Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Episode 8

These are the show notes for Episode 8 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

Direct Episode Link:

Show Title
  • Episode 8 - Model III Buyer's Guide

Trash Talkers
  • Peter Cetinski
  • Ian Mavric
  • Peter Bartlett
  • Randy Kindig


Level II Basic Instruction Course

Cassette archives

TDock for the Model T (Model 100) by Ken Pettit -
Photo here:

TRS-Box Serial

FreHD Autoboot ROM

M3SE FPGA file for Autoboot support

The Ultimate TRS-80 Font

RadioShack Font

Hotrod Model I

Dutch TRS-80 User Club

M100 Battery Cover
Model 100:
Model 102:

Main Topic

Model III Buyer's Guide

Mav leads the Trash Talkers on a tour of the Model III and what to look for when considering the purchase of this legendary computer.

Tech Topic

The Model I Expansion Interface Buffered Interface Cable

Mav discusses a modern replacement for the Buffered Interface cable and then Pete B. does a deep dive into the technical reasons why the Buffered Interface cable was needed on certain Expansion Interface boxes.

New Buff - Buffered Interface Cable Reproduction