Introduce yourself!

Introduce yourself. Pimp your website, competition, event or other activity here, as long as it's Spectrum related.
Foxbat_25
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Foxbat_25 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:41 pm

Thanks for the fast welcome! I'll make sure to take pictures of that clone under every possible angle if I do see it someday!
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rdhcook
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by rdhcook » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:28 pm

Hi, I'm Richard and my first computer was a 48K+. I love reading about and playing spectrum games, these days I only play on an emulator. Sometime I would like to buy a real spectrum, but living in the USA makes using a real one a little more tricky.

Big shout out to Fusion Retro Books/Magazines and The Spectrum Show. Great content! :D

Thanks

Rich
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Juan F. Ramirez
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:41 pm

Welcome, @rdhcook !

I'm sure thanks to this forum you'll find the way to get a real Spectrum.
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R-Tape
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by R-Tape » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:09 am

Yep welcome @rdhcook !

If you're still looking for a real speccy I can sell you this beautiful 48k mod for, say, £1000 :?

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As they say on eBay: It's untested but it should work.
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rdhcook
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by rdhcook » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:57 pm

lol, nice but I'll pass on that one. :D
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Patxi
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Patxi » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:35 pm

Hi to the community from Portugal.

My name's Francisco, and I have recently acquired my first Speccies, an issue 2 M332 with plastic keyboard, assembled by Timex Portugal, and an issue 6B.

Both have gotten new keyboard membranes, but the 6B is behaving erratically. So I hope I can get some more knowledge.

Cheers!
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Patxi
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Patxi » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:36 pm

Sorry, not a 6B, but 6A :D


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stupidget
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by stupidget » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:03 pm

Patxi wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:36 pm
Sorry, not a 6B, but 6A :D


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Love the look of both of those.
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by Avrovulcan » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:21 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm Andy and I live in Durham.
I've spent the last 32 years as a electronics engineer, 22 of those years were spent in the Royal Navy.
I've got back into retro computers after losing interest in my previous hobby of model railways.

I have about 25 computers in my collection now including the first two computers I ever owned as a lad. A ZX81 and ZX Spectrum +. Both of which still work 32 years after being put away for the last time. For some reason (which I forget) the ZX81, and its Memotec RAM and Keyboard expansion are missing ther cases. In my collection I have a working QL, 48K and 16K rubber keyboard Spectrum's, another ZX81 (in a case this time :lol:) and a ZX80 which I got off Ebay for £45 in non working condition. Which at present is being restored.

Anyway looking forward to taking part in the discussions.

Kind regards
Andy
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jumperror
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Post by jumperror » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:02 pm

Hi! My name is Pedro Pimenta, but I am known on forums as Jumperror and also in my music.
So, I'm 27 years old, so I never had any contact with a Spectrum when I was young. I've always liked older machines, so as the Spectrum was very popular in Portugal in the 80's I started to hear some older people talk about it and one day by chance I found a +2 at a fleamarket and bought it.
This was 5 years ago (I think), since then I've gotten to know a lot of people and really got in the Spectrum community.

I've heard then about a blog called Planeta Sinclair that only existed for a year, I think, when I saw it for the first time.
I've joined the team and helped design the logo, then two other friends from the community joined. I started writing about games, did some historical articles and also we started to do some preservation of M.I.A. software, also books and magazines. With this project I found more friends and we ended up creating Espectro Magazine (a ZX Spectrum magazine in portuguese that comes out in Portugal and Brasil) and I joined the Jogos80 team (brazilian retrogaming magazine).

Last year I was challenged by a friend to start making music for the Spectrum, as I had been doing music for some years, so it was a way to join two of the things I love more. Since then, I've worked on about 15 games. Now I'm part of Espectro Team, Team Moritz and have worked also with Ariel Endaraues, Jaime Grilo and lately Lee Stevenson.
I really love to be a part of these teams and help build great games, I never would have imagined a few years ago I'd be doing music for games, much less for a retro platform like the Spectrum!

Started working with the 48k Beeper, then with the 128k and it's AY Chip and more recently I've done some music for a ZX81 (with AY Interface) game - Em Busca dos Tesouros - a brazilian game from 1986, soon to be re-released by Bitnamic.
If you're curious, here is a small sample of what I've been doing (in chronological order):


If anyone's curious, I have a 48K in box (needs new memories), a +2, another 48k with some improvements (new case and keyboard with microswitches) and a Harlequin 128k. These last two were donated to me by my great friend Sebastian Braunert, for whom I've made music for loads of games, including Moritz on the Moon, Moritz Strikes Back, Mike the Guitar Shooter, Moritz on the Autobahn, Cheesy Chase and many many others soon to be released.

It's great to get to know all of you, I hope to meet new people while I'm here, help update the database and maybe even join a new project as I've seen this forum is quite active.
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