The Memotech MTX Series
The Memotech User Groups
UK User Groups
Despite their relatively poor commercial success, Memotech computers did have
three dedicated user groups in the UK, the Memotech User's
Club, Genpat, the Memotech Owner's Club
and the Software Source.
I was a long time member of the Memotech User's Club and have
started scanning my old issues of the club magazine,
Memopad, these are available on the
I did not have any copies of the Memotech Owner's Club
magazine, but Paul Daniels has made some MOC Technical Notes
available which look very useful and I have just received copy
copies of the Club magazine, Memotechniques, from
Wills. Both of these sets of publications can be found on the
Wills has also given me Issues 2-5 of a magazine called "Memotech
MTX World", from a group called "The
Software Source", these are available on the
MTX World page (this
publication is in no way related to
Claus's MTX World website). Based on reading of the Memotech
Owner's Club magazine, it appears that The Software Source
split from the MOC to focus on software distribution.
German User Group
There was also a very successful User Group in Germany. The
German user group seems to have been very technically
orientated, with quite a number of hardware projects being
developed for the MTX and FDX. - I would love to get scans of
their magazines - although they are obviously in German, I'm
sure we could extract some valuable information from them,
sadly, it appears that this is not going to be possible.
The MTX User Club Germany was run by
Herbert zur Nedden, who also
produced the MTX-Info magazine and wishes to
assert his copyright over the material and prohibits them from
being made available on-line. Peter
Kretschmar has scanned copies of the MTX-Info
magazines which Herbert is offering for sale at 15 Euros on
his web site. The CD contains
46 issues of the magazine, along with some PD software.
Unfortunately, being unable to speak or read German, although
I may be able to find something useful on the CD, I can't really
justify the cost of taking a chance. If you have some grasp of
German, you may like to obtain a copy of the CD from Herbert.
Danish User Group
Info coming soon . . . .