Monday, February 8, 2021

Episode 39

 These are the show notes for Episode 39 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

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Show Title

Episode 39 -  TRS-80 Newsletters


In this episode we discuss the usual news and current events in the world of the TRS-80.  We discuss a bunch of recent acquisitions.  We also review the book "TRS-80 More Than BASIC" and present a new segment "Call for Projects".  Then, we wrap up with a discussion of TRS-80 newsletters, which can be an interesting historical addition to your TRS-80 collecting hobby.

Trash Talkers

  • Peter Cetinski
  • Ian Mavric
  • Eric Dittman
  • Aaron Brockbank
  • George Phillips 


Tandy Assembly is scheduled for October 1-3 for 2021

TRS-80 Trash Talk monthly Live shows are a success

A TRS-80 Model III/4 composite video adapter is now available

NewPrint/80 is a TRS-80 virtual printer in development by Plaid Vest Software

trs80gp emulator has an important bug fix

Get in touch to join the Tandy Discord at

Recent Acquisitions

Holmes VID-80 and Sprinter III

“TRS-80 Means Business” Book and Accompanying Disk

26-2731 - School Administrative Software Products - Grade Reporting System

Montezuma Micro Wordstar ProPack for the Model 4


Model II TRS-DOS 1.1 Manual

Call for Projects 

The Trash Talkers discuss potential projects for TRS-80 enthusiasts to tackle.

1. LDOS Basic interpreter that runs on a modern platform 

2. Utility to mount a TRS-80 disk image onto a modern filesystem

Book Review

TRS-80 More Than Basic by John Paul Froehlich

Main Topic

"TRS-80 Newsletters"

The Trash Talkers discuss the history and current day collecting of TRS-80 newsletters.

Here is a list of known TRS-80 newsletters:

  1. TRS8BIT
  2. TRS-80 Microcomputer News
  3. 80 US Journal (80 Northwest)
  4. 80 Micro
  5. Micro 80
  6. two/sixteen
  7. Radio Shack Dealer Franchise Updates
  8. Byte Bandits of America
  9. Computer News 80
  10. DOSPLUS Newsletter
  11. Fayetteville TRS-80 User’s Group Newsletter
  12. King’s Byte - Kings County TRS-80 Users Group
  13. Maxi Series Newsletter
  14. Northern Bytes
  15. South Bay TRS-80 Users Group Newsletter
  16. Tidewater TRS-80 User’s Group Newsletter
  17. H&E Computronics TRS-80 Monthly
  18. TRSTimes
  19. TRS-80 Computing
  20. LDOS Quarterly and Misosys Quarterly
  21. Sydney TRS-80 Users Group - Sydtrug
  22. The S-Eighty
  23. S-80 Bulletin
  24. Stringy Floppy Newsletter
  25. Nibbles and Scribbles
  26. The Alternate Source
  28. Bits and Bytes
  29. Eastern Suburbs 80 Users Group Newsletter
  30. Computronics Model II Newsletter
  31. National 2 -> 6000 Forum Newsletters