Tandy Assembly 2019 took take place on September 27th, 28th & 29th 2019 in Springfield, Ohio. The Event was moved across the street to the The Heritage Center of Clark County – Clark County Historical Society and Museum. It seemed to be about 75% z80 computers (Trs-80 model 1 etc)
I did live coverage on cocotalk, there were some stream issues so it’s in two parts
I attended my first VCF ever September 14 and 15th near Chicago! I was proud to be part of “coco row”. This was an awesome show and I plan to attend next year. Alot of the Cocotalk folks were there and we all had a great time. Even got an awsome deal on an “extra clean” Coco3.
Well I ended up bidding on two TP-10 printers on eBay, and they arrived while I was away at Hamvention.
The first came with a 4 pin din to DB-25 cable and appears to have been rebanded “MAGTEK MCAT Printer” although the bottom still shows Radio Shack TP-10, I wouldn’t be surprised if the TP-10 label is below the MAGTEK sticker.
The other TP-10 came with a box, the Styrofoam, the 4 pin serial coco cable and some paper!
Good News both of them work in self test and connected to a Coco 3!
May 17th through 19th, 2019 was Hamvention, one of the largest gathering of amateur (ham) radio enthusiasts. My favorite part is the flea market and this year was the first time in 3 or 4 years I spotted a Coco. Here is what it looked like on the table
Missing keys just a coco with a label and some other items sitting on it. I take a closer look at and and the fellow behind the table tells me he is watching the items for his friend. Not being that interested in a beat up Coco 1 with missing keys for $50, I said I may come back later. At that moment the owner shows up and says he has a whole bin of stuff that goes with it. I take a closer look at the coco and see what I now know is a composite mod and a relocated reset switch mod.
After gladly handing over the $50 I took the bin over to a friend’s flea market spot nearby, set the items out on an empty table and took a picture of it all.
Needless to say what a great deal for $50! What a great find I am very happy to have it and plan to give it a good home.
I went through the bin and did a brief walk around the flea market during CoCoTALK! #108 here is the video.
I’ve had this PC game for probably almost 20 years. I remember buying it at a Hamfest in Akron. I noticed that in the scrapbook, the package for original Leisure Suit Larry has a Coco 3 sticker on it, go figure.