209 Area Code BBSes Through History (80's Version)

MAP OF THE 209 AREA CODE
209-221-8093
Fresno, CA
Synchronicity BBS
(1987-1991)
J C DUDEWWIV
209-222-1359
FRESNO, CA
The Enterprise
(1989)
Chris Lang
209-224-0243
FRESNO, CA
Fresno Hub, Fresno/Central Valley, The Data Flash
(1987-1989)
John Cribari
209-226-3993
FRESNO, CA
Cat Calls, CAT! Calls, PO's BBS
(1988-1994)
Bob Robesky, Bob RoebeskyWildcat
209-226-5685
FRESNO, CA
CCFCC, Central California Frequency Coordination BBS
(1988-1998)
Randy Stover, Randy Stover Fido
209-226-7162
FRESNO, CA
Fresno Amiga eXchange, Fresno Area Amiga eXchange, Fresno Area Amiga eXchange 1, Fresno Hub, South Fresno Hub, South Fresno Hub 1, The A-OK BBS, The F.A.A.X. Hub
(1989-2003)
Darcy McConnell, Darcy McConnell Remote Access
209-227-2083
FRESNO, CA
FIDO #26 MicroFonePC, MicroFonePC, OxGate-005 Fresno Micro Fone
(1983-1985)
Bob RobeskyFidoNet
209-227-2738
Fresno, CA,
West-Net 1, Westnet
(1984-2002)
Chris RuddOPUS, Genesis, Wildcat
"Westnet evolved w/Fidonet. What a Journey and adventure it would be during those times. The old guys in NET 205 like John Cribari, Ken and Sam Wecter have now become legends and a story for the ages. I truly enjoyed our moment and the story will continue... Eat, drink and live like there is no tommorow." - Chris Rudd, Sysop - Net 205/35
209-227-2807
Fresno, CA
West-Net 2
(1986-2002)
Chris RuddWildcat
"Still here after all of these years, http://www.westnet.org" - Chris Rudd
209-228-5382
FRESNO, CA
VA - OSH
(1988)
Wildcat
209-239-9821
MANTECA, CA
Point Ultimate
(1989)
Alan Saylor
209-239-9853
MANTECA, CA
Bertha Board, BerthaBd
(1989-1996)
Kenneth Roach
209-251-5610
FRESNO, CA
Hine's 57 Mirage
(1988)
Randy Taylor
209-251-7529
FRESNO, CA
FidoNews, FPCUG PC-BULL Main System, Fresno CA/Central Valley, Fresno/Central Valley, IKV HFOT, IKV HFOT 1, IKVHFoT! BBS, Mail & File Server, NEW APPLICATIONS HERE, Node Applications Go Here, Node Request, TFDN Region 12 Link, The IKSHFoT!, The IKV HFoT!, The IKVHFoT!, The Klingon Hub, The Klingon Hub For A While Longer, The Mystery Hub Coming Soon, The Temporary Hub
(1980-2003)
Zorch Frezberg, NET 205 NC, Editor, FPCUG Sysop, A Sysop, Mystery Sysop, Zorch Fresburg FidoNet
209-252-4109
Fresno, California
Sharks Lair, The Sharks Lair BBS
(1980-2000)
Terry Sharp, Terry Sharp, a.k.a. TSharKVBBS - Virtual Advanced
"VirtualNET, FidoNET, CenValNET, SnOOkNET " - Terry Sharp
209-255-7338
Fresno, California
Pirate Cove BBS
(1982-1990)
MaverickRavics, Wildcat!
"Great Times back then, Commodore 64 Full Blow with 6 SFD 1001 Drives 1 MEGs running multiple free files. IEEE, FastLoad Cart were the days. Dont forget SnapShot!" - Maverick
209-264-5114
FRESNO, CA
Sowon BBS
(1989-1990)
Terry Boone
209-268-4676
Fresno, CA
Tai Tastigon, Tai-Tastigon
(1980-1994)
William Helton (Magist*r)WWIV
"Motivated by Trippers City and Dedicated to P.C.Hodgell, This board ran for years, passing Ren faire information and all those awesome BBS games!" - William Helton
209-275-3951
FRESNO, CA
Computer Mart BBS
(1989)
Sam Holmes
209-289-1328
Clovis, Ca,
Tripper's City
(1980-1982)
Matt Mills, Terry Linebachhand craft Apple II code
"Programmed by Tery Linenbach, tripper's city was one of the first "theme" BBS's. Themed after "dungeon" a fortran PDP 10 program (and early zork). Tripper's city also acted as a charter member of Fido Net west Cluster 6, with direct fido connections with The Outpost, Open Pages, Penguin Pages and The exchange." - S. Gueydan
209-292-3522
CLOVIS, CA
99 Miles to Somewhere BBS, Top Gun
(1987-1989)
Jim Minger
209-292-3802
CLOVIS, CA
Fresno Outback
(1989)
Robert Green
209-292-6403
CLOVIS, CA
T.O.T.T BBS, T.O.T.T. BBS, TOTT BBS, Turn on to Teens, Turn On To Teens BBS, Turn On To Teens BBS 1
(1980-2003)
Faye Johnson, T.J.Wilkinson, Faye Johnson RemoteAccess, WWIV
209-294-1624
CLOVIS, CA
Fresno Bowler BBS
(1988)
Calvin Wong
209-296-3534
VOLCANO, CA
High Sierra
(1985)
Dave Carroll
209-298-1328
CLOVIS, CA
DIAL-YOUR-MATCH #26
(1982-1983)
209-298-8453
CLOVIS, CA
Aardvark STech, AMIGA Tech. + PC Tech
(1989-1991)
Mike Davenport
209-298-9461
CLOVIS, CA
Fresno/Central Valley, Stingray!
(1989-1994)
Sam Wecter, Ken Wecter
209-299-2454
CLOVIS, CA
The Exchange, The Exchange 1
(1980-1999)
Gordon Keeton, Gordon Keeton Maximus
209-333-8143
LODI, CA
MacStudio California
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
209-357-1910
ATWATER, CA
Elegant Applications BBS, ElegApplic
(1989-1992)
Mike DunnPCBoard
209-367-0787
Lodi, CA
Bill Baker's BBS, Greater Lodi AT&T BBS, Greater Lodi BSA BBS, Lodi Hub
(1989-1996)
Bill BakerOpus
"This BBS was the First in Lodi! Always on OPUS!" - Bill Baker
209-367-0851
LODI, CA
Starbase
(1989-1991)
Dave Tracewell
209-383-3511
MERCED, CA
RCP/M Oxgate 005
(1984-1985)
209-383-6417
MERCED, CA
MERCED RCP/M-RBBS, Merced Wildcat!, RCP/M CBBS Merced HUG, The Merced Wildcat, The Merced WildCat! BBS
(1984-1995)
Clinton CookWildcat
209-431-2816
JAMESTOWN, CA
Fresno Tech, TCOMM Tech C Prog Comm
(1987-1991)
N.J. Costanzo, Nick Costanzo
209-431-6466
Royal Oak, MI
AMIS Super Board, Super Board
(1985)
AMIS
209-432-2487
STOCKTON, CA
North Fresno Hub, Star Base III, StarBase III
(1989-1995)
John PickensOpus
209-432-7886
STOCKTON, CA
D/A Converters
(1989)
Kevin Thompson
209-435-0633
Fresno, CA
Comline BBS
(1984-1985)
Mike YunCustom written in C-64 BASIC and compiled with Blitz
"Originally written in BASIC line by line, Comline operated on a Commodore 64 with no floppy drive. This meant I could never turn off the computer because it would erase all users and messages. I eventually got a floppy drive and merged the users in a single sequential (not random) file. I was quite proud of that user file coding because no id # was required for login. I eventually released Termline, a terminal program for Commodore 64 users complete with buffers, x and z modem protocols, and quick dialing." - Mike Yun
209-436-1643
FRESNO, CA
AmigaTechniq
(1988)
209-438-0510
FRESNO, CA
Age!!
(1988)
209-439-0119
Fresno, CA
F.A.M.O.U.S. (Fresno Area Modem Operator/User System)
(1981-1985)
Jason KnappHomegrown
"This BBS was my early teenage social life. I did start with some public domain software that I spliced together but I don't remember the references--it wasn't Fido or anything. All run on Atari with a 300 baud modem. I wrote everything in Microsoft Basic, and eventually lost control of the spaghetti code. I had some experimental features to my BBS: it was all themed as if you were in a medieval village and read like a simple Infocom (remember those?) game. Sometimes if you were at a menu prompt, something surprising would happen based on random timers like "a beggar comes up to you and asks for a pence"--if you choose not to give him one, some random % of the time the system would say that he calls you a cheap scoundrel and pulls a knife and kills you for your money--then when you tried to log back in during the next 24 hours the system would deny access saying "sorry, you're dead!". Or if you gave him something it might reward you with higher level access. Or maybe something else would happen~Wyou never knew! Anyway, it got quite popular and the modem was basically busy 24 hours a day until I took it down (and then the line was still constantly ringing for some several months. Some great memories. Thanks for doing this!" - Jason Knapp
209-439-6921
FRESNO, CA
Central Hub, Fresno Zone 1, Fresno/Central Valley, West Network, West-Net 1
(1989-1994)
Chris Rudd
209-441-7652
FRESNO, CA
Public Housing
(1986)
Robert Friesen
209-445-1363
FRESNO, CA
Hine's 57 Variety
(1989)
Jack Nichols
209-454-1921
FRESNO, CA
AGRO/Net
(1989-1990)
Steve Deschenes
209-454-8229
Fresno, CA
Calif Nevada, FIDO #26: MicroFone PC, Sleeping Dogs
(1985-1986)
Bob RobeskyFIDO
209-456-2533
FRESNO, CA
64 Forum
(1988)
209-463-5842
STOCKTON, CA
Marlin's Super Wildcat!
(1989)
Wildcat
209-465-1479
STOCKTON, CA
Software Silo, Stockton Hub
(1989-1990)
Mike Harpe
209-474-0868
STOCKTON, CA
Warehouse
(1986)
Ascii Express
209-474-3436
STOCKTON, CA
Bullseye BBS, Stockton Hub
(1986-1990)
Bob Loeber
209-478-4806
STOCKTON, CA
The Vanguard BBS
(1988)
Jon Foster
209-478-7164
STOCKTON, CA
Crickets BBS
(1989)
Rickey StaggsWildcat
209-478-7354
STOCKTON, CA
Stockton Hub, The Software Silo
(1988-1989)
Mike Harpe
209-485-2580
FRESNO, CA
Clubhouse
(1987-1988)
Stephen Paulsen
209-526-2360
MODESTO, CA
Den of the Firefox
(1988)
The Firefox
209-526-5899
Modesto, CA
Borders of Exile, Maxie's Toy, Maxine's Toy
(1989-1998)
MaxieWWIV
209-529-6130
Modesto, CA
Dragonriders of Pern
(1989-1994)
Dave Rasmussen & Liz Driver
"Just add it was an Amiga-ran BBS, I forgot the name of the software we used at the time. Might have been Skyline? BBS software for amiga's only, allowed online amiga graphics.. I created the flying, fire breathing dragon animation for the log in. We ran that BBS on an amiga 2000. My name is Liz, at the time my ex and I ran that board. Him and that machine are part of history now. Dave Rasmussen did the programing to the board, I was the graphic person. Seeing the listing of other boards from that time period and from the modesto area brought back many memories. The BBS pizza parties, and other local get togethers with the sysops..and users...something lost when the internet came." - Liz Driver
209-532-6753
Sonora, CA
Outworld Cat-Fur, Starbase 209
(1984-1988)
Jason SnellTelecat
"One of the first BBSes in Sonora. Briefly a Cat-Fur/Catsend line, but for most of its life a message board, text-file serving BBS. I posted a lot of serialized fiction, much of it by myself, making it a precursor to the Internet-based magazine InterText, which I started in 1991." - Jason Snell
209-549-0423
Modesto, CA
Anything Goes, Anything Goes [ASV]
(1988-1997)
Chris Yarnell, Chris Yarnell / cdyWWIV , Wildcat! and WWIV
209-571-2973
MODESTO, CA
The Writer's Cafe
(1989)
Robb Lightfoot
209-576-1590
MODESTO, CA
Modesto Hub, Stockton/Modesto Net, The Flight Line of Dbase
(1989-1990)
Stephen Edgar
209-577-3081
MODESTO, CA
Info-Net, MJC INFO NET, Modesto Junior College
(1988-1994)
Bob Gauvreau, Brian Collins, Bob Gauvereau
209-578-0435
MODESTO, CA
The Bizzy Bee
(1985-1997)
Wendy Olson, Queen Bee, QueenyImage BBS -C64
209-578-3493
MODESTO, CA
Central CA Compusult
(1989)
Stephen Edgar
209-582-2019
HANFORD, CA
JIM'S BBS
(1988)
Jim Nichols
209-582-4747
HANFORD, CA
Midnight Hour
(1980-2004)
Chris Whitacre
209-583-1860
WALLACE, CA
Hanford Hub, NOMACOM, Penguin Place
(1988-1991)
Don Barnes, Chris Croce
209-583-6819
WALLACE, CA
KBEEZ PLACE
(1989)
Ken Bloodworth
209-584-1077
VALLEY SPRINGS, CA
The Computer Doctors
(1988)
Kent Ogletree
209-591-7464
SONORA: MAIN DA, CA
FIDO #39 Danuba, KarlRegier
(1984)
Karl ReigerFidoNet
209-591-8753
SONORA: MAIN DA, CA
MicroLink, Microlink BBS
(1980-2003)
Chuck SadoianPCBoard
209-599-7435
RIPON, CA
Modesto Turlock Hub, Net 208 NEC, Ripon Hub, Turbo City, TurboCity
(1988-1996)
Gary Lagier, Pam Lagier, Gary/Pam LagierQuickBBS
209-627-1941
VISALIA, CA
Wahrsaga BBS
(1980-2003)
Ken Howard
209-627-3822
VISALIA, CA
CLONE CONNExTION BBS
(1989)
David Sanchez
209-627-5572
VISALIA, CA
Gate for Net214, Net214 NC and NEC, Net214 UUCP Gate, San Joaquin Valley Net, TCOE BBS, Tulare County Schools BBS
(1980-1999)
Roger Smith
209-667-0848
TURLOCK, CA
Logarithmatic Jello BBS
(1988-1994)
Ed HiattWildcat
209-668-8780
TURLOCK, CA
Darkstar System!
(1989-1990)
Kay Akagi
209-674-3887
SAN ANDREAS, CA
The Wastelands
(1980-1999)
Donald Price
209-675-3684
Madera, Ca
ZDS-OnLine, ZDS-Online Information Service
(1989-1996)
Jack PorterWildcat
"We're still online at www.MaderaOnline.com. Over sixteen years of providing online news to the people of Madera County. Thanks for keeping the history of BBSing. It was a fun time for me." - Jack Porter
209-675-8436
MADERA, CA
ZDS-Online Information, Zen Den Systems BBS
(1988-1995)
Jack Porter, Jr.Wildcat
209-683-4463
Coarsegold, CA
Sierra On-Line Inc, Sierra On-Line, Inc., Sierra Online Technical Support
(1988-1995)
209-685-8487
TULARE, , CA
Route 66, Visalia Hub
(1987-1995)
Mark Richmond, Russ Beechinor, MARK RICHMONDSEARCHLIGHT
"8 lines, a FIDO hub from '91-95. This was a free board with 14 CD-ROM drives providing shareware." - Mark Richmond
209-732-7204
GROVELAND, CA
GENESIS BBs, Genesis Computers
(1986-1989)
Ray Means
209-734-0852
Visalia, CA
VABBS / Enterprise BBS
(1988-1989)
Matt BradyBBS Express!
"Started as VABBS (Visalia Area BBS) running on an Atari 800XL with BBS Express! software. Later changed the name to Enterprise BBS with a Star Trek theme. The 88-89 time frame may be a little off, but it's close to that." - Matt Brady
209-734-1502
HERALD, CA
C I A BBS
(1988-1989)
Ron Beam
209-738-1370
Visalia, CA
F B I ComNet BBS, FBI ComNET BBS, Union Pacific BBS, Union Pacific Track 1
(1989-1996)
Scott YarbroughTelegard
209-745-9284
GALT, CA
JR Blue BBS
(1987-1991)
Paul Rau
209-754-1363
San Andreas, CA
The Silicon Realms
(1987-2005)
Joe CommodoreAll American, C-Net, Image (Commodore)
"One of the longest running BBSs in the California gold country. Started out as the Mother Lode 64 BBS. Silicon Realms, was mainly a Commodore/Gaming (RPG) oriented BBS. Was a member of several Commodore BBS networks - UBAN, NISSA, FNET, COMM-NET, (?) identified as SLR. Notable features were Commodore files (PD/Utilities), story boards and on-line games, and network discussion boards. Board folded as I got too busy on other projects, though I still had a few callers near the end." - Joe Commodore
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209-781-1344
IONE, CA
KPS Micro, KPS MicroBBS
(1988-1996)
Richard KelleyCollosus, Phoenix
209-795-1785
ARNOLD, CA
Sierra's Cabin
(1989)
Wildcat
209-823-0093
MANTECA, CA
Bertha Board, BerthaBoard, Manteca Hub, Net 208 NEC
(1989-1994)
Kenneth Roach
209-823-6133
MANTECA, CA
Free Access On-Line, FreeAccess OnLine
(1989-1994)
Leonard Swisher
209-825-3103
MANTECA, CA
Cross Roads, Crossroads, CrossRoads BBS
(1989-1994)
Mark NiswongerPCBoard
209-832-1002
Manteca, CA
Rainbo Works, Stockton Hub
(1986-1988)
Andre Coltrin
209-883-0275
HUGHSON, CA
Programmer's Retreat, Programmers Retreat BBS
(1987-1997)
J. HillHome rolled in Better BASIC
"Ran a very complex and total custom BBS. All the code was in Better BASIC. Supported file transfers and *.wav files... a remote controlled FM radio served up WAV files of the station you could pick. Also, had a message base tie into the ham radio BBS system known as packet radio. I moved a lot and put a diverter line in Hughson, California to forward the calls out to Waterford so it would not be long distance from Modesto. We used to have local user parties in this area and all the sysops would hook up for drinks and PC Support. There's over 1000 users in my old BBS database... I could and did run on DOS 2.11 (300 baud) through to DOS 6.2 (9600/14.4kbps). I kind of ran under Windows 3.01 but we found AOL and soon after the Internet in 1997 and lost interest fast after we got our house in Salida. Now I run a low-power FM station (KQRP). For me, it's always been about serving the community." - Brad (J.Hill)
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209-883-0673
Hughson, CA
Crystal Towers BBS
(1988-1992)
Frodo Baggins and GambitWWIV 4.24
"Hughson was a great place to run a BBS because it was a local call from Modesto, Turlock, and all the other towns around that area. They all had long distance charges to each other, so we became one of the important local WWIVNet links."
209-886-5494
FARMINGTON, CA
Mikar BBS
(1989-1990)
Mike Popplewell
209-931-4253
STOCKTON, CA
Night Caller BBS
(1989)
Bill Morrow
209-943-1880
Stockton, CA
Net 208 Treasurer, The Wrong Number, The Wrong Number
(1987-2003)
Chuck Hague, Charles HaguePCBoard
209-951-6394
Stockton, CA
BattleField BBS/AE
(1986-1989)
Hawk (Sysop)GBBS ][ and GBBS Pro
"Apple ][ BBS. Ran for six months on software I wrote myself, then upgraded to GBBS ][, then upgraded to GBBS Pro. I miss those days :(" - Hawk
209-952-9430
STOCKTON, CA
Back Door, The BackDoor BBS
(1988-1994)
Randall Fox
209-957-7372
STOCKTON, CA
The Mystic Bbs ]I[, The Mystic BBS/AE ][
(1986-1998)
Kevin MorrisAscii Express
209-962-4045
Pine Mountain Lake, CA
Exxxtacy Adult BBS
(1986-1994)
Victoria Cummings, Pine Mountain Lake, California since 04/86
From the September 1994 issue of Boardwatch: Pine Mountain Lake, California since 04/86. Sysop: Victoria Cummings. Using MajorBBS 6.12 with 4 lines on MS-DOS 80486 with 6000 MB storage. US Robotics at 9600 bps. $25 Annual fee. 6 Gigs and over 20,000 latest hi-rez erotic files. New member bonus. Free amateur x-rated video to new members this month. Full access and Free adult videotape only $25 a year. Visa and mastercard accepted online. Call today, for exxxtacy tonight.
209-998-6634
LEMOORE, CA
NOMACOM
(1988)
Chris Croce
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