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MAYIJUNE ’88 


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SSS 


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COPY A SCREENS IN COLOR? YES! 
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provides for two copy sizes in color or in black & white. 


HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS? - An OKIMATE 
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or for additional info contact: 


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OTHER SOFTWARE? - The OKIMATE 20 is a many 
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NOTICE: Contributors to TIME DESIGNS are independent of the TIME 
DESIGNS MAGAZINE CO., and opinions expressed in the contents of this 
publication are not necessarily those of the management staff or its adver- 
tisers. Time Designs Magazine Co. will not be held liable for any damage or 
consequences resulting from instructions, assertions of fact, review of pro- 
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CNL MIE 


"or 


word of mouth). Please encourage your friends, fellow 
user group members, and other associates to subscribe 
If you happen to read a "borrowed" copy...why - 
not send for your very own. It’s only $16.95. Not a 
whole lot to spend for some decent computer 
information. 

are having to raise our foreign subscription 
rates to $18.95 for surface mail. This will affect 
those customers who live in Canada, South America, 
Europe and elsewhere. We just couldn’t absorb the 
recent raise in international mailing rates. 

forsee no raise in our annual subscription 
rates for the U.S., as long as we continue at. our 
current level of pace. Perhaps even with the advent 
of the Z88 laptop computer (and other upcoming Sir 
Clive inventions), we may pick up some “new blood". I 
will also try to solicit advertising from software 
and hardware producers based in Great Britain. But 
over all, you could help us in a big way, by making 
sure that every Sinclair user you know is receiving 
own TDM. You will benefit from faster mail 
delivery and a healthy magazine. 


*CH..CH. .CHANGES" 


Collecting all of the data for the user group 
dealer listings really took a lot more of our 
than I anticipated. Thus, our production 
schedule for TIME DESIGNS is off a bit. I hope that to TDM. 
will find these listings to be a valuable 
resource. We will be picking up our speed here to get 
back on track. 
Our east coast subscribers suffer the most, with We 
some issues taking four to six weeks for delivery. We 


this service deplorable, especially since 


in order to obtain this better level of mail 


service. YOU are our best source of advertising (by 

















Avid TDM readers know that Cedric was the author 


ADVENTURES of the popular PUZZLE OF THE MONTH column. Just 
reading through an installment of one of the puzzles 
Doing the research for the User Group and Dealer reflected his intelligence and attention to detail. I 
listings in this issue was indeed an adventure. I personally corresponded with him on several occaisons 
spent hours on the phone tracking down possible and admired his knowledge of electronics and 
leads, working off of old lists that were published computers. I believe that he worked on the team that 
while Timex was still in business. (Remember the User invented the cassette tape. Cedric also was very 
Group list in SYNC?) When my accountant sees. the active in both the LIST (NY) and Harrisburg (PA) User 
phone bill for the past month, he may have to be Groups. He will be greatly missed. Our sympathy goes 
placed in a padded room! out to his family. 
I’m hoping that it was worth it, and that these I have one more “puzzle” to publish after the_ 
lists will become the definitive work in this area. one that appears in this issue. 


What we ended up with was 55 active Timex Sinclair 
User Groups, and 94 companies who still Support our 


orphan line of computers. I personally feel that this SEE YOU AT THE SHOW 
is quite amazing. 

Researching the User Group list was a little I hope that as many of you that can will attend 
like playing "detective". Most of the time, < “would one of the Timex Sinclair conventions this summer. It 
reach a dead end, or get some well-meaning chap on is a great way to learn and obtain some great stuff 


for your computer hobby. Those west of the Rocky Mtns 


the line who would declare "Timex group? Oh, no. That and even further can drive (or fly) out to the West 


group broke up years ago...you know...-you just 


: ss Coast show which will ld 

couldn yr anything 70E Hee seeped: as mate ad lost and those dedicated ica ae cig cise chic, 

our meeting space..an guess that was it". (That = 

one seems like a flimsy excuse). a ee ee —— SEES 4 Sees Sere. tt 
A lady told me that “my ex-husband once had a —— P P wee Tin Uoed 

group, but I don’t even know where he is now, or 7 


care for that matter." Then angerly added, “one day 
he came home and found his old beloved computer all 
smashed to bits on the front steps!!!" (Good Grief!?) 


Again, I wanted to say thank you to Ralph Hammer 


of Las Vegas, Nevada for putting the bug in my ear T.. wee @ 

about having an issue devoted to TS User Groups. He a = wea : 
designed the excellent front cover logo (and several . 

of the headings throughout this 


issue). It is his 
wish that the front cover logo design be put into the 


pinay or whatever, to help promote. ee cae CADZ IS HERE 
—_ DESIGN ON A 4 SCREEN PHGE 
? PAGES WITH 256 K MUD. 


1 PAGE WITH STOCK 64 kK 


MASS STORAGE AND GRAPHICS TWO 


Don’t forget, that next issue is devoted 
entirely on means of safely storing and retrieving 
data. Naturally floppy drives will be one topic of 
discussion, but you tape, NVM, and microdrive cart- 
ridge users shouldn’t be disappointed either. One 
request I have had (and I hope will be implimented) 
is an introductory type article on the use of disks 
and an overview of the different systems available. 


oo COMMANDS 
Then looking beyond to the issue after, we will FAST MACHINE CODE 


ark nis a EEEKEKE EEE REESE 
ae $20.00 OR SEND $1.00 FOR 
HELP SYD WYNCOOP FIND A JOB DOCUM ENTAT | ON AND: Seyi FY 


Well not exactly a real job, since the one he : 
has already is pretty darn good. Were talking about RY DUNCAN TEAGUE RPEFLINDABLE 
his new role here at TIME DESIGNS. He will be heading 5 
up a new regular’column that will be focusing on 
"Programming Froblems". It will be in the Question WITH PURCHASE OF CADZ 
and Answer format like Joe Williamson’s TS COMMUNIQUE « 
which deals with hardware and repair problems, only 
Syd’s column will deal with software and programming. 

So let’s help Syd get started. He has expertise in ee of “ie oe =e “ee ee pe ee whe oe “ee ~~ e 
both BASIC and Machine Code, and just might be able | 

to offer you a solution to something you have been 

baffled by for some time. Send your TS1000 or TS2068 


related programming questions to Syd Wyncoop, in care 
of TIME DESIGNS, 29722 Hult Rd., Colton, OR 97017. 


* * * * 


funk Custom Electronics 
A NOTE OF SADNESS 4508 East Cedar Lane 
Sse ee ee ee ee Norman: Oklahoma 736/71 


family of Cedric Ronald Bastiaans announces his death 


on Saturday, the thirtieth of April, Nineteen hundred 
and eighty-eight”. 














au Mailbag 


MORE ON THE TS - PC CONTROVERSY 


Dear Tim, 

Recently there has been much discussion about 
featuring some IBM PC related material in Timex 
Sinclair publications. Personnally I would hate to 
see this happen. I understand the problems of a 
shrinking user base} and I understand the siren call 
of millions of PC/PC Compatible users. But 
seriously, is there anything a TS publication could 
offer a PC user that isn’t already being offered? 
The answer is no! The odds of a TS publication being 
able to attract a PC user (unless said user is also 
a TS fan) is almost non-existent. Such a shift in 
editorial content would only antagonize die-hard TS 
users, while offering little to the "double- 
dippers". 

The problem is that the PC market and the TS 
market are worlds apart philosophically. The PC 
user, generally speaking, is business oriented, able 
and willing to spend more on equipment and software 
(do I hear that siren call again?), and not the 
least interested in do-it-yourself hardware 
projects. The PC user expects to buy a complete 
system, plug in a diskette, and go to work. Have you 
ever noticed that few PC magazines have program 
listings? And no hardware projects, either. 

The TS market, on the other hand, is a hold 
over from the original hacker movement of the 60’s 
and 70’s. TS users would rather do it ourselves. We 
delight in taking what most would consider an 
obsolete system and making it “state of the art". MI 
Wish I had a dollar for every time a co-worker has 
asked, "A Timex? Why do you use that toy? Why don’t 
you get a real computer?" My answer remains: 
Because it’s fun...that’s why!" As Fred Nachbaur 
pointed out, I have a chance of truly understanding 
a ZxX8i. After an eight hour day working with 
products of the "Big Blue", I am ready to enjoy the 
frustrations of a soldering iron and schematic. Man 
derives delight from creating and doing; solving 
problems is extremely satisfying! Our technological 
age has removed the opportunity for problem-solving, 
for the simple act of creating. Such activities as 
modeling, painting, sculpting, and TS hardware/soft- 
ware hacking give us back some of that lost 
creativity. 

Obviously, this leaves you (and other TS 
suppliers) out on a limb. In order to remain viable, 
in an age of increasing costs and declining profits, 
you and every other TS related business must 
increase you customer base. However, in my opinion, 
attempting to reach out to a PC market would only 
result in sawing off the limb behind you! 


Personally, I believe a better answer might be 
to address all of the orphans. For example, Coleco 
Adam and Texas Instrument users are in the same boat 
as TS Users. An effort to bring together all 
orphaned owners could only result in a renewed 
interest in all of these machines. I recently 
acquired a TI99 in a trade. How nice it would have 
been to have a common source of information, 
hardware and software! Anyone who bothers to retain 
and use one of these "classic" computers possesses 
at least a little of the “Hacker Ethic". Perhaps we 
should pool our resources? At least we would share a 
common goal and purpose, one we do not share with 
the average PC user. 

Finally, in closing, I would like to congrat- 
ulate you in your efforts to continue to serve us, 
the family of TS users. I would also like to thank 
the suppliers who continue to give us, the TS user, 
new products, old products, reasonable prices, and a 
new "lease on life" everyday. 


Edward Snow 
Orlando, Florida 


Editors J’m glad your letter came in this week, as 
te will allow me to clarify our editorial policy. 
Some tfetters received recently, lead me to believe 
that there was some confuston as to what I was 
saying in the article entitled “Send In The Claneés” 
(see TDN, Jan/Feb ’88). To restate: “At this time, I 
feel that to tnelude IBN {nformation as part af our 
regular format tn TDM isn’t really necessary. There 
are already Aundreds of PC publications, hut only a 
Yew for the Timex Sinelair...7TINE DESIGNS will 
remain a Sinclair magazine", 

I’m not sure Aow folks have concluded that we 
are “switching over”...hut the fact fs, this is 
Stmply not true (one particular gent wrote: “I hope 
that your transition over to the other brands of 
Computers {s a Slow one...I still enjoy my Timex".>. 
fee Gads! Naybe their confusing us with somebody 
else. 

Ed, whtle I agree with your excellent tletter 
entirely, I sttll feel that itt may be possible to 
interest those subscribers who Aave gone on to 
S5tgger computers to stay with us here at TDM, simply 
for the fact of thetr Sinelatr “heritage”. Even 
though I now own a forergn tmport automoLile, I am 
stfll very interested {tn “classic” Chevrolat sAot 
rods that JZ followed as a young person. Naybe I an 
totally off-the wall, and even dead wrong. But don’t 
you thaAink the PC converted ex-Sinclair person would 
be tnterested in what’s going on itn our little neck 


of the woods? (Such as news about what Sir Clive is 
dabbling with, perhaps a do-ft-yourself proyect 
using surplus PC parts, or even the compatibility 
link between say the Z88, or the Gly with other 
computers.) I Aave been pursuing this fssue even In 
our promotional literature...to try and attract, and 
bring back to the “fold” these ex-Titttxers. I know 
that the purist Sinclair folks, and even the “double 
dippers” «borrowing your pArase) to some extent are 
good customers...but is {t too presuaptuous on my 
part to assume these prodigals would ever spend 
$16.95 to get our mag?? I would like to sear from 
those folks who right now are on the tartl-end of 
thetr subscription with us and have traded in for 
new equipment. Will they re-itnlist for another year? 

The “other orphan” ftssue is an interesting on&s 
and Aas been recommended to me before. I understand 
that there {s a large contigent of Adam users who 
are dying ta find resources for thetr favorite 
computer brand. I think much marketing reséarch 
would need to be done berore any conclusion could be 
drawn about adoptine these other orphans. I would sé 
Interested in hearing from anyone who is tn touch 
with. tha “other orphan” markets, -concerning, what 
other publications are available, are any dealers 
Still catering to them, and what the estimated 
number of users might be? 


DON’T LET °EM BURN! 


Sirs, 

First, I would like to commend you on producing 
the best Timex Sinclair magazine ever! So much in- 
formation, it is like being a member of a user’s 
club. Should my house catch fire, save the TDM 
issues please, Mr. Fireman. 

Secondly, does anyone out ther know of a 
product similar to the EPROM programmer produced by 
Orme, in the U.K.? I read a description of the board 
in an old Sync issue (May/June 1983, page 35), where 
you just poked the values into the 8192-10239 area, 
and the chip was then programmed. Sounds perfect to 
me. I have not had very good luck with ordering 


overseas, and hope someone on this side knows about 
it or a similar product. 





etn mncemcrrasaetteas aatataa iia ee 


Has anyone built the 64K Buffer/Programmer that 
was in Radio-Electronics Magazine (August 1985, page 
S?, and continued to September 1985 page 78)? I have 
finally worked out the bugs. The schematic and parts 
list contain untold errors. I will help anyone if 
they send a SASE. 


David Hartman 
Zz Gillis Road 
Portsmouth, Virginia 23702 


Editor: You might try writing to John Oliger, 11601 
Whidbey Drive, Cumberland, IN 46229, for information 
on the EPROM programmer that Ae sells itn both kit 
form and a fully assembled version. 


DROP DOWN MENUS 


Dear Editor, 

Mr. Lemke’s article in the March/April *88 
issue gives us a very useful facility, and ends with 
“maybe someday we'll see some 2068 programs using 
real drop-down menus". This only reinforces my long- 
held contention that the current level of 2068 
programming sadly lacks sophistication compared to 
that for the Spectrum. 

The WRITER (see the accompanying screen dump) 
has superb windowing facilities (6 main menus, 10 
sub-menus) to match those “newer, bigger" computers, 
and has been available for at least two years, as 
has the ART STUDIO, to name but two. Surely we have 
some 2068 programmers who can produce something like 
this, or have they all gone over to those “newer, 
bigger" machines? 


Bill Rutter 
Burnaby, British Columbia 
Canada 












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Editors Your point fs well taken. I would be 
Interested in compiling a list of companies in Great 
Britain that are reltable to deal with, and sAandle 
foreign orders. Does anyone have a favorite Spectrua 
software or Aardware dealer? 


TS2068 GRAPHICS 


Here is a short graphics program called “windows” 
submitted by Eric-J. Kongs, Wilmington, California. 
Try it out on your TS2068 to see the special effect. 


Using the Graphics Mode and the Symbol Shift (s) key 
the graphics of a$ can be entered as follows: 


a$(1)="(s)4,3,3,7" 

a$(2)="(s)5, space, space,5" 
a$(3)="(s)5, space, space,5" 
a$(4)="(s)1,(¢S)3, (s)3, €s)2" 





1 REM "WINDOWS" 

10 GOSUB 200 

20 LET q=FN r¢€29):LET t=FN rc19) 

30 LET -i=FN r(7):LET p=FN r(8s) 

40 IF i=p THEN GOTO 30 

50 FOR n=O TO 3 

55 REM try BEEP .03,q here 

60 PRINT INK i; PAPER p;AT t+n,gq:a$(n+1) 

7O NEXT n 

80 IF INKEY$="s" THEN STOP 

90 IF INKEYS$="c" THEN CLS 

100 GOTO 20 
200 RANDOMIZE: BORDER O: INK O:PAPER 7:CLS 
210 DEF FN r(¢(x)=INT (RND*x) 
220 DIM a$(4,4) 
230 LET a$(1)=CHR$139+CHR$131+CHR$131+CHR$135 
240 LET a$ (2) =CHR$138+CHR$32+CHR$32+CHR$133 
250 LET a$ (3) =CHR$138+CHR$32+CHR$32+CHR$133 
260 LET a$(4)=CHR$142+CHR$140+CHR$140+CHR$141 
270 RETURN 


PRIME FACTORS 


The following short listing was sent in by Ron Ruegg 
Of Prairieville, Louisiana. "PRIME FACTORS" will be 
of interest to those who like solving puzzles (lines 
10-45). It should be self-explanatory, but lines 
1010-1020 have been included to illustrate a simple 
way of using it. 


10 REM Prime Factors r’RRRvEgg 
11 REM Enter with G=Given # 
Positive Integer+= 2 
i2@ REM Exit with N Factors in. 
ascending order in FIN} 
13 REM Uses H;:Hil,I 
id IF Gc GR INT Gi+6G THEN LET 
G=0: RETUEN 
16 4+LEE Ne®:--LET Hee 
16 LEY NeN+l: LET Hest | 
20 IF H¢G+i THER GO TO 18 
ea DIM #4 INS -LET 4 t= 
24 LET N=@:. LET H=3 
25 LET N=N+1 
26 IF INT (672:-=Gr2 THEN LET H 
(Nise: LET G=Gr2: GO TO 26 
SO IF H>+>G THEN GO TO S65 
s2 IF INT (G-H} =G/H TREN LET H 
{[NisH: LET G=GrH: LET N=N41: GO 
TO 32 
S4 LET H=H+e2: 6&5 TO 38 
36 LET N=N-1: BIN FIN) 
se FOR I=i1-TS WN 


49 LET G=GeHiIi: LET Fil} =sH‘tI) 
42 NEXT I 
44 DIM Hil}: RETURN 
45 REM G same 45 at Entry 
1016 CLS : INPUT G 
1015 GO SUB 19 
1026 FOR I=1 TO N: PRINT FCI}: N 
‘ses: 


A FASTER JOYSTICK 


Dear Tim, 

I just found a good joystick for the QL or 2068 
Which has an excellent reaction time...the Atari 
Pro-Line model CX24 (about #10). To adapt it to our 
computers, take it apart (two screws) and slide off 
the red and yellow wires from the circuit board 
contact. Put it back together and your in business. 


Earl L. Kielgass 
Tempe, Arizona 





User Group Information Key 


USER GROUP’S OFFICIAL NAME 
MAILING ADDRESS 


PERSON 


TO CONTACT 


PHONE NUMBER OF ABOVE PERSON (if available) 
CURRENT MEETING PLACE 

FREQUENCY OF MEETINGS 

CURRENT NUMBER OF ACTIVE MEMBERS 

CURRENT GROUP OFFICERS 

YEAR GROUP WAS FORMED 

OFFICIAL NON-PROFIT STATUS 

NAME OF REGULARLY PUBLISHED NEWSLETTER 
FREQUENCY OF PUBLICATION 

CURRENT NEWSLETTER EDITOR 

ARE NON-MEMBER SUBSCRIPTIONS ACCEPTED (and the annual cost) 


WHAT COMPUTER MODELS ARE REPRESENTED IN YOUR GROUP (see key) 


IS THERE A GROUP LIBRARY FOR MEMBERS 


PARTICIPATES IN PUBLIC DOMAIN SOFTWARE SWAP PROGRAM 


SPECIAL PROJECT(S) GROUP IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON 


a) 
b) 


c) 


d) 
e) 
ft) 
g) 
h) 


ARIZONA 


lst Sinclair Users Group of Phoenix 
8157 McLellan Rd. 

Glendale, Arizona 85303 

1. Tony Toccora (address above) 

2. Moosa Marafi (phone number below) 
(602) 246-8061 

Yucca Branch-Public Library 

lst and 3rd Saturday of each month 
10 

President: Tony Toccora 

Vice President: Moosa Marafi 
Treasurer: Tony Toccora 

Librarian: Fred Carrick 

1982 

yes 


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 8 


yes 
CALIFORNIA 
Timex Sinclair Special Interest Group (SIG) 


of the San Diego Computer Society 
8155 Jamacha Rd. 

San Diego, California 92114 

Tim Edwards 

(619) 462-3724 

North Park Recreational Center 
lst Thursday of each month 


15 

Coordinator: Tim Edwards 
1982 

yes 

i; 2;7e; 4, 3.3 


yes 





Computer Mode] Key 


. TS1000/ZX81 
TS2068 

. QL 

ZX SPECTRUM 
TS1500 

Z88 
IBM/CLONE 
PC-8300 

ZX80 

Other Brands 


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Peninsula Users Group 

PO Box 1312 

Pacifica, California 94044 

George Mockridge 

(415) 878-1773 

Peninsula Hospital, Burlingame, California 

3rd Sunday of each month 

g) 50 

h) President: George Mockridge 
Chairman: Norm Lehfeldt 
Chairman: Jack Dohaney 

i) 1983 


) “TIMELINEZ"” 

) monthly 

) Andy Hradesky 
n) yes, $15/year 

) is 2; ~ 4, - 8, 9 

) yes 

) yes, write for details 
r) Sinclair survival 


Sacramento Timex. Sinclair User Group 
312 B Street 

Roseville, California $5878 

Jim Griffis 

(916) 783-0919 

write or call for details 

write or call for details 

Chairman: Jim Griffis 
1983 


3: Jae, 3B a 
yes ‘ 


GUTS/SV (Timex Sinclair Silicon Valley Users) 
6675 Clifford Dr. 

Cupertino, California 95014 

Bill Miller 

(408) 253-3175 

Cupertino Public Library 

last Wednesday of each month 

32 

Information Coordinator: 
1982 


Bill Miller 


“TIMELINEZ/SincLink"” 

write or call for details 

Andy Hradesky 

subscribers become GUTS/SV members, $15/year 

tL, 85-3, By Se 8s a 

yes 

yes, via the LogOn BBS, write or call for details 
transcribing group info files on standard mnedia/fornat 





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West Los Angeles ZX Users Group 

PO Box 34545 

Los Angeles, California 90034 

Dr. George Kuby 

(213) 551-9454, after 3pm 

The Westside Pavilion, West Los Angeles, California 
semi-monthly 

200 ~ 


1978 


ZX Computer Users Group newsletter 
seni-monthly 
George Kuby 


142 os ee ee se es 18 
yes 


South Bay Computer Club 

23168 Walnut Ave 

Manhattan Beach, California 90286 

John W. Petersen 

(213) 545-9581 

club currently meets with the West LA ZX Users Group 


(see listing above). Write or call for further details. 


COLORADO 


Mile High Timex Sinclair User Group 
601 S. Grant St. 

Denver, Colorado 80209 

Kurt Carlson 

(303) 733-4391 

call or write for details 

nonthly 

12 


1982 


“Mile High TS Group Newsletter" 
monthly 

Kurt Carlson 

yes, $10/year 

oS 

yes 

yes (write for details) 


) ZX81 control of a model sailboat 


CONNECTI 


Greater New Haven Timex Sinclair User Group 
256 Lloyd St. 

New Haven, Connecticut 06513 

Dennis N. Silvestri 


write for details 
monthly 
4 (note: newly formed group) 


1988 

DY Sa Pee 

yes 

trying to find and meet with other Timex Sinclair 


users in the New Haven area 


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FLORIDA 


Northeast Florida Timex/Sinclair Users Group 
2942 Christopher Road 

Jacksonville, Florida 32217 

Tom Phillips 


Regency Branch Library 

2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, 
32 

President: Steve Berg 

Secretary: John Kuhn 

Treasurer: Bill Fisher 

Newsletter Exchange: Tom Phillips 
Librarian: Norm Petrik 

1982 


10am-ipm 


“The Sinc Times" 
bi-monthly 

Steve Berg 

yes, $9/year 

i, 2, 3, 3285-3 
yes 


just finished TS Winterfest 


Sun Lake User Group 
342 Trotter Court 
Sanford, Florida 32773 
Munson H. Cockayne 


Sunlake Estates Clubhouse, Grand Island, Florida 
3rd Thursday of each month 

10 

Director: Munson Cockayne 

Secretary: Robert Cockayne 

1988 


= 2; a 4, a 8, g 
yes 


Gainesville Sinclair Group 

508 N.W 35 Terrace 

Gainesville, Florida 32607 

Rob Martin 

(904) 371-2333 

Unitarian Univeralist Fellowship (Millhopper Area) 
2nd Monday of each month, 7:30pm 

10 


1988 (reformation of former Gainesville TS group) 


: 
yes 
yes, on local BBS, write or call for details 


Northwest Florida 2068 Timex Sinclair User Group 
402 Pine Terrace Circle 
Milton, Florida 32570 

Ed Salter 

(904) 623-8178 

(904) 8394-5311 

write or call for details 
write or call for details 
s 

President: Ed Salter 

1988 

yes 


transferring programs on tape to disk (Aerco) 











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Timex/Sinclair Computer Club of Central Florida 
5020 North Lane #24 

Orlando, Florida 32808 

Darrell Stec 

(407) 298-7412 

write or call for details 

Znd and 4th Sunday or each month 

i5 

Presidents: Darrell Stec & Dan Wolf 
Vice-President: Niel Cohen 

1983 


i; 2. 3; 4.3 8-9 

yes 

yes, write for details 

1. setting up a group BBS 

2. QL control of automated equipment 


St. Petersburg Chapter of TAS BAM 
5956 46 Ave N. 

St. Petersburg, Florida 33709 
George Fetherman 

(813) 546-4278 

Beach Federal Savings & Loan, Seminole, Florida 
2nd Saturday of each month 

10 

Chairman: George Fetherman 

1982 

yes 


1, 2, 3 


modifying 2088 disk drive systems 





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GEORGIA 


Atlanta Timex Users Group 
223 Ponce de Leon Ave #16 
Atlanta, Georgia 30308 
Bret Lanius 

(404) 875-8046 

write or call for details 
monthly 

12 

President: Bret Lanius 
Secretary: Laurie Futrell 
1983 


io 2% 3, 4, 3, 8, 9 
yes 


ILLINOIS 


Chicago Area Timex Users Group 
1885A Yorktown Ave. 

Great Lakes, Illinois 60088 
Gary Lessenberry 

(312) 473-9415 

Downers Grove Public Library 
third Saturday of each month 
25 

TS2068 Coordinator: Gary Lessenberry 
QL Coordinator: Butch Weinberg 
Meetings Coordinator: Steve Cooper 
Treasurer: Paul Beatty 

1986 

yes 

“The Nite-Times News" 

monthly 

Gary Lessenberry 

yes, $6/year 

bs. 23235. 3 

yes 

yes, write for details 


INDIANA 


a) Indiana Sinclair-Timex Users Group 
b) 513 East Main 

Peru, Indiana 46970 / 
c) Frank Davis : 


d) (317) 473-8031 ; 


e) Eagledale Public Library, Indianapolis 
f) monthly 
g) 46 
h) President: Frank Davis 
Vice-President: Paul Holmgren 
Secretary: Willie Jones 
Treasurer: Carol Davis 
i) 1986 
j) applied for ; 
k) "I.S8.T.U.G. Newsletter” 
1) 11 issues a year minimum 
m) Frank Davis (substitute: Mike Felerski) 
n) yes, $7.50/year 
oo. dy 2i es ees 
Pp) yes 
q) yes, write for details 








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KENTUCKY 


GRAGIST(Cedar Rapids And Greater Iowa Sinclair Timex) 


3310 Clover Drive S.W. 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404 

Donald S. Lambert 

(319) 364-4330 

write or call for details 
monthly during December thru May 
be 


1986 


i; oe 3s Seo 


computer controlled camera on a kite 


Omaha/Council Bluffs Area Timex Sinclair Group 
3700 Twin City Dr 

Iowa 51501 

Jerry Ebsen 

(712) 366-9569 

call or write for details 

monthly 


Coordinator: 
1985 


Jerry Ebsen 


eS 

yes 

yes, write for details 

converting software to disk drive (Aerco) 


KANSAS 


Kansas Area Timex/Sinclair Users Group 
PO Box 17579 

Wichita, Kansas 67217 

Paul Reynolds 

(318) 529-2575 

Sedwick County Courthouse, 9th Floor 
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month 

29 

President: Paul D. Reynolds 
Vice-President: Randy Cummings 
Treasurer: Paul D. Reynolds 

1981 


“KATS KOMPUTER KNEWS” 

monthly 

Ken Cummings (Assistant Editor: 
yes, $5/year 

i; -2,- 435__03- 8 

yes 


Matt Kiddoo) 


BBS with online software library 


Sinclair Users of Kansas City 
237 Mellott 
Edwardsville, 
Phil Roberts 
(913) 441-1240 


Kansas 66113 


Plaza Library, Kansas City, Missouri 
3rd Saturday of the month, 1-4 pm 

10 

President: Phil Roberts 


Secretary: Asie Mahone 
Treasurer: Larry South 
1982 


i, £2, 37 #2 
yes 


a) Sinclair Louisville User Group 
b) 1434 Goddard Ave 
Louisville, KY 40204 
c) Jim Pitts 
d) (502) 459-5804 
e) Central Government Center, outer-loop 
f) 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7:30pm 
a) 12 
h) President: Jim Pitts 
Secretary: Bob Crecco 
Treasurer: John Hamilton 
Public Affairs: Ray Manley 
Newsletter Exchange: Jim Dodrill 
i) 1984 


k) “SLUG Newsletter” 

1) monthly 

m) Shawn Merrick 

n) yes, $10/year 

G)- 2,4, 25-83. Osea 

Pp) yes 

q) yes, write for details 

r) converting 2050 modems to RS232 













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WRITING TEAM OF JEAN AND BRANSON 
WILCOX. We hope that you will give, 
them a try and help support our 
2068 software producers! 


YACHT 


© 1988 BRANSON WILCOx 


Remember the old dice poker game? 
Here is a great rendition of it for 
you to run on your 2068. 
Introductory priced at: 
ONLY #12. OVSplus $2. 


Cirarorly 


This one is for all of you TAROT 
card enthusiasts. I really have not 
seen a better program of its type 
for the 2068. It is fun to get 
your readings done by THE AMAZING 
CLIVE from his TAROT cards! 

Also introductory priced at: 
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1419 1/2 7TH STREET 
OREGON CITY, OR 97045 









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b) 


c) 
d) 
e) 
f) 
g) 
h) 


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b) 


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f) 
g) 
h) 


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MARYLAND 


Westinghouse Timex/Sinclair Users Group 
Jack Fogarty 3641 

Westinghouse 

PO Box 746 

Baltimore, Maryland 21203 

Jack Fogarty 

work: (301) 7865-7118 

write or call for details 


12 


1982 


1, 
yes 


2, 9 


MASSACHUSETT 


Sinclair/Timex User Group of the Boston Computer Society 
1 Center Plaza 
Boston, Massachusetts 02108 

Peter Hale 

(617) 889-0830 

write or call for details 

monthly 

160 

President: John Kemeny 

Vice-President: Peter Hale 

Librarian: Jim Rodlin 

1981 

yes 

“Sinclair Timex Newsletter" 

bi-monthly 

Peter Hale 

yes, $20/year 

i; 2 Sa 

yes 


upgrading "“Timewarp" BBS to 1200 Baud 
(phone 817-481-0555, settings 8/1/N, Sysop 
is Jim Rodlin) 


MICHIGA 
SAFUG 
PO Box 313 
Mason, Michigan 48854 
Bob Dodge 


(517) 589-5542 

Mason/Leslie area, write or call for details 
write or call for details 

15 

President: Robert L. Dodge 
Vice-President: Timothy Glynn 
Secretary: Alberta S. Joy 
Treasurer: Robert Aaron 

1982 

yes 

“T/S NEWS" 

quarterly 

Robert Aaron 

yes, $10/year 

Ay Bi Se oe 

yes 


master wargame, with moves contolled via moden 








a) 
b) 


c) 
d) 
e) 
f) 


h) 


SEMCO (Sinclair Special Interest Group) 
PO Box 814 

Warren, Michigan 48090 

Barry Carter 


write for details 

2nd Sunday of each month 

8 

Chairman: Barry Carter 

1980 

yes 

“Detroit Area Timex/Sinclair News” 
bi-monthly 
Barry Carter 
yes, $10/year 
eo Soe: er oe 
yes 


10 


1. CP/M programming 
2. Graphics conversions from IBM 


Tri-City Timex Sinclair User Group 
706 S. Mason 

Saginaw, Michigan 48602 

Mike Davis 

(517) 791-1088 


write or call for details 
bi-monthly 

20 

Chairman: Mike Davis 
Co-Chairman: Duane Malburg 
1982 

ke 24. 8s Se Oy 8 2 

yes 

yes, write for details 


software for the handicap 


NEVADA 


The Hackers 

2345 Moorpark Way 

Henderson, Nevada 89014 

Steve Sawchuk 

(702) 451-6876 

Nevada Power Company, Las Vegas, Nevada 
3rd Saturday of each month 

Ye 

Board of Directors: Chris Fenn 
Ralph Hammer 
Sven Nilsson 
Steve Sawchuk 
1984 


yes 

“the HACKER" 

monthly 

Steve Sawchuk 

yes, $12/year 

ky 25 oy So 3y 8, 7; Sy 8, 10 
yes é 


NEW MEXICO 


Timex Sinclair Amateur Radio Users Group (TSARUG) 
2025 O°Donnell 

Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001 

Alex F. Burr, KSXY 

(505) 522-2528 

(505) 648-3806 


200 

1981 

“QZX" 

monthly 

Alex F. Burr 

yes, $15/year 

i, fa >: Ds 3 

yes, write for details: 





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NEW YORK 


Sinclair User Group of West New York 
188 St. Felix Ave. 

Cheektowaga, New York 14227 

Richard K. Norek 

(718) 892-1922 

call or write for details 


lst Tuesday of the month 
20 

Moderator: Richard Norek 
1984 

yes 


iy 2;5—33-4, 5,8; 2 
yes 


Sinclair Computer Users Society (SINCUS) 
1229 Rhodes Road 

Johnson City, New York 13790 

Paul Hill 

(607) 798-7219 

Vestal Public Library, Vestal, New York 
monthly, write or call for details 

18 local, 46 corresponding members 
President: Clyde Tackley 
Vice-President: Dave Schoenwetter 
Secretary: Paul Hill 

Treasurer: George Penney 

1982 


“"SINCUS NEWS" 

bi-monthly 

Paul Hill 

subscription included with membership, $8/year 
r, 27. 2 

yes 

yes, write for details 


LIST (Long Island Sinclair Timex) 
S Peri Lane 

Valley Stream, New York 11581 
Harvey Rait 

(516) 791-6247 

call or write for information 
monthly (usually 2nd Sunday of the month) 
70 

President: Miles Cohen 

Secretary: Harvey Rait 

Treasurer: Robert Malloy 

1982 


“LISTing" 
monthly 
Joe Newman 


subscription included with membership, $15/year 


Se ee ee 
yes 
yes, write for details 


NORTH CAROLINA 





Triangle Computer Society 

PO Box 3588 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27515 
for Timex/Sinclair info: Doug Dewey 
206 James St. 

Carrboro, NC 27510 

(9198) 929-3079 

call or write for details 

monthly 


President of TCS: Bill Hutchins 


state chartered 


2, 3, 4, 7, 10 
yes 


10 


OHIO 


a) Dayton Area Timex/Sinclair Users Group of DMA, Inc. 
b) 812 Hedwick St. 
New Carlisle, Ohio 45344 
c) Gary M. Ganger 
d) (513) 849-1483 
e) Dayton Museum Of Natural History, Dayton, Ohio 
f) Third Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm 
g) 10 
h) Chairman: Gary M. Ganger 
Instructor: Dr. Len Spialter 
i) 1983 for T/S Users Group which is a SIG of 
the Dayton Microcomputer Association, Inc. 
(founded 1975) 
j) state chartered 
k) “The DATA BUS" 
1) monthly 
m) John R. Hargreaves 
n) subscription included with DMA membership, $12/year 
6) 35-22; 6; 6; 8 
P) yes 


r) QL & TS2088 networking to be demoed at the 13th 
Annual ComputerfestTM 86 Clargest multi-computer 
show in the midwest) 


a) Yet Another Orphan User Group (YAOQOUG) 
b) 650 N. Drexel 
Columbus, Ohio 43219 
c) Dave Zimmerman 
d) (614) 253-7408 
e) call or write for details 
f) 2nd Tuesday of the month 
g) 20 
h) President: Dave Zimmerman 
Vice-President: Mowgli Assor 
i) 1982 (formerally ATSU) 


k) “The YAOUG Newsletter” 
1) bi-monthly 
m) Mowgli Assor 


n) yes, $6/year 
a ee Pe See 
P) yes 

q) 

r) 


AFR SOFTWARE ® 


Presents: 
Powerful And Inexpensive 
Business Software 
For "Timex-Sinclair" 
Computers 


Send S.A.S.E. For Free Catalog 
Or Check Or Money Order To: 
AF.R. SOFTWARE 
1605 Pennsyivania Ave. 

No. 204 
Miami Beach, FL 33139 
(305) 531-6464 
"FLORIDIANS ADD SALES TAX” 
Dealer inquires Invited 














a) Greater Cleveland Sinclair Users Group 
b) 6514 Bradley Ave (down) 


Parma, Ohio, 44129 


ec) Andy Kosiorek 


f) twice a month 
g) 128 
h) President: Andy Kosiorek 


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Vice President: Gene Wilson 
Secretary: Tom Simon 

Treasurer: Robert Parish 

Mailing List Manager: Doug Gillespie 
1983 


“THE RAMTOP" 

bi-monthly 

James G. DuPuy 

yes, $15/year 

a 

yes 

yes (write for details) 


FODNUH 
PROVIDES 
PROGRAMMING FOWER 


Simple, user-defined, SUPRA-BASIC commands 
provide a gateway for your imagination into 
the world of your TS-2068... The easiest way 
to let your computer be all that you want it 
to be. Own this new ''standard'', 


OFFERING 
A dozen (or more) type fonts 
A pererr ss: calendar 
ten-page note pad 
A scientific calculator 
And more, including 


Utility programs 
Reusable routines and subroutines 


Add-ons available, or 
Develop your own 
Also, custom programming available 


PODNUH (version 1) with FREE BONUS "El Type", 
where "El" stands for ''Elegant", or 
"Elevated" or '"The'', in Spanish 

Quality cassette $17.00 


Add-on program WYNN DOE, a complete 
windowing utility (compare at $19.95), 
including 8 new SUPRA-BASIC commands 
Quality cassette $3.00 


Check or Money Order to Ron Rueq 
37529 Perkins Rd, Prairieville, LA 70769 


Please add $2 for m/s/h on each order 


Send legal size SASE for FREE list of 
currently available add-ons 





TS:2068 UP-DATE 


TS-2068 UP—DATE. 
1917 SI’RATEORD 2: 
PANAMA CITY, PL 32404 


TS-2006 UP-DATB ie a quarterly publioation devoted to 
the eupport of ueere of the Timex TS-20660, Hoch of =e 
Drive Systems for the TS-2006 are discussed in deta ’ 
epecital featura sections. Annual subscription is $12,00 per 
year of ieeues. 


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East & West side Cleveland locations (write for details) 


Mid-West TS Conference, Aug.27, 28, 1988 (Sat.,Sun.) 





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OREGON 


Clackamas County Area Timex Sinclair Users Group 
1419 1/2 7th Street 
Oregon City, Oregon 97045 

Rod Gowen 

(503) 655-7484, Tues.-Sat., 12 noon-10pm 
Farwest Federal Savings & Loan, Oregon City 
monthly (call or write for details) 

32 

President: Michael E. Carver 

Vice-President: Bill Dunlop 

Secretary: Jack Armstrong 

Treasurer: Rod Gowen 

Librarian: Gaylen Bench 

1981 


“THE PLOTTER" 

11 times a year 

Dick Wagner 

yes, $12/year 

ky. 25s Os Te eee 

yes 

yes (write for details) 

3rd Annual Int./NW TS Mini-Fair, August 6,7, 1988 


PENNSYLVANIA 


WCUC Timex Sinclair Special Interest Group (SIG) 
PO Box 3051 

Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601 

Judy Muir 

(412) 379-8762 


Westmoreland Community College, Youngswood, PA 
monthly 

8 

President: Judy Muir 


Vice President: Ralph Vasko 


1986 

regular column in WCUC “User Amuser" 
monthly 

14 25 0; - 3, 6,- 2 


yes 


PACC Timex/Sinclair Special Interest Group (SIG) 
2403 Jenny Lind St. 

McKeesport, Pennsylvania 15132 

Tom Heatherington 

(412) 672-4211 

Allegheny Community College, Pittsburgh, PA 
monthly 

15 

President: Tom Heatherington 

Vice-President (TS2068): Joe Siciliano 
Vice-President (TS1000): Judy Muir 
Secretary: Ralph Vasko 

Treasurer: Chuck Culbertson 

1980 


regular column in “PACC TALK". 
monthly 


= a FF 4, 5; 8, 9 
yes 


Harrisburg Area Timex Sinclair Users Group 
329 Rear Walton St. 

Lemoyne, Pennsylvania 17043 

David Bennett 

(717) 774-7531 

Camp Hill Mall-community room 

monthly 

15 

President: David Bennett 

1988 


"HA. T.Sé" 

monthly 

David Bennett 

yes, $10/year 

ij 2~_2;_4;_3,_2,. 8, 8 
yes 








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b) 
c) 
d) 
e) 
f) 


h) 


TEXAS 


Dallas Timex/Sinclair/Amstrad Users Group 
PO Box 153421 

Irving, Texas 75015 

George Edmonds 
(214) 252-5622 
INFOMART, Dallas, 
monthly, 
27 
President: Glynn Harris 
Vice-President: George Edmonds 
Sec./Treas: Arthur J. Emerson 
Newsletter Exchange: George Edmonds 


Texas 
write or call for details 


1982 

kas Os ts @s 20 

yes 

Amarillo Timex Sinclair Users Group 


3100 Mockingbird 
Amarillo, Texas 79109 

Joe Jenkins 

(806) 355-3185 

write or call for details 
write or call for details 
8 

President: Joe Jenkins 
1984 


dy 25 3, S 
yes 


Timex/Sinclair Users Group Of Fort Worth 
4424 Geddes Ave 

Fort Worth, Texas 76107 
David Baulch 

(817) 731-8215 

Fort Worth Public Library 
2nd Saturday of each month, 
20 

President: Chuck Dawson 
Vice-President: Frank Bouldin 
Secretary: Fred Stockton 
Treasurer: Ellis Saunders 
1984 


1-4pm 


"THE DATA EXPANSION" 

monthly 

David Baulch 

yes, $12/six issues or $24/year 
yee a ee 

yes 

yes, write or call for details 


VIRGINA 


Southern Virginia Timex Sinclair Users Network 
Route 1, Box 21 

Glade Hill, Virginia 24092 

Gary Preston 

(703) 576-2390 

write or call for details 

write or call for details 


Chairman: Gary Preston 
1982 


1, 2, 4, 35, 9 
yes 





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Capital Area Timex Sinclair Users Group 
PO Box 467 
Fairfax Station, 
Vernon R. Smith 
(703) 978-1835 
New Carrollton Library, New Carrollton, 
2nd Saturday of each month 
88 
President: Tom Bent ; 
lst Vice-President: Hank Dickson 
2nd Vice-President: George Rey 
Secretary: Mike Warmick 
Treasurer: Ruth Fegley 
Members At Large: Mark Fisher 
Bill Barnhart 
Bob Curnutt 


Virginia 22039 


Maryland 


1982 

"The CATS Newsletter” 

monthly 

Vernon R. Smith 

yes, $12/year 

:, Vy: oy &, oy By FF Sy Se 80 
yes 


1. providing comprehensive QL modification instructions 
2. video tape library of various meeting presentations 


Alsi. PF D—-Se  VUSEHS ! 
We ieee bt -¥ OUr Hie itF 


We’re trying to find out if you, the 
AERCO FD-68 users of the world, would 
be interested in the following item: 


ADVANCED USER'S GUIDE 
FOR THE FD-68 DISK I/F 


As we see it, it would be a definitive 
guide to the AERCO DOS AERCO never 
gave you. It would include many 
examples of how to implement the 
commands, eg.:SAVE, LOAD and MERGE. 
It would show how to SAVE arrays/data 
and how to use the extra G4K of RAM 
that AERCO forgot to explain to you! 
There would be a complete appendix and 
all items would be cross- referenced. 
We also anticipate including a section 
on the AERCO/ LKDOS cartridge and its 
operating system and commands. 


What we NEED to know _ is: 

ii> WOULD THIS BE OF INTEREST TO YOU? 
i2> WHAT WOULD IT BE WORTH TO YOU? 
i3> WOULD YOU PAY $14.95 FOR IT? 





PLEASE-If you would like to see such 
a volume put together, let us know! 
Drop a line or call for more info. If 
enough interest is shown, IT WILL BE 

DONE! The writer is a VERY well- 
known writer of software and TS 
articles. You won’t be disappointed! 





‘ RMG ENTERPRISES 
‘ 1419 1/2 7TH STREET ‘ 
1 OREGON CITY, OR 97045 (503)655-7484} 








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Hampton Roads Timex Sinclair Users Group 
112 Kohler Cresent 

Newport News, Virginia 23808 

David Alford 

(804) 595-4385 

Denvigh High School 

monthly (except Summer) 

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Chairman: David Alford 
1981 


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yes 


WASH TO 


a) Seattle Area Timex User Group 
b) 10909 N.E. 45th St. 

Kirkland, Washington 98033 
c) Derryck Turner 
d) (206) 827-1283 
e) The Good Shepard Center, Seattle, Washington 
f) monthly, call or write for details 
@) 21 
h) President: Derryck Turner 
Vice-President: Don Reich 
Secretary: Guy Bruno 
Treasurer: Dave Battershill 
Librarian: Dale Fritz 
1984 


ee SWYM Li) 
monthly 
Jim Balazic 


23. aa ay See 

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a) Vashon Island Sinclair Timex Association (VISTA) 
» PO Box 199 
Vashon, Washington 98070 
c) Tony Willing 
d) (208) 567-4118 eves. 
eé) write or call for details 
f) monthly 
g) 12 
h) President: Tony Willing 
Vice President: Tim Ward 
i) 1986 


k) “VISTA Newsletter" 

1) bi-monthly 

m) Tony Willing 

n) yes, $6/year 

a> 53S 

Pp) yes 

q) yes, write for details 


WISCONSIN 


a) Sinclair Milwaukee Users Group 
b) PO Box 101 
Butler, Wisconsin 53007 
) Neal Schultz 
») (414) 353-4522 
e) write or call for details 
) 2nd Wednesday of each month 
» 45 

) President: Neal Schultz 
Vice President: Bill Heberlein 
Secretary: Lloyd Dreger 
Treasurer: Judy Frohboese 
Director of Education: Dick Cultice 
1982 


yes 

“SMUG BYTES" 
monthly 

Bill Heberlein 

yes, $10/year 

Ly 2y Oy Be 5, G, 8 
yes 


nA OUO SD Be U-Pb: 
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multi-user networking with the QL 







NOW! APPrORLIABLE 


HI—-RES PLRoTtt atic 


WHAT IS A 15207 - The 1520 is a HI-RES four 
color igh a oy made for Commodore coaputers capable 
of printing rotatable characters in 4 different sizes and 

able to plot lines (solid or dashed) within a 480 by 1,996 
step (0.2 aa/step) plotting area. Replacement pens & paper 
are low priced & can be found at aost RADIO SHACK stores. 


HOW AFFORDABLE? - The 1520 can be found at 
some TOYS-R-US stores & I have a few recond. units 4-sale. 
I/F hdware sells for $14.95 (barebd), $20.95 (compl. kit), 
& $30.95 (assea./tested). All orders are shipped ppd. 



























SOFTWARE? - Currently, there are utilities for 
interactive and auto transfer of SCREENS to the 1520, for 
making banners & calendars, plotting demos incl. fractals, 
& a patch kit allowing CMScript V5/5.2 files to be printed 
and/or plotted on the 1520. The software is priced @ $8.95 
(post paid) each and comes with complete user notes. 






USER FRIENDLY? YES! '! - All print/plot 
directives are sent via BASIC "LPRINT" statements. PLOT & 
DRAW commands in existing BASIC programs can easily be 

replaced with corresponding "LPRINT" plotter equivalents. 


ss==> See TIME DESIGNS 4/2 & S.W.N. 5/4 for reviews. <== 
Send LSASE for aore info./order form and a sample plot to 
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CANADA 





Vancouver Sinclair Users Group 
2006 Highview Place 

Port Moody, British Columbia 
Canada V3H 1N5 

Rod Humphreys 


Killarny Community Centre, Vancouver, B.C. 
2nd Friday of each month 

58 

President: Gerd Breunung 

Vice-President: Glenn Read 

Secretary: Harvey Taylor 

Treasurer: Rod Humphreys 

1982 


"ZX-APPEAL" 

monthly 

Rod Humphreys 

membership in VSUG includes subscription, $15/year 


0) 1, 25 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 

Pp) yes 

q 

r) 256K Ramdisk for ZX81/TS1000 


Toronto Timex-Sinclair Users Club 
PO Box 7274 Station A 

Toronto, Ontario 

Canada M5W 1X9 

George Chambers 

(416) 751-7559 

Forest Hill Collegiate Institute 
lst Wednesday of each month 

70 

President: Ed Maybee 
Vice-President: Jeff Taylor 
Secretary: George Chambers 


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Treasurer: Bill Lawson 
Activities Director: Rene Bruneau 
i) 1982 
j) yes 
k) “Sine-Link” 
1) bi-monthly 
m) Jeff Taylor 
n) yes, $12/year 
St a ro. wer Paes. Pee Seer 
Pp) yes 
QQ) yes, write or call for details 
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Waterloo/Wellington Timex Sinclair Users Group 
22 Ardoch Meus 


Cambridge, Ontario 
Canada NiR 7PZ 


Brett Lidstone 

(519) 622-1795 

Waterloo, Ontario - write for details 
2nd Friday of each month 

25 

Coordinator: Brett Lidstone 
1982 

yes 

: Pe Pee 

yes 

yes, write for details 


1. QL memory expansion 
2. ZX81 hardware modifications 


(Ottawa-Hull) Timex-Sinclair User Group 
1545 Alta Vista Dr., Apt. 1402 

Ottawa, Ontario 

Canada KiG 3P4 

David Solly 

(613) 731-2120 

N.R.C, 100 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, Ontario 
— Tuesday of each month (except July/Aug), 7:30pm 
President: Colin Raymond-Jones 
Treasurer: Iris ten Holder 

Librarian: David Solly 

1983 

yes 

“Timex-Sinclair User Group Newsletter" 
irregular 

Michael Dove 


i, 2 
yes 


Victoria Syne Association 
1165 Briarwood Drive 
Cobblehill, British Columbia 
Canada VOR iL0 

Dave Curry 

(604) 743-9260 

write or call for details 
monthly 
10 
Chairman: 
1981 

yes 


Dave Curry 


1, 
yes 


2, 3 


TOP? TEN NEWSLETTERS 


If you have ever been caught in the uncomfortable 
position of having to accept the badge of “newsletter 
editor”, then you are fully aware of the hard work 
involved, no matter what the size or circulation of 
the publication is. Being a newsletter editor is for 
the - most part a thankless job, and it can really put 
you in the "hot seat". Expect criticism, late night 
deadlines and not-so-understanding family members. 

When the suggestion was made to pay tribute to 
user group newsletters, I thought this Was a 
marvelous idea. Thus the following “top ten” lJlisting 
is our first effort to pay tribute to those 
hard-working individuals and assistants responsible 
for producing newsletters month after month. 

I sent out an ivitation to every North American 
user group we had an address for, to supply a copy of 
a recent issue of their newsletter for TDM’s “top 
ten” selection. We had twenty-two entries submitted! 





14 


To help in the selection process, I recruited 
three individuals, not directly connected with TIME 
DESIGNS, but who are computer users and have at one 
time or another, edited a club newsletter. I sat in 
on the “selection committee" meeting to act as an 
advisor. | 

The newsletter entries were judged on the basis 
of content, originality, layout and appearance. All 
twenty-two entries were very good. In fact as you can 
Plainly see, the committee had a tough time in 
deciding which place to award some newsletters, 
especially in the middle to lower placements. There 
was actually very little difference in the quality 
of some of these selections. Therefore, what was once 
supposed to bea "top ten" list has actually turned 
out to be a “top seventeen" list, with some place- 
ment awards having a tie, and even three-way tie in 
one position. It was even the committee’s suggestion 
to create an “honorable mention" category, which was 
implemented with six entries on that list. 














Depending on how well this TOP TEN newsletter 
selection goes over, we may do it again, and on _ an 
annual basis. It was conducted primarily for fun, and 
our rating should not be taken too seriously. In fact 
all of the newsletter editors represented here should 
receive a congratulatory “pat on the back”. 

Only preliminary information about the group and 
newsletter is provided. For further information (such 
as how nuch a subscription would cost), please refer 
to the complete user group listing found elsewhere 
in this issue. If the following newsletters sound in- 
teresting to you, by all means...contact the group. 

- Tim Woods 


FIRST PLACE: 


The Hackers (TS Group of Las Vegas, Nevada) 
Steve Sawchuk-editor 

Dawn Sawchuk-co-editor 

Ralph Hammer-program editor 

Chris Fenn-art director 

May 1988 issue was submitted. 


Comments: Excellent use of desktop publishing soft- 
ware. Great graphics (see logo example). Clean/pro- 
fessional appearance. Interesting news and editorial 


content. Even a program listing for the new 2Z88 


laptop computer (how progressive can you get?). 


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SECOND PLACE (a tie): 


1. “CATS Newsletter” 
Capitol Area Timex Sinclair Users Group 
Vernon Smith-editor 
May 1988 issue submitted. 
Comments: Good use of QL desktop publishing 
software. Easy to read print fonts. Info-packed, 
interesting content, contributed entirely by group 
members. 





2 . ee ee oe 


Vancouver (Canada) Sinclair Users Group 
Rod Humphreys-editor 

May 1988 issue submitted. 
Comments: Nice artwork/layout. 
news. Good work from ae traditionally forward- 
moving group. (How can you loose with Harvey 
Taylor and Fred Nachbaur as contributing group 
members?! ) 


Interesting group 








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THIRD PLACE: 


“SINC-LINK™ 

Toronto (Canada) Timex-Sinclair Users Club 

Jeff Taylor-editor 

R. Buneau, R. Zannese-assistants 

May/June 1988 issue submitted. 

Comments: Heavy member participation (original con- 
tributions). Loaded with “tasty” Timex tips. 
Expertise in the area of the Larken Disk Drive System 
and Ramdisk. 


FOURTH PLACE: 


Greater Cleveland Sinclair Timex Users Group 

James G. DuPuy-editor 

March/April 1988 issue submitted. 

Comments: Interesting news. Digitized video graphics 
sdded a very nice touch. Chris Raynak QL column is a 
winner (and David Hoshor material too!). 


FIFTH PLACE: 


SEMCO (Timex Sinclair Special Interest Group) 

Barry Carter-editor 

January/February 1988 issue submitted. 

Comments: Very Strong on graphics (RLE, digitized, 
etc.) and telecommunications. Nice use of Front Page 
(QL desktop publisher). Unique Barry Carter-style 
editorializing ("sometimes cynical, but most of the 
time right"). 


SIXTH PLACE (a three-way tie): 


1. “SMUG Bytes” 
Sinclair Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Users Group 
Bill Heberlein-editor 
June 1988 issue submitted. 
Comments: All “in-house” contributions. 
disk drive (Oliger) utility by R.A. 
There was even three advertisements. 


Excellent 
Hilsmann. 


2: "The Plott r" 
Clackamas County Area (Oregon) T/S Users Group 
Dick Wagner-editor 
June 1988 issue submitted. 


Comments: Lots of group news and activity. Good 
editorials, and original contributions fron 
members. 


3. “The Data Expansion” 
Fort Worth Timex Sinclair Users Group 
David Baulch-editor 
May 1988 issue submitted. 
Comments: Lots of good information, especially on 
CP/M. Pretty much a one-man (or one-editor) show. 
This guy cranks the issues out month after month 
(how does he do it??). No graphics, but that’s 
CP/M for you. é 


SEVENTH PLACE (a tie): 


1. “Nite-Tj y s 
Chicago Area Timex Users Group 
Gary Lessenberry-editor 
May 1988 issue submitted. 
Comments: Good clean production. 
and editorials. Al Feng is a diversified pro- 
grammer. Really liked the Timex Sinclair BBS 
Directory (see it and the group logo reproduced 
here in this report). 


Plenty of news 


2. "Kats Komputer Knews” 
Kansas Area Timex Sinclair Users Group 
Ken Cummings-editor 
May 1988 issue submitted. 
Comments: Excellent use of Pixel Print TS2068 
desktop publisher program (must help having Stan 
Lemke as a group. member, eh?). Every issue has 
some nifty icon graphics, including a "blow-up" 
graph showing how they were designed. 








TIMEX/SINCLAIR BBS DIRECTORY 


(HAY 1988) 

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KINGS MARKET BBS... ..... (303) 665-609] BAD @ 16/15 
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EIGHTH PLACE (a tie): 


: 


Sinclair/Timex SIG of the Boston Computer Society 
Peter Hale-editor 
May 1988 issue submitted. 


Comments: Good, clean production. Interesting 
articles...leaning more heavily to the QL. This 
Sinclair SIG has been around since “day one". It 


has had some up and downs, but this 1988 edition 
appears to be more "“stream-lined”". We look for 
some good things to come. 





16 


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Harrisburg (PA) TS Users Group 
Dave Bennett-editor 
May 1988 issue submitted. 


Comments: Features group news, good member con- 
tributions from Douglas Harter and (the late) 
Cedric Bastiaans. 

NINTH PLACE (a tie): 

1. “SINCUS NEWS" 
Sinclair Computer Users Society 
Paul Hill-editor . 
January/February 1988 issue submitted. 
Comments: It’s a joy to see that this institution 
of Sinclair study is still being published. Paul 
Hill continues to be a faithful advocate of TS 
computing. Good member contributions and news. 
(Our copy was a bit faded...perhaps the SINCUS 
copy machine needed toner or servicing??) 

2." : ; aS “ 


Indiana Sinclair-Timex Users Group 
Frank Davis-editor 

Mike Felerski-co-editor 

April 1988 issue submitted. 


Comments: Good solid newsletter. Lots of Timex 
"goodies". Even a full classified advertising 
section. 


TENTH PLACE (a tie): 


a 


Long Island (New York) Sinclair Timex Group 

Joe Newman-editor 

April 1988 issue submitted. 

Comments. Good group news. Member contributions 
appear to be waning, as much of the info was 
borrowed from other sources. (Excellent report in 
issue before last on a visit from a former Timex 
engineer.) Previous LISTing issues have always 
been a wealth of Sinclair info. 


“VISTA Newsletter” 

Vashon Island (WA) Sinclair Timex Association 

Tony Willing-editor 

Vol.2 No.3 issue submitted. 

Comments: This newsletter is actually quite a gen. 
Another one man _ show. Good news section. Group 
exclusively uses TS1000/TS1500/ZxX81 computers. 
We've never seen the Gorilla Banana printer work 
so hard before. 


HONORABLE MENTION 


a 


"OZxX" 

Journal of the Sinclair Amateur Radio Club 

Alex Burr-editor 

April 1988 issue submitted. 

Comments: Special interest group newsletter. No 
Sinclair-equipped ham shack should be without this 
one! Other non-radio computerists may find the 
newsletter interesting, since some articles apply 
just to TS computers. Articles are well written 
and the reviews are thoughtful. 


The SINC TIMES" 
North East Florida TS 
Steve Berg-editor 
Comments: No issue 
ation. We did however 
library and dig up a 


Users Group 


was submitted for our evalu- 
go to the local user group 
recent copy. Steve Berg puts 
together an excellent newslétter. All of the con- 
tributors are members. Helpful tips on computer 
languages and telecommunications. 


Joint newsletter of PUG, SVSTUG (and the defunct 
EBZUG) user groups from the Bay Area, California. 
Andy Hradesky-editor 

December 1987 issue submitted. 

Comments: Traditionally TIMELINEZ has been one of 
the best TS group newsletters. However, one hasn't 
been put out for a while. As we went to press, we 








were told that a new issue was being put together. 
have much expertise in several 
different areas (including RLE/GIF graphics, QL 
and software, etc.). 
Accompanying TIMELINEZ is a little insert produced 
It is full 
group. 
what do all 


The three groups 


programming, 2068 hardware 
by the SVSTUG group called “SincLink". 
of news and correspondence received by the 
Bill Miller is the editor. (Hey Bill, 
those file numbers mean??7) 


4. “YOUG Newsletter” (formerly the ATSU newsletter) 
YOUG, Columbus, Ohio 


Mowgli Assor-editor 

June 1987 issue eo wEead. 
Comments: While the transformation 
YOUG takes 
the ATSU newsletter for examination. 
does a capable job of 
newsletter, and writing an article on 
graphics. Nice layout. The “unicorn” 
cover was a classy touch. We 
seeing a copy 
available. 


Mowgli 


5. “The DATA BUS" 
Timex Sinclair SIG of the DMA (Ohio) 
John Hargreaves-managing editor 
Gary M. Ganger-Sinclair columnist 
March 1988 issue submitted. 
Comments: 


computer group news letter. 


with as much good Sinclair information as he can, 
including news about upcoming and past Timex 
meetings. 


6. “FDD EXPRESS" 
Zebra Disk Drive System Newsletter 
(4307 Chambers Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845) 
Ron Havelin-editor 
Comments: This special interest group 
is a magnificient effort by Ron Havelin. 
all Zebra owners should be 


of ATSU into 
place, the group sent a back issue of 
Assor 
putting together a good 
2068 
RLE on the 
look forward to 
of the YOUG newsletter when it is 


The TS Special Interest Group gets about 
half of a page of space in a 12 page non-specific 
Gary fills in the space 


newsletter 
In fact, 
grateful to Ron for 


rescuing the 
“Express’ 


old defunct newsletter (TOPS). The 
is faithfully published on a monthly 
basis, and is loaded with useful tips for the old 
Silver “three piece" and the newer FDD-3000 2068 
disk drive systems. There has been a lot of CP/M 
coverage in recent isssues. 


We received an 
after the 
selection. 


interesting newsletter 
committee had made the top ten 
Even if it had been sent in 
earlier, I doubt that the committee would have 
been able to give it a qualified evaluation 
since it is written entirely in FRENCH! Q@L_DOC 
is the newsletter of a QL special interest 
group which is published six times a year. The 
annual subscription rate is $10 (U.S. or 
Canada), and TDM readers can receive a sample 
issue for only one dollar, by writing to the 
editor of QL_DOC: Real Gagnon, 4870 Henri- 
Julien, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2T 2E1. 
While I understands very little French, I did 
receive some translated versions of a couple 
of articles that have appeared in the news- 
letter. They are very well done, and the 
editor has graciously granted us permission to 
print them in upcoming issues of TDM. 

If French is your second or even first 
language, then QL_DOC is highly recommended. 








SINCLAIR 


AND Directory of Suppliers 





TIMEX 


A NOTE ABOUT THIS DIRECTORY 


The information provided in this directory was 
supplied to TIME DESIGNS by the companies who are 
listed in it. We have tried to make it as complete 
and accurate as possible. However, just as time 
marches on, so do events and circumstances. 
Therefore, we suggest that you contact the in- 
dividual dealers and suppliers for the most updated 
information. 

There are a few guidlines that should be 
observed when using this directory. When calling a 
particular TS supplier by phone, the hours posted 
for business are good for the time zone where the 
business resides. This should be taken into con- 
sideration. A time zone/area code map can usually 
be found towards the front of most phone books. 

When a particular company states that a 
brochure or catalog can be obtained by sending a 
*“SASE* (self-addressed stamped envelope), this 
generally indicates a full-size legal envelope with 
a first class (235 cent) stamp. 


1? 


When it is stated that a particular company 
accepts major credit cards, this normally indicates 
that VISA and MASTERCARD are accepted. 

We here at TDM highly encourage you to use 
this directory. Most companies would be “tickled to 
death" to receive your business. After all, your 
business is what will keep Timex Sinclair products 
available for some time to come. 

If somehow, your company was not included in 
this listing, please contact TIME DESIGNS, so that 
we may include the information in an_ update. 
However, we feel that this list provides the most 
complete listing of suppliers to date. 

In this regard, we ask that you kindly do not 
make copies of this directory, But that you en- 
courage others to write for additional copies of 
this issue, which can be obtained for just %3.00 
(postage paid). We have ordered from our pub- 
lisher lots of extra copies to have on hand for 
this purpose. 

- Tim Woods 

























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COMPANY’S NAME 

MAILING ADDRESS 

PHONE NUMBER (if available) 

BUSINESS HOURS 

CATALOG OR BROCHURE AVAILABLE 

HOW CATALOG/BROCHURE CAN BE OBTAINED 
CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED 

YEAR COMPANY WAS ESTABLISHED 
FOUNDER(S) OF THE COMPANY 


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 


COMPUTER MERCHANDISE OFFERED (see abbreviation key) 
















A+ Computer Response, Inc. 
220 Centre St. 
Sullivan, NH 03445 
(603) 847-3373 
9am-5:30pm, mon-fri 
yes 
write or call 
yes 
1985 — 
Carol and George Whitham ) 
QL hw; periph; pe hw; other hw; repair = 
d) 
6) 
f) 
Aerco g) 
Box 18093 5 h) 
Austin, TX 78760  S 
(512) 451-5874 3 
Sam-Spm k ) 
yes 
write or call 
yes 
1979 a) 
Jerry and Til Chamkis b) 
1000 hw; 2068 sw, hw; periph; parts; repair; other hw 
custom hardware design 
wo c 
DONT 4) 
e) 
A.F.R. Software f) 
1605 Pennsylvania Ave #204 zg) 
Miami Beach, FL 33139 h) 
(305) 531-6464 i) 
Sam-Spm, mon-fri 3) 
yes 
SASE _ 
no 
1984 
Albert F. Rodriquez 
1000 sw; 2068 sw a) 
b) 
c) 
d) 
American Design Components e) 
62 Joseph St. f) 
Moonachie, NJ 07074 g) 
(201) 938-2710 h) 
(800) 524-0809 i) 
Sam-Spm, mon-fri 5) 
yes k) 
write or call 
yes 
8300 hw; periph; parts; pe hw; other hw * 
electronic surplus 
DONE c) 
d) 
American Micro Connection ae 
1256 Henderson Ave. #4 ) 
Sunnyvale, CA 940868 
mail order i) 
yes ae, 
SASE k) 
no 
1987 
Andy Hradesky 
QL sw, hw; periph; parts; other sw, hw 18 





as ad oe tation-k 


“sw = software 

“hw” = hardware 

"1000" = compatible with TS1000, TS1500, and ZX81 
“2068" = Timex Sinclair 2068 

“spec” = ZX Spectrum or Emulated 2068 

“QL" = Sinclair QL 

"Z88" = Cambridge Computer Z88 laptop 


"8300" = Unisonic PC8300 (a Timex 1000 clone) 
“psion" = PSION Organizer pocket computer 


“periph” = non-computer specific peripherals 
such as printers, modems, etc. 
“parts" = computer parts and accessories 
such as cables, disks, RAM chips, etc. 
“repair” = computer repair services 
"pub" = computer publications (books/magazines) 


“pe" = IBM PC’s and compatibles such as Amstrad 
“other” = other computer brands such as Atari, 
Commodore, Apple, etc. 


Banta Software 
8088 Highwood Way 


Orangevale, CA 95682 

(816) 722-4895 

6-Spm, mon-sat 

yes 

SASE 

no 

1980 

Andrew Banta and Andrew Banta Jr 
1000 sw; 2068 sw; pe sw 


Beaver Computer Products 
758 Fleming Avenue 
Winnipeg, Manitoba 

Canada R2K 1V5 

(204) 663-2931 

6-Spm, mon-thurs. 

yes (catalog/demonstration cassette) 
send $1.50 to above address 
no 

1985 

Russell Ochocki 

2068 sw 


Bill Bell 

586 Cherrington Rd. 
Westerville, OH 43081 
(614) 882-3883 
evenings 

yes 

SASE 

no 

1985 

Bill Bell 

1000 sw 

improved DOS for Aerco disk system (TS1000) 


Paul Bingham 
PO Box 2034 
Mesa, AZ 85214 


mail order only 
see ads in TIME DESIGNS 


write for further info 

no 

1982 

Paul Bingham, Rick Goulian 
1000 sw; 2068 sw 


(formerly "“Pleasantrees Programming” ) 









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Herb Bowers Sr 
2588 Woodshire 
Chesapeake, VA 
(804) 487-5924 
evenings 

yes 

SASE 

no 

1986 

Herb Bowers Sr 
2068 sw 
specializing in tax return preparation 


(AXBXB*A SOFT) 
Cit. 
23323 


Brooklyn Closeout Corporation 
187 Clymer St. 

Brooklyn, NY 11211 

(718) 963-2377 

Sam-Spm, mon-fri 


write or call for info 
yes 


1000 sw, hw; 2068 sw, hw; periph; parts; 
new/used/reconditioned electronic surplus 


Deo 


other sw, hw 


Budget Robotics & Computing, Inc. 
Box 186186 


Tucson, AZ 85731 


mail order only 


yes 

write-all questions answered 

no 

1984 

Bruce C. Taylor 

1000 hw; 2068 hw; 8300 hw; pub; periph; parts 
repair service for hardware items 


“pe 


Byte-Back, Inc. 

538 Long Terrace, PO Box 112 
Leesville, SC 29070 

(803) 532-5812 

6-10pm, mon-sat 

yes 

write or call 

yes 

1981 

Jerry and Tricia Minchey (current owner: 
1000 hw; 2068 hw; pc hw 


David Leach) 


Byte Power 

1748 Meadowview Ave 
Pickering, Ontario 
Canada L1V 3G8 


12noon-Spm 

yes 

$2.00 for catalog and demo 

no 

1986 

Eric and Kristian Boisvert 
1000 sw; 2068 sw, hw; spec sw 


Do 


CairoSoft 
PO Box 10024 
Hickory, NC 28602 


S9am-Spm 

yes 

write 

no 

19887 

Dr. Faisal El-Shoufy 

2068 sw; QL sw; pe sw; other sw 
also offers computer training 


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Michael Carver 
1016 N.W. Tillamook 
Portland, OR 97212 


mail order only 


yes 

SASE 

1982 

Michael E. Carver 

1000 sw; 2068 sw; QL sw 


Kurt A. Casby 

25 Battle Creek Court 
St. Paul, MN 55119 
(812) 735-3637 
evenings 

yes 

SASE 

no 

1984 

Kurt A. Casby 

20868 sw . 


Chia-Chi Chao 
73 Sullivan Dr 
Moraga, CA 94556 


mail order only 

yes 

SASE (or send first class stamp) 

no 

1985 

Chia-Chi Chao 

1000 sw; 2068 sw 

specializing in software for Aerco FD-68 


Church School Software 
601 N. Highway 83 
Bensenville, IL 60108 
(312) 766-3848 

mail order only 

yes 

SASE 

no 

1982 


1000 sw; pe sw; other sw 
featuring family software 


Computer Continuun 


75 Southgate Ave, suite 6 

Daly City, CA 94015 ; 
(415) 755-1978 : 
yes 

call, or send SASE 

yes 

1980 

Eric Wreiter 


1000 hw; pe hw; other hw 
digital oscillascope/spectrum analysis 


Computer Shopper, Inc. 
5211S. Washington Ave., 
Titusville, FL 32781 
(305) 269-3211 

Sam-5Spm 

“Computer Shopper" Magazine - $2.95 issue 
individual issues sold at computer stores 
yes 

1980 

Glenn E. Patch (Publisher: 
pub 


PO Box F 


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Curry Computer 

PO Box 5607 
Glendale, AZ 85312 
(607) 978-2902 
Sam-6pm, mon-fri, 
yes 

SASE - request computer type 
yes 

1982 

Rob and Debby Curry 
1000 sw, hw; 2068 sw; 
Z88 sw, hw; psion sw, 
parts; other sw, hw 
pe disk conversions, 


10am-2pm, sat 


spec sw, hw; QL sw, 
hw; pe sw, hw; 


hw; 
periph; 


S20 £0-3.5" 


Cuyahoga Valley Software Works 
615 School Ave 

Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 
(218) 928-7910 

6-Spm 

yes 

SASE 

no 

19886 

Thomas Simon 

2068 sw 


C.W. Associates 
419 N. Johnson St. 


Ada, OH 45810 

(419) 634-4874 
Sam-Spm 

yes 

write or call 

yes 

1983 

Dr. Kenneth Wildman 


QL sw, hw; Z88 sw, hw; periph 
consultation and programming services offered 


Delphic Enterprises 

PO Box 72205 

Corpus Christi, TX 78472 
(Si2) 8354-5873 

mail order only 

yes 

SASE 

no 

1981 

Peter Hoffman 

1000 sw, hws other sw, hw 
4K & SK EPROMsS with machine code utilities 


Jack Dohany 

390 Rutherford 

Redwood City, CA 94061 
(415) 367-7781 


10am-10pm, 7 days/week 
yes 

send $1 (no SASE needed) 
no 

1938 

Mom & Pop 

2068 sw; spec sw 


Electret Scientific Company 
PO Box 4132 

Star City, WV 26505 
(304) 594-1639 
9am-Spm, mon-fri 
yes 

write or call 

no 

1970 

Dr. Oleg Jefimenko 
2068 sw; pub; pe sw 


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EMSOFT 

PO Box 8763 
Boston, MA 02114 
(617) 889-0830 
Sam-6pm 


write or call for info 
no 

1987 

Peter Hale 

QL sw 


EZ-Key 

225 Beach St. 
Wollaston, MA 02170 
(617) 773-9520 


6-Spm 

yes 

SASE 

no 

1972 

Henry April 

1000 sw, hw; QL sw, hw; periph 
Ezra Group II 

PO Box 5222 

San Diego, CA 92105 

mail order only 

yes 

SASE 

no 

1982 

Paul Ezra 

1000 sw; 2068 sw; 8300 sw; other sw 


specializes in program listings 


Bill Ferrebee 
Mountaineer Software 
749 Hill St. #6 
Parkersburg, WV 26104 
(304) 424-7272 
evenings 

yes 

SASE 

no 

1983 

Bill Ferrebee 

2068 sw 


Mike Fink 
355 W. 39th St. 
New York, NY 10018 


(212) 695-8598 - answering machine 


yes 

SASE 

no 

1987 

Mike Fink 
2068 sw 


Foote Software 
PO Box 14655 


Gainesville, FL 32604 

(904) 338-1273 

Sam-6pm 

yes 

SASE 

no 

1982 

Joe Williamson 

1000 sw; 2068 sw, hw; periph; pub 





a) Dave Franson a) Ed Grey Enterprises 


a) Group Technology, Ltd 


b) 3534A E. Squire Ave b) PO Box 2188 b) 6925 Dogwood Rd. 
Cudahy, WI 53110 Inglewood, CA 90305 Baltimore, MD 21207 
ec) (414) 481-6613 ec) (213) 759-7408 ec) (301) 298-5716 
d) evenings d) 6-Spm d) 8am-6pm 
e) yes e) yes e) yes * 
f) SASE f) write or call f) write or call 
g) no g) no g) yes 
h) 1986 h) 1986 (formerly "Grey & Clifford" ) h) 1979 
i) Dave Franson i) Ed Grey i) F-%... Scott Jr, ¥.F. Seott, 
a 2088 sw j) 1000 sw, hw; 2068 sw, hw; spec sw; D. Larsen, C. Titus, J. Titus 


periph; parts; Z88 sw, hw 


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The FOOTE PRINT 
PRINTER INTERFACE 


® for Centronics parallel printers 

® works in both 2068 and Spectrum mode 

® compatible with OS-64 & Spectrum emulators 
® EPROM socket and on/off switch on board 


® works with both Tasman and Aerco driver software 
® plugs into cartridge dock—door completely 
closes with cable running back under computer 
® frees up rear edge connector allowing other 
peripherals to be used; less chance of a crash 
® print driver software for LPRINT, LLIST, and 
COPY included for 2068 and Spectrum modes 
FootePrint Interface w/software & cable 839.95 
FootePrint with OS-64 option included $60.00 
Bare board & instructions only .......... $1500 
Cable only for use with bare board ....... $1500 


Zero Insertion Force Socket option add $8.00 
SOFTWARE TS2068 TS1000 


Badgammon (Backgammon)........ $10.00 ’ 








- Advanced Math (Oalculus).........$10.00 
Calorie Counter..................6.. ... $8.00 
U.S.A. (Pres. & States 8 Caps.).... $3.00 $5.00 
Gambler (poker)...... Gitiaganuwtaas ee 
CHR$ (char. & graphics generator) $10.00 
Hangman & TIC—TAC—TOE............... $5.00 









FOOTE %%, SOFTWARE 
P. O. Box 14655 
Gainesville, FL 32604 
(POE) 338-1273 (GYAN-GPA EDT>S 
All prices are pre-paid and include shipping charges. 
Florida residents must add state sales tax. 


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Summer Westcoast 7S Fatr Special 

















































The Best of SUM 


Some sample articles include: Building Your Own 
Spectrum Emulator, Repairing Your TS-1000, Word 
Processing Reviews for the 2068, UDGs on the TS- 
1000, Extensive Review of the Zebra Disk System, 
Adding a Keyboard to the 2068, and Enhancing the 
A &J Microdrive. 112 pages 


$10.00 


The Best of SUM, Part Il 


Articles include Building an EPROM Program- 
mer, Sprites on the 2068, Adding RGB to 2068, QL 
Word Processing, What's Available for TS-1000, 
and muchmore. 60 pages 


$7.00 








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Hal-Tronix, Inc. 

12671 Dix Toledo Hwy 

Southgate, MI 48195 

(313) 281-7773 

12noon-6pm, mon-sat 

yes 

SASE (or send first class stamp) 
yes 

1968 

Hal Nowland 

1000 sw, hw; periph; parts; pe 
also stocks items for ham radio enthusiasts 


Hawe Programming 

4604 Apple Tree Drive 
Alexandria, VA 22310 
(703) 971-7593 


yes (program description sheets) 
SASE 

no 

1982 

Harvey Wasserman 

1000 sw 


V.P. Hosey (Hardback Software) 
Box 135 

Red Rock, TX 78862 

(512) 839-4518 


yes 

SASE 

no 

1987 

V. Phillip Hosey 
2068 sw 


Paul Hunter 

1630 Forest Hills Dr 
Okemos, MI 488864 
(517) 349-5650 


yes 

SASE 

no 

1981 

Dr. Paul Hunter 

1000 sw 

TS1000 bank-switching system (software based) 


Info-Mation 
RR#1 Box 260 


California, MO 65018 
(314) 796-4921 
6:30-10pm 

yes 

write or call 

no 

1984 

David Bleich 

1000 sw; QL sw, hw 


Eric Johnson 

249 N. Harden Ave 
Orange City, FL 32763 
(904) 775-4935 

6-Spm 


write or call for info 

no 

1988 

Eric A. Johnson 

1000 hw; 6S hw; parts; repair 


surplus/reconditioned Timex equipment 


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Kamrec Systems 
31274 Springlake #5304 
Walled Lake, MI 48088 


yes 

SASE 

no 

1983 

Steve Cermak 
2068 sw; QL sw 


B F Kimbrough Jr 
723 Roselle Ave, 
Akron, OH 44307 


floor 2 


yes 

SASE 

no 

1986 

B F Kimbrough Jr 
1000 sw 


Ray Kingsley (formerly “Sinware” ) 
1710 Oliver Ave. 
San Diego, CA 92109 


mail order only 
information available 
write, SASE 

no 

1981 (Sinware) 

Ray Kingsley 

1000 sw; 2068 sw 


K.1I.S.S./computers 
342 Trotter Court 
Sanford, FL 32773 


mail order only 

yes 

SASE 

no 

1988 

Munson H. Cockayne Jr & Robert Cockayne 
2068 sw, hw 


Deo 


Knighted Computers 
12 Canalview Mall 
Fulton, NY 13069 
(315) 593-8219 é‘ 
San-Zpn, sat 


10am-5pm, 6-Spm, mon-fri, 
yes 

write or call 

yes 

1984 

Ray Payne and Joe Aiello 
1000 sw; 2068 sw 


Larken Electronics 

RR #2 Navan, Ontario 
Canada K4B 1H9 

(613) 835-2680 
evenings, sunday-thurs 
yes 

write or call 

no — 

1985 

Larry Kenny 

1000 hw; 2088 sw, hw 
specializing in mass storage for Timex computers 


Pe? 











Lemke Software Development 
2144 White Oak 
Wichita, KS 67207 
»} €318) 6887-0315 
) 6-10pm, mon-fri 
) yes 
) write or call 
g) no 
) 1984 
) Stan Lemke 
) 2088 sw 
) 32K RAM Cartridge also available 


Frank Lockhart 

PO Box 1131 

Shelby, NC 28150 

(704) 484-8539 

Sam-Spm, mon-sat 

yes 

SASE (or call) 

no 

1980 

Frank Lockhart, BSME 
1000 sw; 20868 sw; QL sw 
custom programming available 


MASS-STORAGE SYSTEMS 
WE HAVE THES f 


If you 
storage 


want to move up to a mass- 
device that will cure your 
"cassette" blues!?! 


Now is your chance! We have many 
Systems to choose from, with a price 
range for any budget. 


We have RAMDISK and standard DISK 
drives for you! 


If you are new to "fast" mass-storage 
devices, you may opt for the new 
memory unit that simply plugs onto the 
rear edge connector of your 2068. It 
can give you up to 256,000 Bytes of 
SUPERFAST data storage. With this unit 
you can LOAD from your cassette, SAVE 
to the memory unit and from then on 
simply LOAD it in from the memory unit 
when you turn on the computer. THAT’S 
RIGHT! EVEN IF YOU TURN OFF THE 2068, 
YOUR PROGRAM WILL BE "INSTANTLY" 
AVAILABLE TO YOU! 


If this and other storage devices are 
| of interest to you, 
please write or call: 


RMG ENTERPRISES : 
1419 1/2 7TH STREET a 


1\OREGON CITY, OR 97045 (503)655-7484! 
PRICE FOR RAMDISK MENTIONED ABOVE:$79.95+$4sh FOR PCB&32K RAH. 





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LST Software 
PO Box 62 
Alcester, SD 57001 
mail order only 
yes 

SASE 

no 

1986 

Chuck Peterson 
1000 sw 


Markel Enterprises 


4712 Ave "N", suite 383 
Brooklyn, NY 11234 
(718) 627-1293 

Bam-Spm 

yes 

SASE 

no 

1982 

Mark Fendrick 

1000 sw; 2068 sw; QL sw 


DeNS 


John Mathewson 
1852 Appleford St. 
Gloucester, Ontario 
Canada KiJ 6T4 
(613) 746-7869 
Sam-10pn 

yes 

write or call 

no 

1983 

John Mathewson 
1000 hw; 2068 hw. 


KERB KBD 
CART AUS VP ER 


Done 3 PECU, Twit EX® 


McBrine Computer Products 

514 S. Jackson St. 

Salisbury, NC 28144 

(704) 633-7887 

evenings 

yes 

write or call 

no 

1987 

William J. McBrine III 

2068 sw (spec sw; 1000 sw; 2088 hw under development) 
custom programming for 2068 offered 


John McMichael 
1710 Palmer Dr. 
Laramie, WY 82070 
(307) 742-4530 
5-10pm (evenings) 
yes 

write or call 


me, myself & [ 
2068 sw, hw 


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M.D.M. Enterprises 
706 S. Mason 
Saginaw, MI 48602 
(517) 791-1088 
evenings 


write or call for product information 


1986 
Duane Malburg, Mike Davis 
1000 sw, hw; 2068 sw 


specializing in software development 











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f) 
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h) 
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John Meshna Jr, Inc. 

19 Allerton St. 

Lynn, MA 01904 

(617) 595-2275 

Sam-Spm, mon-fri 

yes 

SASE 

yes 

1980 

John Meshna Jr 

1000 sw, hw; 8300 hw; periph; parts 
specializes in new and used surplus 


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Meta Media Productions 
726-West 17th 
Vancouver, B.C. 

Canada V5Z 1T9 


mail order only 
yes 

write 

no 

1984 

Harvey Taylor 
QL sw 


MIN-NY Electronics, Inc. 
7332 Douglas Dr. 
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 
(612) 566-7094 

6-10pm 


write or call for info 
no 
1983 


1000 sw, hw; QL sw, hw; pe hw; other hw 


Novelsoft 

35 Candle Liteway 
Willowdale, Ontario 
Canada M2R 3J5 
(416) 665-0290 
evenings 

yes 

write or call 

no 

1986 

David Ridge, Ariel Frailich 
2068 sw; spec sw 


The John Oliger Company 
11601 Whidbey Dr. 
Cumberland, IN 48229 


evenings 

yes 

SASE 

no 

1982 

John Oliger 

1000 hw; 2068 hw 


Jack Payne 
Budgetsoft 

1107 Morgan St. 
Rushville, IN 46173 
(317) 932-2431 

mail order only 
yes 

SASE 

no 

1984 

Jack Payne 

2068 sw 

unique software for fishing 





Promise Land Electronics 
Rt 1 Box 117 

Cabool, MO 65689 

(314) 739-1712 (evenings) 
(417) 469-4571 (weekends) 


6-llipm, daily 

yes 

write or call 

no 

1984 ~ 

Dan Elliott 

repair 

repair and modifications for all Sinclair models 


a) Prospero Software Ltd. 

b) 100 Commercial St. #306 
Portland, ME 04101 

c) (207) 874-0382 

d) 9am-5pm 

e) yes 

f) write or call (request QL software brochure) 

g) yes 

h) U.S. division of U.K. software company 

i) 

3) QL sw 

k) Pascal and Fortran 

a) Pyramid Electronics 

b) 2174 Gulf Gate Dr. 
Sarasota, FL 34231 

c) (813) 922-9574 

d) Sam-5pm, mon-fri, Sam-lpm (every other sat.) 

e) yes 

f) SASE 

g) yes 

h) 1982 

i) Dr. Donald Dean 

3) 1000 sw, hw; 2068 sw, hw; QL sw, hw 

k) Dp tve 

a) Tom Bent/Quantum Levels 

b) 9016 Flicker Place 
Columbia, MD 21045 

c) 

d) 6-Spm 

e) 

f) write for information 

g) no- 

h) 19882 

i) Tom Bent 

3) 1000 hw; 2068 hw; QL hw; Z88 hw 

k) U.S. Quanta librarian of QL software 

DO 

a) Ray Rash 

b) 2424 SW 78th St. 
Oklahoma City, OK 73159 

c) 

d) mail order only 

e) yes 

f) SASE 

g) no 

h) 1985 

i) E. Ray Rash 

3) 2068 sw 

k) 

a) Riverside Software 

b) Rt 1 Box B-20 
Orrington, ME 04474 

c) 

d) 

e) yes 

f) SASE 

g) no 

h) 1987 

a 

3) 20868 sw 

k) 


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RMG Enterprises 

1419 1/2 7th Street 

Oregon City, OR 97045 

(503) 655-7484 

12noon-10pm, tues-sat. 

yes 

$3 for large catalog (refunded on ist order) 

call/write for further information 

yes 

1981 (for Sinclair sales) 

Rod Gowen 

1000 sw, hw; 2068 sw, hw; QL sw, hw; Z88 sw, hw; 

6300 hw; periph; parts; pe sw, hw; pub 
DINE 


Frederick Romer 

31 Fowlers St. 
Jamestown, RI 02835 
(401) 423-2688 
San-Spn 

yes 

SASE 

no 

1987 

Frederick R. Romer 
2068 sw 





3-D mathematical plot of the moon’s surface (appeared in TDM J/A ’85) 








“crater” 

“altaz" Converts astronomic coordinates to altitude/azimuth (in TDM N/D ’85) 
“udg" Ultra-easy designer graphics for redesign of U.D.G.s (in TDM J/A ’86) 
“son” “udg” version 2 allows multiple fonts and much more (in TDM N/D ’86) 

“windows” BASIC full-screen window facility + restores screen (in SWN N/D ’86) 

“efe/b" BASIC Classy Front End new fonts utility (as appeared in TDM M/A ’87) 

“cfe/ac” Complete Classy Front End fonts M.C. version (as in TDM J/A-N/D °87) 
PLUS this addition if you wish: 3 
“wkp” Windows & Portholes complete--can work with “ofe/mo” (New this issue) 
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Ron Ruegg 

37529 Perkins Rd. 
Prairieville, LA 70789 
(504) 673-3012 
evenings 

yes 

SASE 

no 

1986 

Ronald R. Ruegg 
2068 sw 


Russell Electronics 

RD 1 Box 539 

Centre Hall, PA 186828 
(814) 364-1325 
Sam-6pm, mon-sat 

yes 

write or call 

yes 

1981 

Bill and Gerry Russell 
1000 sw, hw; 2068 sw, hw: QL sw, hw 


povE 


Howard W. Sams & Co., Inc. 
4300 West 62nd St. 
Indianapolis, IN 46288 

(317) 298-5400 

(800) 428-7267 

Sam-Spm, mon-fri 

yes, list of "Computerfacts” 
write or call 


yes i 
pub 
repair data for TS1000 and TS2088 

DOWE 


Sharp’s Inc. 

Rt 10 Box 459 
Mechanicsville, VA 23111 
(804) 746-1664 

Samn-4pn 

yes 

write or call 

yes 

1982 

Mark Stueber 

2068 sw; QL sw, hw; Z88 sw, hw; psion sw, hw; 
repair 


Silicon Mountain Electronics 

C-12, Mtn. Stn. Group Box 
Nelson, B.C. , f 
Canada VIL 2J3 : 


list of dealers available 
write 


1888 (formerly Silicon Mtn. Computers) 
Fred Nachbaur 

1000 sw; 8300 hw; other sw, hw 
electronic/computer research & development 


SiriusWare 
6 Turning Mill Rd. 
Lexington, MA 02173 


mail order only 
yes 

SASE 

yes 

1983 

David B. Wood 
1000 sw 





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b) 


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d) 
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SSI (div. of New England Sales) 
424 Cumberland Ave. 

Portland, ME 04101 

(207) 761-3700 

S9am-Spm, mon-fri 

yes 

write or call for dealer list 


1988 (SSI) 
Z88 sw, hw 
U.S. distributor for Z88 laptop 


Shawn Stamp 
3405 Mark Ln. 
Norton, OH 44203 
(216) 825-9133 
most evenings 
yes 

SASE 

no 

1987 

Shawn Stamp 
2068 sw 


Sunset Electronics ff 
2254 Taraval Street . 
San Francisco, CA 94118 
(415) 665-6161 
10am-6pm, mon-fri, 
yes 

write or call 

yes 

1975 

John Warburton 
1000 sw, hw; 2088 sw, hw; spec sw, 
parts; pe sw, hw; other sw, hw 


DONE 34 pes 
CALL SoFD res 


10am-5pm, sat 


hw; periph; 





The SyncWare Group 
602 S. Mill St. 


Louisville, OH 44641 
(218) 875-1257 
S9am-Spn 


sample issue(s) available 

$2.00 for sample; write or call 
yes 

1983 

Fred Nachbaur, 
pub 


Tom Woods 


T & C Services 

20 Liberty Ter. 
Buffalo, NY 14215 
(718) 834-1716 
Sam-10pm 

yes 

write or call 


1987 
Tom Jankowski 
1000 sw, hw; 2068 sw, 


hw; QL sw 


Deonvre| 


Tesseract Software Development 
2519 Bishop Ave. 

Fremont, CA 94538 

(415) 796-0388 

evenings, mail order only 

yes 

SASE 

no 

1984 

Robert Fingerle 


1000 sw; 2088 sw; QL sw 


roe rR ho Oo 
wueVeVeEVyU YANCY 


oOo p 
wwe 


roe ye d O&O 
ww ew er OY WZ SY SH” WY SZ 


Vern Tidwell 
iZzf WW. 7th Ave. 
Summerland Key, 
(305) 745-2447 
6-9pm 

yes 

SASE 

no 

1985 

Vern Tidwell 
2068 sw 


Cud. Gardens 
FL 33042 


Time Designs 

29722 Hult Rd. 

Colton, OR 97017 

(503) 824-2658 

5-10pm, mon-fri, 10am-10pm most Sat., 
answering service all other times 
yes 

write or call 

yes 

1983 

Tim and Stephanie Woods 

pub 


Timeware 
1907 1/2 W. Genesee St. 
Syracuse, NY 13204 


mail order only 


yes 

SASE 

no 

1985 

Patrick Dunn 

2068 sw; other sw 


TS-2068 UP-DATE 
1317 Stratford Ave 
Panama City, FL 32404 


yes 

SASE 

no 

1984 

Bill Jones 
2068 sw; pub 


Variety Computers and Electronics 
325 W. Jersey St., Suite 2-D 
Elizabeth, NJ 07202 

(201) 527-0535 


yes 

write or call 

no 

1985 

Joe Newman 

2068 sw, hw; QL sw, hw; periph; parts; psion sw, hw 


De 


The WIDJUP Company 
1120 Merrifield S.E. 
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 
(618) 452-7004 

Sam-Spm 

yes 

SASE 

no 


William Pedersen 
1000 sw; 2068 sw; pub 








e 


aoe or rh Oo OO 
weveryervernvr vv 


Willoocks Research Consultants (Games Div. ) 
6321 West 78th Place 

Los Angeles, CA 90045 

(213) 215-0780 

S9am-8pm 

yes 

write or call 

no 

1977 

Martin and Carole Willcocks 

1000 sw; QL sw; other sw 

software consulting/programming services 


WMJ Data Systems 

4 Butterfly Dr 
Hauppauge, NY 11788 
(518) 543-5252 
lpm-6pn 

yes 

write or call 

yes 

1983 

William M. Johnson 
1000 sw, hw; 2068 sw, 
other sw, hw 


Done 


hw; parts; pe sw, hw; 


Wood and Wind Computing 
RR 2 Box 92 

Cornish, NH 03745 

(603) 675-2218 


yes 
SASE 

no 

1987 

Bill Cable 
QL sw 


Zebra Systems, Inc. 
78-06 Jamaica Ave. 
Woodhaven, NY 11421 
(718) 296-2385 
9am-Spm, mon-fri 
yes 

write or call 

yes 

1983 


Stewart Newfeld 


1000 sw, hw; 2068 sw, hw; Z88 sw, hw 


poVve 


Matthew Zenkar 
142 Holcroft Rd. 
Rochester, NY 14612 
(718) 663-2048 
6:30-10pm 

yes 

write or call 
yes 

1987 

Matthew Zenkar 
QL sw, hw 


Zunk Custom Electronics 
4800 E. Cedar Lane 

Norman, OK 73071 

(405) 366-8595 

6-S9pm 

yes 

write or call 

no 

1986 

Larry Zunk 

2068 sw, hw; periph; parts 
hardware prototypes and custom orders 





IT’S A SINCLAIR SUMMER! ! 


A sizeable crowd of Sinclair users is expected to 
attend the two-day event called the 3RD ANNUAL IN- 
TERNATIONAL/GREAT NORTHWEST TS MINI-FAIR, which will be 
held on August 6 and 7 (Saturday and Sunday), at the 
Cosmopolitan Hotel in Portland, Oregon. The location is 
only a day’s drive or less from most parts of the west 
coast. 

Many well known 
seminars, including: 
Quantum Leap), 
Publishing), 


guest speakers will be giving 
Mike de Sosa (author of "Taking The 

Jack Dohany, Stan Lemke (2068 Desktop 
Harvey Taylor (Meta Media Productions), 
Vince Lyon (author of “Archive Master), Wilf Richter, Ed 
Grey, and several others. A variety of Sinclair. dealers 
will be on hand to display and sell their wares, in- 
Cluding: Zebra Systems, Sharp’s Inc., RMG Enterprises, 
Ed Grey Enterprises, Time Designs, and others. 


Over seven TS User Groups will be represented, the 
national distributor for the Z88 will be on hand, and 
Many non-computer activities are planned for all ages 


{s0 bring the whole family!). 

For further information, contact the show director, 
Rod Gowen, 1419 1/2 7th St., OGregon City, OR 97045, 
(503) 635-7484. 


Just two weeks later in Cleveland, Ohio, at the 
Beck Center (in Lakewood), will be held the MIDWEST 
SINCLAIR COMPUTER CONFERENCE, on August 27 and 28 (Sat- 
urday and Sunday). 


A whole schedule of seminars, displays by Sinclair 
hardware and software dealers, and participation by 


midwest TS user groups, are some of the activities that 
have been planned. 


For further information write to: 


Andy Kosiorek, 
2192 Glenbury Ave., Lakewood, Ohio, 44107. 


>RMG ENTERPRISES< 
ANNOUNCES 
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to support this, the newest of: Sir 
Clive’s creations as we have been 
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little “smart" boxes! 


We will be adding more pages to our 


catalog to keep you, our valued 
customers and all or our new 
customers up-to-date as to what we 
have to offer. 
To ensure that you do not miss out 
on any or our ever-growing line of 
fine computer products, be sure to 
order your BIG new catalog by 
sending @3.O0O0 to the address 
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the catalog for $3.00 off on your 
first order. AND, if you will 


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Uy , 
. 


QONT [windows OM KAA) 
ae yf h, 

at. \ 4, 

oN by Paul Bingham . ea \ SY 


I would like to begin this time by taking a big step 
backward. Let me explain that sometimes we writers send 
in our copy to meet deadline and then in the weeks that 
follow sometimes come up with something better. Such a 
thing happened to me since last issue. 

Last time we looked at a short machine code program 
(as listing 2) that among other things used ROM calls to 
draw round post-it-notes I call portholes. Now ordinar- 
ily using ROM code is a good idea because it saves the 
programmer from having to write routines that already 
exist, which saves RAM space. But what kept sticking in 
my craw was how slow the ROM code drew those portholes. 


—= FN Seam Reena TTT TY Tt) 
: Ne , [Peae 





Then an idea hit me that I figured would do the job a 1 REM window & porthole code 
little quicker. But it involved (gulp) scrapping some Eee 
code I had already sent in and had published last issue. S FOR tas5aee TO S6163: READ 
: : : CG FORE t,0: WEXT t: DATA 233,19 
I knew such thoughts would bring a fire storm of mail ite om” te ae ; a = 
. ° 7,229,245 ,217,38,213,197,229,245, 
from all those loyal typists who had finally got it all 47,216 ,214,3%,3,¢ 
entered. 12 CATA 125,1,3,15,185,48,5,1i2 
Well I tried out my new route to quicker portholes and ,16,250,24,18,124,1,4,25,185,428, 
found that it meant more code: almost a half K more! S4en Gata a ice ea tae dee 
But when I ran it and saw the SPEED, I knew I had to do Sou 13, Se, ,403,900,0, 
it, come what may. The old code drew a porthole with a 60 ,2£45,120,145,71,241,24,245,i120 


2£217,71,217,65,62,2,22023 ,638,48,1, 


shadow and all in just over 4 seconds. So to draw 1000 10. AD a Aa age 
portholes would take about an hour and ten minutes. The faoe bate B17 38 850 oto bos [een 
new code will draw 1000 portholes in 58.8 SECONDS. Can 


,£29,1,112,8,9,126,254,1283 ,48,15 


you blame me? 2131,79,35,126,138,71,35,229,213 

This new code appears as Listing 1. Also included are p£205 52,35 289 225 24,235 ,35,233 

448 bytes (lines 1485 through 1500) which include all 1388 DATA 237, 24,238 ,24,239,25,2 

+ . 3 : @,24, 1,24,19,25,18,25,17,27,16, 

the graphic info for CLASSY’s seven window styles. Once ae « As a on ie tate A 

. 27 ,230,16,231,16,231,17,231,18,2 

these 1164 bytes of code are in place, we can use the 7 416 28,24, 
demo program in Listing 2 to do portholes and windows! 2 


Two samples are found in Figure A and B. 

As always, pay close attention to the line numbers in 
these listings and SAVE your efforts. Sooner or later THE 788 
we can all have a MERGE party and put the whole 5K CFE UNDER 2 LBS. 
together! Remember to scrap Listing 2 of last time in . ° 
favor of Listing 1 this issue. However, don’t scrap the A Computer Without Compromise 
other Listings of last issue. Listing 1 is fine and Se en eee ee ee 
Listing 3 only needs some changes (these are detailed in 
Figure C). 

Windows are facinating and out of twenty or more good 
ones I came up with, the seven included in the program 
were the top vote getters. The demo will use BASIC to 
draw them and labels each A through G, because this is 
how the program ultimately will address them. They have 
names, too, although I’m open to change if anyone has 
better titles. For now they are A) Avery, B) Standard, 


C) Conventioneer, D) Notebook, E) Cloth Frame, F) Gaudy, ‘9G W ww 8S Sw J a oS od J Sw 
and G) Parchment. ere ee pe cr eia ext ee 
; Wey of wl ce a wl wow WwW od ed wi 1 
The windows use the top left corner as placement co- eee 2 ee 
ordinates, but portholes don’t have any corners, let Rss a8 ss a a) of) aS a) wo LS WS DS SS J 


alone an upper left corner. So portholes use a near- — ee 
e + e RK NJ FANN) LeN | OR VS BS NS Mi S ws ass Ls WS Be \ A 
center set of coordinates, which the demo prints out. arses 


The spot is marked on one porthole in Figure A. ~ oD ee Fea ee ge i RS 
The big secret to speed was to forego the ROM CIRCE 


routines and instead PRINT the paterns needed with a 


e ° " “ . ¢ Where laptops compromise on display and RAM capacity to achieve portability, and 
call to the ROM’s simple printing routine using RST 10h. desktops seem to equate price with power, the Z88 is a personal computer which makes no 
: : : p. 
This puts the CHR$ code in the A register to any spot compromises ¢ A CMOS-technology computer with the power to address 4 Mbytes of 
on the screen. “But the 2068 has no characters like tii 2 A —_— with es Lie of 8 lines of 80 bere sat an Seas 
ye : . which outdates all others, and a unique dynamic page map on screen ¢ A computer w 

those! : - peti say? P Its true, but the . gg code — solid-state permanent storage * A computer with advanced word-processing, spreadsheet 
the 2068 into 1 ooking el sewher e for its character a 6 and ingenious time- and data-management software built-in © A computer which is 
by putting another address in CHARS, 2 memory locations completely self-contained, which gives you up to 20 hours active computing from just 4 AA 
at 23606 and 23607. it you should BREAK while runn ing batteries, yet which talks and listens to your IBM © Acomputer with a full-size keyboard, ina 
the demo, and CHARS has not been reset, the screen will saspie, 7 —— ere ae “vd 8x11, with a total weight of less than 2 ibs. © The Z88. A 
look like arabic, cuneiform or worse. Type in GO SUB 


4150 and it will restore CHARS giving you Sinclair 
english back again. ee Z 

If space permits next time, we wi ook at restoring 
what sie under the last window we drew -- a complex sub- WRITE FOR FREE CATALOG 
ject indeed! Until then fool with these programs and 
let me know if you discover anything. As always, if 
data entry isn’t worth the eye-strain, I’1l be happy to 





9 
send you the complete version of Windows & Portholes as Sharp’s, Inc. 
is available on a tape of three most requested programs Rt. 10, Box 459 
(called Jazzofire: $9.95ppd) or with eight most request- | Mechanicsville, VA 23111 
ed (called Bingham’s Best+: $12.95ppd). Please write to (804) 746-1664 or 730-9697 
Paul Bingham, PO Box 2034, Mesa, AZ 85214. And keep 
those 2068s up and running. -pb 2c 





1398 CATA 231,235 ,2308,236,231,23 
6,229 ,237,238,237 ,231,237,229,23 
3 ? 2 2 B 7) 2 as 3 ] 2 ra » ee ri 3 ] e223, 2 a = ? e223 r 2 a 
9,230,239,231, B39 / 345; £236 ,24,237, 
25 ,2£338,26,239 
1408 CATA 239,223,237 ,229,238,e22 
9,239,229,236,2308,237,230,233,23 
Q ? 22 9 ] 2 a 2 é 2 = 4 : 2 ri 2 ] 2 “| = ;& = 1 7 2 — sa) / £3 
1,237,231,238,231,239,231,16,229 
,16 ,230,37 ,238,17,231,18,2313,18, 
£231,128 
141@ DATA 37,1,36,8,9,229,62,2,2 
@5,¢8,18,4¢2,1138,92,62,35,148,123 
,62,27,149,113,689,768,225,28,9,1, 
$7,3,225,30¢,54¢,92,9,233 
idee DATA 2,08,2,8,8,82,8,0.,8,1,6 
,£4,32,192,3,12.,63,192,08,8,31,2 
ed 3 a ’ wt a3 255 7] 2 é 2 z a 7] 2 So ’ @ 2 @ ] 2 23 41232 
,i12,12,3,0,224,283,3 
1438 CATA Je2,24,438,97,194,132,123 
6,3.,16,96,128,8,8,8,8,8.,138,65 
,o2,16,38,¢,4¢,2.,7,6,14,12,23,24, 
i Bache aa al rd ag Ra ela cr cd 
i448 CATA 1,1,8,8,8,0,8,@. ,16,8, 
136,132,68,66,66,34. ,49,113,113, 
97,226 ,226 ,226 ,226. ,34,33,33,47, 
A7,17,17,417. ,226,226,226,226,226 
p£25,2£41,241 
2450 DATS 17,37 ,42477237,33 ,33,34,;2 
4.,2483,120,1208,124,60,62,38,31., 
123,128 ,64,64,32,16,3,4. ,8,8,8,2 
paenze £2, 68 86,2352 ,136,,8,16, 26, 
: pce ‘] 132 : 19 4 ? ee 5S Z 2428 r] 2 43 : 2 Se ? 2 = = ’ 
1462 CATA @,8,2,192,32,24,6,129. 
,2,2,8,08,8,1,6,24. ,4,3,16,32,193 
,2,12,24. ,224,248 252,255,127 ,31 
,7,@.,2£240,15,8,8,224,255,255,127 
1465 CATA 1,254,0,8,8,255,255,25 
4,,224,1,7,31,252 ,248,192,0 
1472 DATA 1,6,24,32,96,224,224,2 
& 4 s ,2 oo ? Ya) ] 2 ? a) é 2 rf @ e B ? Fa 73 ecod r] eed ! 2 
ed ocd, 224,224,224 ,224, ,224,24,6 
é - é 4 é 1 , 2 é A e@ - ? 4 ri «| ? i a * ? iz ? 1 , 1 2 3 = ? 1 
,1,6,28,248,248,192. 224,224,224 
,£40,254,127,31,7. ,2,8,282,82,8,255 
p200,255 
1475 DATA 63,932,239 ,232,232,232, 
232,232. ,255,8,255,2,8,28,8,28.,23 
2 ,232,202,232,2392 ,232,232,232.,2 
5$5,1,253,5,5,5,5,5.,5,5,5,5,5,5, 
$,5.,5,5,5,253,1,255,252,252.,23 
2,202,232 ,239,224,255,255,255. ,8 
,@,8@,255,28,255,255,255 
1488 CATA 1,6,8,16,49,93,228,223 
. ,£595,0,8,255,8,8,28,8.,228,223,2 
23 ,228 ,228,228,2283 ,228. ,224,24,¢4¢ 
,194,34,17,9,9.,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9. 
,17,34,194,4,24,248,224,128. ,226 
,241,2408,128,126,63,31,7.,28,8,25 
5,0,0,255,255,255 
= 3 Po XATR 2 a 2 r) 7 a i2 & 2 ? 52 , 2 ia 7) 2 if 
-,14,19,253,1,7,15,9,6.,212,2i12, 
2i2,eile,e2ie,eie,e2ie,e2ie. ,@,8,255 
Fe Sp Pe ae ee Fe OP ee OS Se OS ee ae oe 
,2£299,2£,254,4,252£,243.,212,212,21 
5,228 ,223,192,255,255. ,8, @,255,2 
,£55,28,255,255 
1498 DATA @,63,42,252,230,254,22 
§,255. ,@,255,172,1782,172,1708,172 
,295,,2£25,255,225,255,225,255,e22 
5,255. ,@,254,178,174,1738,198,19¢ 
,294.,,130,254,13920,254,1090,254,13 
@,25¢, ,138,25¢4,178,174,1728,254¢,2 
pt EM A OPS 252,234, 2eS5. 
255,255. ,255,172 2,178, 178, 178, 255 
,295,255 
1495 CATA 123,196,192,e202,192,23 
5.,,66,2£202. ,219,36,8,1782,28,255,2,2 
- , 194,234,66,282,226, 74,194,222. 
,239,17,1,169,2,233,33,41. ,33 443 
,44,414,33,42,0393,41. ,33,233,2,1269 
,1,47, 855 282. ,194 235,64 202, 13 
2,196,255 ,247. ,8,255,08,1728, 2,36, 
255,183 ___.. 
iS@e@ CATA 7,62,82,289,289,255,i2 
6,12.,255,2@,0,8,8,2,2,8.,14,28, 
5,38@,4,14¢,28,23,. ,248,32,9,9,9,38 
,56,32.,16,48,6¢,32,16,16, oe 
,16,38,9,9,9,9@,248,192. ,14, 52, 
2,289 ,289,254,127,15. ,8,8,8,8, ri 
@,255,255 
1818 CATA 62,33,215,62,34,215,6e2 
,309,215,62,36,215,42,136,92,37,65 
2,5,133,131,229,193,285,22,9,62, 
37,2£215,62,38,215,6,3,62,32,215,2 
6,251 
1S28 CATA 62,399,215,42,136,92,37 
,62,7,133,111,229,193,285,28,9,6 
2,48,215,62,41,£15,6,4,62,32,215 
,16,251,62,¢2,215,62,43,215,42,1 
36,92,37 





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SEUDOUDEDERUOBOVEQUCOUCCUOQCOGUUUCUUORUOEUOTOGTOESUSOO TOOL 


Figure B 









WINDOW A 


Press any key 
ta STOP. 


1538 CAT 


A 62,3,133,2113,229,193,2 
@5,28,9,62£,44,215,6,6,62,32,215, 
16,251, 62,45,215,42,136,92,87,82 

,o, ,133,111, 229,193 ,205,20,8,52,4 
? e 
1548 CATA 6,6,62,302,215,16,251,6 
2,47,215,42,136,92,37,62,3,133,4 
13,229,193,285,28,9,62,48,215,62 
,49,215,6,4¢,62,32,215,16,251,62, 
S@,2£15 
155@ CATA 62,51,215,42,136,92,37 
,62,7,133,121,229,193,205,282,9,5 
2,592,215 ,62,53,215 ,62,32,215,62, 
32,215 ,82,54,215,62,55,215,42,13 
6,922,937 
15628 CATA 52,5,133,111,229,193,2 
@5,20,9,62£,56,215,62,57,215,62,5 
rR ta dil alee 8 ica de eee ag 
a 
2202 OATA 241,225,193 ,289,8,217, 
241,225,193 ,289,281 







1 
S isi 
12 254 
1368 5 


Figure C; Changes to Listing 2 of last issue: 


-Lines 1200, 121 
-Lines 1240 and 
-Lines 1205 and 
-Lines 1220, 123 
the altered lin 


32 , 4 


1 
a, 
ia 
, 
4, 
214,43, 


= 
254,1 
3 
3 










22,8, x3 


2 £209 — 3 ry 


4 26 : = 25 4, 
223, i, 


2 6 ‘oe 72, 
1268 o 
13,62, 
,82,82 
44,215 


aa 





205 DATA 2,2,2,2, @, 2,2,8,8,2,0, 
2,0,8,2,2, 
2a CATR ee ete ce = 


252 
1232 DATA 229 ,213,213,33,9,8,25, 


1248 DATA 35,1226,254,61,32,01 
3, 213,225,335, i26, 35, 25, 1314 23 


69,24, 


,32,56,251 


i2as iss 3 
a 173 3 

Figure C. 1340 355 1 
1258 236 3 

| 364 i 


O & 1270 are fine & can be left intact. 
1280 should be omitted. 
1240 below are new and should be added. 
0, 1250 & 1260 need to be altered. See 
es below to see how they should look. 








& 


,255 


12 : Be, ,oe, : id, oo ? e cd, = ? 2S 
@, $3,454, 1i4, ed, 37,35,126, | 
283,37, 33,127, 71, 1938,1,16 


i )235 225, 3s, 115, 35,114 


4,32, 23, 2413, e225, 1) 1a6 
2 66 oO, @, = 3 = 23 3 ? ee S, Ss 3, | 2 & 


Oo, 72 3 ed, if Z 6 ry 63, 2 4 

Ss ’ =) 2 3 1 ? “* a ! 2 ‘— 2S, 36 oS, 2 i. 

24,243,2, 2 

ATA 62, 3 BOs, 43,13,62 

Be, 215,62, 82,215,62 U 
? 










"515 ,82,32 Bis, 120.2 
(241 ,254,13,48,1,215,: 


4 








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wap dema’s CKT: 
Listing 2 3000 i 













el 6233 aca 7: 372 
3012 8937 8 8=©= gBg5 Pith teri 
3208 CLS : LET t=SSeaaea: FOR tei =eee ran 3635 4290 197 15682 
TO 44: PRINT "@222222222202000"; Se3e 4 35765 4102 45 3672 
: NEXT t Sado 65 6862 4110 ae! ao24 
S@12@ LET x=RNDs28: IF x<4 THEN G Saso ié 11928 4122 13 1931 
Oo TO 3010 4000 $3 4413 4132 29 2742 
S@22@ LET y3=RND¢17: IF yi3 THEN R 4010 Si 2137 4142 4 1434 
ANDOMIZE GO TO 3010 aa ae 28 4152 41 3442 
s , + Ls : to rm = i = 
32 B _POK A 14,4: POKE t415,x: Lb aaa oe the 41628 44 4445 





S@d¢a PRINT AT y,x-2; INT (94+.5}35" 
» > INT (X+.5): IF INKEYS$="2" THE 
N GO TO 4280 

S@Se@ CO TO 3318 

4000 LET x=@: LET y=@: LET chars 
=2£3006: GO SUB 4162 

4212 FOR 3=183 TO 68 STEP -3 
4222 PRINT AT 3.x; CHR Q; 

4832 FOR H=x+1 TO x4+13: PRINT CH 
fe Prades NEAT hh: PRINT CHR (9 
+: 


4848 FOR FH=yt¢l TO y414d: PRINT AT 
h,*,CHRS (942); " 
“;, CHRS (944): NEXT bh 

4052 PRINT AT 94+1S5,x;CHRS (9456); 
: FOR h=x+1 TO *413: PRINT CHR 
(9+7);,: NEXT h 

48628 PRINT CHR (949) 

48908 LEY d=((9-60)} 78+65)}: GO Sus 
4150: PRINT AT y44,x%46; "WINDOW 
“, CHRS dj, RAT 94+9,%43;5 "Press ary % 
ey": IF d4>65 THEN PRINT AT ys128 
M42, "FOr NExt window.": GO SuB 
4162: GO TO 4118 

4102 PRINT AT 9418,%4+6; "toa STOP. 
“:; GO SUB 41362 

4210 IF INKEYS$="1" THEN GO SUB 4 
158: GO TQ 3882 | 
IF INKEYS$="" THEN GO TO 411 


LET x=x42: LET yoys1: NEXT 


GO SUB 415@: sTop 

4152 POKE chars,@: POKE chars4i, 
68: RETURN 

41628 POKE chars,221: POKE chars+ 
1,214: RETURN 





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As promised I am continuing to use Stan Lemke’s CK TYPE 
outputs to help readers with their listings. And I’ve 
even gotten mail from others saying they’1] use it. 
Well, for all you hold-outs left I have written an even 
shorter one-line version! Its only ten programming 
lines long and when SAVEd can then be quickly MERGEd to 
@ive a quick report on your latest program entry. Try 
it out! It appears as listing 1.1 below. 
















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shortest version’s CKT: 





Listing i.1 





999 298 26687 







TS Communique 


Joe Williamson 
A forum for people having problems with their 1000, 


1500 and 2068. If you have any questions, send it to: 





TS Communique 
c/o Time Designs Magazine Co. 
29722 Hult Road 
Colton, OR 97017 


I have attempted on several occasions with a low 

I have a new 1985 Emerson 10° portable color TV degree of success to adapt our ZX81 and TS1000 to our 
model EC12P. It has a video input jack and I am using it Magnavox monitor. I first tried Les Soloman’s fix 
for a monitor for a 2068. (Computers & Electronics, years ago) which amounted in 
tapping off the video to the RF modulator but that 


My problem is that I get ghost images on the left of resulted in an unacceptably dark picture. Disconnecting 


the cursor and other letters. A printed full horizontal the video input from the RF modulator gave only a 
line of graphic squares will be color smeared on _ the marginally better display even with brightness and 
left side and very dark on the right side of the line. contrast at maximun. 


: do ! t this? 
Fhe “sene With» verricgl line. How Ge) Garres I then proceeded through all of my SYNTAXs and in a 


very early issue found a circuit which used a 2N2222 

Weaitce Beith we transistor. Experimentation with that circuit ended by 

lowering the the input resistor to the base of the 

Dear Earl, 2N2222 to 600 ohms to produce an acceptable display. 

From the circuit diagram you supplied, the video However, I abandoned the project when I saw the display 

input to your monitor is well buffered and DC isolated go extremly bright during the LOAD and SAVE operations - 
so the problem probably does not lie in the monitor, but I was afraid of damage to the monitor. 

in the 2068 (assuming of course that the TV in general 

works OK). Try adjusting the sync & white level (VRI1) Additionally, the 2N2222 circuit pulled so much 

control next to the speaker inside the 2068. This should current out of the video that it considerably narrowed 

help some, but if not, try using a different source on the good-loading range from'a cassette recorder. I was 

the monitor such as a VCR. If that works OK, try using QLOAD which was always touchier than standard 

changing the value of R67 in the 2068 (to the right of equipment. I guess that my question is: Is there a 


the big capacitors) which will change the output Simple under-the-hood circuit that you know of that will 
impedance (not Known for being standard). Try values do the job and avoid the problems mentioned above? 
between 50 and 470 ohms. -Joe 


30 


John E. Juergens 
Pacifica, CA 











Dear John, 

Your problem has occured with many a TS enthusiast 
trying to connect their computer to a monitor - In fact, 
it happens with many other computer lines as well. The 
problem stems (as above) from the differences in input 
impedance of different monitors. Some have high input 
impedance others have low (75 ohm) input impedance and 
Some are even switchable. As far as the actual input 
circuit, some have DC block input (a capacitor in series 
with the input) and some do not. 
°81) was one of the better 


The SYNTAX circuit (DEC 
ones I have seen because it buffered the input and. 
output of the circuit to protect LOAD/SAVE operations 
and provided the proper biasing of the transistor. The 
original circuit shown in the article just had the 
transistor and an emitter follower resistor as_ the 
output. With your monitor, you may want to try both of 


these output circuits. Try connecting the emitter of the 
transistor directly to the input of the monitor and also 
I would recommend using a 10 microFarad capacitor in the 
buffered version (to cut down on tearing.and bending of 
characters) and try different value resistors from the 
emitter to ground in the range of 50 to 470 ohms. If. the 


monitor is built right, 75 ohms should work. the best. 
This circuit can also be used with the TS 1500. Also, 
don’t worry about the brighter screen in LOAd/SAVE 


operations as the monitor limits high level inputs. -Joe 


Diagram A 










| 4N222 2 NPN Genera! 


20 LOAD [your system syntax] “TOMAHAWK.SCR* SCREEN$ 
30 LOAD [your system syntax) “TOMAHAWK.COD" CODE 
40 RAND USR 61184 

Save this loader to auto start at line 2. In 
general, when dealing with a headerless code block, you 
must use a disassembler/monitor to examine the set up 


code. Look for a block of code statements 


which assign 
values to the following registers: 


IX - This will be the loading address in 
RAM memory 
DE - This is the length of the code block 
HL - In TOMAHAWK, this was set to the address of the 
| EXROM routine which does the tape read 
A - An FF stands for Data block 


Carry Flag - Carry will be set for a load operation 


In the case of TOMAHAWK, IX was 6BCO hex, DE was 
9440 hex, A was FF hex, Carry was set, and HL pointed to 
the EXROM tape read routine address. A call was then 
made to a routine which paged in the EXROM and jumped to 


the address pointed to by HL. Knowing this, it was easy 
to translate them into decimal values and make up the 
BASIC SAVE instructions. 
Mike Finn 
Philadelphia, PA 
Dear Mike, 
Thanks for the little on headerless program loading 


it works only in the left port. 


A PKR C Trantistor- = Purpose 
or equur, 

= . output 
video = loaFr copoci tur to moniter 
From R3O SO-470L42 ues 
EX81/TS 1000/TSISCO fj _or 

: direct to 
wrout tor input 


In answer to Regis Giacobbe’s request on how to save 
TOMAHAWK to Ramex disk (JAN/FEB ’88); TOMAHAWK’s' basic 
loader program contains a machime code program embedded 
in a REM statement to set up the screen and load _ the 
machine code. The code which it reads from tape is. 
headerless. 


Section 4.2 of the Technical Manual describes what a 
header consists of. TOMAHAWK doesn’t. use a header on the 
machine code -block because the code embedded in the REM 
statement sets up the IX, DE, A, HL, and Flag registers 
with the necessary parameters to read the code block and 


calls the proper EXROM routine to read the code. After 
some .“houseKeeping” code, it then jumps into the 
TOMAHAWK game code and the game begins. 

What many disk owners have done is to replace the 
final instruction which jumps into the game with a RET 
instruction which takes you back into BASIC. You can 
then SAVE the code with BASIC commands. 

To SAVE TOMAHAWK, MERGE TOMAHAWK’ s BASIC loader into 
the 2068. Add on to the program the lines: 

10 ON ERR RESET 

20 SAVE [your system syntax] “TOMAHAWK.SCR”® SCREEN$ 

30 SAVE [your system syntax] “TOMAHAWK.COD” CODE 
27584,37952 

40 STOP 


50 ON ERR GOTO 10 
60 POKE 26839,201 


70 GOTO 1 

Type as a direct command: RUN 50. This will LOAD the 
non-standard screen, the game code, and SAVE them to 
your disk. You can then make up a new loader program to 


LOAD the screen and game code and 
deleting lines 1, 3 through 10, 
Adjust lines 20 to 40 as follows: 


start the game by 
and 50 through 70. 





ol 


and for the info on converting TOMAHAWK to disk. -Joe 


I own a “Ts 2068 and one Joystick. When playing games 
How can I get it to work 
in the right port? The right port is OK per ae_e simple 
joystick test routine. Also, I use a Star Micronics STX- 
80 thermal printer with an AERCO Parallel Interface with 


my 2068 and it works great with TASWORD-TWO but I can 
not get it to print using TS/VU-CALC. 
Arthur C. McDuffie 
Keller, TX 
Dear Arthur, 
Most of the games that I have seen only “look” at 
the left joystick. Some do give you the option of using 


either joystick port, most do not. Unless its in BASIC, 
the only way you can change the joystick port is to know 
where the routine that looks at the joystick port 
resides in code and make the necessary changes. If its 
in BASIC, simply change it from STICK 1 to STICK 2. 


VU-CALC would require you to use 
supplied with the AERCO interface. The program really 
needs to be modified to make full use of the larger 
printer, such as allowing more columns to be printed. I 
believe that there is a version that has been modified 
for full use of a full-sized printer. -Joe 


the print driver 


In reply to Jim Powell’s problem with the 
linearity of the TS 2040 printer, Timex is not the 
one with this problem. I talked to 


non- 
only 
a drafting teacher 


who works with IBM equipment and they have the same 
problem. Their solution is a software modification that 
corrects for the problem by multiplying the short axis 
by a correction factor. I’m not smart enough to do this 
but maybe someone out there is. 
Don Balmer 
Marquette, MI 

Dear Don, 

It seems to me that I read an article a few years 


ago on how to plot a (near) perfect circle on the screen 


using a correction factor. I am sure this same amethod 
could be used to print to the printer as well. Does 
anyone out there remember that article? I was not able 
to locate it. — ~Joe 


ose ee ee 


When I hook my QL up to my Sears TV/Monitor/RGB and Dear Bud, 
use it in the monitor mode (F1) the picture will not I believe the table you are looking for is at 26703 
hold steady, it rolls. However, it works fine in TV mode and 26704 which is the address of the printer output 
(minus the 64 scan lines). Is there a means to remedy routine. At least thats the one thats changed for 


this without having to own two seperate monitors’ for programs like Tasword II and Profile. for the 2040 
each computer? printer this contains address 1280 which is the TS 
Michael E. Carver printer routine in ROM. This can be changed to address 

Portland, OR 64000 by poking 26703 with O and 26704 with 250 (O + 256 


x 250 = 64000). A & J may have an intermediate “TABLE® 
of some sort but the POKEs above should do it if thats 
the actual start of the printing routine. I’m really not 


Dear Michael, that familiar with A & J’s printer interface. -Joe 


You hit the nail on the head when you said the 64 
scan lines were gone! In essence, the vertical timing is 
changed and so the monitor won’t lock up until the 
vertical hold is adjusted on the monitor to correct for 
the change. On my Sears monitor I am able to get a nice 
steady picture after adjusting the vertical hold in both 


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Dear Don, 

You need to adjust the capacitor inside the RF 
modulator (metal can at left rear of unit) for best 
color lock. Since you turned the other controls, you 
will need to play around with different settings until 
best results are obtained. If you still don’t get color, 
you may have to replace the LM1889. 


connector and sent to a seperate jack which can then be SHARP'S is l ee 


The BEEP & SOUND can be picked off the rear edge 
connected to one of those $12 audio amplifiers that 
Radio Shack sells. BEEP can be found on pin 2B 
(component side) and SOUND can be found on pin 31A 
(component side). Use 100K ohms in series with the BEEP 
connection and 22k ohms in series with the SOUND 
connection and the junction of these two to ground as OFT We aa : ING 


shown. Watch for RAM expansion in the next issue. -Joe 


Diagram B 







RCA 7, 
Type | 
os oun stk HAR OWERE 
a | DEALER! 
(spr Tepecvt) [OOKAL = 
pin 26 | ground. 


I hope there is some help for this problem even WRITE FOR FREE CATALOG 
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error. In any case, the address I find is 8669 which I 


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by Mike de Sosa 


Creative Codework'’s SPBEDSCREEN X * X* * 1/2 


This is the highly regarded program 
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It replaces slower QL ROM routines, speeding 
scrolling, printing (‘in CSIZE 1,0), and 
window-drawing by a factor of four to twelve 


times depending on the operation. Available 
on Microdrive, disk, or ROM cartridge, 
SPEEDSCREEN is run before loading other 


programs which just seem to work faster; 
features not improved by SPEEDSCREEN (CZIZE 
2, for example) work normally. The program 
also adds the following new features: extra 
commands to set-up character sets, eight new 
type-founts, new character sizes, and 
variable scrolling speeds. SPEEDSCREEN may 
be configured in eight versions to optimize 
different types of operations and software. 

SPEEDSCREEN is at its fastest using 
CSIZE 1,0 type in white INK on black PAPER. 
Why not five stars? As a writer who was 
already using TurboQuillt+ modified QL QUILL, 


I found SPEEDSCREEN disappointing. I paida 
lot of money for little, if any, value. But 
I recognize its high potential for other 


applications. 
Sector Software's FLASHBACK * * * * * * 


I gave this excellent, revolutionary 
program six stars out of five because I 
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FLASHBACK is a straightforward and easy to 
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underlays other programs, particularly QL 


QUILL or :THE EDITOR, and provides fast 
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Data is read or manipulated from a 
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providing almost a 
The FLASHBACK data 
flexible in format 
text with variable 
the possibilities. 
or medical or business) 


notes may be made directly to FLASHBACK 
database files which may be sorted, searched 
and selected into sub-groups. Later, fields 


or entire records may be instantly trans- 
ferred to QUILL or elsewhere. 
With FLASHBACK, everything about files, 


records, fields, sub-records, etc., is flex- 
ible and easily modified, and the program 
may be operated on two levels: as a simple 
card-file or as a relational, interactive 
database. Quill_lis, Abacus_exp, Archive_exp 
and Easel_exp files may be read into 
FLASHBACK files. A FLASHBACK search is 
virtually instantaneous, doing in a few 
seconds, for example, SEARCH and SELECT, 


3S 


what took a few minutes in QL ARCHIVE. And 
FLASHBACK files cannot SO easily be 
corrupted by human error. Not a database in 
the conventional sense, FLASHBACK should 
provide yeoman service in most "filing” and 
"transfer" operations not involving numer- 
ical computation, for example, I see no way 
of entering the instruction that field A is 
equal to field B divided by field C. 


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This is an American program designed to 
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existing QL ARCHIVE database files. It is 
self-documented and quite straightforward--I 
managed to sail right through it the first 
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which are included in the usual " doc file.” 
I deducted a star and a half; because the 
program, though well-constructed, does not 
do a great deal, because the writtenn 
instructions could have been better (I have 
learned the hard way that instructions must 
be kept simple), and because of an obvious 
omission. The obvious omission, easily 
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failure to include a method to create new 
numerical fields which are a function of one 
or more other numerical fields. 


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an advanced new word 
and other hot stuff. 








MANDELBROT 
-- A Fractal World 


Part Four 


Michael E. Carver 


PSSSSSSTE PRESETS SEES SETS Sy 





The author will provide the complete 
program (with sample Mandelbrot Set 
data) on Micro-cartridge or 53 1/4" 
disk (DS/DD only) for $7.50. Or, if 
the sender provides cartridge or 
disk--$4.00. Send check or money 
order to : Michael E. Carver, 1016 
NE Tillamook, Portland, OR 97212. 


Mandelbrot Source Code 


Mandelbrot -- machine code subroutine 
written by Michael E. Carver 3/38/87 





This program will do the recursive mathematics involved in calculating 
points within a Mandelbrot set. Certain variables are carried over 
from BASIC (cr and cr) 


nope — lea $29(a6),ad restore list pointer (BV_NLBAS) 
, move.1 (a8),a2 


§ NOTE: Only do this step for a fresh start from BASIC 
add.1l a6,a2 


addq #8,ai update table pointer 
cmp.1 ai,d5S end of name table? 
start moveq #2,d2 insure return to BASIC w/out Error bhi.s loop continue geach 
lea array (pc),ad start of array data area bra.s set_up done 
lea arr_pti(pce),ai location to pointer in array p 
move.1 a, (al) store the pointer found_ci lea ci_loc,a4 store address of var position 
rts return to BASIC lea $28(a6),a2 variable area (BV_VVBAS) 
move.1 (a8),a2 


add.1l1 a6,a2 
add.1l 4(al1),a2 
move.1 a2, (aq) 
bra.s nope 


§ Enter here to calculate point in specified plane 
5 retrieve address of variables cr & ci from BASIC 


calc moveg #2,d2 
move.1] S@ic(aé),al end of name table (BV_NTP) found_er lea cr_loc,a4 store address of var position 
add.1 aé,al length of name table lea $28(a6) ,ad variable area (BV_VVBAS) 
move.1 ai,dS store length move.1 (a8),a2 . ‘ 
MmOove.wW #$0292,d4 floating point type add.1 a6,a2 


move.1] #%$82637260,d1 listed entry for cr add.l 4(al1),a2 
move.1 #$92636988,d2 listed entry for ci move.1l a2, (aq) 
lea $29(a6),ad start of list table (BV_NLBAS) bra.s nope 
move.1 (a@),a2 

add.l a6,a2 

lea $168(a6),a9 start of name table (BV_NTBAS) mc variables 

move.] (a9),al1 

add.1l aé,al 


Space dc.1 @ 
loop move.w (ai),d3 is it floating point type? cr_ioé ds.1 1 
cmp.w d3,d4 ei. toc ds.1l 1 


beq.s flpoint 
bra.®& nope 
$ move cr and ci to mc variable area and reset mc variables 
flpoint lea space, ad 
add.w 2(ai),a2 
move.b (a2)+, (aq) + get offset to variables set_up 
move.b (a2)+, (a4) + 
move.b (a2)+, (ad) + 
lea space, a4 


lea cripc),ad first variable space in 
movea.1 cr_loc(pc),as store cr area 
MOove.w (a3) +, (ad) + 
mOove.1 (a3) +, (ad) + 


cmp.1 (a4),d1 equal to cr addq #2,a3 store ci 
beq.s found.cr not always on word border! move.w (ad)+, (ad) + 

cmp.1l (a4),d2 equal to ci move.1] (a3)+, (aq) + 

beq.s found ci 34 moveq #8,d4 clear 9 words 





z@ro 


clir.w (a4) + 
dbmi d4, zero 


| do floating point 


moveg #249,d1 
move.w S$ila,ad 
jar (am) 

move.1 $58(a6é),ali 
lea count (pc) ,a4d 
move.w #9, (a4) 


bigloop 


lea zi(pc),ad 
move.w 
move.1 
move.w 
move. l 
move. 1 
mMOove.W #89e,dd 
move.w Slic,ad 
jer (am) 


#8,47 


move.w @(a6,a1.1), 
move.1 2(a6,ai.1), 
lea zri(pc) ,a4 
move.w 
move. l 
mOove.wW 
move. 1 
move. l 
move.w #$9e,dd 
move.w $lic,ad 
jer (ad) 


2(ad),2(a6, 


2(aqd) ,6laé, 
#3,47 


move.w @(a6é,ai.1), 
move.1l 2(a6,ai.1), 
sub.w #12,a1 
move.l1 #28,d7 
move.w #$28c,dd 
move.w $iic,ad 
jer (a®) 





math 


Btad),6(a6,ai.1) 
2(ad),8(a6é,ali1.1) 
B@tiad), BG@iaéd,ai.1) 
2(a4) ,2(a6,ali.1) 


~6(a6,ai.1) 
-~4(aé,ai1.1) 


Blad) ,O@(a6,a1.1) 
ai.l) 
Blaqd),6(a6,ai.1) 
ail.l) 


-6(a6,ai.1) 
-4(a6,ai.1) 


J aaa as 
2% 


reserve space for 4 f.p. 
(BV_CHRIX) 

go for it 

new stack pointer if changed 
start counter at @ 

store it 


#’s 


put zr onto stack twice 
2nd item on stack 


ist item on stack 
still points to zr 
get ready 

multiply TOS and NOS 
do a math operation 
go for it 


(RI_MULT) 
(RI_EXEC) 
move result to bottom of stack 


locate zr 
put zr on stack twice 


get ready 
multiply TOS and NOS 


go for it 
move result down on stack 
update m.s. 


get ready 
subtract TOS from NOS 


pointer 


(RI_SUB) 


go for it 





lea cripc),aqd 

move.w (a4)+,6(a6,ai.1) 
move.1l1 (a94),8(a6,ai.1) 
move.i #8,d7 

move.w #$9a,dd 

move.w Silic,ad 

jsr (am) 


lea ra(pc),a4d 

move.w @(a6,ai1.1), (ad) + 
move.1 2(a6é,a1.1), (ad) 
sub.w #i2,a1 

move.1 ail,%$56(a6) 
mMove.w #$892,0(a6,ai1.1) 
move.1 #849999999,2'(a6,a1.1) 
lea zri(pc),ad 

move.w (a4)+,6(a6,ai.1) 
move.1] (a4)+,8(a6,ai.1) 
move.!1 #8,d7 

mMove.w #$9e,dd 

move.w $lic,ad 

jsr (ad) 


move.w 
move. 1 


(a9) +,6(a6,ai.1) 
(aq) ,8(a6é,ai.1) 


move.1 #8,d7 
move.w #$Ge,da 
move.w $ilic,ad 


jer (ad) 


lea ci(pc),a4 

move.w (a4)+,6(a6,ai.1) 
move.1 (a9¢),8(a6é,ai.1) 
-‘move.1 #8,d7 

mOove.w #$9a,dd 

move.w $iic,ad 

jer (ad) 


lea zi(pc),a4 

move.w O8(a6,a1.1), (ad) + 
move.1 2(a6,ai.1), (ad) + 
lea zri(pc),as 

move.w (a4)+,8(a5) 
move.1 (a9) +,2(a35) 
sub.w #18,al 


’ 
§ NOTE: aS still points to zr 


move.l 
move.w 
move.! 
move.w 
move. 1l 
move. 1 
move.w ##$9e,dd 
move.w Slic,ad 
jer (a®) 


ail,$53 (a6) 
Gtas),Ol(a6,ai.1) 
2(aS),2(a6,a1.1) 
(a3)+,6(a6,ali.1) 
(a3) +,8(a6,ai.1) 
#5,d7 


addq #6,ai 

move.w @(aS),8(a6é,ai.1) 
move.1 2(a35),2(a6,a1.1) 
move.w @(a35) ,6(a6,ai.1) 
move.1 2(a3),8(a6,ali.1) 
move.l1 #8,d7 

move.w #99e,dd 

move.w Siic,ad 

jer (am) 


subq #6,al 

move.w -6(a6,a1.1),08(a6,ai.1) 
move.1 -4(a6,a1.1),2(a6,a1.1) 
move.l1 #28,d7 

move.w #$9a,dd 

move.w S$iic,ad 

jsr (a) 


move.1 #0,d7 
MOve.w #904, dd 
move.w S$iic,ad 
jer (a®) 


move.w @(a6,ai.1),d6 
sub.w #22,ai 





locate variable cr 
put on stack 


get ready 


add TOS to NOS (RI_ADD) 


90 for it 


locate variable ra 
store result in ra 


reset math stack pointer 
restore math stack pointer 
put no. 2 as #.p. on stack 


locate zr 

put zr on stack 

a@ will now point to zi 
get ready 

multiply TOS and NOS 


go for it 


put zi onto stack 


get ready to call multiply 
TOS and NOS 


go for it 


locate variable ci 
put ci on stack 


get ready 
add TOS to NOS 


eo for it 


locate variable zi 
store result in zi 
now points to ra 
locate variable zr 
store ra into zr 


reset m.s. pointer to orig 


restore math stack pointer 
put zr onto stack twice 
a 


aS now points to zi 
get ready 
multiply TOS and NOS 


go for it 


result of zi#zi will be 2 numbers below following results 


update m.s. pointer 
put zi onto stack twice 


, 


get ready 
multiply TOS and NOS 


go for it 


reset stack pointer 
move zr*¥zr up to bottom of 


stack 
get ready 
add TOS to NOS 
go for it 
get ready 
truncate to word integer 
(RI_INT) 
go tor it 


store result 
reset m.s. pointer to orig 


check 


store 


move.1] a1,%58(aé) 
lea count (pc),aqd 
move.w (a4),d5 
cmp.w #4,d6 

bge store 

addq.w #1,d5 
move.w d3, (aq) 
cmp.b #235,d5 
bne bigloop 


retrieve counter 


reached upper limit? 
if so store in array 
increment counter 
store counter 

done enough times? 
if not do some more 


movea.l arr_pt(pc),ad 
move.b dS, (aq) + 

lea arr_pt(pc),aS 
move.1 a4, (aS) 

rts 


get array pointer 


update pointer 


$ mc program variables 

2 

arr_pt ds.l 1 

count ds.w 1 

cr ds.b 6 floating point 

ci ds.b 6 floating point 

zr ds.b 6 floating point 

zi ds.b 6 floating point 

ra ds.b 6 floating point 

dump ds.1 8 used during de-bugging 
array ds.b 2 address for array storage 


Snapshot Source Code 


Snapshot and paste for mandelbrot program 
will make a copy of a portion of screen before 


placing mini_window 
and paste back original screen portion after removing 
mini_window 


HEHEHE written by Michael E. Carver 7/25/87 xxx** 


restore math stack pointer 


Plotter Source Code 


machine code routines to plot mandelbrot set to screen 


written by Michael E. Carver 


7129/87 


§ enter here to redraw already calculated mandelbrot 


sta 


m_l 


n_loop 


rray data 
re lea m_point,a4 
clr.w (a4) 

move.w (a4%),di 

lea m_fp(pc),a2 
bsr convert 

lea n_point,a4 
clr.w (ad) 

lea array (pc) ,a2 
lea color (pc),a3 
bsr ink 

addi.l #1, (a2) 

lea n_point,a4d 
move.w (aq9),di 

lea n_fp(pc),a2 
bsr convert 

lea m_fp(pc),a2 
ber plot 

lea n_point(pc),a2 
addi.w #1, (a2) 
gempi.w #199, (a2) 
ble n_loop 

lea m_point(pc),aS 
addi.w #1, (a3) 
move.w (a3),di 

lea m_fpi(pc),a2 
bsr convert 

cmpi.w #199, (a5) 
ble m_loop 

rts 


oop 


SUBROUTINES 


enter here to make a copy of screen before opening mini_window 


snapshot move.!1 #131968,ali first byte of mini_window area 
lea picture(pc),ad picture array Fs 
moveq #9,d2 
movegq #1i,di counter for scan lines ae 

s_loopi moveq #1,d2 counter words per line 

s_loop2 move.w (al)+, (ad) + transfer to picture array 


addq.b #1,d2 
cmpi.b #24,d2 
ble s_loop2 
add.w #69,al 
addq.b #1,di1 
cmpi.b #36,d1 
ble s_loopi 
rts 


increase word counter 
completed scan line? 


increase scan line counter 
completed block? 


done 


next scan line start address 


ink 


HEX Convert integer to floati 


set m_point to zero 
interger value of m_point 


change to floating point 


set n_point to zero 


update pointer to array 
interger value of n_point 


change to floating point 


update x co-ord 
reached end of line? 
if not plot next point 


update y co-ord 
interger value of m_point 


change to floating point 


complete last line? 
if not plot next line 


ng point KKK 


entered with dizinteger value -- a2=address to store 
result 
vert move.1 $358(aé6),ai math stack pointer 


move.w d1,8(a6,ai.1) 
movegq #8, dg 

moveq #8,d7 

move.w Siic,ad 

jer (ad) 

mOove.w @(a6,a1.1), (a2) + 
move.1 2(a6,ai.1), (a2) 
rts 


HERE Ink HEHE 
entered with a2=array pointer 


moveq #8,d3 


5 enter here to paste back the "“snap-shot" of screen tek ante 
add.w d3,a3 
paste move.1 #131968, a1 #irst byte address of mini_window eee waes le 
+ 
oie aoe picture array ea ee 
: _— 

moveg #1,d1 counter for scan lines pti ae i,ds 
p_loopt moveq #1,d2 counter for words per line eis 
p_loop2 move.w (a@)+, (al)+ transfer to picture array 


picture 


addq.b #1,d2 
cmpi.b #24,d2 
ble p_loop2 
add.w #89,al 
addq.b #1i,dl 
cmpi.b #36,d1 
ble p_loopi 
rts 


increase word counter 
complete scan line? 


increase scan line counter 


completed block? 


done 


mc variables 


ds.w 864 picture array 


next scan line start address 


plot 


36 


HEH Plot KEKE 


Place onto stack 
RI_FLOAT 

get ready 
RI_EXEC 

go for it 

store result 


done 


- aS=color table address 


clear register 
get iteration count 
#ind corresponding color 


set ink (SD_SETIN) 
I.D. # for channel #2 
timeout 

go for it 

done 


entered with a2=m_fp (floating point value of y co-ord) 


lea plot_s(pc),ail 
move.w (a2)+,8(al) 
move.l (a2)+,2(al) 
move.w (a2)+,6(al) 
move.1 (a2)+,86(al) 
moveq #$39,d¢d 
moveq #-1i,d3 
move.1 #%29992, ad 
trap #3 

rts 


plotting stack area 
move m_fp to stack 


move n_fp to stack 


SD_POINT 

timeout 

I.D. # for channel #2 
go for it 

done 








5 
5 mc variables 


lea array (pc),a2 
5 


lea colori(pce),as 
bsr ink 


array ds.1 1 address of mandelbrot data array addi.l #1, (a2) update pointer to array 
m_ point ds.w 1 y co-ordinate lea n_point,a4 interger value of n_point 
n_point ds.w i x co-ordinate move.w (a4),di 
m_fp ds.w 3 room for floating point number lea n_fpi(pc),a2 
n_fp ds.w 3 room for floating point number bsr convert change to floating point 
color ds.b 256 room for color data lea m_fpi(pc),a2 
plot_b ds.b 224 room for plotting stack bsr plot 
Plot_s ds.b 16 pointer to top of plotting stack je63 n_point(pc),az2 
addi.w #1, (a2) update x co-ord 
cmpi.w #199, (a2) reached end of line? 
ble exit if not exit 
5 clr.w (a2) i¢ end of ‘line zero n_point 
$ enter here to plot mandelbrot set as it is being calculated j6,3 m_point(pc),a3 and increment m_point 
5 addi.w #1, (a5) update y co-ord 
start2 lea m_point,a4 
move.w (aqd),dil interger value of m_point 
lea m_fp(pc),a2 
bsr convert change to floating point 
% 
Fara Ea OCF 
by 
Mike de Sosa 
Despite the fact that the QL has been ponents which better manage the heat 
out of manufacture for some time and is now generated by QL components to reduce the 
becoming somewhat scarce on your distribu- incidence of computer lock-ups. Replace- 
tor’s shelves, it is only just now reaching ment ROM chips are available which might 
what may be called a fully developed, fully improve your QL in many ways. Replacing 
supported status. In fact, with the ever in- your JSU chip with a-JS or MG chip would, 
creasing amount of new software for the QL most importantly, eliminate the graphic in- 
which is announced each month or appears in compatibility encountered with certain Euro- 
the QUANTA (QL Users and Tinkerers Associa-— pean software, and the replacement ROM chip 
tion) library, one wonders how much further may be ordered with built-in ICE, SUPER 
one can go with the QL. One happy character- TOOLKIT II, QfLash or other software! 
istic of the QL’'s 32-bit architecture and There are now a number of replacement 


its Motorola 68008 microprocessor is its keyboards for your QL. I have not reviewed 
relative proof against obsolescence. I would any, because I like the QL keyboard. CI 


say--as a non-technical expert--that within believe that the reasons why the QL keyboard 
a year, emulators will be available for the is unpopular with some are threefold: it 


QL which will enable it to run most popular doesn’t look like other keyboards, it is a 
brands (not types--but brands) of software! soft-touch keyboard which is ‘frequently 


In my book on the QL, Taking the Quan— damaged by heavy-handed hackers, ‘and it has 
tum Leap: The Last Word On the Sinclair QL no number pad. The only valid criticism is 


(available from Time Designs Magazine), I the latter, and this 
describe a number of "ideal systems” for the 


QL, and these are still valid, but there 
have been a number of new products for the 
QL which must be considered as components of 
an "ideal system.” 


Only if you are a 
serious number-cruncher. A quality, smooth- 
operating, inexpensive numeric pad is a 
much-needed and long-awaited QL accessory. 

I’m going to save monitors and printers 
for another day except for two points. A lot 


First and foremost, considering the of new graphics software is being written 
logistical realities, is obtaining a second, for Epson FX-80 or RX-80 printers, so why 
"*spare” QL. I don't think that I need not take the course of least resistance and 
elaborate why, except to say that--at the buy one of these printers or a printer which 
price of a new QL--it is sheer folly not to is exactly compatible with them. Printer- 
have another, either networked to your driver installation is probably the most 
present QL or on the shelf. And, if you have common problem for QL users. (In answering 
a great deal of hardware and software for readers' questions about this, I have learnt 
your QL, or a significant number of impor- a lot and will soon write an entire article 
tant files for your QL, you might even on this subject.) The second point has to 


consider a second spare--what the hey? do with use of the Sears Color TV/Monitor as 
Working from the inside of your QL out, a suitable RGB monitor for the QL. At about 
you might consider replacement chips or com- $340, I recommended the Sears as a "best 


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buy” and personal favorite in my book. 
not have definite information, but it may be 
that newer models of this excellent comb- 
filtered TV and composite and RGB monitor do 
not work with the QL--there may be a verti- 
cal hold problem. If there is anybody out 
there using the QL with a new model Sears 
TV/Monitor successfully or anyone who has 
had a problem with it, please write me care 
of Time Designs. Since Sears has a very 
good "no-fault" return policy, there would 
be little risk if someone experimented here 
--the monitor has such good capabilities 
that it would be worth a try. 

The next item to be considered is addi- 
tional RAM for your QL. Extra RAM transforms 
your QL, its bundled software, and its use 
with many types of software, vastly im- 
proving it. You can addextra RAM inter- 
nally or externally--usually as part ofa 
disk interface. External RAM is faster than 
internal RAM. Miracle System's QL TRUMP CARD 


I do 


is a full-featured disk interface which 
offers the most extra RAM currently avail- 
able, for a total of 896K; it has built-in 
dynamic and static RAMdisk firmware with a 
very fast Microdrive to RAMdisk copy 
feature, a dynamic printer buffer, a good 
screen-dump utility, a 128K RAM emulator, 


and Super TOOLKIT II. Sandy’s SUPERQBOARD is 


another full-featured disk interface offer- 
ing an extra 512K RAM, for a total of 640K; 
its RAMdisk and operating system (QRAM) are 


loaded separately as software--not a good 
feature--but it has has a parallel printer 
output and SuperMouse input. (I hear rumors 
that Sandy may soon have a i1-megabyte 
RAMpack for their SUPERQBOARD. > 

It is quite feasible to operate a good 
QL system without disk drives. One of my QL 
set-ups has an old and outdated PCML 512K 
RAMpack with a number of TOOLKIT II commands 
and RAMdisk controller as firmware. But at 
least 256K of extra RAM is’ considered 
essential. A good compromise system would 
consist of a QL with 640K of available RAM 
and a single quad-density (1440 sectors per 
disk) dsk drive. I like 5 1/74” disks , per- 
sonally, but I may just be old-fashioned. 


Upgrading QL Software 


The bundled Psion software programs for 
the QL are still hard to beat, especially QL 
ABACUS and QL EASEL, but there are new and 
promising substitutes for QL QUILL and QL 
ARCHIVE now available and on the horizon. 

Digital Precision’s THE EDITOR and 
SPECIAL EDITOR are somewhat more complex to 
use than QL QUILL, but, if you can can 
handle 
to all DP software), either 
most professional features. 


of these offer 
Neither of these 


are WYSIWIG, and the latter program (which 
has a 160-page manual) requires at least 
128K extra RAM. 

Software 87's TEXT®”7” is a new, full- 


featured word processor which, though favor- 
ably reviewed in the March 1988 QL World, is 
not quite ready for release. I have tested 
a preliminary version of TEXT®”, but I will 
not review it until it is ready for release. 

QL QUILL has been much maligned, but it 
remains one of the best and easiest to use 
WYSIWIG word processors. Used with comple- 


it “an admonition which could apply 


38 


mentary programs like SPEEDSCREEN and/or 
TURBOQUILL+ and expanded RAM which speed-up 
and otherwise facilitate operation, QL QUILL 
remains a contender for "the best QL word 
processor,".and when used with comprehensive 
multi-tasking software such as Sector 
Ssoftware’s TASKMASTER (and SPELLBOUND plus 
PDQL’s FILEBOUND), Compware's TASK SWOPPER 
(plus Cope’s QATS Version 3), or QJump’s 
QRAM, a database system such as FLASHBACK, 
and a desktop publishing system, QL QUILL 
can be the basis of a comprehensive word 


processing system which is much more than a 
regular word processor. QL QUILL remains a 


winner. 

QL ARCHIVE may be nearing the end of a 
good run. Version 2.38 of ARCHIVE which 
permits "run-time” database applications is 
now available with full instructions from 
your supplier (U.S. QLs were supplied with 
Psion version 2.1 software; the latest and 
final QL QUILL, ABACUS, and EASEL editions 
are version 2.35). Ark Distribution’s 
ARCHIVIST which makes good use of "run-time” 
ARCHIVE provides an excellent and easily 
modifiable general-purpose database system 
for those not interested in more esoteric 
database procedures-~but for those that are, 
there are systems aplenty, more than for any 
other systen. 

‘Another contender here may be Creative 
Codeworks’ brand new QUICKFAX, which I have 
not yet tested, which is billed as a data 
storage system which may be used as either 
"a card-file database or as a powerful data 
source for other programs.” 

What's going to kill off QL ARCHIVE, 
however, is a very important new program 
from Sector Software, FLASHBACK, which will 
revolutionize the use of the QL for non- 
mathematical applications. FLASHBACK pro- 
vides the first dual-screen, integrated 
application of a fast, versatile database 
system to use with QL QUILL, and one that 
provides for instant transfer of data to the 
latter program! (See "Time Designs Tests."’) 


The latest versions of the QL’s Psion 
software programs are now available and 
provide subtle improvements over the U.S.- 


supplied versions, except for QL ARCHIVE 
which offers more significant enhancements, 

Two excellent products cited above are 
Athene Consultants’ TURBOQUILL+ and Creative 
Codeworks’ SPEEDSCREEN (see "Time Designs 
Tests”) are both designed to speed-up cursor 
movement. SPEEDSCREEN is the more comprehen- 
sive program and works with most programs; 
TURBOQUILL+ just works with QL QUILL. The 
programs are compatible and may be used to- 
gether, but they are somewhat redundant. As 
a writer I tend to prefer TURBOQUILL+ which 
has a handy Glossary utility. 


Hot Tips: Modify your QL QUILL boot program 
and configure QL QUILL to place your program 
in RAM1_ and QUILL documents and Glossary 
items in RAM2 for faster operation. If using 


TURBOQUILL+ and FLASHBACK together, con- 
figure TQ+ for "less than full capitali- 
zation” and use TQ+'’s TQP_CONFIG to con- 


figure your TQ+-modified QL QUILL progran. 


NEXT TIME: "Upgrading Your QL II: Graphics, 
Desktop Publishing, and Game Software,” plus 
more hot tips. 





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your Archive database with this 
menu driven program. #8. I also 
have many special Archive pro- 
cedures for small businesses. Bill 
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RR 2 Box 92, Cornish, NH 03745, 
(603) 675-2218. 


FOR SALE: QL MODEM EQUIPMENT. 
Including (1) Avatex 1200 modem, 
(1) Volksmodem (300 baud), (1) 
Modapter cable, (1) QCODE software 
package, and (1) QTERM Ver 2.0 
software package. All for only 
$125. Mike de Sosa, PO Box 39, 
Otter Rock, OR 97369. 


FOR SALE: TS2068 with manual and 
monitor. #1135 including shipping. 
Write for prices on 2068 books, 
OS-64, Aerco printer I/F, and 
cassettes. Jim Clatfelter, 3341 
Sand Ridge Road, Placerville, CA 
95467. Vand 


WANTED: BACK ISSUES OF TS MAGS} 
docs or instructions for WSII.3 
Word Processor. Will also trade 
PRO/FILE 2068 for ZX PRO/FILE. 
D. Smith, R.415 Stone St., 
Johnstown, PA 13904. 


WANTED: SOMEBODY TO CONVERT IBM PC 
program over to 1TS2068. Program 
typed and stored on cassette tape. 
Will pay reasonable fee. James E. 
Cramer, 636 Laura #24, La Puente, 
CA 91744. (818) 810-4210 home, or 
(213) 227-1911 work. 


WANTED: MEMOTECH KEYBOARD and 
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working condition please. Edward 
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COMPLETE TS1000, 16K, printer, 
monitor, software and books, mags, 
etc. With special CW/RTTY terminal 
unit. Really nice for SW and Ham. 
Ready to go. $150 takes all. 
Consider QL as partial trade. Call 
Donn, (314) 832-8617 or (314) 7746- 
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FOR SALE: ZX81 Computer, large 
keyboard, Mindware printer, Zebra 
joystick port, software, $25. James 
Wilson, 100 Portage Lakes Drive, 
Akron, OH 44319. 


FOR SALE: TIMEX SINCLAIR COMPUTERS 
and peripherals, from Z80 to 2068. 
Send SASE for list. S. Miller, 
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keyboard, 2040 printer, 2020 tape 
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cassettes. Sell separately. Call 
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(417) 633-1195. seorzy mes 


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WANTED: PRINTER (no thermal) with 
interface, AkJ Microdrives, both 


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WANTED: TS1300 or TS2068 computer, 
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LOOKING TO BUY OR TRADE used or new 
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FOR SALE: TS2068 #60, 2030 modem 
$15, Zebra Graphics Tablet 30, 
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FD-68 & RPM w/LKDOS cart $125. 
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Ct., New Berlin, WI S3i51. (414) 
796-0299, 4pm-10pm. 


WANTED: "chicklet" rubber keypad 
overlays for the TS1000. Randall 
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CA 94070. (415) 394-0115. 


WANTED: RS232 for TS2068. Any type. 
Converted 2050, etc. Please write: 
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Warrenton, OR 97146. 


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A FAMILY CROSSWORD GAME 
T/S1000/1500 16k RAM required, QL, 
Osborne-1/Executive/Vixen, IBM PC and 
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For two to eight players. You draw a letter card, then 
play it onto the board, forming words in up to four 
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