Sharp Users Club

The SUC collection

The SHARP USERS CLUB, based in the U.K. but with members around the globe ( including Europe, South Africa, and Australia ). The SUC started in September 1980, at Yeovil College in Somerset, England and its quality Magazine, published 3 times a year, covers ALL Sharp computers, including the latest PC laptops.

Cover of SUC Magazine Vol. 21/1 March 2001reverse sideCover of SUC Magazine Vol. 11/1 March 1991

To see all covers or the contents of all magazinesĀ go to the SUC’s homepage.

At its peak, there were over 800 members, and even after 20 years its still going strong !

The SUC has a large library of PD software for all the older Sharp machines such as:

Z80 machines ( Sharp Basic Tape / Disk OS or CP/M programs ): MZ-80K, MZ-80A, MZ-80B, MZ-700, MZ-800, MZ-3500, and PC-3201 ( the PC-3201 was known as the ZY-3200 in the USA ).

Also Z80 machines that were sold mainly or exclusively in Japan e.g. X1, MZ-2500, and others.

Early 8086 machines ( CP/M-86 or non-IBM Sharp MS-DOS programs ): MZ-5500, MZ-5600, ‘SHARPWRITER’, PC-5000 ‘Bubble’ machine, and others.

If you have an interest in any of the Sharp machines, old and new, it’s worth joining. ( It costs less than 10 ukp per year, and you get three magazines and unlimited access to software ! )

The SUC can supply software, hardware upgrades and documentation for many of the above machines.

John Edwards, Mike Mallett, and Maurice Hawes
John Edwards, Mike Mallett & Maurice diagnose a tape loading problem…
A Popular watering-hole in Weymouth...
…before retiring to a popular watering-hole in Weymouth!