Greetings Northwest Retro Commodore computing friends! Here are some of the highlights from our December 2, 2016 Commodore Computer Meeting:

  • C64 Robotron: 2084 using two Wico joysticks
  • Commodore 64 Direct-to-TV C64DTV with hardware designed by Jeri Ellsworth
  • Tinker Time with the Tektronix MDO4104-6 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope
  • Defender tabletop board game fun
  • PortaPack H1 add-on for the HackRF One software-defined radio
  • Commodore 64 Club Marketplace with Buy, Sell, Trade and Free Tables

Below is a small sampling of photos that showcase some of the retro hardware and consoles at the recent Commodore Computer Club meeting, enjoy!

Commodore Computer Club members, guests and friends playing some games on the various hardware at the recent C64 Club meeting:

Game Time C64C - Commodore Computer Club

It’s time to break out the Commodore SX-64 Executive computer and play some Frogger…

SX-64 Executive C64 Frogger Game - Commodore Computer Club

The C64 Club’s Buy, Sell, Trade and Free tables are starting to fill up with lots of retro goodness:

Buy, Sell, Trade 1541 Disk Drive - Commodore Computer Club

So far we can see C64, C16 and VIC-20 cartridges, 1541 disk drive (CIB), NES cartridges, Xbox 360, Nintendo GameCube, Sony PlayStation 2 (PS1 and PS2) and so much more:

Buy, Sell, Trade 1541 Disk Drive - Commodore Computer Club

Jumpman and Ms. Pac-Man, two classic video games that Commodore Computer Club members love to play at the meetings:

C64 Jumpman and Ms. Pac-Man Commodore Computer Club

Fire up the Weller Soldering Station! It’s time to work on a C64 computer and a 1541 disk drive:

Hacking Tinker Time - Commodore Computer Club

Line ’em up. The SX-64 Executive, Commodore 64 Direct-to-TV C64DTV with hardware designed by Jeri Ellsworth and a C64C with JiffyDOS:

C64 Club Lineup - Commodore Computer Club

Radar Rat Race cartridge title screen for the C64 computer. It’s crazy to think Commodore released a V .02 version of any game…

Radar Rat Race C64 Game - Commodore Computer Club

Morgan playing Activisions Pitfall II by David Crane on the C64 computer. Yep, he just died and forgot to touch the last save spot… facepalm… doh!

Activision C64 Pitfall II - Commodore Computer Club

Don’t worry, a few minutes later, thumbs up! Morgan finished Pitfall II for the Commodore 64:

Pitfall II - Commodore Computer Club

Up close and personal with the PortaPack H1 add-on for the HackRF One software-defined radio featuring SSB, AM, narrowband FM, wideband FM audio reception, with spectrum waterfall:

PortaPack H1 add-on for the HackRF One software-defined radio - Commodore Computer Club

Ok, let’s really get up close and personal with the PortaPack H1 add-on for the HackRF One software-defined radio with Wideband (18MHz) spectrum analysis and waterfall:

PortaPack H1 add-on for the HackRF One software-defined radio - Commodore Computer Club

Mike playing Battlezone on the JiffyDOS powered Commodore 64c computer thanks to the EasyFlash 3 cartridge:

Battlezone C64 EasyFlash 3 cartridge - Commodore Computer Club

Jared and Mike playing Robotron: 2084 on the Commodore 64 computer using two Wico joysticks for the real arcade experience:

C64 Robotron 2084 Two Wico Joysticks - Commodore Computer Club

Morgan, Tara and Tommy playing Defender, the arcade game inspired tabletop board game:

Defender Tabletop Board Game - Commodore Computer Club

Uh oh! Looks like Tommy all smiles just put down a winning move with Defender. Yep, Tara just facepalmed while Morgan sits back and excepts Tommy’s win:

Defender Tabletop Board Game - Commodore Computer Club

Yum! Tasty pizza and soft drinks provided by Pied Piper Pizza in Vancouver, Washington (USA):

Pied Piper Pizza Vancouver, Washington - Commodore Computer Club

Tommy and Mike playing a really fun C64 game called Tower Toppler thanks to the Commodore 64 Direct-to-TV C64DTV plug-in-play:

Tommy and Mike playing Tower Toppler C64 Games - Commodore Computer Club

Time to get some serious hacking and tinkering on with C64 Club member Jared’s Tektronix MDO4104-6 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope:

Tektronix MDO4104-6 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope - Commodore Computer Club

Aaron chatting with Jared about his 1541 disk drive. Aaron just made the C64 Club meeting after being on an airplane for 2+ hours. He was pretty tired, but a trooper.

Aaron and Jared - Commodore Computer Club

Mike enjoying a round of Donkey Kong Junior, a really sweet C64 Homebrew Port of the Nintendo classic arcade game:

DK Junior Donkey Kong Jr C64 Homebrew Game - Commodore Computer Club

Always a good time, C64 Club members playing games on the retro Commodore computer hardware at the recent meeting:

C64 Friends - Commodore Computer Club

Here’s another shot of Commodore Computer Club members, guests and friends playing some C64 video games:

C64 Friends - Commodore Computer Club

“Thank You” to everyone from the PDX and surrounding areas who have continued to support and attend the Commodore Computer Club meetings since April 2010. It’s really appreciated.

We hope to see you at the next meeting! Come to learn, come to share.

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