UPURS Contact Form

You can contact Martin Barr about the UPURS system and if you cannot build a cable using information from the manual, he'd be happy to supply one to you for a nominal fee. Also, if you have no way of transferring the UPURS software to the BBC Micro you can request a copy of the software on floppy disc and/or EPROM.

PLEASE NOTE: Any contact requests via this form go direct to the author of UPURS, Martin Barr. They are not delivered to Retro-Kit at all. To contact Retro-Kit directly, use the main site contact form.


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Sign up on the Stairway To Hell forums and follow this thread to get involved in beta testing the latest updates to UPURS!

UPURS Downloads

Version 5.1 of the UPURS suite is an update to the 5.0 suite that contains several bug fixes including fixes to writing the final track of certain SSD files and also several fixes to the UPLOAD command.

To find out more about UPCFS, take a look at the UPCFS page.


UPURSFS is a new ROM image written by sweh that uses a UPURS cable to provide a HostFS filesystem over a fast serial link.

The ROM is designed to interface with TubeHost which can be downloaded from mdfs.net. The latest version of the UPURSFS ROM and a version of TubeHost for Linux can be downloaded from sweh's site here.

Previous versions

Version 4.1 supports the use of both legacy serial ports and USB to RS-232 serial cables to transfer data to and from the BBC Micro.

UPURS Watford Electronics DDFS support

UPURS Resources

Client Software

  • Hercules - for Windows
  • CuteCom - for Linux and Mac
  • UPTX - A DOS batch file to transfer ssd's to the BBC Micro without needing terminal software

UPTX was written by Dave Ault. The UPTX batch file will need minor edits to conform to your environment by specifying the correct COM port. Type UPTX /? for more information.

FTDI USB Drivers

NOTE: Drivers  prior to version 2.08.15 ar incompatible with UPURS and UPCFS. The latest WHQL approved drivers are 2.08.24 and should work fine.