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RE: [midatlanticretro] Terminal software for TRS-80 Model 12

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  • Matthew Patoray
    Kelly, The drive has round disc activity lights. I know about being too far out. I see offers for Ampex VPR-3 1 VTR s all the time but shipping is upwards of
    Message 1 of 10 , Sep 10, 2008
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      Kelly,

      The drive has round disc activity lights. I know about being too far out. I see offers for Ampex VPR-3 1" VTR's all the time but shipping is upwards of $800 from CA.

      Matt


      --- On Wed, 9/10/08, Kelly Leavitt <kelly@...> wrote:

      > From: Kelly Leavitt <kelly@...>
      > Subject: RE: [midatlanticretro] Terminal software for TRS-80 Model 12
      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 1:56 PM
      > Matt:
      > I really need to do an inventory of all the model
      > II/12/16/6000 stuff I have. I started one, but ran out of
      > energy. There is around 1500 disks in all. Does your model
      > 12 have the 8" disc drive with the round light or the
      > squarish light?
      >
      > I'll start looking this week. Too bad you're so
      > far away, it would just be easier.
      >
      > Kelly
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com on behalf of
      > Matthew Patoray
      > Sent: Wed 9/10/2008 11:55 AM
      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > Cc:
      > Subject: RE: [midatlanticretro] Terminal software for
      > TRS-80 Model 12
      >
      >
      >
      > Kelly,
      >
      > Thanks for the info, about the same procedure I use for
      > cleaning Video Heads.
      >
      > I would think a program for the 2.0b version of TRSDOS.
      >
      > I would be interested in any programs for that computer.
      > And a Known good working copy of TRSDOS that would work best
      > for the computer would be good.
      >
      > I do have some 3M 8" floppies that I can provide.
      >
      > Yes I live in Ohio and I can PayPal you any money you
      > would want for the copying of the discs.
      >
      > Thanks,
      >
      > Matt
      >
      > --- On Wed, 9/10/08, Kelly Leavitt <kelly@...
      > <mailto:kelly%40catcorner.org> > wrote:
      >
      > > From: Kelly Leavitt <kelly@...
      > <mailto:kelly%40catcorner.org> >
      > > Subject: RE: [midatlanticretro] Terminal software for
      > TRS-80 Model 12
      > > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:midatlanticretro%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 11:17 AM
      > > Matt:
      > >
      > > Re: Cleaning the drives. I do this quite regularly.
      > >
      > > I went to a local pharmacy and asked for 99%
      > Isopropyl
      > > Alcohol . I paid about $4 for a pint and it took them
      > 2 days
      > > to get it in (this was at an A&P). A pint has
      > lasted me
      > > several years.
      > >
      > > I then picked up several soft, long, lint free
      > cleaning
      > > swabs from a local camera supply.
      > >
      > > I soak the swab in the alcohol and clean the heads
      > with
      > > this. You can do this with the drives in place, but
      > I
      > > usually pull them to do it.
      > >
      > > I also have several dozen 8" cleaning discs.
      > The
      > > procedure there is to put 10 drops of alcohol on the
      > film in
      > > the disc holder and insert into the drive, but I
      > don't
      > > use them. They seem like they would be very
      > abrasive.
      > >
      > > I also regularly clean the head rails. I just wipe
      > off any
      > > gunk and then wipe on then wipe off a very light film
      > of
      > > non-reactive oil. I forget what type I use, but it is
      > in a
      > > pen form, I think it is silicone based, and a single
      > pen has
      > > lasted me for years. It is importnat that you really
      > > don't leave a film of oil on the rails (hence the
      > wipe
      > > off).
      > >
      > > So, which OS did you want the comm program for? Are
      > you
      > > located in OH?
      > >
      > > Kelly
      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:midatlanticretro%40yahoogroups.com> on behalf
      > of
      > > Matthew Patoray
      > > Sent: Wed 9/10/2008 10:50 AM
      > > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:midatlanticretro%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > Cc:
      > > Subject: RE: [midatlanticretro] Terminal software
      > for
      > > TRS-80 Model 12
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Hi,
      > >
      > > I have the following OS discs.
      > >
      > > P&T CPM V2.2
      > > TRSDOS-II 4.2
      > > TRSDOS 2.0b
      > > TRSDOS 2.0a
      > >
      > > Also, anyone know a good way to clean the drives?
      > >
      > > Matt
      > >
      > > --- On Wed, 9/10/08, Kelly Leavitt
      > <kelly@... <mailto:kelly%40catcorner.org>
      >
      > > <mailto:kelly%40catcorner.org> > wrote:
      > >
      > > > From: Kelly Leavitt <kelly@...
      > <mailto:kelly%40catcorner.org>
      > > <mailto:kelly%40catcorner.org> >
      > > > Subject: RE: [midatlanticretro] Terminal
      > software for
      > > TRS-80 Model 12
      > > > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:midatlanticretro%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > <mailto:midatlanticretro%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 8:53 AM
      > > > What OS are you using? What version of which
      > OS?
      > > >
      > > > I probably have something somewhere for both
      > CP/M
      > > and
      > > > TRS-DOS.
      > > >
      > > > Can you make a disk from an image if I emailed
      > it to
      > > you?
      > > >
      > > > Finally, where are you located? It would be
      > *easiest
      > > for
      > > > me* if you stopped by in Wantage, NJ and we
      > went
      > > through
      > > > what I had and tried it on various machines. I
      > could
      > > then
      > > > send you away with what you needed. Otherwise, I
      > am
      > > a
      > > > notorious flake. I may have what you need, but
      > > it'll
      > > > take weeks for me to turn on all the equipment
      > needed
      > > to
      > > > make a copy of the software.
      > > >
      > > > Kelly
      > > >
      > > > -----Original Message-----
      > > > From: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:midatlanticretro%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > <mailto:midatlanticretro%40yahoogroups.com> on
      > behalf
      > > of
      > > > Matthew Patoray
      > > > Sent: Wed 9/10/2008 5:04 AM
      > > > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:midatlanticretro%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > <mailto:midatlanticretro%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > Cc:
      > > > Subject: [midatlanticretro] Terminal software
      > for
      > > TRS-80
      > > > Model 12
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Hi all,
      > > >
      > > > I am looking for some terminal software for my
      > > TRS-80
      > > > model 12. I am going to try and use it with my
      > Bell
      > > > dataphone 4800 modem.
      > > >
      > > > Also if anyone know of any BBS' still
      > operational
      > > in
      > > > Ohio/PA please let me know,
      > > >
      > > > Thanks,
      > > >
      > > > Matt
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