord, Ltd)
  • Market Master (Management Services)
  • Profile III+ Add-ons (The Small Computer Company, Inc)
  • PortaCalc electronic spreadsheet for the Model 100 (Skyline Markteting)
  • Logic Analyzer (OmniLogic Inc)
  • Norcom TC-III replacement logic board for the Model I (Northern Technology)
  • Compu-Quote computerized inventory system for coin collectors (Compu-Quote)
  • Microsentry (Mobile Machines Corporation)
  • RM/COS Multi-User Accounting for the Model 16 (Ball Technical Services)
  • Plato’s Cave (Krell Software Corporation)
  • Instrument Rental (Genstar Rental)
108
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Basic Computing – Volume 7, Number 1

Issue Information:

Name: Basic Computing

Issue: Vol 7 No 1 / Issue 45

Date: January 1984

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 112


Table of Contents

Articles:

14
Basic Computing Interviews Chuck and Debbie Tesler
by Jim Klaproth
For all readers
The forces behind Prosoft.
48
Tandy 2000
by Cameron C. Brown
For all readers
Is it really better than IBM?
52
Chango
by Lance Wolstrup
Color Computer
A not too-easy-to-solve puzzle game.
58
Files and foibles
by Terry R. Dettmann
Model 100
Expense account and things-to-do programs for those on the go.
64
DOSPLUS IV
by Pete Carr
Model 4
An alternative operating system for the Model 4.
70
Com-80
by David L. Stoner, Cameron C. Brown
For all readers
Will she still mother us? What AT&T’s break-up means to you.
72
BASIC bits
by Thomas L. Quindry
Model I non-disk system
Using the reset interrupt.
76
Tracktime
by Rolf Roethlisberg
Models II/12/16
Keep Track of client’s computer time the easy way.
82
Basically BASIC
by Karen Matthews
For all readers
Making programs run faster.
84
Computer ease
by Mark E. Renne
For all readers
Getting it all down on paper — a guide to printers.
88
DSRS
by Gary Small
Models I/II/III/4/12/16
Data storage and retrieval system – an in-memory data management program.
95
Exploring VisiCalc
by Timothy K. Bowman
Models I/II/III/4/12/16
Get the precision you desire.
100
Annual Index

Indexed by model for Volume VI, 1983.

Special Review Section:

20
The Word Machine
Reviewed by Charles P. Knight
22
Rebas
Reviewed by Cameron C. Brown
23
LC Compiler
Reviewed by Rowland Archer
24
MISOSYS Support Package #1
Reviewed by Charles P. Knight
27
Ninja Warrior
Reviewed by Bob Krotts
28
Micro Painter
Reviewed by Charles A. Quante
28
Utility Package #1
Reviewed by Charles P. Knight
32
How To Do It on the TRS-80
Reviewed by Gary A. Shade
33
Four Frogger Games: Hoppy, Leaper, Jumpy, and Frogger
Reviewed by Bob Krotts
36
Profile III+
Reviewed by Richard Wallace
41
Auto-Plot
Reviewed by I. Mike Schmidt
41
Computer Bridge
Reviewed by Cameron C. Brown
42
Perfect Flier
Reviewed by Charles P. Knight

Departments:

44
EDAS IV Macro Assembler
Reviewed by Rowland Archer
6
Editorial
By Cameron C. Brown
9
Directions
By I. Mike Schmidt
10
Letters to the editor
By Cameron C. Brown
12
Notes, etc.
By Cameron C. Brown
80
Tandy topics
By Ed Juge
105
For immediate release
  • Elf-Writer Model 100 Software (Ceres Software)
  • DS220 Multimode Matrix Printer (Datasouth Computer Corporation)
  • BASIC Reference Book (Addison-Wesley)
  • TRS-80 Pocket Handbook (Radio Shack)
  • Point of Sale Program (K & L Software)
  • ASCI-25 Parallel Printer Switch (Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.)
  • IMPAKT! (Powersoft)
  • Mac Peripheral Switch (Computer Friends)
  • CP/M 2.2m (Pickles and Trout)
  • Model 100 Tax Records (Chattanooga Systems Associates)
  • RM1000 Radio Modem (Macrotronics)
  • Tech-Pak (S. K. Smith Industries)
  • Lemon AC Insured Surge Protector (Electronic Protection Devices)
  • Solid Oak Computer Furniture (FineTech Furniture Inc)
  • 8088 Dual Processor Option (Veritas Technology)
  • Tax Master (IMPACC Associates)
  • Foreign Language Software (Gessler Educational Software)
108
Bulletin Board
108
Advertiser index

Basic Computing – Volume 7, Number 2

Issue Information:

Name: Basic Computing

Issue: Vol 7 No 2 / Issue 46

Date: January 1984

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 80


Table of Contents

Articles:

10
Never say die
by David Lewis
Models I/III/4
A strategy game where you must get the right total to win.
12
The castle
by Laurence Klein
PC-1
A pocket fantasy adventure.
13
Magic squares
by Mike Lynne
Models I/III/4
A graphic remember-the-paltern game.
15
Plus1
by David Lewis
Models I/III/4
A generate-the-longest-path game with sound and enough twists to make it tough.
17
Mental madness
by Alan Mandell
Models I/III/4
What do the figures really say?
20
Your computer can learn
by A. W. Maddox
Models I/III/4
Play LASTX and see the computer get “smarter.”
24
Sorted TRSDOS 2.0 directory
by Richard A Poitras
Model II
A needed enhancement written in FORTRAN.
30
Computer ease
by Mark E. Renne
For all readers
Software is the most important part, but what can it do?
32
Advance to Go
by Joey Robichaux
Models I/II/III/4/12/16/Color Computer
Compute the odds for the grand old game of Monopoly.
36
Full=function Model 100 disassembler
by Joseph L. Hartmann, Jr.
Model 100
See what is going on inside.
42
BASIC bits
by Thomas L. Quindry
Models I/III/4
Answers to readers’ questions about Scripsit, SuperScripsit and printers.
44
In the chips
by Spencer Hall
Models I/III/4
High-speed graphics.
48
Bridge-80
by George L. Farnsworth
Models I/III/4
Become a Life Master and never feel like a dummy.
54
Exploring VisiCalc
by Timothy K. Bowman
Models I/III/4
Date computations.
57
MC-10 utilities
by Dan Keen and Dave Dischert
MC-10
Program renumber and screen dump.
60
Basically BASIC
by Karen Matthews
For all models
Reading your data and some short but useful programs.

Reviews:

67
Guardian
Reviewed by Steve Skryniarz
67
TRS-80 for Kids from 8 to 67
Reviewed by Charles A Quante
68
Grafyx Solution
Reviewed by Greg Sheppard
69
Ace of Space
Reviewed by Jim Klaproth
70
LSI Help system
Reviewed by Al Mashburn
70
Bytewriter Praxis
Reviewed by Greg Sheppard
71
Hexman Disk Management System
Reviewed by Charles P. Knight
72
Subterranean Encounter
Reviewed by Bob Krotts

Departments:

6
Editorial
By Cameron C. Brown
7
Letters to the Editor
8
Notes, etc.
By Cameron C. Brown
62
Tandy topics
By Ed Juge
73
For Immediate Release
  • Microcomputer Software Directory (Computing Publications)
  • Alphacom 42 Under-$100 Printer (Alphacom, Inc)
  • Chip-Tote Portable Computer Case (Kangaroo Video Products)
  • Trav-L-Case (Computer Case Company)
  • TRS_80 Color Computer Interfacing, With Experiments (Andrew C Staugaard Jr)
  • Magnificent 7 is a collection of Model 100 programs (Complete Cormputer Services)
  • Crayon Deluxe (Pioneer Software)
  • INV-X Order Entry System (Micro Architect)
  • Commterm terminal program for the Color Computer and MC-10 (Star-Kits Software Systems)
  • Color Computer Compiler (Computerware)
  • SeekEasy filing system (Correlation Systems)
  • Pedestal Computer Table (Taylor Woodcraft, Inc)
76
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Basic Computing – Volume 7, Number 3

Issue Information:

Name: Basic Computing

Issue: Vol 7 No 3 / Issue 47

Date: January 1984

Publisher: 80-NW Publishing

Pages: 80


Table of Contents

Articles:

4
Taking a Program to Court
by Kelly Hauptmann
For all readers
How to win a SmalL Claims Court case for a defective program.
16
The compatibility game
by Tim Daneliuk
For all readers
Developing software that is machine independent.
20
Apple-80
by David Lewis
For all readers
How to convert Apple programs to work on a TRS-80
26
CSAVE 100
by John and Aileen Cornman
Model III/4 and Model 100
Saving Model III/4 programs to be read by a Model 100. No hardware or terminal program needed!
32
The future of software design
by William Gates
For all readers
Key issues facing today’s software developers – Microsoft’s president gives his point of view.
38
Using Model 4 JCL files
by Al Mashburn
Model 4
Take advantage of the power of TRSDOS 6.0
42
Computer Ease
by Mark E. Renne
For all readers
Making programs transportable between machines.
44
Golf league recordkeeping
by Lynn Davis
Color Computer
Let the Color Computer do the work.
54
BASIC bits
by Thomas L. Quindry
Model III/4
Model 4 tips and more on running in Model III mode
58
Software Protection
by Kennerley C. Ashley, D.D.S.
For all readers
Notes from a lecture
60
A plea for oranized programming
by Loyd Blumer
For all readers
How to write code for a compiler.

Reviews:

62
LDOS Wordstar with Mailmerge
Reviewed by Harry Avant
64
PFS:File
Reviewed by Michael J. McMorrow
65
VIP Writer
Reviewed by Charles P. Knight
69
TRS-80 Color Computer Assembly Langage Programming
Reviewed by Stuart Hawkinson

Departments:

6
Editorial
By Cameron C. Brown
8
Letters to the Editor
10
Notes, etc.
By Cameron C. Brown
52
Tandy topics
By Ed Juge
72
Bulletin Board
73
For Immediate Release
  • TRS-80 Models I, III & Color Computer Interfacing Projects (William Barden)
  • COBOL Fundamentals (Radio Shack)
  • Wire Tree Four-Outlet Power Filter (Networkx)
  • PC-2 Firecasting (PocketInfo Corporation)
  • EC-15 Computer Cart (Bretford Manufacturing)
  • Model 5750 Computer Software Safe (Sentry Safe Company)
  • CB-141 Color Composite Monitor (Roland DG)
  • Intelligent Disks (Omni Resources Inc)
  • Introduction to TRS-80 Data Files (Wayne Green Publications Group)
  • CASP Multiple Client Accounting (David Ray)
  • Four-Color Ballpoint Pen Plotter (Ricoh of America)
  • Enigma Machine (Powersoft)
  • Beta-DTS Cassette Backup SYstem (Beta Enterprises)
  • Model 100 Software (American Micro Products)
  • Retail Inventory Control Professional System (Freeman SOftware)
  • Elite-File CoCo Database Manager (Elite Software)
  • Micro Disk Drive (MPI)
76
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