What is TRS8BIT?

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

TRS8BIT – Vol 6, No. 1 (March 2012)

Table of Contents:

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

TRS8BIT – Vol 6, No. 2 (June 2012)

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

TRS8BIT – Vol 7, No. 1 (March 2013)

Table of Contents:

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

TRS8BIT – Vol 7, No. 2 (June 2013)

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

TRS8BIT – Vol 8, No. 1 (March 2014)

Table of Contents:

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

TRS8BIT – Vol 8, No. 2 (June 2014)

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

TRS8BIT – Vol 9, No. 1 (March 2015)

Table of Contents:

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

TRS8BIT – Vol 9, No. 2 (June 2015)

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

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

Table of Contents:

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

TRS8Bit – Vol 15, No. 2 (June 2021) – 72 pages

Table of Contents:

  • Teletype Model 33 Remembered by Andrew Wong
  • That M4 Non-syncing Feeling by Ian Mavric
  • TRS80-TOOL by Lawrence Kesteloot
  • The F12 Key by E.t. Fonehume
  • Rom Errors by Vernon Hester
  • Destiny Hunter – Will You Be The 1st To Discover The Orb?
  • Running The Model 100 Series From A USB Port
  • Basic Challenge by Kyle Wadsten – Drawing The U.S.A. Flag
  • Stretch Your Mind by Harold Finch
  • Basque Tournament Of TRS-80 II by Egoitz Campo
  • News From France by Pascal Holdry
  • Assembler Bytes Back
  • The Way We Were – A Look Back At What Was Making The News In The Day
  • Ebay Bargains – Were You Lucky?
  • Make VHD Version II by Hans Rietveld
  • 2021 Competition Details
  • Building The Super Micro, Mk 2, Part 2 by Ian Mavric
  • Repairing The Keytronics Keyboard by Hans Rietveld
  • More Disk Drives On A HD System by Ian Mavric

TRS8Bit – Vol 15, No. 3 (September 2021) – 64 pages

Table of Contents:

  • 6174 – Kaprekar’s Constant by E.T. Fonehume
  • Model 4 16K Upgrade To 64k by Maurits Van Wijland
  • For Sale, Wanted & Free
  • TRS80-tool Ungraded To V2.0.10 by Lawrence Kesteloot
  • Vintage Chips Checker
  • In Mav’s Workshop by Ian Mavric
  • TRS80GP On A Raspberry Pi
  • Stretch Your Mind
  • New From France by Pascal Holdry
  • Assembler Bytes Back
  • In Mav’s Workshop by Ian Mavric
  • The Way We Were
  • Ebay ‘Bargains’ Since The Last Issue
  • Competition Details – Don’t Miss Out On A Prizel
  • The Model I With A Modern Monitor by Paul T Metcalf III
  • In Mav’s Workshop by Ian Mavric

TRS8Bit – Vol 15, No. 4 (December 2021) – 90 pages

Table of Contents:

  1. 2021 Trs8bit Competition: Kyle Wadsten Wins! by The Trash Talkers
  2. Replacing Model I Roms With A Single 27256 Eprom by Matt Boytim
  3. Speedy & Belter: Cassette Speed Up Routines
  4. Trstool by Lawrence Kesteloot
  5. F For Freddie
  6. Ml. Replacing The Original Roms with a 27C256 by Juergen Buessert
  7. Adde Unum by E.t. Fonehume
  8. Stretch Your Mind by Harold Finch
  9. Alpha Technology 5 Mhz Model 4 NGA Speed-up: Upgrade Installation by Patrick Bureau
  10. The Way We Were: A Look Back To Some Future Watching
  11. I.TXORIERRI Tournament Of TRS-80 by Egoitz Campo
  12. UK Ebay ‘Bargains’: Were You Lucky?
  13. In Mav’s Workshop: A Quick Weekend Restoration by Ian Mavric
  14. Saving to Cassettes
  15. Geometry of a Hard Drive by Tim Mann
  16. In Mav’s Workshop: Fix That M3 Or M4 O.A.F.A. by Ian Mavric
  17. News from France by Pascal Holdry
  18. Github Universe 2021 Report
  19. Just a Few Photos from the 2021 T.A.

TRS8Bit – Vol 16, No. 1 (March 2022) – 72 pages

Table of Contents:

  1. Bootstrap – From Cassette To Disk: Create A Boot Disk From Cassette by Juergen Bussert
  2. Character ‘toggle-boggle’: M3 And Missing Characters? by George Phillips
  3. Trstool Upgrade To v2.3.1 by Lawrence Kesteloot
  4. ‘Do The Shuffle’: Basic At Its Best. With A Prezzie Just For The Editor! by E.T. Fonehume
  5. Stretch Your Mind: Another Puzzle To Get You Thinking by Harold Finch
  6. The Quest For More Adventure: Shawn Sijnstra by The Next ‘level’ For Adventurers
  7. Assembler Bytes Back: Is This A Pointer For The Competition?
  8. In Mav’s Workshop: M3 & Ml Power Supplies Explained by Ian Mavric
  9. TRS8BIT’s 2022 Competition
  10. The Way We Were: More Interesting Snippets From The Day
  11. TRS-80 Cassette Wave-forms: A Fascinating Introduction by Peter Howard
  12. U.K. eBay Bargain: Were You One Of The Lucky Ones?
  13. ‘Big Tandys’ by Kevin Parker

TRS8Bit – Vol 16, No. 2 (June 2022) – 68 pages

Table of Contents:

  1. Basque Tournament by Egoitz Campo
  2. A Brief History Of Computer Storage by Kelly Ackford
  3. Parallel Lines – One-liner by George Phillips
  4. Model III And 4 Case Screws by Jay Newrith
  5. MCLZ8 Z80 Emulator by Microcore Labs
  6. In Mav’s Workshop: Model I Cassette Interface Repairs by Ian Mavric
  7. Gotek Upgrade For A Model I by Paul Thomas Metcalf III
  8. Stretch Your Mind by Harold Finch
  9. Update For The SV1-CAS
  10. Drop On Top: A Very Addictive One-liner by E.T. Fonehume
  11. Assembler Bytes Back by Lewis Rosenfelder
  12. 2022 Competition
  13. The Way We Were: Everyday Electronics – Eprom Programmer
  14. U.K. eBay Bargains
  15. The Big Tandy’s by Kevin Parker

TRS8Bit – Vol 16, No. 3 (September 2022) – 56 pages

Table of Contents:

  1. What to expect at the Tandy Assembly and Why You Shouldn’t Miss It by Ian Mavric
  2. Charles Babbage by Denise Goodwin and the Stem Club
  3. IV. Basque Tournament of TRS-80 by Egoitz Campo
  4. Ian Mav’s Workshop by Ian Mavric
  5. Morse Code is my Super Power! by E.T. Fonjume and George Phillips
  6. Stretch Your Mind by Harold Finch
  7. Assembler Bytes Back by Keith Bedford
  8. 2022 Competition ‘Beauty and the Beast’
  9. The Way We Were by Don Bannister and Derrick Rowe
  10. U.K. Ebay Bargains from the Last Three Months
  11. Competition 2022 – Review of Entries by George Phillips

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