Staunch 8/89'er

The STAUNCH 8/89'er started as a quarterly newsletter about 8-bit H/Z computer and software in the fourth quarter (Oct-Dec) of 1986. It became bimonthly 1989. It appears that the last issue provided was the double issue of May-Aug 1992. If anyone has any later issues, please let me know at the email address below.

As official support for 8-bit computers began to fade, this was another newsletter created to help users keep their computers going. Heath Company was bought by Zenith and many of the new systems came pre-assembled branded as 'Zenith Data Systems', or ZDS for short. By this time, the new systems were all IBM PC Compatible and they started to include Intel 80286 processors. H8/H89 users felt abandoned, and this was a way for them to stay in-touch with other users.

Hank Lotz created the newsletter and was the initial Editor of the newsletter. Kirk L. Thompson was the editor starting in 1988.

Even at the time of publication, reprinting was allowed with proper credit. Here is the quote from newsletter:

"Information from this publication may be reprinted, but of if credit is given to THE STAUNCH 8/89'er, listing its address. Credit should also be given to authors and/or other sources of reprinted material, if known."

All these scans, are complete scans of STAUNCH 8/89'er newsletters, the address is included in the newsletter. I'm not listing the address here, since the company no longer exists, and I don't want to post an address that may be someone unrelated to the newsletter.

These are being posted in PDF and DJVU format. The DJVU are slightly smaller than the PDFs. If you notice any errors, please contact me at the address below.

These scans were provided by Alex Bodnar, before I had any copies of these newsletters.  I recently received several issues in a donation. I now have issues #1 - #18, #20/21, and #22/#23. I'm looking for original copies of issue #19, and #24 - #30/31 and would be willing to trade them for some duplicated issues I have in BUSS and H-Scoop.

A big thanks goes to Alex Bodnar for scanning these newsletters in order for me to be able to post them on my site.

Quarterly Issues

Year Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec




Issue 1 - djvu - pdf


Issue 2 - djvu - pdf

Issue 3 - djvu - pdf

Issue 4 - djvu - pdf

Issue 5 - djvu - pdf


Issue 6 - djvu - pdf

Issue 7 - djvu - pdf

Issue 8 - djvu - pdf

Issue 9 - djvu - pdf


Bi-monthly Issues

Year Jan-Feb Mar-Apr May-Jun Jul-Aug Sep-Oct Nov-Dec

Issue 10 - djvu - pdf

Issue 11 - djvu - pdf

Issue 12 - djvu - pdf

Issue 13 - djvu - pdf

Issue 14 - djvu - pdf

Issue 15 - djvu - pdf


Issue 16 - djvu - pdf

Issue 17 - djvu - pdf

Issue 18 - djvu - pdf

Issue 19 - djvu - pdf

Issue 20-21 - djvu - pdf


Issue 22-23 - djvu - pdf

Issue 24 - djvu - pdf

Issue 25 - djvu - pdf

Issue 26-27 - djvu - pdf


Issue 28 - djvu - pdf

Issue 29 - djvu - pdf

Issue 30-31 - djvu - pdf





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This site is dedicated to preserving the history of the original Heathkit computers. They were initially release in 1977 and included the 8-bit H-8 and 16-bit H-11 systems. The H89 was released in 1979.