You can also run BASIC from the Vector Graphics monitor for MITS Turnkey, an alternative monitor program I found. No documentation on this version exists on the web, but you can search Google for "Vector Graphic Extended Monitor" to locate newer versions of the docs.
Here is the procedure -
Download Turnkey ROMS
Unike the MITS TURNMON, The Vector Graphics (1.0?) monitor prompt is the asterisk character (*). Interestingly the prompt changes to the dot (.) prompt when using the Vector Graphics ROM in Program (P) mode.
Directions to load BASIC using the Vector Graphics monitor
. D 4000 (this is not a typo)
In response to each memory location, enter the following values:
After you enter the last value, hit enter, and then hit Esc to return to the asterisk prompt.
Enter command to run bootstrap loader
* G 4000 (do not hit enter)
Using your terminal program 9600/8/n/1 Download EXBAS.BIN as a binary file.
When the file finishes press down on the START switch on the front panel to return to the asterisk prompt (*).
Change the communications software to 9600/N/7/1
* G 0000
You should be greeted by the MEMORY SIZE? prompt.