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Next FCUG meeting - Sunday, July 18, 2021 (confirmed)

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Happy 4th of July, C= and Ami aficionados!

The Fresno Commodore User Group has its next meeting from 11 a.m. to 1:00+ p.m., Sunday, July 18, at

Panera Bread Restaurant
3590 W Shaw Ave. (corner of W. Shaw Ave. and Marty Ave.)
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 271-0104
http://www.dickestel.com/meet_loc.htm

This will be our first meeting since November! I strongly recommend that all attendees come to the meeting fully vaccinated!

For discussion we'll be talking about what our activities since last November, the October Amiwest Show, and especially the November Commodore Los Angeles Super Show!

We'll be concentrating on lots of new C= software -- the latest for the C64, VIC-20, and Plus/4. Also we'll look at classics, like CAD-M from Loadstar disk magazine 150. We'll even try to create a rotating 3-D logo with CAD-M (especially fun at 48 MHz. on an Ultimate 64!).

The Amiga 600 will appear with the classic Deluxe Music Construction Set ready to play from the hard drive.

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group -
http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
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Re: Next SCCAN meeting - July 10, 2021 (tentative)

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Photos from yesterday's SCCAN meeting are at

http://blog.retro-link.com/2021/07/phot ... eting.html

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Robert Bernardo
Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network - http://www.portcommodore.com/sccan
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Re: Commodore Clubs?

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Photos from the July 18 FCUG meeting are at

http://blog.retro-link.com/2021/08/phot ... eting.html

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Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group -
http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
Nov. 6-7 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2021 -
http://www.portcommodore.com/class
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Next FCUG meeting - Sunday, August 22, 2021

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Happy summer, C= and Ami aficionados!

The Fresno Commodore User Group has its next meeting from 11 a.m. to 1:00+ p.m., Sunday, August 22, at

Panera Bread Restaurant
3590 W Shaw Ave. (corner of W. Shaw Ave. and Marty Ave.)
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 271-0104
http://www.dickestel.com/meet_loc.htm

Our July meeting was so successful that we didn't have enough time to cover everything! First up will be the standard Amiga 600 running
WHDLoad games and other apps from a CF card and only 2 MB of Chip RAM and no Fast RAM (slow... but it gets the job done!). Then we switch over to the VIC-20, this time with a Commodore VIC-20 35K switchable RAM expansion with integrated SD2IEC, courtesy of Melbourne Console Reproductions of Australia, and C64/128/VIC-20CR/1541-II/1581 power supply, courtesy of Ray Carlsen. Then we will investigate the brand new BackBit Pro cartridge from Evie Salomon. This cart is not just for the C64/128 but with the optional adapters, it's for the VIC-20, Plus/4 (!), and Atari 800/XE (!!). Does that mean I'll have to bring that latter computer to the meeting? ;)

Discussion will center around the Oct. 16-17 Amiwest Show in Sacramento and the Nov. 6-7 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show in Burbank, among other C=-related items.

See you soon,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
Nov. 6-7 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2021 - http://www.portcommodore.com/class
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Next SCCAN meeting - September. 18, 2021

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Happy end of summer, C= and Ami comrades!

The next meeting of the Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network is Saturday, Sept. 18, from 2 to 5+ p.m. at

Panera Bread Restaurant
19662 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California
(818) 407-9400

This is our meeting before the November 6-7 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show ( http://www.portcommodore.com/class ) in Burbank, and
we'll be finalizing our big plans for that event. If you have any ideas to make CLASS better, let us know at the meeting!

The Oct. 16-17 Amiwest Show in Sacramento is only a few weeks away. We'll talk about that, too.

For hardware/software, we'll look at the Dread, the new Doom clone, running off my low-spec Amiga 600. Also for those musically-inclined, we'll look at the classic Deluxe Music Construction Kit with its comprehensive 120-page manual. The Ultimate 64 returns; this time we'll try to design a Commodore Los Angeles Super Show logo with CAD-M and have that logo spin around so
that we can film it for a CLASS commercial on Youtube.

I'll be giving away bunch of Amiga commercial software packages (mostly games), courtesy of Brad H..

As always, feel free to bring any other hardware/software that you wish to show off! And you are strongly recommended to be fully vaccinated before coming to the meeting!

Writing from New Jersey,
Robert Bernardo
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Next FCUG meeting - Sunday, September 19, 2021

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Happy summer, C= and Ami aficionados!

The Fresno Commodore User Group has its next meeting from 11 a.m. to 1:00+ p.m., Sunday, September 19, at

Panera Bread Restaurant
3590 W Shaw Ave. (corner of W. Shaw Ave. and Marty Ave.)
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 271-0104
http://www.dickestel.com/meet_loc.htm

After we eat our lunch, the meeting proper will begin with old/new business and then with talk about the Oct. 16-17 Amiwest Show in Sacramento and the Nov. 6-7 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show in Burbank. Because CLASS is getting nearer, we'll lock down the video presentations for the show.

We'll watch a brief video on the Retro-Printer Module ( https://www.retroprinter.com ) which promises to easily connect your classic computer to modern USB printers! Supported computers range from the C64 and Amiga to the Atari 8-bit and Atari ST to the Tandy Model 102 to more!

The Amiga 600 returns, this time with the thick Deluxe Music Construction Set manual so that we can more easily make music with the accompanying program. Last month we tried out Evie Salomon's BackBit Pro cartridge with the Plus/4. This time we try out the cart with the VIC-20, thanks to its slot adapter. On the C64 side, among the several new games we'll see, once again we'll play around with CAD-M, this time more seriously trying to design a CLASS logo. Let's try to match the logo already done by Marc Rifkin of the Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network and CBM veteran.

Writing from New Jersey,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
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FCUG "picnic" lunch - Sunday, October 10, 2021

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Happy autumn, C= and Ami aficionados!

As customary, in October we don't have a user group meeting, but instead, we have the Fresno Commodore User Group club picnic! This year our club picnic is on Sunday, Oct. 10, starting at 11 a.m. at

DiCicco's Italian Restaurant
144 N. Blackstone Ave. (east side of Blackstone, south of Belmont,
almost to Divisadero)
Fresno, CA

To preview the tasty items on DiCicco's menu, see

https://store.getbeyond.com/diciccos-it ... blackstone

At the club picnic, members and their guests will have their lunch paid by the club. And we don't necessarily talk about computer things at the lunch!

See you at the picnic!
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group -
http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
Nov. 6-7 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show 2021 -
http://www.portcommodore.com/class

P.S. Saturday, Oct. 9, I will be at Bernardo Studios (University Square Hotel) in Fresno to film presentations for the Nov. 6-7 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show.
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Next FCUG meeting - Sunday, November 21, 2021

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Happy 40th Anniversary, C= and Ami aficionados!

The Fresno Commodore User Group has its next meeting from 11 a.m. to 1:00+ p.m., Sunday, November 21, at

Panera Bread Restaurant
3590 W Shaw Ave. (corner of W. Shaw Ave. and Marty Ave.)
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 271-0104
http://www.dickestel.com/meet_loc.htm

This meeting is extra special, because it marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of our club! For the anniversary, I'll bring in a small birthday cake, and there might be other surprises! A ruby is supposed to mark the 40th anniversary, but I'm not getting everyone a ruby. ;)

For discussion we'll talk about the successful Nov. 6-7 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show and planning for CLASS 2022. We'll talk about our annual donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Then we'll see a few minutes, if not all, of v.p. Roger Van Pelt's Youtube presentation of the classic CAD-M program from Loadstar disk magazine. (As of this writing, his Youtube video has had 173 hits!)

For the hardware/software section of the meeting, we'll try out at the educational software purchased from Wayne and Sonia Aller of CompuLearn when they attended CLASS this year. (Hey, check out that Wico Trackball.) Also, we'll look at some of the newest software and demos for the C64 and VIC-20. For the brave of heart, we'll install a RAM expansion card on the Amiga 600; if not brave, then we'll run some games. :)

Truly,
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