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

MAP OF THE 214 AREA CODE
214-216-7424
Mesquite, Texas
Dragon's Throne
(1986-1989)
Robert and SpaZzie... (Linda)WWIV
"We had MANY get-togethers and parties for the members of this board and had lots of fun and made lots of great friends. BBSing ruled! *8)" - SpaZzie (Linda Alexander)
214-221-4216
DALLAS DIAMOND, TX
K-RCP/M
(1985)
214-221-8876
DALLAS DIAMOND, TX
North Texas BBS
(1987)
GBBS Pro
214-223-0983
IRVING, TX
RBBS IBM PC Dallas
(1984-1985)
Mark Collard
214-223-1006
IRVING, TX
T/Systems
(1985)
Tony Shimps
214-227-8040
PLANO, TX
Biz Link, Caffeine Connection, DFW Online Mall
(1989-1992)
Jerry Mawhinney
214-231-1372
DALLAS (ALLEGIA, TX
Rising Star
(1986-1995)
Jeff RushOPUS
214-231-3841
DALLAS (ALLEGIA, TX
Dallas Metroplex, FidoCon 92 Info, Hubbub, NE Dallas Hub, Nibbles & Bytes, Nibbles & Bytes , Nibbles and Bytes, SoftWare Dist
(1988-2003)
Ron BemisFidoNet, Maximus
214-233-2371
DALLAS FRONTIER, TX
AE Line: RAGS
(1985)
214-234-4952
DALLAS LAKESIDE, TX
Daltrug, Rabbit and Snake's BBS, RABBIT&SNAKE, RABBIT/SNAKE
(1989-1996)
Don BrandtOpus
214-234-5790
DALLAS LAKESIDE, TX
BAMBI 5000, BEBOP 5000, BIG 5000, BLAH 5000, BLIZ BLAM 5000, BUBBA HUB, CLUB 5000, Dumb Guy's BBS, Dumb Guy's!, F90TY 5000, FU8RN 5000, FUBAR 5000, HUB 5000, HUB OF FUTILITY, HUBUB BUB BUBUH, MMMMM 5000, NANAH 5000, NO NAME HUB, Outlaw HUB, POOBAH 5000, RE6Y3 5000, RINGO HUB, RTEYE 5000, SMUSHED 5000, TY69H 5000, UH OH 5000, WHAM 5000, WHOOSH 5000, WONGO 5000, XYNFN 5000
(1981-2005)
Paul Lentz
214-235-2419
DALLAS FRANKLIN, TX
Tornado Alley, Tornado Alley 2
(1981-1997)
Michael Cedeck
214-235-7407
DALLAS FRANKLIN, TX
Shadow Magic BBS
(1989)
Kirby Flake
214-235-8784
DALLAS FRANKLIN, TX
BBS-80 DALTRUG
(1982-1983)
214-237-2742
DALLAS, TX
LeTourneau University BBS
(1988-1990)
Kevin BulgrienWildcat
214-238-1016
DALLAS LAKESIDE, TX
The Dallas Connection RCP/M RBBS
(1985)
Russ Pencin
214-238-1568
Lakeside, TX
Teledunjon IV
(1983-2000)
Mary RushTeleDunjon
"A play-by-modem Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying BBS where players and dungeon masters carried out gaming campaigns lasting five years or more."
214-238-8745
DALLAS LAKESIDE, TX
Star's End
(1986-1988)
Dan Thompson
214-239-3073
DALLAS EMERSON, TX
North Dallas
(1985)
Dan Kardell
214-239-5842
Dallas, TX
Eclectic Computer System, NET-WORKS Eclectic Computer Sys., NET-WORKS Eclectic Computer System
(1982-1985)
NET-WORKS
214-239-7607
DALLAS EMERSON, TX
CHAI Way, Chai Way II, CHIA Way, The Chai Way
(1989-1995)
Aaron SchmiedelRemoteAccess
214-240-0286
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
FIDO Electronic Classified
(1989)
214-240-5962
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
M/DATA BBS
(1987-1988)
Mike McLeland
214-240-8821
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
NCC-1701
(1988)
Rod Ashmore, Bill Bailey
214-241-1939
DALLAS EXPRESS, TX
RCP/M CBBS Maxicom
(1983)
214-241-4378
DALLAS EXPRESS, TX
Syndey Austrailia
(1987)
GBBS Pro
214-241-5412
DALLAS EXPRESS, TX
860/17 TeleCompaq
(1989-1990)
214-242-9399
DALLAS FLEETWOO, TX
The Diplomat
(1986)
Robert Eskridge
214-245-2432
IRVING, TX
"C", DBBS Greenleaf
(1985-1989)
Don Killen
214-245-5253
IRVING, TX
DFW RCP/M
(1984-1985)
Nathan Stewart
214-245-5633
IRVING, TX
Aviation Connect, AVIATION CONNECTION
(1985-1987)
Ray Smith
214-247-2367
DALLAS EXPRESS, TX
AIDS Info Exchange, Aids Information Exch, AIDS Information Exchange, Info Exchange (1)
(1989-1994)
214-247-5609
DALLAS EXPRESS, TX
Aids Information Exch, Info Exchange (2)
(1989-1991)
214-248-0173
DALLAS, TX
User-to-User
(1989)
214-248-2784
DALLAS, TX
Q.C.T.C. Tech Support, Quality Components
(1989-1991)
Don CroucherPCBoard
214-248-4539
DALLAS, TX
ABBS Dallas Info Board
(1982-1983)
214-250-3323
DALLAS, TX
Chai Way II
(1987-1989)
Aaron Schmiedel
214-250-3778
Dallas, TX
Greenleaf Software Inc, Greenleaf Support
(1986-1996)
Helen Moreira, Don KilleenWildcat
214-250-4553
DALLAS, TX
Dios Falso
(1989-1993)
John Simon, Toby LeonardVision-X
214-251-1175
Irving, TX
Psychlo Empire, The Psychlo Empire
(1982-1996)
Mark CoronaForum XL, XPRE
"It was run on an Atari 800 computer with 48K of memory until 1991 when it was transfered to an Atari ST." - Mark Corona
214-254-7664
IRVING, TX
DFW 211, DFW 5211, Hambone's Cop Shop, Hambone's Fido, Hambone's Opus Cop Shop
(1987-1994)
Louis HamiltonFidoNet
214-255-4332
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
Pirates' Guild
(1989)
214-256-1971
IRVING, TX
TEXAS REAL ESTATE INVESTOR
(1986)
214-256-3007
IRVING, TX
Interstellar Mail
(1988)
Gary W. Chambers
214-259-9750
ADAMS, TX
R-E-F-L-E-C-T-I-O-N-S, Reflections
(1988-1994)
Kurt DoxeyWildcat
214-261-5814
DALLAS (ALLEGIA, TX
860/19 Arlington (Met)
(1989)
214-262-2202
DALLAS GRAND PR, TX
CHRISTIAN NET-WORKS
(1982)
214-262-5044
DALLAS GRAND PR, TX
Grey Haven
(1988)
Silver Mane
214-265-0264
DALLAS EMERSON, TX
Sex Clinic
(1989)
214-267-5880
DALLAS MELROSE, TX
RBBS RF's & Lectrons
(1989)
214-267-8245
DALLAS MELROSE, TX
GBBS Apple Corps
(1989)
214-270-6755
DALLAS, TX
Super Computer
(1989)
214-271-0984
DALLAS, TX
Commodore Social Club
(1989)
214-271-8899
Garland, TX, 75041
Diver Down BBS/Garland BBS/PC Tech BBS, PC Tech, PC-Tech
(1984-1996)
Jon Hutto, Hutto/Garrison, Jon Hutto/variousUltraBBS , PCBoard, RBBS, Fido, PC-Board, UltraBBS
"Just a little updates. I put it up originally on a 2400bps Hayes modem and an Original IBM PC with Dual Floppy drives in 1984. I was only 13 at the time, and basically grew up around the whole BBS community. I spent many years running legitimate, and illegitimate BBS on the same number. In the 80s I think everyone did a little pirating out of their boards. In the end, the last 3-4 years I was working with Bill Rathbone, and Bob Farmer on the UltraBBS software. Mine was one of the official sites for it, and the first site to run it. In the end I ran two nodes of UltraBBS, until finally the Internet was taking over BBSes almost completely. Then I ran a Telnet BBS for a year or two before finally dropping it. Was a great time, and quite fun. Thanks for keeping the list. Hope this updated information is useful. You've kinda made me nostalgic!" - Jon Hutto
214-272-0374
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
PC Board US Computers
(1989)
214-272-9651
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
Computer Reset
(1989)
214-276-1940
FORT WORTH, TX
MSM TCOMM 2300-0600
(1989-1991)
Steve Marrero
214-276-7275
FORT WORTH, TX
Herald's Point
(1989)
Craig Benson
214-276-7499
Garland, TX
Lost Island Desktop, Lost Island, The
(1983-1991)
Dennis ReclaCit? ?.?, TurboCit
"Started in 1983 when it was a lost island, since it only operated during the daytime from 6am till 10pm each day. It was in the bedroom and made too much noise. It later moved to another room where I changed from the original BBS software that I had developed to running a Citadel system." - Dennis Recla
214-276-8902
FORT WORTH, TX
AMUG BBS, DMUG
(1988-1989)
214-279-8402
DALLAS, TX
PBBS Bullet 'N Board
(1989)
214-285-9976
LEWISVILLE, TX
Delta Omega IV
(1989)
214-286-2673
DALLAS NORTHLAK, TX
The Pleasant Grove RCP/M
(1985)
Richard L. Transue
214-286-3824
DALLAS NORTHLAK, TX
Litter Box
(1989)
John Ferra
214-286-7145
DALLAS NORTHLAK, TX
Balch Springs
(1985)
H.W. Stephens
214-287-1332
DALLAS, TX
Dragon's Lair
(1989)
214-288-1537
Mesquite, TX
Amiga Scope, AmigaScope, PC Board Amiga Scope
(1988-1996)
Mark McBreenOPUS
214-288-4297
DALLAS, TX
Alternative Education BBS, Capps & Craddock, Hip Boots Required
(1988-1991)
Joey Capps
214-288-7899
DALLAS, TX
PC Board Deskmate
(1989-1994)
214-289-1386
DALLAS, TX
BBS 80 DALTRUG, BBS-80 DALTRUG
(1983-1985)
214-289-2669
DALLAS, TX
DOT Prompt, Dot Prompt PCBoard
(1989-1991)
Randy GormanPCBoard
214-289-8524
Dallas/Mesquite, TX
Knight Court
(1988-1991)
Bill AdamsWWIV
214-306-7218
DALLAS, TX
24hr ticket agy
(1987-1996)
Charles ReissRBBS
214-315-0420
ACCESS, DFW 124
(1988-1995)
Trey ReevesOPUS
214-315-8244
Lewisville, TX
The Alpha Centauri BBS
(1985-1989)
Dan RatjeOpus
"This BBS was originally part of the FIDO net, and ran FIDO as the BBS. I was looking for more punch than what was available in FIDO (at the time) and moved to OPUS. This BBS had a small user base, and was really just a step towards getting really connected. I remember posting that I had the fastest machine in town (I purchased the first 16 MHZ - 386 w/1M ram, a US Robotics 9600 and a new VGA monitor)... About 3 days after I posted that bit of info, I got a messaage from another sysop saying that he had the fastest machine... He had just purchased a 20 MHZ 386 that day. Ha! What fun we had. " - Dan Ratje
214-321-9366
DALLAS DAVIS, TX
Ninja's Sanctuary
(1989)
214-324-3501
Dallas, TX
Keely Net, Keelynet
(1988-1995)
Jerry DeckerWildcat, Wildcat!
"I was the creator and sysop for KeelyNet back in 1988 when I got tired of photocopying so many papers, thinking it would be much easier to share them via a BBS. The first 6MB was all HAND TYPED by me as seed material. We had as many as 2,000 members at one point. I tried the Internet in 1994 and finally shut down the BBS in 1995 when I setup a KeelyNet homepage and populated it with 'some' of the many files that had built up on the BBS. At that time, there were 7 KeelyNet 'mirrors' of our files. The focus of the board was and is alternative science, primarily free energy, gravity control and electronic health/rejuvenation techniques. KeelyNet always encouraged the free sharing of information except where proprietary with the idea of making correlations that would lead to experiments with the end result being working technology that would better the world. It continues to this day, October 2005 with a much bigger network." - Jerry Decker/KeelyNet
214-327-3527
DALLAS DAVIS, TX
24 Hour Ticket Agency, 24Hr Ticket Agen, 24Hr Ticket Agency
(1987-1994)
Charles Reiss
214-327-6639
DALLAS DAVIS, TX
NCC-1701
(1987)
Rod Ashmore
214-328-0103
DALLAS DAVIS, TX
Zoo Commodore BBS
(1989)
214-328-6909
DALLAS DAVIS, TX
Joel Sampson's Engineering, Omni-Net, Omni-net BBS
(1989-1991)
Wildcat
214-328-8721
DALLAS DAVIS, TX
AE Line: CARCEL
(1985)
214-330-4156
DALLAS FEDERAL, TX
GBBS King Arthur's Court
(1989)
214-331-8813
DALLAS FEDERAL, TX
Buck$Board, H.A. BURDEN & ASSOC. , R.E. LENDERS ELECT. MAIL MSG SERVICE
(1986-1987)
Hank Burden
214-337-4096
DALLAS FEDERAL, TX
Mercury - M.T.S.
(1988-1990)
Charles Witherspoon
214-339-8283
Dallas, TX
Camelot, Hyperion BBS
(1988-1994)
Jim Stanford, King ArthurRemoteAccess
214-341-2775
DALLAS DIAMOND, TX
Excalibur($?)
(1988-1991)
BBSP
214-343-3908
DALLAS DIAMOND, TX
Word Wise
(1985-1986)
Bob Helwig
214-348-0727
DALLAS DIAMOND, TX
MEALS
(1989-1992)
214-348-2237
DALLAS DIAMOND, TX
Software Mechanics
(1989)
Lewis Sheriff
214-348-3273
DALLAS DIAMOND, TX
Capps & Craddock II, Penguin Palace
(1989-1994)
Ken Craddock
214-351-9859
DALLAS FLEETWOO, TX
Collector's Edition, Collector's Edition (1), CollectorsEd, File Cabinet, THE FILE CABINET
(1987-1996)
Len Hult, Leonard HultPCBoard , Wildcat, PC-Board
214-352-2259
Dallas, TX
SDF-1 - Super Dimension Fortress
(1987-Present)
charmin (Ted Uhlemann), jello (Stephen Jones)Magic City Micro BBS
"The original "SDF" Apple ][e was purchased on July 13th, 1985 for $1065.95 by Ted Uhlemann. On June 16th, 1987 SDF answered its first call at 1200 bps. The BBS ran on the Apple ][e until sometime after Operational Sundevil (February 1990) when another local UNIX BBS 'killer.dallas.tx.us' was shutdown. This event is the catalyst for SDF's transition from running as an traditional menu BBS to that of a multi-user public access UNIX System. In late 1990 sdf.lonestar.org began answering at 972-436-3281 and continues to run this day. Infact, it is the only system that offers a direct UNIX login connection from major cities in the USA via a modem without the need of running CSLIP or PPP." - Stephen Jones (Jello)
214-352-7208
DALLAS FLEETWOO, TX
The Squidland Two
(1988)
Robert Lett
214-352-8721
DALLAS FLEETWOO, TX
F I A W O L
(1989)
214-358-3738
DALLAS FLEETWOO, TX
OPUS Chai Way
(1989)
214-361-1386
DALLAS EMERSON, TX
NET-WORKS Dallas
(1982-1983)
214-363-1957
DALLAS EMERSON, TX
Eighteenth Fret
(1989)
Sam Slay
214-369-2836
DALLAS EMERSON, TX
Blackbird BBS
(1989)
Drake Harrelson
214-370-0081
DALLAS TAYLOR, TX
The Pits
(1987-1989)
Perry Compton
214-370-1840
DALLAS TAYLOR, TX
Cave
(1985)
John Skinner
214-372-4782
DALLAS FRANKLIN, TX
David's Place
(1988)
David Riewe
214-373-3929
DALLAS EMERSON, TX
BBC's Fun Net
(1989-1990)
214-380-9063
DALLAS (TELIGEN, TX
Dallas Outbound, EchoMAIL HELP, SCA Consulting Inc
(1986)
Jon Sabol
214-392-1121
Dallas, TX
Big D Fido
(1986-1990)
Dennis ForcierFidoNet
214-392-7312
DALLAS, TX
Cool Beans, DFW 224, OPUS Centerville, Strawberry Furp Suprise, The Wienie Roast
(1987-1994)
Kurt GrutzmacherMaximum OS/2
214-393-7090
DALLAS (TELIGEN, TX
Central Aerosp, Central Aerospace, Central BBS, Central/K2
(1986-1996)
Jeffrey Kay, Jeffery KayRBBS, RBBS-PC
214-394-6717
DALLAS, TX
Confederacy
(1989)
214-394-7438
DALLAS, TX
Datalink, DATALINK BBS, Datalink BBS-AMSAT, Datalink,Satelli, DRIG BBS
(1988-1998)
Jeff Wallach, N5ITU, Jeffrey WallachPCBoard , RBBS-PC
214-398-0159
DALLAS EXPRESS, TX
Hal's Byte Box
(1988)
Wildcat
214-406-8003
Star One
(1988)
Todd Gamel
214-416-2162
DALLAS, TX
Dallas Metroplex, NC Graveyard, North Dallas 4000, Project Alexandria, The Diplomat, The Hat, Will Jeff A. Ever See This?
(1987-1998)
Robert Eskridge, Bryny
214-416-5933
DALLAS, TX
Aviation Connection
(1989-1991)
Ray Smith
214-416-6382
DALLAS, TX
CITADEL BBS, Gates of Mordecai
(1987-1991)
Maher MasoCit2.40b
214-416-6833
DALLAS, TX
Fifth Dimension,The
(1987-1990)
Maher MasoCitGrem
214-416-8116
DALLAS, TX
Magnum Opus
(1987-1991)
David LovrienOPUS
214-418-0159
DALLAS, TX
Aviation Conn.
(1987-1989)
Ray Smith
214-418-9678
DALLAS, TX
Southern Crossroads PEP
(1989)
Dean Lachan
214-418-9679
DALLAS, TX
Reg 19 SDS Coord, Southern Crossroads BBS, Southern Xroads
(1987-1991)
Dean Lachan
214-420-2748
DALLAS (LOGIX), TX
RBBS Camelot
(1989)
214-422-4772
DALLAS (ACSI), TX
Dallas Inbound, Dallas Metroplex, Inside Track Edition
(1985-1989)
Chuck Lawson
214-423-3506
FRISCO, TX
The End Of The Rainbow
(1989-1990)
Dan Perkins, John Dan Perkins
214-424-1305
DALLAS MELROSE, TX
OPUS Phantom WOC'r, QUICKBBS Phantom
(1988)
Charley Teel
214-424-2001
DALLAS MELROSE, TX
CompSportsware, Peripherals Plus
(1987-1991)
Jan PorterGBBS Pro
214-424-2005
DALLAS MELROSE, TX
Dallas Inbound, Dallas Metroplex, Inside Track Edition: Opus
(1987-1988)
Chuck Lawson, David Lovrien
214-424-2085
DALLAS MELROSE, TX
Plain-OH Apple IIGS
(1988)
Mr. Tubbs
214-424-3602
DALLAS MELROSE, TX
OPUS Beacon
(1989)
Steve Wolff
214-424-6361
DALLAS MELROSE, TX
Psychology Forum
(1989)
214-424-7711
DALLAS MELROSE, TX
Night City, Night City II
(1989)
Chuck Lawson
214-432-3584
DALLAS, TX
OPUS USA, TexArkOkLa
(1989-1990)
John Summers, Diana Summers
214-432-3586
DALLAS, TX
OPUS USA, THE Friendly OPUS
(1988-1990)
John Summers, Diana Summers
214-436-2858
Irving, TX
Hidden Valley RCP/M
(1985-1986)
Sysop?, Joe GattisRBBS v3.5
"Ran on an S100 System." - Joe Gattis
214-436-3281
Dallas, TX
Super Dimension Fortress
(1987-1999)
Ted Uhlemann, Stephen Jones, Daniel FinsterMagic City Micro BBS, Citadel & System V UNIX
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214-437-0914
DALLAS FRANKLIN, TX
Dallas Metroplex, DFW 125, DFW 6125, Jeff Misses Y'all Dallas!, Verbose Ink
(1989-1996)
Clay TinsleyOPUS
214-437-1627
DALLAS FRANKLIN, TX
THE BEACON
(1988)
Wildcat
214-437-2734
Richardson, TX
Palindrome ONLINE, Palindrome WriterNet, TIgger Roleplaying games
(1988-1998)
Shalanna Collins, Don Weeks, ShalannaCollinsMAXIMUS, OPUS
214-437-4075
DALLAS FRANKLIN, TX
Dallas Metroplex, Dallas Outbound, DFW 210, EchoMail Help, Hardwired Fidonet 124/210
(1987-1991)
Jon Sabol
214-442-0223
DALLAS 1, TX
North Tx C Programmers, NTCP NT C Programmers
(1989-1994)
Kevin KerrOPUS
214-442-1254
DALLAS 1, TX
The Bailiwick BBS
(1988-1991)
Wildcat
214-442-3440
Dallas, TX
Digital Domain
(1988-1990)
214-455-1653
DALLAS, TX
The Big Top
(1989)
Wildcat
214-458-2620
DALLAS WHITEHAL, TX
InnsofCourt, The Inns of Court
(1989-1996)
Arthur Geffin, Arthur GeffenCollosus, Phoenix
214-462-0295
DALLAS RIVERSID, TX
Micro Chip
(1987-1988)
Niel Brieger
214-462-8054
DALLAS RIVERSID, TX
Soft-Touch
(1986-1987)
Steve Smegner
214-463-6581
DALLAS GRAND PR, TX
Doc's Office, The Doctor's Office
(1985-1994)
Dr. Lee ClaytonPCBoard
214-465-2615
DALLAS RIVERSID, TX
The Forgotten Realm
(1989)
Wildcat
214-470-2206
DALLAS RICHARDS, TX
ESI-Richardson, Sysops/ESI emply on
(1987-1991)
Jerry Lopiccolo, Jerry LoPiccoloPCBoard
214-475-4598
Rowlett , TX
Comm Link Rowlett, Rowlett RBBS
(1986-1989)
Dan KardellRBBS
"The first board was stolen when the house was broken into and a second machine was set up to replace the system." - Dan Kardell
214-475-5282
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
RBBS-PC A.S.S.I.S.T.
(1989-1990)
214-481-4991
FARMERSVILLE, TX
C-NET Keyboard Connection
(1989)
214-484-1408
DALLAS EVERGREE, TX
Cyclop's, Cyclops
(1988-1991)
Wildcat
214-484-2590
Addison, TX
The Wyrms Byte
(1988-1993)
John Bowlin, Thomas Wheeler (Co-Sysop)OPUS, Maximus
"We started it in 1989 in College Station, Texas, running on OPUS. When the Maximus system (which I still think is the best BBS software ever written) came out we ported to it. In 1991 we moved to Addison, TX (a Dallas suburb). It was shut down forever in either '92 or '93. TWB was mostly role playing game oriented, with a smattering of files and programming stuff and other miscellany. We were in several networks, including Fido, and in our heyday I think we had around 50 callers a day. It was a lot of fun, a lot of work, and a lot of aggravation. And it was great." - Thomas Wheeler

"The BBS actually started in 1988 under the Wildcat BBS software, on an XT clone that didn't even have a hard drive (2400 baud). But I'd say 1989 is when we actually settled on the name "The Wyrm's Byte" and when we switched to using Opus and we also were running on a 30mb hard drive (same XT clone). We also ran it under a software called Remote Access (RA) from Australia for a while after Maximus (or maybe in between Opus and Maximus). We were a part of Fidonet for a long time, and also V-Net (Vervan's Wargaming Network), and Candy Net (C-Net). We ran several "Doors" games such as Tradewars and Baron Realms Elite. At one time we even ran 2 lines, but that got to be too expensive. We shut the system down in either late 92 or early 93, as I moved away from Dallas and my living situations at my new place didn't allow me the freedom to operate a BBS. At the time the system was shut down it was operating on an AMD 386 40mhz. Not sure about hard drive size but probably in the neighborhood of 100mb." - John Bowlin

214-487-6483
Dallas, TX
Late Night with the Colonel
(1987-1989)
214-490-8107
DALLAS, TX
Computer Solution, Computer Solution , Tech Support, Technical Support Line
(1986-1996)
Bill HummelTBBS
214-492-6565
IRVING, TX
User to User, User To User #1, User-to-User, User-To-User (1), User-To-User RIME
(1989-1995)
Wm. Pendergast, William Pendergast, W. PendergastPCBoard , PC-Board
214-492-8090
IRVING, TX
Double D, Double-D
(1985-1994)
Doug DavisRBBS-PC
214-494-1940
Garland, Tx
Dodge City
(1984-1986)
Bernie Lawrence, Josey Wales, Bernie Lawrence aka Josey WalesFido and later Opus
"I found your site and boy did it bring back some good memories. I found my old BBS site listed and hoped that you could add the below to it as an update. Thanks for keeping the history alive! I started Dodge City in 1984 running on an original IBM PC with only two floopy disk drives. The board was mainly a message board due to limited space, but as a programmer I was able to add features to the site that no others did. Based on a old western town, the message rooms were named after buildings in town with the Saloon being the most popular. I added a back door for online games and created a shooting gallery where users could select another user and have a show down shootout in the street with the loser losing points and the winner gaining points. I released the source code which then started showing up on other sites. A generous user finally donated a 10 MB hard drive. As part of FidoNet, node 124/3, users were able to send messages all over the world. I wrote several programs related to the web sites, including a remote SysOp program called RemSysOp for managing the users database. Computers were stillin their infancy and I remember staying up until I fell asleep at the keyboard either writing programs for logging onto the different bulletin boards. In the Dallas area, we even scheduled pizza parties and Wet-n-Wild trips so that the users could actually get to meet face to face. I actually met my old girlfriend online in what I suppose was an early form of online dating. I later switched the software to the Opus bulletin board software and wrote some programs for that software as well. In 1986, after becomming a police officer in Garland, Tx, I took down the bulletin board. I'm still a police officer in Garland and still a computer programmer as well." - Bernie Lawrence
214-494-3628
GARLAND, TX
OPUS Split/Vision
(1989-1990)
John Connors
214-495-4403
Garland, TX
Parallax BBS
(1982-1986)
Rogers CadenheadMUMPS-NET
"As far as I have been able to determine, Parallax was the first BBS to feature door games (and call them that). In a section of the site called the Zeppelin door, there was a shooting gallery, game show, and other games programmed by sysop Rogers Cadenhead. Another Dallas sysop whose name I cannot recall created a version of the shooting gallery that could run on an early OPUS system and made his source code available to others to run on their own systems, helping to popularize this early form of online gaming." - Rogers Cadenhead
214-513-0462
LEWISVILLE, TX
Eschew Obfuscation!
(1989)
Dave Moore
214-517-8553
PLANO, TX
The Exchange
(1988-1996)
Mike BloomOpus
214-520-2826
DALLAS LAKESIDE, TX
Turbo Fido, Turbo Opus
(1986-1990)
Rod ColeFidoNet
214-521-9798
Dallas, Texas
Zimmer Room
(1988-1990)
214-522-1963
DALLAS LAKESIDE, TX
Law SIG, LawSIG
(1985-1991)
Rice&Livingston, Rice&AlexanderTBBS
214-522-5321
Dallas, TX
The Dead Zone
(1987-1990)
Andrew Magilow
214-528-7141
DALLAS LAKESIDE, TX
Compu Solution TBBS
(1986-1989)
Bill Hummel
214-530-0607
DALLAS, TX
Sachse, VoiceTek Svcs
(1986-1989)
Goodwin&Plexco, James Goodwin
214-530-0858
DALLAS, TX
ABBS Teledunjon II
(1982-1983)
214-530-2000
DALLAS, TX
The Paladium, Wizardry Castle
(1989-1990)
Karl Bar
214-530-5526
DALLAS, TX
CarrierPidgeon, The Carrier Pidgeon, The Carrier Pigeon
(1989-1994)
James MarpleQuickBBS , RemoteAccess
214-530-5643
DALLAS, TX
Dodge City [Opus]
(1987-1988)
Bernie Lawrence, Josey Wales
214-530-9143
DALLAS, TX
FIDO #323 PC-Exploration, PC Exploration
(1985)
Gary J. Carter
214-534-1918
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
Tyler Open Forum!
(1989-1991)
Bill RoperWildcat
214-539-1512
DALLAS TAYLOR, TX
Opus CCS
(1987-1988)
Greg Boston
214-548-8732
MCKINNEY, TX
PC DogHouse
(1989)
Greg Coffey
214-553-1363
DALLAS DIAMOND, TX
Seneca RCP/M
(1984)
Sigi Kluger
214-561-2794
DALLAS (MFS), TX
Hi-Res BBS, Hi-Res OPUS DTP PCUG
(1989-1991)
Stephen Robinson, Terry Frazier
214-561-4921
DALLAS (MFS), TX
Cheers BBS
(1989-1990)
Bob Bryant
214-561-5697
DALLAS (MFS), TX
Software Syst. "WILDCAT"
(1988)
Wildcat
214-566-1374
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
P. Whisenhunt TBBS
(1989)
214-566-4323
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
Tech-Net BBS
(1989-1990)
John Fabac
214-578-1308
PLANO, TX
Inside Track #2 OPUS, Schnee Weiss, Schnee's Friendly FIDO, Schnee's Friendly Opus, THE Friendly OPUS
(1986-1991)
John Summers, Diana StokesFidoNet
214-578-1311
PLANO, TX
Crime Prevention BBS, CRIME PREVENTION BBS
(1985-1987)
Plano Police Dpt
214-578-7585
PLANO, TX
The Razor Board
(1989-1996)
Mark WorshamOPUS
214-578-8199
PLANO, TX
Friendly
(1985)
John Summers
214-578-8640
PLANO, TX
Texas Civil Air Patrol, TEXAS WING
(1987-1994)
214-581-4119
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
Borrowed Time, East Tex HUB
(1989-1990)
Gary Griffin
214-589-2588
DALLAS MELROSE, TX
CompuTalk I
(1989)
214-590-5335
DALLAS LAKESIDE, TX
Dallas Medical Forum
(1989-1994)
214-590-8213
DALLAS LAKESIDE, TX
THE INPHARMATION CENTER
(1989-1994)
Wildcat!
214-592-8434
TERRELL, TX
The Cave
(1989-1990)
Allan Warren
214-593-7365
DALLAS (ACSI), TX
Baby Blue BBS
(1989-1990)
Dana Bell
214-593-8200
DALLAS (ACSI), TX
East Tex HUB, THOUGHT LINE MATRIX
(1988)
Bob Bryant
214-594-7911
Irving, TX
Squirrel Talk
(1989-1994)
Jimmy KitchensRemoteAccess, QuickBBS
"I ran this during my high school years.. It was up Feb 12, 1989 to August 12, 1992, after which I went away to college and never ran a BBS again. Fidonet address was 1:124/3106." - Jimmy Kitchens
214-595-5345
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
TBBS#2
(1985)
TBBS
214-596-7206
IRVING, TX
Plano X3D
(1985)
Kenny Posey
214-597-0080
DALLAS, TX
Far Fields
(1987-1988)
Curt Perryman
214-597-0235
DALLAS, TX
Tele-Tech BBS
(1989-1990)
Donny Smith
214-597-1211
DALLAS, TX
Compu Tech, CompuTech BBS, Tyler Net
(1989-1994)
John RamageWildcat
214-597-9033
DALLAS, TX
East Tex HUB, Mainframe BBS
(1988-1989)
Robert Hilliard
214-606-0189
DALLAS MIDCITIE, TX
DeadHead's PRAIRIE DAWG
(1988)
John Gresham
214-612-1233
DALLAS, TX
The Intermission
(1987)
GBBS Pro
214-613-0777
Dallas, TX
Shadow Magic BBS
(1988-1993)
Kirby Flake (Alex K.)WWIV
"The BBS went up on Jan. 1, 1988. It moved several times (with me) and eventually went down in 1993 because I went into the army was not going to be able to support it. It was an alias BBS so my name on the BBS was Alex K. It had 2 co-sysops, the first was Zaphod. The second was Burleigh Wood, Jr. It had message boards and files available for download, as well as a few online games." - Kirby Flake
214-620-0192
PLANO, TX
Dallas Metroplex, DFW 210, Hard Wired, HARDWIRED
(1989-1995)
Jon SabolOPUS
214-631-7747
DALLAS MELROSE, TX
ABBS The Pulse
(1983-1985)
214-637-7703
DALLAS MELROSE, TX
Just Technical Associates
(1989)
Don Brandt
214-641-1136
DALLAS, TX
Chess Board, The, ChessBoard, EzyCom Help, SuperBBS Help, The Chess Board
(1987-1996)
Ken GivensQuickBBS
214-642-3436
DALLAS, TX
Flying Dutchman OPUS 124/110
(1986-1991)
Randy Van de Loo, Randy VanDeLoo
214-642-9508
DALLAS, TX
Double AAce, Double Ace
(1989-1991)
Mike HutchinsPCBoard
214-643-2256
DALLAS MELROSE, TX
Barnco BBS, East Tex Net
(1989-1990)
David Miller, David MIller
214-644-4781
DALLAS DAVIS, TX
APPLE SHACK, MAC Shack, NET-WORKS Apple Shack, The Mac Shack
(1982-1991)
Charles TaylorRed Ryder Host, RDRD
214-644-5197
DALLAS DAVIS, TX
NET-WORKS Apple Grove
(1982-1983)
214-644-7018
DALLAS DAVIS, TX
EGA Fido, EGA Opera
(1986-1988)
Bob Nelson, Carl AyresFidoNet
214-647-0670
DALLAS FEDERAL, TX
DFW Freq Coord, DFW FreqCoord
(1989-1993)
Gerry Dalton, Daryl Doss, Tom Daniels
214-659-0387
DALLAS RIVERSID, TX
RCP/M RBBS EPSON
(1983-1985)
214-660-6939
DALLAS DAVIS, TX
The Ocean Deck
(1988)
Jerry W. Pullum
214-661-2051
DALLAS ROSS AVE, TX
The Thieves' Guild
(1987)
GBBS Pro
214-669-3183
PCS-RCPM
(1985)
Frank Kamp
214-671-2458
DALLAS RIVERSID, TX
Closing-the-Gap
(1989-1990)
Jim Cook
214-671-2830
DALLAS RIVERSID, TX
Cmz Remote Communications
(1989-1991)
Jim Cook
214-680-2693
DALLAS LAKESIDE, TX
PC Help, PC-Help, PC-Help
(1988-1996)
Duke Ducote, B. A. Ducate, B.A. "Duke" DucotePCBoard , Wildcat
214-681-4789
DALLAS NORTH ME, TX
Lost Island RCP/M-RBBS
(1985)
Dennis Recla
214-681-5729
DALLAS NORTH ME, TX
Dungeon Keep
(1987-1989)
214-681-5850
DALLAS NORTH ME, TX
The Political Arena
(1989-1991)
Scott Knapp
214-686-1146
DALLAS NORTH ME, TX
South Garland Mail System
(1989-1990)
Eric Hedstrom
"Hi - I am Eric Hedstrom and just ran across your site! Wow it brings back so many memories. Because I have not thought about this in ages I am not sure if I can remember more history other than the South Garland Mail system (SGMS) was originally run on a Tandy 1000. I think it had 512k and a 30MB HD! I was a DFW hub for FamilyNet and a member of FidoNet as well (duel "net" members were not that common). Starting at 2400 baud I believe I had upgraded to a 4800 (that was able to compress to 9600 baud with devices/models of the same type) before shutting it down as I went to college. I was on the Internet by 1992 which I guess ended my interest in BBS.

"I would also like to make mention of my earlier BBS (87-89 I believe) I ran a Colorama BBS on a TRS-80 Color Computer at the same phone number, it was "The Flying Fortress". It was originally started on a 300 baud acoustic coupler for a limited time during the day. Yes, I would hear the phone ring and run and answer it. I later upgraded to a manual answer 300 baud modem, then an auto answer 300 baud modem and kept the BBS up 24/7. During that time period I had upgraded Color Computers to a "COCO 2" and had a speech/sound pack that would announce who was logging in, an 80 column card and green screen, all the bells and whistles. The BBS had many message boards and many games and a download section. I also maintained my own Dallas, Fort Worth BBS list that I manually verified monthly. I finally had a 1200 Baud auto answer modem, and perhaps a 2400 before moving to an IBM PC clone (Tandy 1000) and starting the SGMS. Thanks for your site!" - Eric Hedstrom

214-686-1962
DALLAS NORTH ME, TX
The Shipyard
(1989-1997)
Jim WoollyRemoteAccess
214-686-5567
DALLAS NORTH ME, TX
INOVA Europe
(1989)
Karl Schopmeyer
214-690-5945
DALLAS DAVIS, TX
Magic Bus
(1988)
David Finster
214-699-9488
Dallas, TX
Public Image Limited
(1984-1988)
Kevin Boardman
"I ran this BBS from '84 until early '88. Still have my old call logs - 10,000+ calls per year." - Kevin Boardman
214-702-8138
DALLAS ADDISON, TX
Jay's House
(1988)
Jay Incorvati
214-709-7884
DALLAS DUNCANVI, TX
The Tech Connect
(1989)
David Riewe
214-721-2745
DALLAS ROSS AVE, TX
Irving P. D. Crime Byte
(1989-1990)
Dick Gilmette
214-727-8056
DALLAS RIVERSID, TX
V'ger
(1987-1990)
Malcolm PetcherDragCitv3.10
214-733-4203
DALLAS EMERSON, TX
Natl Jobs Srch Net
(1989)
214-739-8300
Dallas, TX
Virtual Village
(1989-1995)
Chris Avis
214-750-6374
DALLAS EMERSON, TX
Polaris
(1987-1990)
Clint WheelockCit
214-757-6950
DALLAS RIVERSID, TX
INFO-CENTER
(1988)
Wildcat
214-758-4215
DALLAS ROSS AVE, TX
The Darkened Lantern
(1987)
GBBS Pro
214-769-3036
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
BULLET-80 Hawkins, TBBS Hawkins
(1982-1985)
214-771-3226
DALLAS TAYLOR, TX
NCC 1701, NCC-1701
(1989-1996)
Bill BaileyOPUS
214-783-1506
Richardson, Texas
KIE Richardson, Shuttle USS Richardson
(1989-1993)
Bill HayesQuickBBS 2.76
"Had a loose Trekkish Theme, with a Bridge for the main menu, holodeck for games, engineering for sponsers, and airlock for logging in and out. Fidonet messages about Star Trek, Food, and Beer." - Bill Hayes
214-783-7684
DE SOTO, TX
RCP/M The Dallas Connection PBBS
(1985)
214-784-2273
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
The Sand Worm RBBS
(1989-1991)
Steve Clifford
214-785-4997
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
Texas Trading Post
(1987)
GBBS Pro
214-790-8343
Irving, TX
Balulator C-64
(1984-1990)
Roger BacakTexas-BBS
"Was originally a c-64 but after about 1 year was ran on a 16Mhz XT.... How times have changed...." - Roger Bacak
214-817-972
Irving, Arlington, Duncanville, Tx
Sanctum Viaticus, Second Sanctum
(1982-1996)
Mark RobbinsVarious
"I personally created and ran the D/FW BBS LIST and the TEXAS BBS LIST for over a decade, which was printed in Computer Currents, Computer Shopper mag, and more. This was done from 2 BBS's over time and a variety of phone numbers in different cities of D/FW. Every person and system listed in this historical list can be found in the remnants of my own D/FW BBS List or TEXAS BBS LIST." - Mark Robbins
214-821-0390
DALLAS TAYLOR, TX
UNIX Connx#1
(1986-1989)
Charles Boykin
214-824-7160
DALLAS TAYLOR, TX
NET-WORKS Hacker-net
(1982-1983)
214-824-7455
DALLAS TAYLOR, TX
NET-WORKS Winesap, WINESAP
(1982-1983)
214-838-6713
DALLAS TAYLOR, TX
Bi-City Xchg , SPLIT-UP-THE-MIDDLE bbs
(1987-1991)
Dundei&Griffin, Griffin & Stein, Griffin&Stein
214-839-2393
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
Borrowed Time
(1987-1989)
Gary Griffin
214-840-2703
Garland, Tx
The Abyssal Plane
(1985-1989)
Desius and Elequin
214-867-0946
DALLAS, TX
Sunset Bar & Grill Opus
(1987)
Kenny Posey
214-867-3025
DALLAS, TX
Sunset Bar & Grill BBS
(1986)
Kenny Posey
214-867-6630
DALLAS, TX
DFW 207, Texas Twister , Texas Twister OPUS, The Texas Twister
(1987-1997)
Don TurnerOpus
214-868-0183
DALLAS, TX
THE FORGOTTEN REALM
(1989)
Wildcat
214-881-0313
Plano, TX
Epsonnet, Painless Accounting, Rbase 5000, Rbase 5000 , RBase-5000, TriBBS Plano
(1985-1996)
Ron SpataforaMagpie , RBBS-PC
214-881-0717
The Traveler's Consultant, Trav. Consultant, Trav. Consultant
(1989-1994)
John ZerkelPCBoard
214-881-1306
The AMIGA Connectiion
(1989)
Todd Gamel
214-881-2627
Colossus, FidoCon92 Node 1, Hacker's Heaven, Head Hunter, JonesNose, Jumbo Shrimp#1, Mail Call, Maven Hub, Metal Works LSD, Mishegoss MacIntosh, MY BBS, My Bulletin Board System, No Boring Crap, Psionic's Workshop-BBS, R12 Election Coordinator, Silent Running, Star Glider, Starship Intangible, TexArkOkLa, The Databank II, The Great Escape, The Outhouse, TX AR OK LA, Ziplog Support & Information
(1988-1997)
Big H, Henry Clark, H Clark, John Parker, Heavy Metal, TBD, Bob Gartner, Pat Avery, John Whitson, Harold Edmondson, Michael Masterson, JD Allmand, Rob Fletcher, William Hubbs, Mike Luther, Danny James, Aaron Schmiedel, Harry Lee, Wayne Reid, Kent Mason, Vergil Garlington, 9FidoNet, OPUS
214-881-2628
DFW 120, DFW 6, MY 2nd BBS, MY 2nd Node, My BBS OPUS, TexArkOkLa
(1988-1995)
Henry Clark, H Clark
214-881-9346
Horizon, Horizon (1-3), Horizon.424-3831, Horizon.424-3831 , MCI Communications, The Horizon
(1988-1996)
Mike Davis, Michael DavisRBBS, RBBS-PC
214-885-5334
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
"Timothy's" Place
(1988)
Wildcat
214-885-7815
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
Quikdraw BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
214-907-1001
*Chrysalis*
(1987)
Garry Grosse
214-931-1834
DALLAS MELROSE, TX
Dallas BBS, Dallas RBBS-PC Node #1
(1985-1986)
Dave Crane
214-931-2987
DALLAS MELROSE, TX
Dallas Metroplex, HardWeird
(1988-1989)
Jon Sabol
214-931-3437
DALLAS MELROSE, TX
ABBS The Moon
(1982-1983)
214-931-8073
DALLAS MELROSE, TX
Dallas BBS, Dallas RBBS, PC/MS-DOS companion to Dallas RCP/M Node #2
(1985-1989)
Dave Crane
214-931-8274
DALLAS MELROSE, TX
Dallas RCP/M CBBS, RCP/M CBBS Dallas
(1982-1985)
Dave Crane
214-937-9626
WAXAHACHIE, TX
Dark Side Of The Moon
(1989-1990)
Bill Morse
214-938-3170
WAXAHACHIE, TX
GFC Message Service
(1989-1990)
John Rappaport
214-939-9114
DALLAS RIVERSID, TX
Video Bar BBS
(1986)
Wendell Price
214-956-9499
DALLAS FLEETWOO, TX
The World's Grave-Elite
(1987)
214-960-2730
DALLAS ADDISON, TX
NN5I BBS
(1988-1991)
NN5I
214-960-7654
Addison, TX
ABBS Teledunjon III, Teledunjon III
(1982-1995)
Janet and Wes GaigeTeleDunjon, ABBS
"A play-by-modem Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying BBS where players and dungeon masters carried out gaming campaigns lasting five years or more." Wes Gaige writes "The original Teledunjon was a experiment at University of Texas Dallas. When the Apple II was need for other, more pressing business, they gave the code to my wife who ran it on her Apple II as Teledunjon II. I ran Teledunjon III independently for a while before we were married. We then gave the code to Mary Rush who ran Teledunjon IV with it. We did move the BBS to a Macintosh and ran some commercial software whose name I can't remember for a while before we closed it down. Then we used the tele number as a FAX line."
214-962-2354
DALLAS MELROSE, TX
The Gammer's Wasteland
(1981-1996)
Shawn Gilligan
214-985-7926
FIDO #75 ThubTech, ThumbTech
(1984-1985)
Matt LegareFidoNet
214-985-9054
*Chrysalis*
(1988-1990)
Garry Grosse
214-986-0580
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
muadib.FIDONET.ORG
(1989)
Keith DickinsonFidoNet
214-986-5513
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
APT-Net
(1989)
Cassidy Lynar
214-986-7037
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
Hall of Justice
(1989)
214-986-7753
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
Dal-Ace ST BBS
(1989)
214-987-2135
University Park, TX
Eclectic BBS
(1981-Present)
Chuck ThompsonTriBBS, Mumps-NET
"On or before 1 January 1981, Eclectic BBS was created by Randy Morton, under the sponsorship of Eclectic Systems Corporation (now defunct). The system ran on an Apple computer, using a crude Apple-specific BBS program. Later, when some of Eclectic System's Outpost 11 computers (originally with two 5.25 inch floppies and later with one floppy and a huge 5 megabyte hard drive) came in off lease, Randy switched to the Outpost, and wrote the MUMPS-Net software. This was used, with significant modifications by Randy, and later me, until 22 August 1994.

"Three BBSes used the Eclectic name (Eclectic 1, 2, and 3), all sponsored by Eclectic Corporation and operated by Randy. Later, four Dallas BBSes ran on Outposts and used Eclectic/MUMPS-Net software -- Eclectic, Parallax, Quotron, and Alternative London Underground --all but Eclectic only lasted a year or two before going to that great bit-bucket in the sky in the late 1980s.

"On 26 March 1986, as Eclectic Systems was going out of business, Randy handed over to me the equipment, manuals, name, and responsibility for continuing Eclectic's proud tradition. On 5 November 1990, Eclectic BBS was switched to a PC-type computer (still using MUMPS-Net software), and on 22 August 1994, Eclectic began using TriBBS software.

"At one time, Eclectic was an very active discussion board, with a few games and downloadable files. However, in recent years, the remaining 15 or so active users have mostly played the old door games, with only a few discussions and no files.

"As of 5 February 2007 (my wife and I celebrated our 52d anniversary today), Eclectic still operates 24/7.

"Eclectic is the oldest BBS continuously operating in the Great Southwest -- the tradition continues." - Chuck Thompson

214-987-3547
Dallas, TX
DIAL-YOUR-MATCH #40, DIAL-YOUR-MATCH #40 Dallas
(1984-1985)
DIAL-YOUR-MATCH
214-988-0124
DALLAS FEDERAL, TX
DeadHead's, DeadHead's - Metro 214, DFW 124, The Dead Heads
(1989-1995)
John GreshamOPUS
214-991-3381
OPUS Help, Pink World Fido, Shark Sandwich
(1986-1989)
David FinsterFidoNet
214-991-6875
Dallas, TX
The Pub
(1988-1990)
214-991-7934
DalTex FIDOnet, FIDO #307 DalTex FIDOnet
(1984-1986)
Chris BradleyFidoNet
203 Sysops currently listed.
289 BBSes Listed.