Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Episode 30

These are the show notes for Episode 30 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

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Show Title

Episode 30 - Lots of Acquisitions and Rick Papo


Spring is in the air at Trash Talk headquarters, so we’ve been itchy to make quite a few acquisitions lately that we discuss, including a long weekend drive to Chicago.  We also introduce a new TRS-80 search engine that should prove to be a highly valuable resource to the TRS-80 community.  Then, we do some eBay shopping for TRS-80 computers and related items.  Finally, we interview TRS-80 programmer Rick Papo.  Rick was the author of several important reference books for the TRS-80 which included reverse engineered and highly documented system source code.  These are invaluable references for the modern day Z80 assembler programmer.

Trash Talkers
  • Peter Cetinski
  • Ian Mavric
  • Eric Dittman
  • Aaron Brockbank

    • Mike Rowen

    Main Topics

    Mav's New Items
    Model III white cable renew kit and Coco RS232 serial cart

    Upcoming Shows

    VCF Southeast
    April 27th and 28th

    VCF East
    May 3-5

    The 28th Annual “Last” Chicago CocoFest
    May 4th and 5th

    Tandy Assembly 2019
    September 28 & 29 in Springfield, Ohio
    Courtyard by Marriott Springfield Downtown

    Recent Acquisitions

    Pete discusses the 2nd Vintage computer auction in Connecticut in early March Pete discusses his major Tandy haul from Chicago in early April Model II Graphics Board Kit

    Pete's Network I Controller

    Eric's Lobo MAX-80

    Eric's TRS-80 Digitizer

    Eric's TRS-80 Model I S-100 adapter 

    Kevin Parker’s Search Engine

    Book Review

    “Model III ROM Commented”

    Ebay Shopping

    Mav's cheap Model 16 keyboard

    Eric's cheap Model II quad-drive system with hard drive only $105

    Pete's totally great mouse pad

    Tandy 6000

    A clean Model III with Aerocomp drives and spare RS-232 board

    Model 4 Gate Array motherboard:

    80microcomputing #1 & 2 sold for $A10.00

    "Rare" Model II


    Pete interviews "Model III ROM Commented" and "TRSDOS Commented" author Rick Papo.