Sunday, October 31, 2021

Episode 40

These are the show notes for Episode 40 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

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Show Title

Episode 40 -  We're Back!


In this episode we explain where we've been for the last 10 months since the last episode.  We then go  ahead and discuss the usual news and current events in the world of the TRS-80.  We review Tandy Assembly 2021 and welcome George Phillips as a full-time Trash Talker.  Then, we discuss a bunch of recent acquisitions.  We also review the book "TRS-80 Color Computer Interfacing" and present some new calls for projects.

Trash Talkers

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


Tandy Assembly 2021 took place on October 1-3

Nick Marentes has a new game for the Model I/III/4 called “Gem Hunter”

Hans is working on XENIX for the FreHD48

Mav now has Repro FDC and serial boards for the Model III and M4 NGA

Was there a 50 Hz Model I?

Get in touch to join the Tandy Discord at

Recent Acquisitions

Dual Channel DC Adjustable Load

CRT Tester Rejuvenator - B&K Model 466 CRT Tester/Rejuvenator

Lobo Max80

Talker/80 on order.  They are still available on request. 

8” system ARCnet package  

Model 2000 VIAnet/ARCnet package 

Eric now has a Model II desk thanks to Pete

Aaron picked up MS Basic Compiler for the Model II

Call for Projects 

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

Model I/III Sound Generator Tool - A modern tool that allows you to design and test sounds and creates the necessary BASIC and Z80 code to add to programs.

Leo Christopherson tribute page - showcase his amazing work bringing animation and sound to the TRS-80.

Book Review

TRS-80 Color Computer Interfacing, With Experiments by Andrew C. Staugaard Jr.

80micro magazine - January 1986 - Mav looks at some of the interesting articles

Sunday, October 24, 2021

TRS-80 Trash Talk Live #19 is happening Saturday, November 6th at 5pm Eastern

TRS-80 Trash Talk Live #19 will be taking place on Saturday, November 6th at 5pm Eastern.  We'll be talking about all the news and current events in the TRS-80 community, including a review of Tandy Assembly 2021 and the release of the newest TRS-80 game from Nick Marentes called "Gem Hunter".  Please get in touch to receive an invite to the interactive Zoom meeting if you'd like to actively participate. We will also be streaming the meeting on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook Page.  See you on Saturday evening!