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

MAP OF THE 215 AREA CODE
215-222-4349
PHCZ 2, PA
TOP GUN
(1988)
Wildcat
215-224-8166
PHCZ 3, PA
JEFF'S WILDCAT, Jeffs Wildcat
(1988-1996)
Jeff FreedmanWildcat
215-233-4313
PHCZ 3, PA
Ham Net BBS, HAM-NET
(1989-1991)
N3FAD
215-244-0864
PHSZ 41, PA
GALAXY ONE
(1982-1984)
215-249-0433
PLUMSTEADVILLE, PA
Jace's Q & A Opus
(1987)
Jace Carlson
215-249-3287
Dublin, PA
SCBBS
(1987-1998)
Don Fox, WaKKo!Virtual BBS 6
"OS/2 Support Board. Online-Multi-BBS Gaming Hub. Legend of the Red Dragon, Barren Realms Elite, NARC. 16 dialin lines, added telnet capabilites. Internet email. VirtualNet Node, SCNode, OS2WORLD Hub. 5 PC's all 486 Dx266's Ran the board. 1340 users at peak. Averaged 3000 posts/emails per day. 560 Meg online, with 8 CD changers. Hobbes Mirror. Formed Atomicfrog.com in 1997." "OS/2 Support Board. Online-Multi-BBS Gaming Hub. Legend of the Red Dragon, Barren Realms Elite, NARC. 16 dialin lines, added telnet capabilites. Internet email. VirtualNet Node, SCNode, OS2WORLD Hub. 5 PC's all 486 Dx266's Ran the board. 1340 users at peak. Averaged 3000 posts/emails per day. 560 Meg online, with 8 CD changers. Hobbes Mirror. Formed Atomicfrog.com in 1997." - Don Fox
215-250-0173
Easton, PA
BBS IBM PC Easton
(1984-1985)
215-250-0341
PHILADELPHIA ZO, PA
Information Unlimited II
(1987)
GBBS Pro
215-255-0480
PHCZ 1, PA
Hackers H.Q, Hackers H.Q, The
(1989-1990)
C.J. MercerSTadel-Ami
215-256-6336
Philadelphia, PA
BULLET-80 Grand Prix-80, Grand Prix-80
(1984-1985)
BULLET-80
215-258-5235
PERKASIE, PA
PC - PARADISE, PC World Wildcat
(1987-1989)
John Stover Wildcat
215-259-4308
PHILADELPHIA SU, PA
The Lord's Keep
(1986-1989)
The WandererWWIV (Mac)
"Running that BBS was one of the best memories I have from my early Computing days... Tip o' the hat to The MACgician, Corwin of Amber, Hari Seldon, Sexy Biomajor, Wolf Blade, Elrod the Albino, Saverio Mercurio and Aztec Ace. Thanks for the Memories." - The Wanderer
215-264-1481
PHILADELPHIA SU, PA
The Wishing Well BBS
(1981-1994)
Rosie Strohl
215-266-9723
PHILADELPHIA ZO, PA
NiteOwl 3
(1988)
Mike Freyman
215-269-1660
PHSZ 44, PA
Busilink, BusiLink (tm) U.S.A. RBBS -PC, BusiLink (tm) U.S.A. RBBS-PC, BusiLink (tm) USA/RBBS-PC, BusiLink U.S.A., Business Link U.S.A, ChesCo Hub 30, Metro Hub Three
(1988-1996)
Ray Waechter
215-269-9592
PHSZ 44, PA
Homer Central
(1987-1990)
Tay Scott
215-269-9729
PHSZ 44, PA
KEYSTONE Net Exchange, Metro Hub Three
(1989-1994)
Ray Waechter
215-274-0157
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Opus Orgy
(1988)
Rob Land
215-274-8192
PHILADELPHIA, PA
pcpond.pc.udel.EDU
(1987)
Dave Farber
215-275-2429
PHILADELPHIA ZO, PA
Far Horizons
(1988)
Paul Raulerson
215-277-8271
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Forethought 386 BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
215-295-6193
Morrisville, PA
CentraLink
(1987-1999)
Richard Sims, Richard KatzPCBoard, Phoenix
215-298-4948
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Com-Link
(1989)
215-322-5943
Langhorne, PA
.ZIP Your .FLI / Compu-plex Online, .Zip your .FLI BBS, Comp-u-Plex BBS
(1989-1994)
Nathan CobleighMaximus
"Known to his friends as "Nate", the Sysop of this BBS (age 13) was one of the greatest of all time. His website was unique in design as it ran the premier software of its time and offered the ability to board an elevator with different virtual floors. The message forums would be on one floor, the games on another, and files on the last. He learned a lot about the Maximus system from his friend, Josua Mazess, who ran the Opus Penguin or Outland BBS until 2003! Both their BBS's were far superior to other local BBS's in content, membership and design.

"In 1994, (age 17) Nathan received an award from the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce for his successful website Comp-u-plex BBS.

"After the BBS days ended, Nathan focused on the internet and the revolution that was coming. In 2001, (age 21) He created a company called eOrders LLC. (www.eorders.com) The company generates increased revenues for restaurant owners by enabling their customers to order their food online. The company has grown under the leadership of his close friends Tedra Cordisio, Wade Neumeister, and Jason Maher. In an unexpected and very unfortunate event, Nathan passed away in 2004 at only age 24 from complications during a surgery. His company passed to his parents whom have successfullly grown it in his memory. Nathan Cobleigh was a true pioneer and visionary of his time and is missed terribly by his friends and family." - Jason Maher

215-323-7727
PHSZ 39, PA
The Trading Post
(1988)
Carl Sciscio
215-328-6719
PHSZ 39, PA
SFPE Node 1
(1989-1990)
215-332-2834
PHCZ 4, PA
Fish 'N Chips Christian, Fish and Chips, FishNChips
(1988-1994)
Mario KirincichWildcat
215-333-5669
PHCZ 4, PA
Demons Lair
(1988)
Wildcat
215-337-2907
MORRISVILLE, PA
K-P Mini-Link BBS
(1989-1996)
Peter NardiWildcat
215-345-4562
DOYLESTOWN, PA
The Palace
(1989-1998)
T. & C. UnderwoodWWIV 4.21a
215-353-3849
WAYNE, PA
Marvin Barish Law Office, Mercury Opus/HST, Philadelphia Far HUB
(1988-1991)
Bill Doak, bill doak, William Doak
215-355-1702
Holland, PA
Metro Hub 30, Penguin Opus, Penguins, The Outland!
(1989-2003)
Joshua Mazess
215-355-9210
PHSZ 40, PA
The Mydrarian Castle II
(1988)
Eric Sztejman
215-356-0860
PHILADELPHIA ZO, PA
Newton Square, Newtown Square
(1986-1989)
Peter Essl
215-356-1630
PHILADELPHIA ZO, PA
Hyper Linc East, Hyperlinc, HyperLinc East BBS, HyperLincEast
(1986-1996)
Peter EsslPCBoard
215-356-8623
PHILADELPHIA ZO, PA
N T S, N.T.S PC-BOARD, N.T.S. WILDCAT!, Newtown Square
(1988-1994)
Peter EsslWildcat, PCBoard
215-363-0563
PHILADELPHIA ZO, PA
VIDEO FANTASIES
(1984)
215-363-6625
PHILADELPHIA ZO, PA
ChesCo Hub 30, Del Ches, Del Ches Systems BBS, DEL-CHES SYSTEM, DEL-CHES SYSTEM BBS, Del-Ches Systems BBS, DELCHUG
(1988-1996)
Peter RucciTBBS
215-364-2180
PHSZ 40, PA
BULLET-80 Langhorne
(1982-1983)
215-364-5662
PHSZ 40, PA
Clipper World BBS, Nexus
(1989-1994)
Ross Poppel
215-367-6558
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Stone Wall
(1986-1987)
Peter Weilnau
215-372-2788
PHCZ 1, PA
AE Line: RUM, The Harbor BBS
(1985-1996)
Michael HuckPCBoard
215-376-9965
PHSZ 34, PA
Bloom County BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
215-383-7245
PHILADELPHIA ZO, PA
Fisherman's Wharf, The Fisherman's Wharf
(1988-1994)
Wildcat
215-383-9466
PHILADELPHIA ZO, PA
COMPUTECH BBS
(1988)
Roger Munson
215-386-0350
Philadelphia, PA
First Church of the AE Line, The Bobdo BBS
(1981-1989)
Saint JohnCustom Apple II
215-386-9596
Philadelphia, PA
CITADEL Wizard's Court
(1985)
CITADEL
215-387-4326
PHCZ 2, PA
The Electric Holt
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
215-387-6725
PHCZ 2, PA
PennMug
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
215-398-3937
PHCZ 1, PA
ALLENTOWN, Allentown RBBS/RCPM System, RCP/M RBBS Allentown
(1982-1985)
Bill EarnestRBBS
215-398-4939
PHCZ 1, PA
ABC Chips
(1988)
215-398-4983
PHCZ 1, PA
GBBS 1.3, Phoenix Systems
(1987-1989)
GBBS Pro
215-398-7764
PHCZ 1, PA
Planet of Magrathea
(1988)
Deep Thought
215-423-9628
PHCZ 1, PA
3C Design & Data BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
215-430-7165
PHCZ 1, PA
Mars Elect. Tech. Supp.
(1989)
Wildcat
215-432-5686
PHILADELPHIA, PA
ACTION EAST
(1985)
Forem ST
215-434-3998
NEWTOWN (BUCKS), PA
Hermes-80 Allentown
(1982-1984)
215-435-2118
PHILADELPHIA ZO, PA
PDC Net 1 RBBS, Turbo Net !, Turbo-Net
(1988-1989)
Pete Grieff
215-435-3388
PHILADELPHIA ZO, PA
Lehigh Press BB
(1982-1983)
215-437-7085
Allentown, PA
AVI BBS, Masterware
(1989-1993)
Wildcat
215-439-5696
Allentown, PA
RBBS Allentown, RBBS IBM PC Allentown
(1984-1985)
RBBS
215-443-0752
PHSZ 39, PA
Enterprise, Philadelphia Far HUB, Philadelphia Farther HUB, Philadelphia Metro, Philadelphia OGATE
(1987-1994)
Mark Billig, Thomas Lynch
215-443-0997
PHSZ 39, PA
ECTA's Life, ELLIOT
(1986-1987)
Warren Fox
215-443-5023
Hatboro, PA
The Gonzo BBS
(1988-1995)
Dave HallPDP-11, WWIV
"BBS was originally run on a DEC PDP-11 with a home brewed program written with the TSX-11 indirect command processor (hence the name "Gonzo"). Changed to a PC-compatible around 1990 and ran WWIV from then on." - Dave Hall
215-446-7670
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Bob's Mac
(1988-1994)
Bob FerrillRed Ryder Host
215-446-9285
Upper Darby, PA
Delco Hub, Technotropolis, The Bazaar at Deva
(1989-1994)
Tim Kahler
215-449-4051
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Star Ship
(1988)
Wildcat
215-449-8381
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Online Sys, ONLINE SYSTEMS
(1987-1989)
Joe Mac CroryWildcat
215-463-4173
PHCZ 1, PA
MicroLink Opus
(1987-1989)
Mike Myers
215-464-2114
PHCZ 4, PA
Clearing House, Hearing House
(1989-1991)
Paul Hampel
215-464-3562
PHCZ 4, PA
Satronics, SATRONICS TBBS:
(1989-1996)
Mark MillerTBBS
215-465-2278
Philadelphia, PA
FIDO #81 PC-World, FIDO #81: PC-World, PC-WORLD
(1984-1985)
Sal MarandolaFidoNet
215-482-0262
PHCZ 3, PA
PARA Time Warp
(1988-1991)
W3IX
215-486-6568
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Asgard Systems
(1985-1989)
Dennis Grady, Ed Watson
215-488-6019
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Exchange Password
(1986)
Ascii Express
215-488-9194
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Excaliber, Excalibur BBS
(1986-2000)
Tony TalarigoOASIS, VBBS
215-489-2768
DOYLESTOWN, PA
Cygnus X-1: Hemispheres
(1987)
215-489-5783
Collegeville, PA
Chaotic entity
(1986-1992)
Swift JC-Net
215-490-0749
Philladelphia, PA
Insurrection BBS, The Insurrection
(1989-1993)
The Icon WarriorWWIV, Telegard
"Originally from the 301 (now 410) Baltimore area, I started The Insurrection during my college years in the 215 area code. Consequently the board was down during the summer months but I remember users quickly joining back up. I ran WWIV for the first year then switched to Telegard (can't remember exactly why). The board ran on a USR Courier HST/DS,386/25Mhz with 387, 4mb RAM, 2 320mb ESDI Hard Disks that made the computer sound like a Jet was taking off. I also had one of the first CD-ROM drives for the board which hosted a number of the "classic" apps in the files section. I seem to remember being in a WWIV type net but for some reason that doesn't sound right since Telegard boards were banned from WWIV net. I've been thinking about putting The Insurrection back online for the heck of it. Keep checking http://www.The-Insurrection.com." - The Icon Warrior
215-493-4492
Yardley, PA
Midnight Peace BBS, Starbase 2000, Starbase One BBS
(1987-1990)
The Vulcan (Tom Woolman)ARB BBS and others
"This was one of the earlier BBS set up in Bucks County. It was such a cool board! I started it in 1987 on a HEAVILY modified Commodore 64, running an early version of ARB BBS software. That modified C64 had an extra video chip (VID chip), 2 5.25" 1541 model 170k floppies, and two "massive" high density 5.25" 1.44MB floppy drives. We had a huge war board, role playing game message boards with some outrageous game titles that the SysOp and friends invented. We had a great download section for some of our early custom programs, and we used to have several BBS parties, and sometimes even some girl users would show up! Best memory: The Starbase 2000 BBS vs. Shadows Keep BBS laser tag battle. It was held late on a Saturday night at Edgewood school, around 1988. The BBS started out being called Starbase One, and ran on that Commodore 64 for about 2 years. Then around 1988-89 I upgraded to an Amiga 500 and had a "massive" 20MB external hard drive, and started running new AmigaBBS software. The name was changed to Starbase 2000. Finally towards the end of it's reign and my senior year in high school I changed the name to Midnight Peace BBS. Other funny memories: hacker forums, hidden message boards, busting on The Wing and his retard friends and plotting revenge, hacking Haven of Rest BBS which was a sucky religious loser BBS, and meeting a lot of interesting and also a lot of strange people. Good memories!" - The Vulcan (Tom Woolman)
215-493-5242
YARDLEY, PA
Bucks Telematics, Bucks Telematics , U.S. Telematics, US Telematics, US Telematics (273/201)
(1987-1996)
Richard Press, Richard A. PressTBBS
215-496-8542
PHCZ 1, PA
Buck's Telematics
(1989)
215-524-7027
PHILADELPHIA ZO, PA
Homer Systems
(1989)
215-533-3191
PHCZ 4, PA
PhilAmiga
(1988)
215-533-6902
Philadelphia, PA
Club 69, Club 69 BBS
(1989-1995)
Robert HooperTBBS
"Gay Affilated BBS. Features: 9 users online at once. Live chat with other users online, private chat. Message board, Online Profiles, download Gif format pics, Z-modem connection with Digi Board modems. BBS had by FAR the highest users per day in the tri state area. Averaging 480/590 users per day. Was broadcast LIVE on WPVI channel 6 TV with Lisa Thomas Laurey, giving news report about Club 69 BBS. Fujitsu hard drive - 672 meg cap, running 486 at 125 MHz clock speed, modified refresh times, 2400 baud. Chat was automatically deleted within 24 hours. Messages/profiles posted were also automatically deleted after 30 days. Users had 45 min free daily, 120 min for contributors (all of 3). Users had to log in at least once in 30 days to stay active. Handles only, no real names, over 18 Only. Sysop Stud, Philadelphia PA. Note - Was great for users but expensive to operate. Way ahead of its time!" - Robert Hooper
215-536-1995
QUAKERTOWN, PA
Interlink I & C Services
(1988)
Chris Betz
215-537-5267
Philadelphia, PA
KAOS
(1984-1989)
Maxwell Smart (Scott Corsetti), Captain Infinity (John Bradley)GBBS (later GBBS Pro)
"Maxwell Smart founded KAOS in late 1984, and ran it until April 1986. Captain Infinity took over the board at that time, and ran it until it closed. (Source: http://cellar.org/showthread.php?t=259) KAOS ran until about 1989 or 1990 (date approximate). At some time before it finally closed down, Captain Infinity moved out of the house where the system lived, leaving KAOS running in his old room. The system would sometimes go down, and stay down for days at a time, until the Cap'n could either visit it, or relay instructions to his mother for rebooting it. The software was not really stable enough for "lights out" operation...." - Pat
215-540-0329
PHSZ 33, PA
ELLIOT
(1988-1994)
Warren Fox
215-540-9811
Blue Bell, Pa
Nuclear Escape
(1985-1989)
PeacefrogGBBS Pro
215-540-9815
Blue Bell, PA
C.H.E.A.T.
(1985-1989)
John ToddGBBS
215-542-7693
PHSZ 33, PA
Heartbreak Hotel North
(1989-1990)
Mike Jung
215-544-5882
PHILADELPHIA SU, PA
Pats All American
(1986)
Patrick Byrne
215-547-2809
PHSZ 44, PA
J.A.D.E. Trading Post
(1988)
Wildcat
215-547-4345
PHSZ 44, PA
Haven of Rest
(1989-1994)
215-551-1823
Philadelphia, P./bbs 215-551-1823 Altered Visions BBS
Altered Visions BBS
(1988-1991)
The WeaselVisions BBS
215-556-4000
AE Line: HOTEL
(1985)
215-563-3346
PHCZ 1, PA
UnNamed BBS
(1989)
215-563-8137
PHCZ 1, PA
Philly Exchange PCB REL, The Philly Exchange
(1989-1994)
Doug LainePCBoard
215-565-7639
PHILADELPHIA, PA
CrossFire, FIDO #34 Crossfire, Harmer's Hut
(1984-1985)
Brian Harmer, Todd SavarFidoNet
215-569-4225
PHCZ 1, PA
Incunabula
(1989-1991)
Homeless Toaster, Alex WetmoreOpus, Telegard
Also known as 215-JOY-HACK. "Ran out of the Friends Select School." - Alex Wetmore
215-569-4745
PHCZ 1, PA
Quicklink!, QuikLink!
(1988-1991)
Wildcat
215-569-6975
PHCZ 1, PA
LEX-PC OPUS, LEX-PC SEAdog/Opus 150/613
(1987-1990)
Mark Pinkstone
215-569-9659
PHCZ 1, PA
The Connection
(1989-1990)
Matt Zarkos
215-572-5890
PHSZ 34, PA
WA3DSP BBS
(1988-1991)
WA3DSP
215-576-5009
PHSZ 34, PA
FIDO #34 Philadelphia
(1984)
215-580-2216
PHCZ 1, PA
OPM FedJobs-Phil, Philadelphia Area Office Federal Jobs
(1988-1996)
June SummersPCBoard
215-584-1412
PHILADELPHIA, PA
System-2, System-2 BBS Node 2
(1986-1997)
Ed BarboniOpus
215-586-8705
Carrier Detect, Carrier Detect BBS, ST Atari Haven
(1989-2003)
Tom Guilfoyle, Thomas GuilfoyleTBBS
215-594-7757
PHILADELPHIA, PA
ChesCo Hub 20, ChesCo Hub 50, ChesCo NEC, Metro Hub 40, Metro Hub Three, System Halt BBS
(1981-1994)
Tom Wilson
215-598-0785
WYCOMBE, PA
DREAMLINE
(1988)
Chris Wagner
215-623-6203
Schaumburg, IL
RunWay BBS, Shareable Software, The Runway
(1989-1996)
Ray NovinoPCBoard
215-623-8505
Lansdowne, PA
High Voltage BBS!
(1986-1992)
Steve BascianoWildcat
"High Voltage BBS!, was started in 1986. I was 15 years old. Originally using a commodore 128 with a 300 baud modem. Over the years I saved money from working and kept upgrading as much as I could afford. Computer equipment was outrageously expensive back then. I eventually upgraded to a Radio Shack 8086 processor computer, then 80286, 80386, and then finally a 80486 processor computer. I was using Wildcat BBS with windows DOS and Quarterdeck's Desqview and QEMM programs which allowed me to run multiple nodes. In the final years of High Voltage BBS!, I was running 3 nodes, lots of registered online games, many chat boards, utilized two different relay email systems, and had a huge user base. It was a great learning experience and made many friends with people all over the world as well as the local other BBS sysops. Eventually private BBS's lost user interests due to AOL, Prodigy, and Compuserve. Even though all three of those systems were extremely expensive and charged by the minute for most features!!!" - Steve Basciano
215-626-3862
Drexel Hill, PA
Camelot Communications
(1988-1994)
Mark Rostien, Mark RosteinWildcat
215-627-3910
PHCZ 1, PA
BBBS Basic Programers'BBS
(1987-1988)
Roy BarrowWildcat
215-628-9265
PHSZ 33, PA
K4KWW BBS
(1988-1991)
K4KWW
215-631-0685
LANSDALE, PA
Metro Hub 50, System 2, System-2 BBS, System-2 RBBS
(1988-1995)
Ed Barboni
215-631-9777
LANSDALE, PA
Enterprise
(1986)
Mark W Billig Jr, Mark Billig
215-632-8515
PHCZ 4, PA
MODEL'S CLUB BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
215-635-5227
PHCZ 3, PA
PACS IBM Public BBS
(1986-1989)
Karin Helstrom
215-637-0474
PHCZ 4, PA
"Last Chance BBS"
(1989)
Wildcat
215-638-8367
PHSZ 41, PA
Backbone Collection, Mid Atlantic, ProtoStar
(1989-1993)
George Peace
215-639-3242
Trevose, PA
Qtach2/QNX Help, Qtach2/QNX Support, Rat BBS, RATS BBS, Sec Tec, SecTec, The Rat, SecTec BBS
(1987-1995)
Thomas Lynch, Tom LynchQtach2
"I ran this system and the Philly Vertex echomail collection system for many years. It originally started in the mid 1980s in a SWTP 6809 with dual 180k 8-inch floppy systems with a 300 baud acoustic modem running CP/M. Years later in the same apt complex a pretty sharp guy who eventually ran the entire Zone 1 Fidonet email system named George Peace. I would walk to his apt and we woudl drink pepsi and watch the lights blink on the hard drives (big 40 meg units!!!!) and supervise the echomail getting processed and write DOS batch programs. (its 2013 September and i am on Long Island for many years, this is great stuff) had this url since my son was born in 1994 and i took the systems down and let the internet process the packets and email." - Thomas Lynch
215-639-6726
PHSZ 41, PA
Philadelphia Metro, Philly Vertex, RATS BBS, SecTec
(1988-1992)
Thomas Lynch
215-641-9273
PHSZ 33, PA
Computer Corner Opus
(1989-1991)
Brian Dennis
215-643-7711
Dresher, PA
The Big Board, The Big Board II
(1987-1997)
Robert Rosania, Bob Rosania
215-644-3767
PHCZ 1, PA
The Mydrarian Castle I
(1988-1989)
Miles Nordin
215-647-5384
PHILADELPHIA, PA
The Pirate Zone
(1986-1988)
Anne BonnyAscii Express
215-649-5422
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Comm Net, Comm-Net
(1986-1989)
Brian Raub
215-649-9318
PHILADELPHIA, PA
C.D. Central BBS
(1987-1988)
Bill Transue
215-657-5586
PHSZ 38, PA
Scooter Scientific, Scooter's Scientific Exchange, Scooters Sci Exc (150/615), Scooters Scientific Exchange
(1987-1994)
Brian Moldover
215-657-7773
PHSZ 38, PA
WDS,applic , Wolf Data Systems
(1989-1996)
Wolff & Spotts, Wolff&SpottsPCBoard
215-657-8731
PHSZ 38, PA
Silverwood/MCS
(1988-1990)
Wildcat
215-659-0711
Willow Grove, PA
Galileo's Grove Opus, The Galileo Grove
(1987-2003)
Eric Vogt
215-659-1503
PHSZ 38, PA
Shadow Spawn
(1987)
215-663-1487
PHCZ 4, PA
25 Softshop, SoftShop Opus
(1986-1990)
Brad Karp
215-666-5381
Compusers RCP/M/BBS
(1984-1985)
Mark Rodenhausen, George Ligowski
215-666-9094
EPC Circuit Rider
(1989)
Dot Wood
215-670-5659
PHCZ 1, PA
St. Clair BBS Systems
(1989)
Wildcat
215-672-4051
PHSZ 39, PA
TI-D-Bits
(1987-1989)
Bob Rowe
215-672-5762
PHSZ 39, PA
Nightlife Adult BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
215-673-6969
PHCZ 4, PA
Charis TBBS, Video Empire Ltd
(1987-1988)
Chuck Nolen
215-676-0810
PHCZ 4, PA
D PLACE
(1987-1988)
Feuer/JoffeWildcat
215-678-9334
PHILADELPHIA SU, PA
FileCab, The File Cabinet BBS
(1987-1992)
Daniel Bair, Daniel BlairPCBoard
215-687-2852
Wayne, PA
Little Chicago
(1984-1986)
Chuck ZulkerNoChange, Wildcat, PCBoard
215-687-9580
PHILADELPHIA, PA
The Orphan Board
(1987-1988)
Jim Deitch
215-692-0762
PHILADELPHIA, PA
PATCHWORKS
(1988)
Wildcat
215-692-7392
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Bauding House, Bauding House , The Bauding House
(1981-2004)
Paul EmmonsPCBoard
215-693-6490
PHILADELPHIA, PA
AE Line: NOVA
(1985)
215-695-9689
PHCZ 4, PA
A Legal Genius
(1981-1997)
Marc Bragg
215-698-1905
PHCZ 4, PA
Herp-Net, Herpnet, Satronics
(1989-1994)
TBBS
215-721-0363
SOUDERTON, PA
Foxes Den , Foxes Den Fido, The Foxes Den
(1986-1996)
Warren Fox, Warren FoxeOpus
215-721-7039
SOUDERTON, PA
DREAMLINE II, DreamLine II BBS, DREAMLINE II Node I
(1989-1994)
Frank Knapp
215-725-0820
PHCZ 4, PA
Lost Caverns
(1987)
215-729-0401
PHCZ 2, PA
Bullwinkles Corner
(1989)
Steve Clarke
215-736-0729
MORRISVILLE, PA
THE INFORMATION EXCHANGE
(1988)
Wildcat
215-739-9512
PHCZ 1, PA
Exclusive-80 TBBS
(1989)
215-742-8345
PHCZ 4, PA
Cad Cons, CAD CONSULTANTS
(1988-1989)
Adam Smith
215-743-1799
PHCZ 4, PA
QUG BBS
(1986-1990)
Mort Lightman
215-745-6277
PHCZ 4, PA
Philly Nochange
(1986-1989)
Steve Nagrem
215-745-9774
PHCZ 4, PA
Philly TiBBS 2, Turbo386, TURBO386 QBBS, TurboXT, TURBOXT QBBS, TURBOXT RYBBS
(1987-1991)
Dan McCloskey
215-752-2053
PHSZ 43, PA
PC Domain, PC Jr, PC Jr.
(1986-1989)
Kathy Christie, Kathie Christie
215-752-4009
PHSZ 43, PA
Bensalem BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
215-755-8799
PHCZ 1, PA
Megabytes
(1989)
Mike Myers
215-757-7308
PHSZ 43, PA
ST Emporium
(1989)
215-759-7347
DOYLESTOWN, PA
NiteOwl 2
(1988)
Bruce Keen
215-770-0774
Allentown, PA
Keystone Amiga BBS, KeyStone BBS, Keystone Info-Net, Keystone Infonet
(1988-2003)
George Murton
215-770-1858
PHILADELPHIA SU, PA
The Trading Post BBS, TradingPost
(1989)
Tom AndrewsWildcat
215-779-1259
Reading, PA
Macatastrophe
(1981-1997)
Eric Bausch
215-787-6843
PHCZ 1, PA
Temple University SBM Lab
(1986-1994)
Rich VernickWildcat
215-788-5614
PHSZ 42, PA
RCP/M RBBS EPSON
(1983-1985)
215-788-6647
PHSZ 42, PA
Underdog
(1989-1994)
Stanich'sPCBoard
215-789-4786
PHILADELPHIA, PA
GBBS Pro Clifton Heights UG
(1989-1991)
Alan F. Richter
215-791-5180
PHILADELPHIA SU, PA
Videodrome
(1989-1991)
Steven Harmony
215-797-5116
PHCZ 1, PA
Mount Olympus
(1988)
Lord Zeus
215-799-4557
SOUDERTON, PA
The Wiz's Hideout
(1987-1990)
Brian ReichertIvory BBS
"The phone number given is the phone number of the time my BBS was up and running. Since then the area code has changed to 610. Infact, the phone number is still in use at my parents house for their computer to access the internet. The hardware specs of The Hideout in it's day was:

1 Commodore 64
1 512K Memory Expansion Unit
2 1541 5 1/4" Floppy
1 1571 5 1/4" Floppy
1 1581 3 1/2" Floppy
1 IEEE Hi Density Double Sided Drive (I don't remember the model)
A generic 2400 Baud Hayes Modem

I love the idea of this list. BBS's were a significant part of my life as a teenager and influenced me to start a career in computers. May the history of the BBS live on. Most kids today won't even know what a BBS was."

215-825-3205
PHILADELPHIA, PA
System-2
(1986)
Ed Barboni
215-825-8996
PHILADELPHIA, PA
DREAMLINE
(1989-1990)
Chris Wagner
215-827-7689
PHILADELPHIA, PA
ChesCo Hub 40, Fifth Dimension, K3DSM BBS, The 5th Dimension BBS
(1988-1997)
Mike Mitchell, M & G Mitchell, K3DSM
215-836-5116
Cheltenham, PA
CHELTENHAM, PCP/M, Philadelphia Atari Computer Group
(1984-1985)
RBBS
215-843-1271
PHCZ 3, PA
PACS
(1989-1992)
LaurenceSigmond, Karin Helstrom
215-843-9193
PHCZ 3, PA
The Wall Street AE, The Wall Street AE (Password: CASHIT)
(1986)
Ascii Express
215-848-1152
PHCZ 3, PA
PhilaMed
(1987-1988)
Jim Hornig-Rohan
215-855-3809
LANSDALE, PA
COMNET-80 North Wales, Dru Com
(1982-1994)
215-855-3889
North Wales, PA
COMNET-80 North Wales
(1985)
COMNET-80
215-867-0164
NEWTOWN (BUCKS), PA
4th Net/University
(1989)
215-867-0487
NEWTOWN (BUCKS), PA
The three Amigoes! BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
215-867-7087
NEWTOWN (BUCKS), PA
The three Amigoes! BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
215-867-8761
NEWTOWN (BUCKS), PA
The Cat's Castle BBS
(1989-1990)
Dale Fedorchik
215-879-3310
PHCZ 2, PA
The Optical Illusion
(1989-1990)
Mark Moran
215-879-6616
Philadelphia, PA
ONIX
(1987-1994)
Jeff N Miller
From the September 1994 issue of Boardwatch: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since 04/87. Sysop: Jeff N Miller. Using MajorBBS 6.12 with 22 lines on MS-DOS 80486 with 2550 MB storage. US Robotics at 28800 bps. $15 Monthly fee. Philadelphia's friendliest BBS. 38 multi-player games. Files for IBM, Amiga, MAC, Windows. Local & national chat lines. Internet, Usenet, Majornet, Worldlink. RIP support. 30 days free for new members. King of Prussia: (610)992-1720
215-879-8225
PHCZ 2, PA
BBBS
(1989)
215-882-1415
Philadelphia, PA
The Dragon's Den
(1985-1993)
Collin Rodolitz
"I started my BBS when I was around 13. I ran it on an Atari 800XL with a 300 baud modem, both a gift from my grandfather. I used BBS software written in Basic, but I don't remember the name. Little by little, I made edits to the software to add small new features here and there and to give it a more custom feel. The BBS was named CHR's board when I first started it and shortly after I renamed it to The Dragon's Den. I set it up just as a fun project. As soon as I had been on a few BBSes and got a hold of the software, that was it. It sparked my love for programming after I printed out the basic code and started figuring it our little by little... it's no surprise I'm a software developer now.

"I really got a kick out of people 'Paging the sysop' and I was usually up pretty late chatting with my users who paged me. My sysop name from Dragonmaster Bink, if I remember correctly. I used the name Bink after a character in a book I really loved at the time A Spell From Chameleon.

"The sad thing was the reason I eventually shut the site down... the floppy disk with software I had customized so much, for such a long time and that had all my user's accounts on it corrupted and I didn't have any more backups! I didn't want to start over making all the changes I had made, so I gave it up." - Collin Rodolitz

215-883-1900
Philadelphia, PA
Onix BBS
(1987-2002)
Jeff MillerMajorBBS , MajorBBS/Worldgroup (MBBS/WG)
From the January 1996 issue of Boardwatch: Philadelphia's friendliest BBS. 45 multi-player games. Files for IBM, Amiga, MAC, Windows. Local & national chat lines. Live Internet services. MajorNet, Worldlink, Chatlink. A Boardwatch Top 100 BBS. 30 days free for new members. Telnet or http:onix.com.
215-884-6122
PHSZ 34, PA
Philadelphia Far HUB, Philadelphia HUB, Rydal Board
(1986-1995)
Randy Manaka
215-886-6105
PHSZ 34, PA
The Magical Tavern, The Magical Tavern (Password: MAGIC)
(1986)
Ascii Express
215-887-0986
PHSZ 34, PA
Chat Lounge
(1989-1990)
215-895-1698
PHCZ 2, PA
Drexel University Library BBS
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
215-896-9020
LANSDALE, PA
Omnicom ($$), ONIX, The Onix
(1988-1994)
215-898-8511
PHCZ 2, PA
Penn's Landing BBS, Penns Landing
(1989-1996)
Andy Silverman, Chaim DworkinPCBoard
215-922-2541
PHCZ 1, PA
Scooter Scientific
(1986-1989)
Brian Moldover
215-922-7276
PHCZ 1, PA
Pegasus Net
(1987-1988)
Henry Jalbuena
215-926-1661
PHILADELPHIA ZO, PA
AE Line: PIRACY
(1985-1987)
215-926-3007
Leesport, PA
The Magical Tavern
(1984-1986)
David SchappellGBBS
215-927-6432
PHCZ 3, PA
Philly TiBBS
(1987-1989)
215-928-7503
PHCZ 1, PA
JETS, Jets Medical, Jets RBBS (Jefferson Med)
(1989-1994)
T.A. Hare
215-932-8829
MORRISVILLE (BU, PA
ChurchBoard BBS
(1984)
Byl Levering
215-934-6274
PHCZ 4, PA
Tower of High Sorcery
(1987)
GBBS Pro
215-938-1322
Huntingdon Valley, PA
Opaque Prism, Opaque Prism BBS
(1987-2000)
John ThompsonWWIV
215-942-3874
Honeybrook, PA
Threshold BBS
(1988-1997)
Dan Geatens
215-943-3246
PHSZ 44, PA
The Disk Dispatcher
(1988)
Wildcat
215-943-3832
PHSZ 44, PA
Mother Ship I, Mothership 1
(1988-1996)
Rich DietrichWildcat
215-944-6269
Fleetwood, PA
Schizophrenia
(1989-1995)
Clinton Adams, Clint Adams
215-945-8182
PHSZ 44, PA
COAST BBS, Coast Nochange
(1986-1988)
Bob DespoWildcat
215-948-0593
PHILADELPHIA, PA
K3DSM BBS (?)
(1988-1991)
K3DSM, K3DSM (?)
215-951-1863
PHCZ 3, PA
PACS1(NOTE)$
(1988)
215-951-1864
PHCZ 3, PA
PACS2(NOTE)$
(1988)
215-951-1865
PHCZ 3, PA
PACS3(NOTE)$
(1988)
215-951-1866
PHCZ 3, PA
PACS4(NOTE)$
(1988)
215-968-0170
NEWTOWN, PA
CompCom II
(1986-1991)
Kenneth Halbe, Ken Halbe
215-969-5362
PHCZ 4, PA
NEC 273, Phila. Near Sub-HUB, Philadelphia Near HUB, Real Estate Connection II, The Real Estate Connection
(1987-1994)
Al Alper
215-972-6759
PHCZ 1, PA
Bio Sis, BIOSIS, Trf BBS
(1989-1996)
Keith PittmanRBBS
149 Sysops currently listed.
221 BBSes Listed.