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This mini forum is intended to provide a simple means of discussion about the Compukit UK-101 computer. If you want to share your own experience or memories, or add relevant information about this system: post a message!

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Thursday 9th March 2023
Stephen Cole (United Kingdom)

Myself and serveral others in the Reading UK area had these in the early 80''s, and did the ram, video, cassette hardware hacks etc.

Friday 17th February 2023
Peter Jones (United Kingdom)

@Terry Brown. We might have met. I bought an Exidy Sorcerer from Chris in 1978 and visited the Barnet shop quite a lot after that. I remember sitting outside having a beer with Chris and he was saying that he was considering setting up a pirate TV station.

Sunday 14th February 2021
Mario (Switzerland)

Hi! Is there anyone out there who owns a working Compukit UK101 computer and would be willing to sell it? Thanks

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
Con Cunningham (Ireland)

@Terry - Chris Carey opened radio station in Dublin, and the folk involved set up a sales and support organisation run out of a very decrepit basement in Dublin city centre. I was studying CS in Trinity at the time, and used to work part-time for them, either soldering kits for purchasers, or fixing those that didn''t work. (Almost always bent pins on the ICs)
Those were some very happy days :-)

Thursday 23rd January 2020
terry brown (United Kingdom)

I worked at Comp shop New Barnet , selling these and helping pack them , its was run by Chris Carey great days - i then build and developed software for Nascom , i was 14 at the time

Thursday 28th August 2014
Martin Ward

Change the dollar sign to a hash sign in the URL''s below

Thursday 28th August 2014
Martin Ward

If you have old software on cassette tape, which no longer loads, I have written a program which analyses the tape (saved as a wav file) and extracts the data:$CUTS

My collection of Compukit UK101 software can be downloaded from here:$UK101

Wednesday 15th January 2014
Holger Palmroth (Germany)

The URL of the DIY UK-101 has changed quite a while ago. Here is the current one:

Saturday 22nd November 2008
Stephen Burgoyne Coulson (UK)

Watford Electronics? That makes sense - as I rememeber buying and installing a new monitor ROM around 1981 is and I have the distinct memory that it was named WEMON. Needed a bit of board mod, trace cutting, extra wire. Provided full cursor control (you could print strings that would contain control characters to move your cursor around on the screen) and some other clever things that I can''t remember now.

Sunday 5th December 2004
Simon Anthony (UK)
Anthony family website

Mine still works... A friend at the BBC made his work in colour... I wrote a space invaders game - four aliens... miss one and the 'bullet' got stuck in the code.... It crashed, list it and there was the bullet. (memory mapping the screen does that :>) BBC VT shift 1 was UK101 - Shift two was the Nascom machine I think. Shift one moved on to the BBC micro - then the Archimedes. Shift two went the IBM clone way. I was shift one - I loved my Risc OS - still use it whenever I can. Code is on my (aged) homepage.

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