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* Mext Meeting X 

X x In this issue. 
* Killarny Community Centre * We Pre some Amble. 

* 6260 Killarny st. Vanc. x We look at the ZX 1/0 map. 
x x We get even with Steven. 

x Oct 11 ? PM x Ue plot some ZD. 

x x And we load some M/C. 

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ZXAppeal is a monthly 
nevsletter put out by the 
Vancouver Sinclair Users Group. 
For more information on the 
club and ZXAppeal see the backcover. 
In order to ‘beat the deadline’ 
material for ZXAppeal may be 
send directly to the editor 
2200 Marine Drive 

West Vancouver. B.C. 

V7V 1Ke. 

Marcio Vieira ‘the Pres.’ 

can be reached at 964-6693 





DEAR EDITOR 





EDITORS PREAMBLE 


He; did we have a fair or what. 
yes sir, the Sinclair users of 
Vancouver where at the Pacific 
computer fair and we had a good 
booth. Lets first give credit 
where its .due. The following 
people worked on our booth or 
where there to man it or both. 

Our thanks go to: 

Rudi Rugge 

Don Mumford 

Ken Kenney 

Bob Lussier 

Ken Abramson 

Al Wright 

Marcio Vieira 

And others who gave us their 
support by just visiting the 
booth. Thanks to Ken Kenney we 
where able to show of the micro 
drives and Al Wright showed the 
multitude that yes, a diskdrive 
is also possible. 

It remains to be seen how many 
new members are going to sign up 
as a result of this showing of 
the flag but the free TSHorizons 
where going fast and even 
ZXAppeal sold several copies, so 
there was interest in Sinclair 
stuff. I wonder what we can show 


Vancouver next year. 

A QL, with diskdrives? 

A Spectrum* with 128K? 

Is anybody planning any purchases 
out there we should know about? 


As to the September meeting, it 
was a good one, we had more than 
30 people there and there was a 


lot to see and hear. 
Before I forget Rod 
would like it known that he is 
the new network coordinator. He 
is taking this position over from 
John Brohman. 


Humphreys 


Rod tells us that, contrary to 
what was written in ZXAppeal a 
while ago, T/S Connection out of 
Cincinnati is not an authorized 
service facility for Timex 
computers. The Timex Products 


Service Department in Little Rock 


(2) 


Arkansas continues to do warranty 
and repair work on T/S computers 
and peripherals. 

Rod got this information 
Mark Fisher via the network. 


from 


Ken Abramson mentioned the 
Computer education for the 80's 
fair at Simon Fraser University 
which is held on the weekend of 
27 & 28 September. 

Ken also showed us that major 
ramwobble problems can be avoided 
by using a typewriter eraser to 
clean the fingers of the 
expansion port. The use of 
contact cleaner, for the same 
purpose, was discussed and it was 
mentioned that one should not use 
anything but silicon based 
cleaners, to avoid a major 
meltdown of the plastic casing. 


Brown also made it to the 
meeting and he brought Hero, the 
Heathkit robot. He told us that 
his robotics course at VCC is 
sold out. 

Karl has 

Robot Expo 
he reports 


Karl 


been to the Personal 
in San Fransisco and 
that, although things 
are starting to happen in that 
field, prices will have to come 
down considerably before robotics 
becomes as widely an accepted 
hobby as computerics is. 
The robot that every student gets 
to build during his course at VCC 


will cost him or her only $135.- 
including the instruction. It is 
with this low price that Karl 
want to push along the personal 
robotics revolution, for him a 
chicken in every pot is not 
enough he thinks every pot ought 


to have a robot to serve it. 


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Sinclair Research new 
boss will be Biil Jeffery, who 
was BVI ÐR managing arrector Wanted. Timex 1000 with manual. 
dc MG. AED. TV & Commen Working condition, under $40.- 
vi kow Ker de Ph 732-9691, leave message on A.S. 
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by:- R. Lussier 

The GL won the Microcompu- 
ter of the gear award recentiu 
and Sinclair aise won an award 
for the Spectrum version of LOGD 

The manufacturer CUMANA is 
making a Disc Brive far the si 
which will support the new 03-5 
system capable of turning the SL 
into the equivalent ofr a high- 
speed mini computer. 

This add-on is to be avai- 
iable in September #85 with the 
compatible disc drive å Inter- 
fare, This Syst is far both 
the QL å the BE omputers. This 
whale system i be very UNIS 
Likes 

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for the SL is cu starting to 
build-up quite rapidly af if the 
hardware support. It fimatiy 
Looks Like the GL 15 getting the 
recognition it deserves. 


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More Information by R. Lussier 





The EMC, 15 Kilburn Court, 
Newport, RI @284@ now has the — 
KEMPSTON Joysti k Interface that 
Plugs directiy on the T,5 2058 
with no adapto unde The new 
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price is US $i7.58 and for the 

Games Club Members the price is 

US $15.00. حو‎ Dm 
To get tio be a Games Clu 


member costs US 42,95 per YE 
With the membership you get 
of merchandise and on Specials: 


Mr. Bob Dui of EMC would 
also appreciate hearing from the 
members who wouid like to seii 
their T/5 2058 manuals. If at 
‘all interested please contact at 
the above address. He also nou 
has available the New EMC cata- 
Log. Get one theu are a great 
catalog with iots of goodies for 
the TS 2863, TC 2863, and the 
Spectrum.. Enjoy: 

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OBSERVATIONS ON A EUROPEAN 
VISIT 


mentioned in the September 
ZXAppeal I recently had 
an opportunity to check out the 
computer scene in Europe first 
hand. Since I had not been back 
there since 1979 ( before the 
homecomputer revolution hit in 
earnest) I was looking forward to 
the experience. 

It so happens that my brother is 
a member in good standing (albeit 
without 1985 membership card 
which he misplaced somewhere 
among the program listings and 
other general flotsam one finds 
on a computerists desk) of the 
Commodore Users Group of the 
Netherlands. Because of that we 
where able to go to their 
national swapmeet in the Hague. 

I must say that, knowing the 
language, I felt immediately at 


As I 
issue of 


home. There was no difference, 
that I could see, between this 
meeting and the same type of 


thing here in North America. 

I found the same straggly haired, 
bent backed, keyboard flat 
fingered types at this meeting as 
I would at any North American 
computerist get together. 

Coming back to language, it has 
been said that we computerists 
have a language all of our own, 
well let me assure you, fellow 
English speakers of the world, 
you ‘re troubles are nothing 
compared with the average Dutch 
or German computer novice. Just 
try and tell someone outside of 
the computer fraternity the 
difference between RAM and ROM. 
Yes ah.. I know ROM. is also 
Random Acces Memory but we ah.. 
did it this way because it sounds 
better. Now try and explain that 


to the average Frenchman and he 
would smile at you knowingly and 
keep his thoughts to himself. 
While "over there" I did see 


quite a few French and Dutch 
newspaper and magazine ads and I 
also glanced through a German MSX 
hook. 


Cont. page 13 





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RINT “You pressed YES": STOP 


At first glance, it would appear that 
whenever the computer came across this 
Se line, it would check to see if A$ is 
“YES”. If not, it would not make X=i and 
then because it is a multi-line statement, 





























(3) It has UNDERLINING. it would print the message and then STOP. 
wr و‎ ES, FASES NOT SO! Due to the nature of the operating 
i41 YOU set cur own TABS. systen, the statements following a 
deo te A AYÈ OO eee ee ee conditional check will only be executed 
E RR e Rr Ae PX ET ters such as when the IF - THEN statement is true. No 
Mb ai JE SEE more "go to a subroutine” is needed when 
This Program is very USER you want to do more than one thing when a 
friendiy and WE LI documented. condition is true. Just put them after the 
check in a eulti-statement line format! 
If interested in this pro- 
gram you may get a copy for the 
price of $25.58 Canadian frofm:- 
R. Lussier, 
P.O. Box 788, : 
New Westminster, B.C. d !! 2863 Book 
Canada USL ZS ١ 
P H HOS i er 
RATING: & ive da. 1 í 
Value far money 8 — . ine name of the book is the 
Ease of use: 8 ive T 75 2865 Basics and Beyond", I 
ise of Computer: 8 gave the American address i n 
Graphics: none cariier issue nof € 5 
Serai. wee This is the Cana r 
Xi get a hold of the GE. 
The profit om this ven- Prite is Canadian 
ture 90 back in he User Group Postage 
the ko FEOF ESS = 
ta continue the ups efforts Gage Distribution £o.) 
I thank Mr. Glenn A. Smith 154 Commander Bilyd., 
of Austell, a 1 for the Hgincourt, Ontario 
opportunity using his program M15 925 
to further our Group: efforts. canada 
Thanks Gienn!!!!! va 4 TY 
1 This book if supposed to 
have a great section on the 
SOUND Command and Pan Yè Ure TM 
It states that when you have — 
learned the chapters on SOUND 
gou should be able to play your 
oun music on € TS 2058, bell 
I hope so because I have sent 
for the book. Will do a User 
review on it ier I have tried 
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42 INPUT to clear 
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D) "7 LIN i Program far those who would Like 
iðð IF b THEN Go to enter machine code Programs 
Ta zga but iack experience. 
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128 IF cs THEN 5 the start address which may be 
TOP entered in Hex of Decimal, but 
138 FOR j EH c$ STEP 2: L You must indicate which you are 
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50 SUB za XT j: GO TO 118 by an 'h' or Cd". AS most pro- 
288 INPUT codes one at a grams need the area af memory ta 
time “pt IF a$z"s" OR a be reserved by CLEAR address-1. 
$="5" THEN This option is included from 
218 LET 3 within the program. 
220 GÅ SU So TO 2988 
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The magazine "NEXT 81" if 
devoted entireiy to the ZXB1 and 
7516821528. Ii has reviews, 29 
grams, posters and tots more. 
For more 
Large SAE and 
MHP. _ This program has 5 Functis 
76 Huntsmoo You can enter ane or twa byte 
Tapley, Bas ; of decimal iso full address e 
Hants 25 16396,can be enteredior 1 byt 
England of Hex. You can print what Ya: 
entered so far on to the scre 
== iit he screen Fille u then 
From page 10: press cont i: and RUN gout ma 
chine code program. In additi 
a the address of fast byte ente 
(big in Europe by the way, this and its decim contents are 
MSX business) and these and other Played at the ip GF the ecre 
semi English phrases kept 
cropping up constantly. 
To give you an idea of what is 
available to the European å r2 
computer hobbyist I'll list some ið jp a MEN 
of the computer fare I spied in ev ris H-ziboic 
various stores of the cities I 5e PRINT 
visited. 4e PRINT 3 
I saw the Sony Hit Bit, a MSX HEX” 3 = 
machine, in the chicklet key/16K 45 PRINT 
configuration for 8950 Lux Francs SA PRINT 
in a store in Luxemburg. This SA INPUT 
particular machine is available 78 GO TO 
every where in Europe as far as I 420 
could tell. The ZX81 is available 418 
for 399 Fr Francs in Paris and in 420 
the taxfree shopping center on 458 
Schiphol airport the QL is 446 
available for the "bargain" price 458 
of Hfl 1767.- when I left you sag 
could get Hfl 2.30 for a Canadian Bie 
dollar. Also at Schiphol, bee Tor 
taxfree, you can get a Spectrum+ DE AS (2) -i 
for Hfl 498.- and the Atari 130XE ESÈ 
for Hfl 598.- since these prices 5259 
are taxfree I'll leave you to جوت‎ 
decide whether they are bargains 355 
GEFA. ge a30 
I must say it is quite an 348 
experience to be able to walk 258 
into a store and play with a QL 1288 
or for that matter an ordinary 1281 
Spectrum it makes me wonder if we 1282 REM Insert 48 graphic 
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Oh yes the Amiga versus 520ST 
battle is heating up in Europe as 
well believe me sparks will fly. 


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1624 Lough iS@1-B Compton Ave., 
Mercede, Nashville, TN 372812 
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P.O, Box 28411, . P.O, Box 68238, 
Vista, CA 92885 Washington, |? 28815 
T " BITEN: Steve Hyatt 
Okanagan Gi Users Group, 
CO BRE, Site 79, 
Box Ia, 
Summerland, B.C: 
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Capitol Area Tri User Group, 
F.0. Box 725, 

Bladensburg, Maryland 28718 
Boston Area Tri User Group 
4 Ox Road, 

Billerica, 


Joplin Sinclair Users Group, 
P.O, Box 2221, . 
Joplin, MO 64585 


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28 PRINT "INPUT B FOR BIN. Tü 
DEC." 
38 INPUT C$ 
48 CLS 
58 IF Cg$="B" THEN GO Tü 198 
55 PRINT “CONVERSION FROM DEC, 
TO BIN." 
SØ LET At="" 
70 LET B$="" 
88 INPUT Y 
sø LET X=Y 
1890 LET X=X/Z 
110 IF INT X::X THEN LET AS=AS+ 


115 IF INT X=x THEN LET A$=A$+" 


128 LET X=INT X 

138 IF xX<>Ø THEN GO TO 182 
148 FOR A=i TO LEN A$ 

158 LET B$-A8$H)4B£ 

168 NEXT A 
178 PRINT Y;'= 
188 GO TO 262 

198 PRINT “CONVERSION FROM BIN. 
TO DEC." 

288 INPUT AS 

218 LET D=Ø 

228 FOR A=i TO LEN A$ 

238 IF A$iA:="i" THEN LET 
+ILEN A4-A! 

240 NEXT A 

258 PRINT Ab; -";D 

250 PAUSE 424+ 

270 CLS 


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This program will convert 
decimal numbers into binary num- 
bers & vice versa, You are told 
which Letter to enter for the 
function you need. After your 
choice is made the screen will 
Clear and the program continues 

function you wish. 


unction does if 


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displayed at the top of the 
screen. Then the number you want 
if calculated and printed. The 
Program then pauses. Pressing 
any key will re-run the proaram. 


From Page 2 


wilf Rigter was also at the 
meeting, he tells us that he is 
back working with the ZX81 again. 
He, together with James Horne, is 
developing all kinds of exciting 
things for the old ZX. Together 
they have developed a board which 
will give you upper and lower 
case characters on the screen for 
use with Word Sinc 11.4. The 
board is available at D.Ross 
Educational Electronics. Dave 
tells me that the U/L case board 
and other goodies are put 
together in a  "Multi-Pack" and 
you can reach him at 298-9245 for 
more information. 

The meeting closed at about 8.30 
and if I may say so it looks as 
if an other strong Sinclair 
season is about to start. There 
is renewed interest .in the ZX81 
and (maybe I am influenced by my 
European trip, see else where) as 
far as other Sinclair machines 
and clones are concerned, they 
just keep on coming. 


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The Vancouver Sinclair Users Group has 
been in existence since 1982. We are a 
support group for the owners and users 
of the, Microace, zX 80, ZX 81, 
T/S 1000, T/S 1500, Spectrum, Spectrum+ 
T/S 2068 and QL computers. 

Our 1985 executive consists of, 


President Marcio Vieira 
v.P/Coordinator Erik Sakara 
Treasurer ARBie Fru 


Our Membership dues are only $10.-/year 
and may be send to our Treasurer. 

ARBie Fru 

7220 Blundell Rd 

Richmond. B.C. 


V6Y 1J4. 

Membership includes a subscription to 
ZXAppeal our monthly newsletter. 
ZXAppeal accepts advertising, our 


=PREPAID= rates are, 

$ 40.- per page. 

$ 20.- per 1/2 page. 

$ 10.- per 1/4 page. 

We charge one dollar extra for billing. 
ZXAppeal has a print run of 150 copies 
per month and is distributed to our 
members together with approx. 75 other 
Sinclair usergroups throughout North 
America who receive a photocopy, via 
The Network. 

Our Network coordinator is, 

Rod Humpreys, 

2006 Highview Place, 

Port Moody B.C. V3H 1N5