Radiola MK 180
This page was last modified 21:06, 28 January 2020 by Rderooy. Based on work by Mars2000you and Gdx and others.



The Radiola MK 180 is the Philips VG-8010 re-branded for the French market. It has been manufactured in France (at the Mans by La Radiotechnique) and has 32kB (not 48kB as indicated on the box and the machine by adding the VRAM).

It has the same defaults: no Centronics port, no expansion bus, no separate audio out and a poor keyboard. The power supply is external, the keyboard layout is AZERTY, the case is bronze colored, the GRAPH and CODE keys work as toggles, just like the KANA key on Japanese machines.

It is possible to connect a printer, by first inserting the Philips VU 0040 cartridge.

Brand Radiola (Manufacturer: La Radiotechnique)
Type MK 180
Year 1984
Region France
Original price
RAM 32kB in slot 0
Media MSX cartridges
Video Texas Instruments TMS9129NL
Audio PSG (YM2149)
Chipset none (separate IC's)
Extras Reset button
Emulation ROM dump needed. See this thread for details


Radiola MK 180
Radiola MK 180 back
Radiola MK 180 box


The MK 180 is a MSX1 with a Z80 from SGS and without printer port. The cartridge slots are on top, hidden under a panel.

Slot Map

Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3
Page C000h~FFFFh RAM Cartridge
Slot 1
Slot 2
Page 8000h~BFFFh
Page 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM
Page 0000h~3FFFh