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Volume 3, Number 1 Spring 1993 

MEMORY MAP 

ROUTINES ADDRESS 



T/SNUG Chairmen 1 

T/SNUG Information 2 

ZXir QLive Alive! Article Contributions 2 

Contributors to this Issue 2 

From the Chairman's Disk .< 2 

TREA$URY NOTE$ 4 

LIBRARY 5 

INPUT/ OUTPUT 5 

NEWS ITEMS 7 

ITEMS AVAILABLE FROM T/SNUG 8 

SPECIAL DEALS AND BUYS 8 

Articles: 

COMPOUND INTEREST & INVESTING 8 

STATIC ELECTRICITY 9 

A CHALLENGE TO PROGRAMMERS 10 

CHANGING A REM STATMENT FROM ZX81 BASIC 10 

HITCHHIKERS SPEED THE JOB 11 

AUTOSTART Problems with LogiCall? 13 

Ads 13 

And now a word from our Venders 16 

T/SNUG CHAIRMEN 



Here is the list of 1993 T/SNUG Chairmen and how to contact 
them. We wish to support the following SIGS: ZX80/ZX81, Z88, 
SPECTRUM/TS2068/TC2068 and QL. If you have questions about any 
of these fine machines contact the Chairman. 

POSITION NAME PHONE PRIMARY FUNCTION 

Chairman Don Lambert 219-925-1372 Chief Motivator 

Vice-Chairman Dave Bennett 717-774-7531 CATS/Z88 

Vice-Chairman D.G. Smith 814-535-6998 TAPE & JLO Library 

Vice-Chalrman Ed Snow 407-380-5124 ZX81 TAPE Library 

Vice-Chairman Rod Gowen 503-655-7484 CCATS 

Vice-Chairman Rod Humphreys 604-931-5509 VSUG/TS2068 

Vice-Chairman Bob Swoger 708-837-7957 News letter /BBS Sysop 

Treasurer Abed Kahale 708-885-4337 CATUG/Cash Tracker 

Copyright (C) 1993 Timex/Sinclair NorthAmerican Users Groups 



ZXir QLive Alive! 
Volume 3, Number 1 1 



Spring 1993 



T/SNUG Information 



23Cir &%m mmt ±* the 

newsletter of T/SNUG, the 
TIMEX/ SINCLAIR NorthAmerican 
User Groups, providing news and 
software support to the T/S 
community in at least four 
newsletters per year. 

It is our goal to build a 
Public Domain software library 
and develop a list of available 
software for all T/S machines 
showing the source. 

Vendors have free space in this 
newsletter which they receive 
free of charge so they may see 
we are still out here. If you 
feel T/SNUG should perform 
other tasks, let us know your 
feelings. 

T/SNUG wishes to have one 
chairman from every T/S user 
group who will take charge of 
sending us their groups 
newsletter and other 
correspondence for inclusion in 
this newsletter. 

We encourage your group to copy 
this newsletter and distribute 
it at regular meetings to all 
of your members. If you can't 
copy this newsletter, perhaps 
we can provide a disk with the 
articles on it for use in your 
newsletter. 

Articles appearing in this 
newsletter can be obtained by 
downloading this newsletter 
from our BBS. 

Have you solved a problem in 
one of your softwares or 
hardwares? Please share it with 
the rest of us. 

You can keep T/SNUG alive for 
an annual contribution of 
$10.00 made payable to Abed 
Kahale. Send questions, 
articles or check to: 

ABED KAHALE 

ZXIr QLIv* Alive ! Newsletter 

335 W NEWPORT RD 

HOFFMAN ESTATES IL 60195-3106 

Tele: H708-885-4337 

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ZXir QLive Alive! 
Article ContritoiuLtioinLS 

If you would like to contribute 
an article to the newsletter, 
upload a file to our BBS called 
TSNUG.ART . If you have an AD 
for the newsletter UPLOAD a 
file called TSNUG.ADS. If you 
have NEWS to POST about your 
group. UPLOAD a file called 
TSNUG.NWS. 

If you need help contact the 
SYSOP by E-MAIL on the T/SNUG 
BBS, mail or by phone: 

BOB SWOGER 

613 PARKS IDE CIRCLE 

STREAMWOOD IL 60107-1647 

It is preferred you call: 
H708/837-7957 or W708/576-8068 

If you can only contribute hard 
copy, tape or disk format, send 
your inputs to: 

DON LAMBERT 
ZXIr QLive Alive! Newsletter 
1301 KIBLINGER PL 
AUBURN IN 46706 

Tele. 219/925-1372, it is not 
necessary to call when 
submitting material. 

CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ISSUE 



DON BERRY 
BILL HARMER 
DON LAMBERT 
THOMAS SIMON 

FROM THE CHAIRMANS DISK 



Who is Ms. Olive Alive? 

I am blessed with a wife that 
is not extremely jealous. Or 
else I would be really in 
trouble. Amongst the mail I 
receive are the advertisings 
mailed to various corruptions 
of ZXir QLive Alive! The latest 
is the most humorous of the 
many I have received addressed 
to "Ms. Olive Alive; Don 
Lambert; 1301 Kiblinger PI.; 
Auburn, IN 47706-3010." They 
were offering a spiral pocket 
personal organizer. One for 



each month at the price of just 
over $2.00 a month. I don't 
know what I will do with the 
sample they sent. I sure would 
hate to take all the excitement 
out of my life by getting 
organized. 

In talking to a person that had 
dabbled in the field of T/S 
computers in the years gone by 
it suddenly dawned on me why 
there was such a difference in 
what each T/S'er knows and has 
done. Call the T/S computers a 
T/S jungle and then it becomes 
easier to understand that each 
person has entered the T/S 
jungle by a different trail or 
had forged a different trial so 
therefore each and every person 
has had different observations 
and experiences. Those that had 
the fortune to be near others 
and could share experiences 
traveled a different trail than 
those that were all alone. 

I bought a TS1000 and had 
started to learn about 
computers and computing when 
all at once I started to work a 
lot of overtime and then the TV 
that I was using was loaned out 
(over my objects to a fellow 
countryman of my wife's while 
he was in a Community College. 
I was having trouble with my 
computer and it took me quite a 
while to find out that the 
problem was the neighbor's car 
since their driveway was just 
above the basement room that I 
had the computer in. Every time 
they started their old car it 
would cause the TS1000 to go 
berserk. Between overtime, 
house upkeep and a rental house 
I was kept busy until I 
retired. I really got going 
with the T/S computers after 
December of 1987. The trouble 
was, I had all this stuff I'd 
bought and not explored. In 
some cases it still has not 
been explored! 

As I write this (Jan. 25) there 
is a ZX81 LarKen Disk interface 
complete with two half height 
5.25 disk drives in a case 
being acclimatized that was 
delivered from the West Coast. 
I mailed the check on the 19th 
and already it is here on the 



26th. Is that a record with the 
U.S. Mail and UPS? I don't know 
if the unit was really that 
cold, so I will give it time to 
warm up. With outside 
temperatures in the upper teens 
I don't want to have troubles 
with sluggish mechanisms or 
moisture . 

But on testing the ZX81 there 
is a problem. For a reason that 
I do not understand the new (to 
me) disk drives will not read 
my disks. And drive 1 will 
FORMAT. Also, the unit failed 
after a while but that could be 
caused by an 7805 regulator 
running with no heatsink. 

I told a person recently that 
every time I get involved in 
hardware or programming, I feel 
like I have taken an extended 
automobile trip with pieces and 
parts of out dated road maps, 
eventually getting there but 
not by the way I had planned. 

Working with the ZX81 and 
LarKen disk interface, I LOADed 
a program and the screen went 
blank. After waiting I switched 
off the ZX81 and LOADed the 
program again. On about the 
third or fourth try I was 
called away from the computer 
for a few minutes and I came 
back to see the program 
running. Of course the ZX81 can 
not be doing things and 
maintain a screen image but if 
the program had flashed on the 
screen "wait a couple of 
minutes n then went blank then 
it would have been different. 

I did not do much with the ZX81 
with either the LarKen or the 
AERCO disk interfaces because I 
was having so much RAM pack 
wobble problems. I did receive 
a TS1000 with 64K memory on 
board last March but because I 
had to do some hardware work to 
get it to function and my 
eyesight was marginal, I waited 
to get new glasses. But the 
lenses I have are the best 
prescription that I can have, 
the loss of vision is not 
caused by eye changes so much 
as by the start of cataracts 
developing. So with that I had 
no excuse to delay, and I 



started to move the ZX81 board 
from the original case to a 
Suntronics keyboard case. I 
have no TV in my computer room 
so I needed a monitor circuit. 

I tinkered with the 1/2 height 
drives used on the TS2068 and 
while they will work just fine 
with the TS2068 they do not 
work with other drive I have is 
on the ribbon cable. Add any 
other drive (all are full 
height Tandon drives) and all 
lights come on and the drive 
motors run. The only thing that 
I notice is that with the 
drives is that the two 1/2 
height drives do not require or 
have sockets for a terminator 
resistor while all the other 
drives do. Same thing with or 
without terminating resistors 
on any of the Tandon drives. 
The half height drives are 5.25 
TEAC FD 54B-02-U 40 track 
drives. 

Working with the LarKen ZX81 
disk interface I discovered 
that if both of the full height 
drives do not have terminating 
resistors they do not work. 
Sometimes when I learn 
something I find out it isn't 
necessarily so in all cases. 

BEHIND THE SCENES 

ZXir QLive Alive! publishes 
articles, comments and such 
that touch on topics related to 
the T/S computers. So in that 
vein I offer the following: 

As Paul Harvey said, "..here is 
the rest of the story!" 

In UPDATE MAGAZINE for October 
1992 Frank Davis wrote: "We had 
intended to give you Jim Bretz 
PAYROLL PROGRAM. This has been 
delayed till the next issue. 
The error was mine and the two 
kittens, who carried off the 
package (and hid it) that 
contained the disk with the 
program. Yes, I had a backup of 
the disk. . . but (and here I get 
to tear out ray last remaining 
hair) it was in the same 
package. I have found it, but 
too late to print in this 
issue. " 



Frank has two large dogs and 
two cats. The two cats are 16 
years old Burmese tomcats. I 
have seen the two dogs but not 
the two cats. Frank and Carol 
also have a - A. country 
estate, B. cabin, C. retreat, 
D. hideaway, the scene of the 
ISTUG picnic out yonder where 
its less noisy than the big ex- 
circus city of Peru. He was 
checking the country estate and 
found a snake that was in the 
process of "eating" a kitten. 
After tossing the snake over 
the fence, he found two more 
2.5 week old kittens. Since the 
mother cat had been killed on 
the country road he brought the 
kittens back to the city 
residence and took care of 
them. All old stories about 
tomcats killing kittens aside, 
the two tomcats provided the 
"motherly" care such as the 
mandatory bathing of the 
kittens and even worrying about 
where the kittens were if not 
in sight. And those were the 
kittens that Frank referred to. 
That is one of the unexpected 
incidents that make delays in 
publication. 

Carol added this information, 
"And to let you know, the 
kittens are alive and well. The 
Vet's wife where we bought the 
kitten formula now teases us 
that they know who to call when 
there are any orphans. 
Actually, we are fairly 
experienced - the two tomcats 
were part of a litter that we 
raised on bottle feeding 16 
years ago when the mother died. 
A female cat from that litter 
went with good friends in 
Colorado and we hear that she's 
still doing well." 

Don Lambert, Chairman 
TIMEX/Sinclair NorthAmerican 
User Groups 

TREASURY NOTES 



As of April 30, 1993, we have a 
balance of $505.18 from 7 
groups and 40 individuals. 

Abed Kahale, Treasurer 
TIMEX/Sinclair NorthAmerican 
User Groups 



LIBRARY 



%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% 
! ! MAILING ADDRESSES ! ! 
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% 

It has come to my attention 
that there are those out there 
that do not want to use the 
telephone to find out about 
availability of the software 
and/or hardcopy libraries. So 
for those I am including the 
addresses of the Vice-Chairmen 
if not given else where in ZXir 
QLive Alive ! . Please ! When 
writing enclose a LSASE: 

Dave Bennett (Z88) 
329 WALTON ST Rear 
Lemoyne PA 17043 

D G Smith (2068 TAPE/JLO) 
R 415 STONE ST 
Johnstown PA 15906 

Ed Snow (ZX81 TAPE) 

2136 CHURCHILL DOWNS CIR 

Orlando FL 32825 

Rod Gowan (CCATS) 
1419 1/2 7th ST 
Oregon City OR 97045 

Rod Humphreys (VSUG/2068) 
10984 Collins Place 
Delta B.C. V4C 7E6 CANADA 

INPUT/OUTPUT 



Don Berry writes: Thanks for 
the long letter. I really 
enjoyed hearing from another 
"Sinclair Freak". I'll send my 
membership application plus the 
$10.00 except for one problem. 
[Taken care of- Don] You forgot 
to tell me the address of your 
financial officer. Let me know 
so I can start getting some 
goodies. 

I indeed used to live in 
Orlando, FL, but. had to move to 
find work. (I am a Mechanical 
Engineer) . The recession really 
hit central Florida hard. 
Construction really slowed 
down. 

I first got involved with T/S 
computers while living there. I 
bought a TS 1000 from a 
newspaper ad for $20.00. I then 



checked Computer Shopper 
magazine and found support 
groups and T/S magazines (this 
was in early 1986) . I found the 
machines fascinating and 
started accumulating more 
equipment and programs. I met 
other T/S'ers and swapped 
programs also. There was a 
WinterFest 1988 in Orlando, and 
I really enjoyed that. 
Currently, I have the TS1000, a 
ZX81, a TS1500, and a couple of 
the TS2068's. One of the TS2068 
machines does not produce color 
on my TV (alas) . This letter is 
being done on my ZX81 with 64K 
INTERNAL RAM. (tall characters) 
It was modified by Tim Woods. 
He had offered that service 
through Time Designs Magazine 
(remember them?) . I am also 
using an extended keyboard from 
a TI99 that I rewired myself. 
It works fine except for a 
peculiarity. When I have the 
Alphacom 32 printer attached, I 
cannot get capital S or D. 
However, without the printer 
attached, I can. So, what I 
have to do is type the text 
without the printer, save it to 
tape (I don't have a disk 
drive), turn off the computer 
attach the printer, reload the 
word processor, and then load 
the previously saved file. 
Then, I can print it out. Whew! 

This word processor is called 
"Master Scribe", and was 
written by Mike Hawks. It is 
for the TS1000, TS1500, and 
ZX81. I think it is the best 
word processor I have ever used 
for those machines. You saw 
those tall letters, but how 
about this? (that was in 
inverse) . It came in 3 versions 
(all for 1 price) , and I got it 
from E. Arthur Brown Co. 
(remember them?) back in 1987. 
[I also got Master Scribe from 
E, A. Brown and used It for a 
while- Don] . This version is 
for the TS2040 printer and has 
this neat large front. Another 
version is for that printer in 
regular font. Another version 
is for 80 col. printers in 
large or regular font. That 
version has the AERCO built 
into the program. With a 
bit-image printer, such as my 
Seikosha AP-1000A. it will 



print out this large text, and 
can use the graphic 
capabilities of the program. 
The docs even came with 
instructions on how to make up 
your own fonts! It can access 
64K RAM (internally or by a RAM 
pack) and hold up to 37,000 or 
so characters depending on the 
version and 16K, the file can 
be up to 5000. If the club 
members are interested, perhaps 
I can share copies of it. I 
have already typed up the doc. 
file and saved it on tape (64K 
RAM is necessary to hold the 
whole thing) . 

Your description of your room 
sounds like mine. My wife also 
gets mad at me for spending so 
much time at the keyboard. 
Great minds think alike. 

I also have an AT Clone 
computer, but it has 
motherboard problems and is out 
of commission right now. I got 
out my old reliable Sinclairs 
and am back computing. 

Let me know if your newsletter 
might be interested in 
engineering programs. I don't 
know machine language, just 
"gutter BASIC . 

You mentioned that you can 
sometimes obtain docs for 
programs. I have a copy of 
Mscript for the TS2068, but no 
docs for it. Where might I 
obtain them? [I have the docs 
and can copy them - Don] . 

That's about all for now. Let 
me know the address of your 
financial officer. Sincerely, 

Don Berry 
1009 Locust St. 
Benbrook, TX 76126 

Thomas Simon writes: Thanks for 
the letter. I know how it is in 
misplacing correspondence as I 
am disorganized and have the 
same problem sometimes. This 
year has been terrible for work 
and I worry about the future 
quite a bit these days. Lately 
I haven't had time to do much 
with the TS2068. It is still my 
machine of choice for writing 
programs on and I have 2 or 3 



unfinished programs with large 
or small errors that need to be 
corrected. It has been a while 
since I used the TS2068 for 
word processing. I use either 
the Tandy model 200, a 
superannuated laptop, or a 286 
PC clone (which is now a relic 
too) . The PC replaced my QL 
which I had nothing but bad 
luck with. One of our members 
has a Z-88 and it is a very 
nice machine but a bit dated 
now. If you consider that HP is 
introducing these palmtops with 
the 20, 30, 60 meg hard drives 
which are about the size of 
wrist watches and which have 
small Clive sized wafer cards 
(at least he got that one 
right), it becomes apparent 
that the technology is flying 
by fast. . 

Mr. Pedersen had always been 
something of a mystery to me, 
sometimes he seemed to be like 
a genius, other times not. The 
little program for the disk 
drive works fine. I'll put it 
in our newsletter. I changed 
the display slightly and 
changed the colors to white on 
black. I would like a disk of 
the utilities and will 
distribute it among our 
members. I enclose a SASE and a 
disk formatted for JLO 80 tps. 

The Club is receiving ZXir 
QLive Alive! and should be 
renewing soon, I think, I don't 
handle that part of the 
operation. One of the members 
just got a Gold Card for 
Christmas and we want him to 
bring it in. I picked up a desk 
top publishing program called 
Finesse for the PC at the Club 
auction at our Christmas party. 
I found out it was discontinued 
and is now sold as Publish It! 
I find it works well with my 
system. I still lack a decent 
printer, owning, a DAK special, 
one of the Olivetti PR2300s, 
which is not supported and the 
cartridges are getting hard to 
find now. Actually I can get 
the cartridges but a minimum 
order (a case) is almost the 
price of an inexpensive 24 pin 
dot matrix printer. 



There is probably more I want 
to say but don't seem to 
remember now what it was . . . 
Could it have been about what 
kind of machines you were 
running. . . or was it asking if 
you had an OS-64 cartridge . . . 
maybe it was to check on the 
CIS Timex forum. . there is a 
Brit, on who has a lot of 
experience with Spectrum. . oh 
well, I forgot., later. 

Thomas Simon 
615 School Ave. 
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221 

ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE! 

David Lassov called to get 
copies of Time Designs Magazine 
articles. Willing to copy so 
long as expenses are met, the 
cost per page of $0.05 and the 
postage to mail them, I also 
mentioned that I had copies of 
the Sincus Newsletters, part 
not all, on disk. While the 
copies I had were for the 
Oliger disk system I am 
converting them to LarKen for 
Dave. There are six disks of 
files. Almost all are in 
MSCRIPT files but a few of the 
Oliger disks are still in 
TASWORD. Since I do not have a 
copy Of TASWORD that will LOAD 
in one disk interface and SAVE 
to another I cannot convert the 
TASWORD files to LarKen as I 
can the MSCRIPT files. So I 
LOADed the TASWORD into MSCRIPT 
and the recipient will be able 
to at least read the files. 
This is one of. the disk files 
that I have. I try to acquire 
all Public Domain software in 
either the LarKen or the Oliger 
disk systems. I can only supply 
the disks in the 5.25 size in 
either 40 track or 80 track. 

As far as my hardcopy library 
goes, I have a lot of material 
and while my newsletter files 
go I do not have them all but I 
try to have a lot. Trouble is 
that there are so many User 
Groups that have died and the 
newsletters are no longer 
available. I am willing to 
share what I have on the above 
basis. 0/0 



NEWS ITEMS 



The ISTUG Picnic will be held 
on June 26th 1993 at the 

cabin of Frank and Carol Davis. 
Sinclair users from all over 
are invited. Frank says there 
is plenty of room for campers 
and tents. See map on back of 
this NL & contact Frank Davis, 
513 East Main ST, Peru IN 46970 
or phone him at 317-473-8031 to 
let him know you're coming. 

MIRACLE IN NEWPORT COMPUTERFEST 
In a resent conversation with 
Leo Majewski, he mentioned a 
fest for T/S folks on June 5, 
1993 in Rhode Island. Frank 
Davis has the details so find 
out more from him. The new 
68040 board on IBM real estate 
will be shown there along with 
new OL software. 

PLACE: 

INVOCATION ARMY BLDG 
51 MEMORIAL BLVD 
NEWPORT RI 

WHEN: 

JUNE 5, 1993 
9 AM to 6 PM 

ComputerFest 1993 sponsored 
by the Dayton Microcomputer 
Association, Inc. will be held 
on Saturday August 28 from 10 
AM to 6 PM and Sunday August 
29th from 10 AM to 4 PM at the 
HARA Conference & Exhibition 
Center, 1001 Shiloh Springs RD, 
Dayton Ohio. Contact Chairman 
Don if you are going. Tickets 
are $5 for both days. 

NOTE TO 
MEMBERS 

You have a question, an article 
or a complaint send a note or a 
Post Card to :>) 

ABED KAHALE 

335 W NEWPORT RD 

HOFFMAN ESTATE IL 60195-3106 

Phone:-<) 708 885-4337 

Please remember that your 
subscription has to be renewed 
every new year 



ITEMS AVAILABLE FROM T/SNUG 



It has come to our attention 
that some LarKen Users are 
using something less than 
Version 3 firmware. T/SNUG will 
supply updated EPROMs, SYSTEM 
DISKS, and MANUALS. Call in 
requests to Bob Swoger at W708- 
576-8068 H708-837-7957 



If you have a mismatch between 
you LarKen DOS EPRQM and your 
Western Digital Controller 
chip, we will send you the 
correct one for free on behalf 
of our friends Rod Gowen of RMG 
and Larry Kenny of LarKen. You 
should be using L3 EPROMs with 
WD1770 controller chips or L3F 
EPROMs with WD1772 controller 
chips. Check it out! Call in 
requests to Bob Swoger at 
W708-576-8068 H708-837-7957 

SPECIAL DEALS AND BUYS 



NAPJWare (Nazir A. Pashtoon's 
new endeavor) announces the 
availability of all Timex or QL 
PAL (Programmable Array Logic) 
chips. If interested, call him 
evenings at 708-439-1679. 



If you are a LarKen LK-DOS 
owner and would like a SPECTRUM 
V2 kit for your system, we will 
supply an EPROM, socket and 
74HCT32 for $12 which includes 
shipping and handling. The 
install instructions are in 
your LarKen manual. We shall 
not be responsible for your 
Install job. AERCO owners need 
only the SPECTRUM EPROM for $10 
$10 is forwarded to LarKen. 
Call in requests to Bob Swoger 
at W708-576-8068 H708-837-7957 



So you like to fly? The 747 
Flight Simulator for Spectrum 
by Derek Ashton of DACC sold 
over 40K copies in EUROPE. 
Requires Spectrum Emulator. At 
this time supplied on LarKen 
SSDD disk only for $10 which 
goes to Derek Ashton, now 
working at MOTOROLA with Bob 
Swoger. Call in requests to Bob 
at W708-576-8068 H708-837-7957 



ARTICLE 



COMPOUND INTEREST & INVESTING 

by Donald S. Lambert 

Not being a financial guru I 
can not vouch for the accuracy 
of this information but you can 
use it as a guideline when 
making inquiries. Some of the 
banking personnel that I 
questioned could not give me 
further information since as 
one said "I just punch the 
numbers in and the computer 
does the work, I have no idea 
of how the program is set up n . 

The program is useful for 
figuring comparison data to 
make that decision if this 
interest rate compounded at 
this frequency is better than 
another rate with different 
rates and frequencies. This 
program will work with series 
EE Savings Bonds only if they 
are cashed after being held for 
more than five years. For the 
bonds with a cash in date of 
six months to less than five 
years the rate begins at 4.16% 
and seems to increase at the 
rate of .184% for each elapsed 
six month period to reach the 
minimum guaranteed rate of 6%. 
Bonds purchased after October 
1992 may have a lower 
guaranteed rate. 

I have set the program with 
lines to SAVE for cassette, 
LarKen and Oliger disk 
interfaces. You will note that 
the program halts upon LOADing 
and to get it to autorun remove 
the STOP command from LINE 7. 
In the event that you wish to 
enter the LISTing while running 
the program enter letters at 
the PRINCIPAL prompt. This 
program was extracted from a 
more complete financial program 
in the SNUG Oliger disk 
library. 

Originally I wanted to know how 
long it takes to double money 
at various interest rates and 
different compounding times. 
You will note that in the 
program it asks for how many 
times and that refers to how 



many compounding are to be 
used. For instance with daily 
compounding entering 365 will 
mean a year, with quarterly 
enter 4 for a year. If you have 
a different time between 
compounding then the way to get 
it is in lines 330 to 336. 
Using those lines as a cue it 
is easy to do, if a non 
programmer like me can do it 
you can, I added the semi- 
annual to try to track the 
growth of series EE Savings 
Bonds. 

If the TS2040 printer is 
turned on it will print it all 
out as you go along. The 
program is not neat and elegant 
but it works. And it is not 
long to type in. 

10 REM "B-9" from Carl Terry 

SINCUS, 1984 
20 FOR F=26714 TO 26714+PEEK 2 
6712 

30 IF PEEK F=94 THEN POKE F, 6 

40 NEXT F 

50 POKE 23652,10 

60 CLEAR 

70 BORDER 0 

80 PAPER 0 

90 INK 7 

100 CLS : REM COMPOUND INTEREST 
110 PRINT TAB 7; "COMPOUND INTER 
EST" ' 1 

120 LPRINT TAB 7; "COMPOUND INTE 
REST" ' * 

130 PRINT "ENTER PRINCIPLE?" 

140 LPRINT "ENTER PRINCIPLE?" 

150 INPUT A 

160 PRINT "$";A" 

170 LPRINT "$";A' 1 

180 PRINT "ENTER INTEREST (in de 
cimal form) " 

190 LPRINT "ENTER INTEREST (in d 
ecimal form) " 

200 INPUT B 

210 PRINT B*100;"%"' ' 

220 LPRINT B*100;"%"" 

230 PRINT "COMPOUND PERIOD"', "- 
1 -YEARLY" « , "-2-MONTHLEY" ' , "-3-QU 
ARTERLY" ' , "-4 -DAILY" ' , "-5-SEMI-A 
NNUALLY" 

240 LPRINT "COMPOUND PERIOD" * , " 
-1 -YEARLY" ' , "-2-MONTHLEY" ' , "-3-Q 
UARTERLY" ' , "-4 -DAILY" ' , "-5-SEMI- 
ANNUALLY" 

250 INPUT C 

260 PRINT C 

270 LPRINT C 

280 IF C=l THEN LET D=B 

290 IF C=2 THEN LET D=B/12 

300 IF C=3 THEN LET D=B/4 



310 IF C=4 THEN LET D=B/365 

320 IF C=5 THEN LET D=B/2 

330 PRINT "NUMBER OF TIMES IN A 
BOVE UNITS ?" 

340 LPRINT "NUMBER OF TIMES IN 
ABOVE UNITS ?" 

350 INPUT F 

360 PRINT F' ' 

370 LPRINT F 1 ' 

380 LET G=A*(1+D) A F 

390 LET H=G-A 

400 PRINT "NEW BALANCE", "INTERE 
ST EARNED"' 

410 LPRINT "NEW BALANCE", "INTER 
EST EARNED"' 

420 PRINT FLASH 1;"$";INT (100* 
G+.5)/100,"$";INT (100*H+.5)/100 

430 LPRINT ;"$";INT (100*G+.5)/ 
100,"$"; INT (100*H+.5)/100 

440 INPUT "PRESS ENTER FOR MENU 

" ; z$ 

450 GO TO 100 

460 CLEAR : SAVE /"compound" LI 
NE 1: BEEP .01, .77 
9992 CLEAR : RANDOMIZE USR 100: 
SAVE "compnd.Bl" LINE 10: BEEP . 
01, .77 

9998 RANDOMIZE USR 100: LOAD "L. 
Bl" 



STATIC ELECTRICITY! 

by Donald S. Lambert 

My computer room is carpeted 
and walking across the floor 
will generate quite a build up 
of a static charge. And coming 
near a grounded (or a large 
conductive ungrounded) object 
results in a loud snap and a 
jolt. But when I set up my 
computer room I made it less of 
a danger to my equipment. I ran 
a wire from the ground on the 
outlet box and to a pair of 
copper self adhesive strips on 
my main computer table. Between 
the copper strips and the 
ground is a 1 megohm resistor 
of perhaps 1 or 2 watts and 
even with that I still feel a 
small jolt but don't see and 
hear the snap. I got the copper 
roll at a HAMFEST from a junk 
box. The way I have positioned 
the copper tape it is touchable 
from either computer table so 
both computers are protected so 
long as I remember to touch the 
strips before touching anything 
else. 0/0. 



A CHALLENGE TO PROGRAMMERS 

by Donald S. Lambert 

I will admit that I am not a 
programmer nor a very good 
hardware hacker. But I know 
that some are good in either, 
and in a few cases, both. This 
does require knowledge of both 
and since I am not very good in 
either, it is possible that 
what I suggest is not possible. 

On the LarKen ZX81 disk 
interface its possible to load 
the contents of a track into 
the interface RAM buffer and 
then to display that on the 
screen and to then POKE changes 
into the buffer and then to 
SAVE that back to disk. That is 
the only way with the ZX81 
LarKen that I know off to 
resurrect a corrupt track 0. It 
does work since I have done it. 

After I finished reconstructing 
a track 0 on the LarKen ZX81 
interface I found that there is 
a program in DOCTOR on disk #1 
of the TTSUC library that does 
the same thing for the TS2068 
LarKen and if I had read the 
instructions it would have been 
easier for me to do. But while 
the Oliger interface has a disk 
interface RAM buffer there is 
not a program to LOAD the track 
contents into the buffer and 
then to be able to examine the 
track contents and then make 
changes and SAVE it back to 
disks. Any Oliger user out 
there capable of doing this and 
willing to try it? It is not a 
program that will get used 
very often but sure would be 
handy when needed. The Oliger 
does not have a very good 
program to reconstruct a 
damaged track. 0/0. 

CHANGING A REM STATEMENT 
FROM ZX81 BASIC 

by BILL HARMER 
TS BULLETIN #3-92 

This is an editor in BASIC that 
works much like the m/c LDOS 
editor for entering an LDOS 
command line. If you were to 
put in your program, GOSUB 4400 
this routine would allow you to 
enter a BASIC line such as an 
LDOS command, as necessary to 



get it in as a disk command 
after that RAND USR 1 4336 call 
for LDOS. GOSUB 4545 would then 
make this call, although you 
would want your program also to 
do some checking as to the 
correctness of the command 
before turning it over to LDOS, 
since any error results in the 
'real' LDOS screen being 
activated. This shows you 
roughly how the LDOS screen 
edit for LDOS command line 
works as well. Lines 4520 - 
4530 use a trick useful to 
learn for other uses. 

4399 REM FOR ZX81/TS1000 ONLY 

4400 REM THIS INITIALIZATION IS 
NEEDED IN YOUR PROGRAM 
SOMEWHERE (LINES 4400 - 4490) 
4410 SLOW 

4490 LET Y=0 

4500 REM START OF ACTUAL EDIT 
ROUTINE TO MODIFY REM LINE 4550 
4505 IF Y>19 OR Y<0 THEN LET 
Y=0 

4510 PRINT AT Y, 0; " 14 space sxxx 
xxx";AT Y+l,0; n * w ; 

4511 REM PRINT * PROMPT 
4515 LET X$=" n 

4517 LET A$*"21spacesxxxxxxxxx 
xxxx" 

4518 REM 19SPC, SEE 4650 
4520 LET N=5 

4525 REM lines next must NOT ch 
ange 

4530 LET NA=28+PEEK 16425*PEEK 
16426 

4540 GOTO VAL n 4560" 
4545 RAND USR VAL f, 14336 w 
4550 

REM4 2 space sxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (note a lot of sp 
aces here ) 

4555 REM CHANGE N IN LINE 4520 
TO 10 AND ALL OTHER OCCURRENCES 
OF 5 TO 10 IN THIS ROUTINE TO S 
TART WITH FIRST 5 CHARS. IN REM 
AT 4550 SET TO FOR EXAMPLE PERM 
ANENTLY TO SOMETHING, LIKE LOAD 
" AND ALSO MAY WANT TO CHANGE 1 
9 IN LINE 4620 TO 18 IF DO THIS 
-NA=address for POKE, of first 
char . after REM (4550) 

4557 RETURN 

4558 REM RETURN FOR RAND USR 14 
336 CALL see top 

4560 LET X=0 

4561 REM NOTHING ELSE MUST GO F 
ROM 45 30 TO 4550 

4570 LET X$=INKEY$ 

4571 REM NOTHING=NOT EVEN ONE B 
YTE MORE OR LESS 

4580 IF X$="" THEN GOTO 4570 



4590 LET X=CODE X$ 

4595 IF X=119 AND N>5 THEN PRIN 
T AT Y+l, (N+l-1-5) ;CHR$(128 PEE 
K (NA+N) ) 

4596 REM THAT LINE WILL INVERT 
ON BACKSPACE LIKE LDOS — WHICH 
IS A BIT CRUDE, BACKSPACE=RUBUT 
OR DELETE ON ZX81/TS1000 KEYBOA 
RD, remove -1 AFTER N IF YOU DO 
NOT USE A PROMPT LIKE THE * USE 
D HERE AT BEGINNING CMD LINE FO 
R EXAMPLE, ALTHO OTHER CHANGES 
NEEDED IN CODE TO DO THAT ALSO 

4600 IF X=119 AND N>5 THEN LET 
N=N-1 

4601 REM BACKSPACE POSITION IN 
LINE 

4610 IF X=119 THEN GOTO 4560 

4611 REM MAKES NOT ENTRY OR CHA 
NGE IN INPUT 

4620 IF N>19 OR X>63 OR Y>20 TH 
EN GOTO 4698 

4621 REM IF X>63 catches ENTER- 
N/L 

4622 REM IF X>63 IS ALSO A CRUD 
E ERROR REJECTOR, Y>20 IS NOT G 
COD FOR BOT.SCRN. 

4630 PRINT AT Y+l, (N+1-5);X$ 

4631 REM REMOVE THE 1 IF REV., 
See 4555,PRMPT 

4635 REM THIS IS THE PRINT THAT 

PUTS THE CHARACTER KEYED -IN ON 

SCRN., (ECHOS IT) 

4640 POKE NA+N,X 

4645 REM THIS POKES THE CODE 

INTO THE REM STATEMENT ON LINE 

4550 

4650 LET A$(N TO N)=X$ 
4655 REM THIS MIGHT BE USED TO 
PUT THE COMM AND INTO A STRING 
A$ SO THAT IT COULD BE ANALYZED 
/PARSED-ERROR CHECKED ELSEWHERE 
, SEE ALSO LINE 4517 ABOVE 

4660 LET N-N+l 

4661 REM MOVES POSITION POINTER 
, CMD. STRING/LINE FWD. 

4670 GOTO 4560 

4697 REM INCREMENTS PRINT LINE 
LIKE LDOS SCROLLING 

4698 LET Y=Y+2 

4699 RETURN 

4700 REM THIS ENDS EDIT ROUTINE 
CALLED AS SUBROUTINE TO EDIT 1 
LINE 

This has been typed from a 
tested program with some 
elaboration, mainly extra REM 
statements to clarify its 
operation principles. Use of a 
routine like this will help in 
putting LDOS commands into a 
running program and as a bonus 
LISTing it gives the reader a 
hint as to the steps that the 11 



LDOS line editor for LDOS 
(command line) goes through. 
The LDOS CLINE editor is in m/c 
though. 

A routine like this could be 
used to build a utility program 
for use with LDOS or a BASIC or 
part -BASIC operating system 
shell, etc. A few lines added 
to translate from a completely 
different command language into 
LDOS command language , POKEd 
into the REM statement is 
another approach to this, so 
that COPY could be translated 
into two LDOS commands, 

LOAD" name of file, and 

SAVE" name of file, emulating 

CP/M or MS DOS style of command 
language ! 

HITCHHIKERS SPEED THE JOB 
USE SOME HITCHING BITS AS 
A FLAGMAN 

- by BILL HARMER 
T S BULLETIN #3-92 

You can speed up the limited 
processing power of your 
computer by a method of using a 
register for more than one 
•thing 1 at a time. We may call 
this extra use of it, for both 
the main data item and an extra 
one, a hitchhiker, so to speak. 
A little example: To compress a 
text (of characters) , the most 
frequently occurring character 
in any English or other natural 
language is the space. It would 
be a natural to represent in a 
smaller code than 8 -bits (as in 
ASCII, etc. alphanumeric 
character codes) . Since in 
text, you usually don't need 
the codes 128 - 255, you can 
use 7 - bit codes for all the 
letters. To indicate that a 
space precedes a letter, you 
simply set the most significant 
bit, MSbit, of the byte to 1 
(reset it to zero if not) . 
Since the average 
microprocessor uses 8 - bit 
registers, and so does BASIC 
character string manipulation, 
this MSbit can be thought of as 
a hitchhiker, that rides along 
with the alphanumeric code, 
when set indicating a space 
precedes the letter the code 
stands for (in ASCII for 
example) . When you are 
searching text for a word, 



nearly always it will begin 
with a space. 

Searching a compressed text for 
a a byte which has the right 7 
- bit code and the MSbit set to 
indicate a space preceding, 
means that you can speed up the 
search process. Normally this 
would take two steps to get 
that far, checking for a space, 
and then branching to a routine 
to check if the next letter is 
the one at the beginning of the 
word you are looking for. 

Since a space on average 
normally occurs each six 
characters in English, your 
routine, BASIC or machine code, 
will save going into this 
second loop to check the second 
letter, an average of 1/6 the 
time or perhaps saving the time 
of going into this loop 
unnecessarily about 13 - 16% of 
the time, reducing the time 
searching for the word that 
isn't there, 2 or 3 times, 
that's 33% plus! A routine that 
speeds up word search about 33% 
and saves about 16% of memory 
through compression of the text 
data in addition looks like a 
win - win situation indeed. And 
it is all based on having that 
extra MSbit flagging a 
preceding space or representing 
a second letter when it is a 
space, to put it more exactly, 
hitchhiking on the 8 - bit 
register operations in machine 
code and 8 - bit character code 
handling of BASIC if you write 
the routine in BASIC. Control 
codes can also use it. 

Of course this hitchhiking is 
not a new idea. One of the 
first of the register 
computers, the IBM 360 with its 
32 - bit registers gave some 
programmers the idea in writing 
a compiler. If you compile a 
math routine into a series of 
m/c calls to do adding, and put 
the numbers in RAM, get one out 
again and do some subtraction, 
put it in RAM, get it out again 
and add one if flag so-and-so 
is set, then put the result in 
RAM, take it out... it all adds 
up to wasting a lot of time 
putting the number in RAM and 
taking it out again to put in a 



fast register. You could use a 
two pass compiling procedure 
that puts dummy commands in and 
only decides on the second 
pass, after the compiler 
examines the next step, whether 
the arithmetic operation it is 
to convert into machine code 
should end by putting the 
number into RAM, or if it will 
be used again, keeping it in 
the same register. But 
compiling is awfully slow 
anyway, so the programmers 
decided that there was a better 
way. Only part of the 32 - bit 
register needed to be used for 
the object being worked on, but 
some more of the left over bits 
could be used to hold a code or 
system of flags, telling the 
compiler, on the next step, 
whether the result left in that 
register should be put in RAM 
or left there, and generate the 
right code to do it. The result 
would be optimized arithmetic 
in the compiled program and 
using other parts of one 
register would result in little 
slowing of the compilation 
routine itself. (For the real, 
detailed story, p. 364 - p. 366 
Gries, "Compiler Construction 
for Digital Computers" John 
Wiley.) 

So you can use the extra space 
you can find or make in a 
register to make a routine run 
faster, the extra flag or data 
items, or code, hitchhiking 
along in even an 8 - bit 
register. For 16 - bit or 32 - 
bit registers, even more is 
available, so that complicated 
codes can be used. Clever use 
of certain flags like carry and 
zero might also be used, as in 
the search through a text 
example, encountering a space 
before the letter might be 
flagged by setting a flag not 
normally set when a space is 
detected, and clearing it if 
the next character is not the 
letter searched for as the 
second character (first letter 
after the space) of the word 
you are searching for. A lot of 
register operations using 8 - 
bit registers (or 16) can be 
treated as having an extra bit 
or two if you make clever use 
of the flags of the 



microprocessor as if they were 
extra 1 - bit registers , when 
you are machine code 
programming. Also, BASICS often 
use 16 - bit integers (no byte 
arrays available) so when 
unpacking text into numbers, 
that should say to you, can the 
extra bits be used as 
hitchhiker? 

AUTOSTART PROBLEM WITH 
LogiCall? 

by Bob Swoger 

In the last issue of ZQA I 
noted that Chairman Don had 
trouble with the call LogiCall 
uses to adds AUTOSTART to 
LarKen disks when 'A' is 
pressed followed by <ENTER> at 
the 'Program?' prompt. This was 
a problem I had only seen once 
before at Abed's home and had 
forgotten about it after I 
fixed it for him. The problem 
comes up when LogiCall is used 
with the Jack Dohany TS2068 
EPROM. The fix is very simple 
really, Jack uses an 
alternative key stroke sequence 
for the DELETE BASIC token. 

When using Jack Dohany 's EPROM, 
lines 430, 440 and 450 of 
LogiCall will have question (?) 
marks where you should see 
•DELETE'. Simply edit out the 
question marks and replace them 
with the Delete token as 
described in Jack Dohany 's 
manual page for the 'Corrected 
EPROM' . 

Next, modify the first line of 
LogiCall to read something like 
V5.0L3JD, the JD added to 
denote the Jack Dohany EPROM 
modification. This will let me 
know over the phone what 
version I am dealing with when 
I handle problems over the 
phone . 

Save this version of LogiCall 
to your disks and you will be 
back in business. 

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H301-254-8258 

FOR SALE: ON 911025 

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Great Blue-C prgrmming language 
★**★★***★*** BOOKS ************ 

Mapping the Atari 
Microprocessor Manuals 
★★★*★*★*★**★ MISC. ************ 

A few discs with a disk case 
★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★•a********* 

All above $100 Call Doug Eaton 
H/708-668-2731 W/708-576-2116 



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FOR SALE: ON 920909 

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★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★■ft***** 

* Timex and Sinclair Hardware * 
★★★★★★★★★★■it******************** 

(2) TS2068 
(2) Joysticks 

(1) Spectrum Joystick Adapter 

(2) Comodore 1520 Color Plotter 
(1) Color Plotter Repl Pen Set 
(1) Wico Trackball 

(1) TS-2040 Printer 

(1) TS2068/1520 Plotter Intfce 

(5) TS-2050 Modems (untested, 3 

with cables, all uncased) 
(1) OS-64 Cartridge 
(1) TS2068 Winky Board 
(1) Z-SIO ( TS2068 Serial 

Intfc) 

(1) JLO TS2068 Expansion Board 
(1) Z-Link ( TS2068 to Spectrum 

bus converter) 
(1) JLO Printer Interface Card 

(1) QL 

(2) Crazybugs Cartridges 

(2) Budgeter Cartridges 

(1) States & Capitals Cartridge 
(1) Pinball Cartridge 
(1) Flight Simulator Cartridge 
CI) Androids Cartridge 

(1) ZX81 

(3) TS-1016 (16K Rampack) 

(2) TS1000 Winky Board 

(1) Larken NVM for TS1000 
★***#*★★***★***★ *************** 

* TS2068 Software * 
**************** ★****★★*★★*★*★* 

Fighter Pilot 
MScript 

Flight Simulator 
Casboard TS2068 
Ramdizk 

Textwriter 2000 Plus 
Pro/File TS2068 
Hot-Z TS2068 
Mterm-T 
Loader V 

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* Spectrum Software * 
******************************* 

Super Bowl 
Machine Code Tutor 
Higheay Encounter 
The Flying Formula 
Dlan 

Specterm-64 
ZXpert 
007 Spy 

Softaid (10 Programs) 

Cassette 50 (50 Programs) 
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* TS1000/ZX81 Software * 
******************************* 

Word Sine 
ZX -Term* 80 



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* QL Software & Manuals * 
******************************* 

QL Technical Guide 
MAC Paint (with files) 
CAD 

Runtime Editor 
Pascal 

Psion Package (WP,SS,DB, Graph) 
Qcode 

QLTerm BEST OFFER 
QLink Gary Lessenberry 
12 Alleghany Road 
Havelock, NC 28532 
919-444-3895 

FOR SALE: ON 921003 

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YAESU FT101EX TRANSCEIVER .$250 

5 BAND VERTICAL $50 

CALL BARRY AT 708-742-7775 

FOR SALE: ON 930113 
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DMP 130 Parallel Printer with 
Home Brew 300-9600 baud 
Parallel to Serial Interface 

and 6 new ribbons $140 

10M HD W/DISTO CNTRLR $100 

2400 BAUD COMPUDYNE MODEM. ..$40 
CALL LEN ZIELINSKI 708-967-8791 
9AM TO 9PM 

And now, a word from 
our Vendors 

Please remember to support our 
Vendors. Isn't it time to 
acquire a disk drive system for 
your TS2068? Cost can't be the 
excuse because $150 will get 
you LarKen DOS and $50 more 
will get you dual drives from 
fests! Life just isn't long 
enough to wait for tape saves 
and loads! 

Running your computer without a 
modem is like having a sports 
car with no tires. You just sit 
there with all that horse power 
and can't go anywhere! Frank 
Davis says he has a lot of 
TS2050 modems and if he can't 
move them he will donate them 
away, what a loss to the T/S 
community that would be! 
Contact him and order yours at: 

MECHANICAL AFFINITY 
FRANK DAVIS 
513 EAST MAIN 
PERU IN 46970 
317-473-8031 



MECHANICAL AFFINITY 

PAUL HOLMGREN 
5231 WILTON WOOD CT 
INDIANAPOLIS IN 46254 

Please support our magazine, 
it's the only one left and is 
really very good. 

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PLEASE SUPPORT IT ! 
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UPDATE! COMPUTER SYSTEMS 
PO BOX 1095 
PERU IN 46970 
317-473-8031 

AERCO 
BOX 18093 
AUSTIN TX 78760 
512-451-5874 
DOS & CPI'S 



LARKEN ELECTRONICS 

LARRY KENNY 
DOS £ BBS SOFTWARE 

These fine products 
sold by both 
ED GREY 6 RMG ENTERPRISES 

ED GREY 
PO BOX #2186 
INGLEWOOD CA 90305 
213-759-7406 

RMG ENTERPRISES 

ROD GOWEN 
1419 1/2 7TH ST 
OREGON CITY OR 97045 
503-655-7484 

SUNSET ELECTRONICS 
2254 TARAVAL ST 
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94116 

Be sure to call or write our 
Vendors and ask for information 
on their current stock of 
products . 

Vendors, T/SNUG will run your 
ads for free, just send us copy 
of your ad the way you want to 
see it here. Our members are 
paying to see what you have to 
offer, we at T/SNUG feel that 
this will help you to stay 
around longer. Just send your 
copy to Don Lambert. We shall 
send you this newsletter for 
free for as long as you and we 
are 'still around*. 



John Oliger passed this 
information to us about his new 
JLO SAFE V2.65 which includes a 
few new features. I like the 
new CAT /n feature. 

Prices: 

Source Listing w/ comments. $7. 95 

EPROM w/o exchange $15.00 

EPROM w/exchange $10.00 

JOHN OLIGER CO. 
11601 WHIDBEY DR 
CUMBERLAND IN 46229 
Affordable H/W Expansion 
DOS £ CPI'S 

ZX REPAIR 
DAN ELLIOTT 
RT 1 BOX 117 
CABOOL MO 65689 

SHARP'S INC. 
BOX 326 
MECHANICS VI LLE VA 23111 
804-730-9697 FAX>804-746- 
1978 

MOUNTAINEER SOFTWARE 
BILL FERREBEE 
749 HILL ST #9 
PARKERS BURG WV 26104 
304-424-7272 

RUSSELL ELECTRONICS 
RD1 BOX 539 
CENTER HALL PA 16828 

ZUNK 
1419 FERRIS 
WAXAHACHIE TX 75165 

JOHN MCMICHAEL 
1710 PALMER DR 
LARAMIE WY 82070 
307-742-4530 
COLOR PRINTER SOFTWARE 
FOR TS2068 

Just a reminder, 

IT'S RE-UP TIME 
AGAIN! 

Make your check for $10.00 
payable to Abed Kahale and 
send it to: 

ABED KAHALE 

ZXir QLiva Alive! Newsletter 
335 W NEWPORT RD 

HOFFMAN ESTATES IL 60195-3106 



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