8-Bit Software Online Conversion

ARTICLES FOR SALE FROM SPROW Last update 23rd-Aug-1998 Send to: R.P.Sprowson,6 Bollinbrook road,MACCLESFIELD,Cheshire.SK10 3DJ By fax: 01625 431067 (use +44 1625 431067 if outside UK) By email: rps102@york.ac.uk (not during summer break,July to October) On the internet: "http://www.york.ac.uk/~rps102/bbc/forsale.htm" Postage: except if marked otherwise postage is given in multiples of 26p which MUST be added to the total price.eg.if it says "...add P&P3" then that item would cost 3 x 26p = 78p to post. *SPECIALS -FREE 'DOS FS' SOFTWARE On buying the official Acorn 1770 upgrade,includes all chips required,DFS on ROM and manual.Allows BBC B's to have ADFS due to double density writing (ADFS chip not supplied),and makes 3.5" drives faster in most cases.Free software allows your BBC to read IBM DOS disks too.£25 +P&P4 -FREE MONITOR When you buy 2 or more BBC Micros (see Hardware section below), postage is free. -SAVE £5 on 4Meg/2Meg boards.A bit more fiddly to add than the Aries B20,but with more features - too many to list here,but basically it's a mass of RAM (in banks made from 8k SRAM chips).Comes with support ROM and all required hardware.3 remaining,all with manuals.Now £14 + P&P6 -SAVE £1 per box.Blank 3.5" floppies in a box of 10.Now only £5 + P&P3 -NEW! 32k Watford Electronics Shadow RAM board,keep HIMEM at &8000 & still have 12k left for a printer buffer.Full original manual and driver ROM.No soldering to fit either.£20 P&P3 -EXCLUSIVE PIC programmer,with driving software for 8 bit Acorns.Programs devices from 18 pins to 40 pins as detailed at "http://www.york.ac.uk/~rps102/pics/picchips.htm",or more details available on request.BBC version - £75.00 inc P&P,Risc OS version (includes BBC version free!) - £99.00 inc P&P -GIFT IDEA! Combined fan and map light,ideal travelling companion for hot summers.Requires 2AA cells.£4.P&P3 *WANTED Any reasonable costs met for help in locating the following... -Tube ULA for 6502 2nd processor.Made for Acorn by Ferranti,40 pin device. -Spare TMS6100 'PhromA' chip.The missing half to a speech upgrade. -Interlinking juntion box for Watford BeebScan,joins handset to 1MHz bus connector *HARDWARE (ADDONS) -Aries B20 board,parasites off the 6502 socket and adds 20k shadow RAM to a normal BBC so the variable 'HIMEM' is always at &8000.Has driver ROM too,£15. P&P4. -Solidisk dual disk controller board.Have the benefits of both 1770 and 8271 at the control of a switch. Brand new condition,with flying lead and switch. Missing driving ROM software.Hence,£5 P&P3 *HARDWARE (SPARES) -Cooling fan.New 60mm FAN,12v DC to cool the innards of a computer £10 P&P3 -RAM chips to suit ATPL/Solidisk/Watford boards.£5 each +P&P1 (you usually need two) -Dual phono to phono audio extension lead (male plugs at both ends).£2 + P&P3 -Car lighter socket to mini 3.5mm power plug (9v out).50p add P&P1 -UV tubes,example use - to detect forged bank notes.6" length,4W.£3 each (3 of) -Pack of ten 13A domestic fuses (to BS1362) £1 + P&P1 -Centronics printer lead,25 way D plug to FEMALE centronics conn.1m in length £4.47.P&P2 -'F'key strips,with Acorn logo 30 boxes for key combinations (not for Electron).10 for 50p +P&P1 *HARDWARE (OTHERS) -BBC B with Econet upgrade fitted.Issue 7 board inside.NFS 3.34.£25 + £5 Parcel Force postage -BBC B.No DFS or Econet.Issue 7 board.BASIC II.OS 1.20.£23 (two left) + £5 Parcel Force postage -BBC B.DFS fitted & tested.Issue 7 board.BASIC II.OS 1.20.£29 (two left) + £5 Parcel Force postage -Phone lock,sturdy plastic strap stops BT jack plugs being unplugged.50p +P&P1 -Digital watch,has all usual features +heart-rate monitor.Casio model TM15, boxed.£35.P&P3 -Digital watch,has all usual features +electroluminescent backlight.Casio model TM16,boxed.£15.P&P3 -Yuasa sealed lead acid battery.Weigh 2.4kg,12v,equiv to Maplin XG77J (about £28).£14 +P&P10 -Mini printing calculator,as new,with 3 spare rolls.10 digit display.Takes 4AA batteries.£20 +P&P5 -EPSON P40 printer with Centronics interface (printer lead available). Selectable codepage (so that £ sign appears either as a £ or a Yen sign) and end of line character. No need to change ribbon - the impact head doesn't need one.Just 680g,measuring 22cm x 13cm x 5cm high in a bone grey case. Refill rolls still available (from Farnell) and one is supplied to get you going. Will run off external PSU (from Argos),or from internal rechargeable battery pack supplied.£17.P&P9 -Case for Maplin 'pocket multimeter' with popstud front fastener,testlead holder & strap.Maplin order code YN65V is about £1 less than Maplin - 99p +P&P1. -30A 250v mains junction boxes,brand new and suitable for socket ring mains. £2+P&P2 (3 of left) -Battery eliminator,for 6v or 9v devices,with 4 round DC power plugs,each polarity reversible.£3 + P&P3 *SOFTWARE -Quikmenu 3 by Neosoft for PC's only.Requires 286 or greater,and gives DOS a nice Graphical User Interface.Fully registered version,including 200 page manual,and extra icons disks.£20 +P&P3 -GrabROM 1.50 Save entire 16k or 8k ROM (software autodetects length) images to disk almost instantly.This is a disk based 'star' command with manual which installs itself in any spare page of memory and can therefore be recalled without needing the program disk.You can specify the address at which it runs (default: &C00).£2.50,P&P1 Note - the price includes the disk. -Elite.Space trading game.Full original flight manual,reference card,and dual format disk.£2.P&P2 *CUSTOM (The following will only be returned if sufficient stamps are enclosed) -Eprom programming service PROGRAM NEW ROM £4 SUPPLY BLANK ROM ONLY £3.50 ERASE AND REPROGRAM ROM £1.00 ERASE ONLY 50p -Having problems with programming/hardware? Drop me a line as I offer to fix any 8 bit Acorn related hardware.Please check before sending off hardware - ALL repairs are guaranteed. -Acorn's application notes are available @ 40p each,regardless of length. List of available application notes available on request.