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Issue 10 - May 13th to May 20th 1983
REGULARS
Monitor 2
In seven pages of news, Sinclair tells all, page 2; Grundy re-organises for CP/M Newbrain, page 3; US robots are on the march, page 4; Compec Europe report from Brussels, page 5, with PCN Charts; Record companies muscle in on software, page 6; and more news of the microcomputer world.
Random Access 14
Write to PCN and take a chance on winning £10
Routine Inquiries 16
Max Phillips puts you out of your misery in his question and answer page
Microwaves 19
BBC, Oric and Lynx program hints; ZX81 and Vic20 tips.
Gameplay  
Spectrum 48
Full marks for Princess in Waiting . . . don't miss it!
Spectrum 51
Indulge your ruling passions with Dictator and Roman Empire
Vic 20 54
Take to the skies with Choplifter and Skyhawk
Readout 56
Whether you're a micro duffer or database genius, there's a book here for you
ProgramCards  
Lynx 57
Colour and sound in a fun demo program
Spectrum 61
Play this game and get the robot back to base
Commodore 63
The CBM Database saga goes a step further
Subroutine 67
New Forth users start here
Clubnet 70
Check out the clubs in your area . . .
Billboard 80
Buy, sell or swop
Quit/Datelines 88
 
PCN SPECIALS
ZX81 Graphics: Part 1 20
Start here with the stars and skyline and build into a full ET-type adventure with next week's part 2. Adrian Boot gives you the lines.
Atari: Which WP? 24
Stage 2 in Geof Wheelwright's bid to take Atari to the serious side of software.
PCN PRO-TEST: SOFTWARE
Commodore 64 - cover story 26
Barry miles scans Infomast to see whether it stands up as a scaled down version of Silicon Office.
Dragon: machine code monitor 30
Dragon Mace gets the thumbs up from Ted Ball, who recommends it to people wanting to learn 6809 assembly language, or to write serious programs.
PCN PRO-TEST: PERIPHERALS
Music makers 34
Former Curved Air musician Francis Monkman finds out what happens when low-cost micros meet music in the form of two new synthesisers.
Hard-wired modem 38
We herald a new era in personal computing with the advent of prism's directly coupled modem. Ralph Bancroft studies its virtues.
PCN PRO-TEST: HARDWARE
Epson QX-10 14
Karl Dallas introduces the micro of many faces, the multifont Epson.
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