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

MAP OF THE 216 AREA CODE
216-224-0163
CLEVELAND, OH
CONK
(1988)
Wildcat
216-225-6130
CLEVELAND, OH
Boris Osadciw, Buggie Works, Buggie Works USA, Consumers Club International, Micro Chip BBS, Microchip Opus #46
(1987-1997)
Boris OsadciwTelegard
216-232-1716
Bedford, OH
Titanic Resort
(1989-1993)
CNet
216-232-9313
FRANK's MICRO CONNECTION
(1988)
Wildcat
216-233-4292
CLEVELAND, OH
The Amiga Workbench, The Amiga Workshop BBS
(1982-2001)
Tom Maruschak
216-234-6088
3rd Ear BBS, Test for Echo
(1982-2001)
Kurt Tischer
216-235-6613
S.O.B, S.O.B., The S.O.B.
(1986-1988)
Blacksmith MarketAscii Express, GBBS Pro
216-237-2116
Lost Time BBS, Lost Time BBS
(1982-2001)
Donald Bendzik
216-237-5486
Ncoast Opus
(1988-1989)
Rich Garrett
216-237-9726
NWS BBS
(1982-1999)
Marian Prucha
216-238-6937
Cleveland, OH
Skid Row
(1985-1990)
SpidermanCNet, Image, Ivory
"One of the first commodore bbs's in the area to have a 20mb hard drive, lots of storage." - Spiderman
216-241-6727
CLEVELAND, OH
OHIONet Express
(1987-1990)
Dave Chatfield
216-243-0233
Cleveland Nitelite
(1989)
Wildcat
216-243-0990
Data Base Portal, Database Portal, The Database Portal
(1989-1996)
John FisherGT
216-252-2630
CLEVELAND, OH
Modem World (2 nodes), Modem World U S A, Modem World U.S.A, Modem World USA, Modem World USA
(1987-1997)
Leigh Hotz
216-253-9247
Akron Connection, ECHO HUB 500
(1982-1996)
Terry RussellRemote Access
216-267-2938
CLEVELAND, OH
The Dock
(1986-1988)
Seven Seas, Rigi IntlAscii Express, GBBS Pro
216-271-9273
CLEVELAND, OH
C.A.C.E
(1985)
AMIS
216-273-1340
Appleholic's BBS, Appleholic's FIDO #511, Northeast OH
(1987-1997)
Bob Abbott
216-273-8224
Brunswick, OH
HCS BBS
(1983-1997)
Al HawkerGAP , Citadel, C-Net
"HCS BBS was actually started in mid 1983. HCS started on a CP/M system running Citadel for a short time. I then switched to a commodore 64 machine running C-Net BBS software. It allowed the Sysop the ability to write door "modules" in BASIC that would swap and overlay themselves into the "center" of the main BBS BASIC code. If I remember correctly, I think you were allowed roughly 100 lines of BASIC code to write your door modules. HCS was pretty high-end at that time. I had 3 serial drives (I think they were like 174K or so) and a Commodore tape drive. And...I was running a 300 Baud Modem RS-232 modem. That was "smoking" for a BBS at that time. [Big Grin]. I next upgraded to a C-128 which allowed both Commodore BASIC and CP/M OS modes. At that time, HCS was one of the first, if not "the first" in the Cleveland area to run at 1200 Baud and had a 1 Meg hard drive. I eventually wrote my own BBS software that linked with C-Net and took advantage of a 512K RAM Expansion for the C-128.

"Not long after, I switched to my first Intel PC... one of the infamous "IBM Compatibles" of the time. It was quite a step up. Not only was it a 286, but it was one of the first XT "Turbo" models... a screaming 8 MHz with a 20 Meg Drive! [Grin] From that point on the BBS continuously grew... from 386s, to 486s, to Pentiums that were networked, running multinode BBS software, and 56k lines. HCS even went through having its area code changed from 216 to 330 when the phone company decided it needed more numbers in the Cleveland area. That explains why your collected BBS lists have it listed as both area codes over the years.

"I had originally tried RBBS, PCBoard, and several other popular board software packages, but in 1987 I switched to GAP and I was hooked. GAP was written in C & Asm, it was fast and had a lot to offer. Kenny Gardner did a great job of developing and supporting it. HCS became a development test and support site for GAP until I shutdown in 1997. If you should ever come across an old GAP BBS manual, you'll find sample graphics and configurations with familiar references in them. [grin] At its high point, I was running the 99 node version of GAP BBS software, however, 10 lines were the most HCS ever had active. It had all the normal features like Door Games & Utilities, Relayed FIDO mail, Gapnet mail, Numerous Forums, and the works.

"In 1996 or so, the Internet became easily accessible to everyone and the boards started a rapid decline. The slow, dedicated ANSI/ASCII boards just couldn't compete with the graphical worldwide accessibility. I held out and kept HCS running until 1997, however, BBS traffic had declined so drastically to the Internet that it was just no longer feasible. So in 1997, after 14 years of being online with many wonderful users... HCS shutdown." - Al Hawker, Sysop, HCS BBS

216-282-3423
LORAIN, OH
Art's Archives RBBS/RCPM
(1984-1985)
Art Petkosek
216-291-3048
CLEVELAND, OH
IFNA Mem. Data, PC-OHIO at CCC, PC-Ohio H Opus #200, PC-OHIO II HST, PC-OHIO PCBoard, Reg 11 EchoCoord
(1987-1997)
Norm Henke
216-323-8052
Elyria, OH
Tower Of High Sorcery BBS
(1988-1996)
Raistlin MajereWildcat BBS, MajorBBS
"Really Cool, Warez BBS Known Members, Raistlin Majere, Pyro, Viper, Linquiest, ZeroCool10101, The Rouge, Bruno B. Battlehammer, Knarf421, Bishop, and too many others." - Raistlin Majere
216-327-1099
Timex Support CP/M Commodore
(1989-1991)
Chris Raynack
216-328-0374
Independence, OH
Damage Incorporated
(1985-1997)
DaminMETAL/FutureVision
"Damin was responsible for writing the UUCP to FutureNet bridging software that allowed the FutureNet BBS system to send/receive electronic mail and news on the Internet. All of the FutureNet sites were accessible under the fnet.org domain. Damin and Josh Thompson actually met, for the first time, after knowing each other for 14 years in 2004 at the Astricon 2004 convention in Atlanta, GA." - Damin
216-331-0510
Cleveland BBS
(1985)
Bill Tobin
216-331-3576
Cleveland BBS , Cleveland RBBS
(1986-1994)
Bill Tobin
216-331-4241
NE Ohio PC Club BBS , NEOH PC Club, Northeast Ohio
(1986-1989)
Phil Ardussi
216-333-4364
Rocky River, OH
The Clinic
(1986-1997)
Doctor QuackMetal / Future Vision 4
"The Clinic opened for operation on Feb 1, 1986 on 216-835-9273 in Westlake, Ohio running on an Apple ][ Plus with an Apple-Cat II 103/202 modem running Tele-Cat // version 4.6. In January 1987, the system upgraded to a "Woz" Apple IIgs. In December 1989, the phone number changes to 216-892-HYPO. The 10,000th caller is reached on March 31, 1990. On April 30, 1990, a new modem, the USRobotics Courier HST Dual Standard is put into production. In June, 1991, The Clinic moved to Rocky River with the 216-333-4364 number. The system remained online until October 5th, 1995 (approximately 2 weeks prior to the birth of Doctor Quack's first child!) Co-Sysops of The Clinic BBS were Doctor Bogenbroom, Friday Knight, Kelson Haldane, Damin, and Evil Genius." - Doctor Quake
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216-336-3476
Wadsworth, OH
The Airliner BBS
(1987-1992)
The PilotBBS-PC!
"This was an Amiga BBS set up for Message Board RPGs." - The Pilot
216-339-1533
CLEVELAND, OH
The Reaper of Darkness
(1982-1996)
John Angelo
216-339-4592
New Philadelphia, OH
The Ace of Spades BBS
(1988-1997)
David Proper, (Dr. Nibble)Maximus
216-343-1176
TERRACE, OH
New Visions Information Exchange Network
(1989)
John Marstrell
216-349-4515
InfoGuide, Infoguide PCBoard, Infoguide PCBoard (3 nodes), The Information Guide
(1987-1994)
Josef StienePCBoard
216-351-5385
CLEVELAND, OH
Epson Citadel
(1987)
Brett KollarCit2.15
216-352-8410
Painesville, OH
NET-WORKS Stellar Cellar, Stellar Cellar
(1984-1985)
NET-WORKS
216-352-9499
Painesville, OH
FireHouse
(1988)
Ed Stange
216-356-1772
CLEVELAND, OH
NAB Robot, Nat'l Echo Coord, Nerd's Nook II, Nerd's Nook Mail
(1982-2001)
Butch Walker, B Walker, NAB Robot
216-356-2739
CLEVELAND, OH
Medieval Realms
(1982-2001)
Jon McKenzie
216-362-1532
Cleveland, Oh
Doom's Retreat
(1985-1995)
Ur'Lord Pyro -K Of TFDC-NET
"Doom's Retreat was the ultimate in concept boards. It's mods made it feel like a real and solid place in modemia. Some of it's users were: Shadowspawn, The Enchantress, Dark Mistress, Apprentice, La Femme, Aphrodite, Faust, FanG, Gumbshoe Grant, Durak, TDK, Road Warrior, Trinity, Rifka, Alpha Wolf, Ishtar, Line Noise, Jammer, Ms Jewels, Disk Invader, The Huntress, Ms Jewels, Tempus, and many more. At one point Ur'Lord Pyro -K was running 2 SFD drives (one of them bought from The Engineer of The Fourth Dimension), and became one of the fastest C-Net BBSs of it's time. Many people attribute Doom's Retreat wih forming and shaping who they are today! Ama Semper." - Ur'Lord Pyro -K Of The Fourth Dimension.
216-368-3888
CLEVELAND, OH
Case Western Reserve FreeNet, Cleveland Free-Net, Cleveland Freenet, DOC-IN-THE-BOX, Free Net (Case Western), Free-Net, Free-net BBS, FreeNet (Case Western Reserve University)
(1986-1999)
Case Western Reserve, Tom GrundnerFreeport
The Software (Freeport) it ran on was created and developed at the University (CWRU) - Froggy (Mr. Death)
216-375-6504
CLEVELAND, OH
Akron U. CBE Fido #520, U of Akron
(1987-1990)
Bill Taylor
216-381-3320
Cleveland, OH
PC Ohio, PC-Ohio 1, PC-Ohio PCBoard (5 nodes)
(1985-1996)
Norm Henke, Norman HenkePCBoard
From the January 1996 issue of Boardwatch: Planet Connect satellite connection. 22 email networks including the Internet as pcohio.com. 100,000 files, 250 game doors, 5000 conferences. USR V.34+ 33600 modems at 216-691-3030. Now with full Internet access.

From the September 1994 issue of Boardwatch: Cleveland, Ohio since 09/85. Sysop: Norm Henke. Using PCBoard 15.1 with 50 lines on MS-DOS with 15000 MB storage. US Robotics at 14400 bps. $52 Annual fee. Planet Connect satellite connection. 22 Email networks including the Internet as pcohio.com. 100,000 files, 250 game doors, 5000 conferences. Hayes V.FC 28800 modems at 216-691-3030.

216-381-6550
CLEVELAND, OH
Ground Zero
(1986-1990)
George Burgyan (Vector), John Minadeo (Stealth)CNet
"A talk BBS ran off 1 meg of floppy space. Had around 30-40 regulars at its peak. A great little community board without all the warez and nonsense. Also had a couple cool online games to keep people busy. I miss that poor old thing." - George Burgyan (Vector)
216-384-2604
ChemNet (Univ of Akron), ChemNet U of Akron Chemistry, University of Akron
(1989-1994)
Dr. James Hardy
216-385-3185
East Liverpool, OH
Systems Plus BBS
(1989-1997)
Larry MerrimanWildcat
"We ran Wildcat until 1995 then went to Excalibur through to 1997. Turned it off then started an ISP. In 2000 I brought both online and are running via telnet / web / or old client software." - Lerry Merriman
216-397-4513
CLEVELAND, OH
GCPCUG/JCU BBS
(1987-1989)
Dave Feldman
216-398-4043
CLEVELAND, OH
The Life Line
(1987-1992)
Ismael Cruzado
216-428-5087
CLEVELAND, OH
PEEK+POKE
(1985)
AMIS
216-434-2359
Project Thunder
(1988)
Kevin Benton
216-434-5431
STar FLeet HQ
(1982-1996)
Drew Klenotic
216-442-9327
The Pleasure Dome
(1982-2001)
Jim Hellriegel
216-447-8045
INDEPENDENCE, OH
Cyberdyne Systems
(1987-1988)
Ken Rolsen
216-456-8856
CLEVELAND, OH
Hall Of Fame BBS, Net 2216 Echomail Coordinator, Stark Hub
(1982-2001)
Dennis HaddoxTriBBS
216-466-1151
No Anchovies PC
(1982-2001)
Frank Capo
216-467-2026
North Coast RBBS
(1989)
216-476-2907
CLEVELAND, OH
Royal Flush B.B.S.
(1988)
Wildcat
216-477-1661
CLEVELAND, OH
The Confederate BBS
(1982-1997)
Thom Davis
216-477-2547
CLEVELAND, OH
Land of Exile, The Immortal
(1982-1996)
Jay Moock
216-478-5317
Canton, OH
ABBS The Night Owl, The Night Owl
(1985)
ABBS
216-486-0348
CLEVELAND, OH
Telecomm/PCB, The Telecomm Networ
(1987-1989)
Bob Diliberto
216-486-4176
CLEVELAND, OH
FORUM-80 Cleveland
(1982-1983)
216-486-8192
CLEVELAND, OH
TelecommNet$
(1988)
216-492-8807
INDEPENDENCE (CUYAH, OH
Consultant's Resource BBS #2
(1988-1989)
Mark Cottom
216-499-0775
Midwest Exchange
(1988)
Wildcat
216-521-6610
CLEVELAND, OH
Talent-Entertainment
(1989)
Wildcat
216-521-6835
CLEVELAND, OH
No Bullsheet
(1988)
KilljoyGBBS Pro
216-524-6494
INDEPENDENCE, OH
Amcom
(1987)
216-526-9480
Amcom, AMCOM (6 nodes)
(1982-2001)
Bill PoissantPCBoard
216-526-9482
Am Com, AMCOM, Amcom BBS
(1988-1994)
Bill PoissantPCBoard
216-527-4123
CLEVELAND, OH
The Doghouse
(1982-1996)
216-529-0121
CLEVELAND, OH
Signal BBS
(1989-1994)
Lynn Lamon, Howard LaymonPCBoard
216-533-2535
CLEVELAND, OH
Canfield BBS
(1988)
Bill Campbell
216-534-8937
CLEVELAND, OH
Compu-Tech BBS, Echo Hub, Madhouse BBS
(1982-2001)
Richard Foley, Richard K. Foley
216-542-0822
Data Express
(1982-1996)
Mark Stanchin
216-543-1866
CLEVELAND, OH
Smart Modem BBS
(1982-2001)
Stan Newell
216-544-4022
Niles, OH
Host - State Line , Security Systems, State Line , State Line OH/PA, Steel Valley , Steel Valley , Steel Valley ][
(1989-1997)
Shane Gouseman, Orren Zook
216-545-0093
Niles, OH
Mud Puppy Opus, State Line OH/PA, Steel Valley , Steel Valley I, Steel Valley II, Steel Valley II , Steel Valley Opus, SteelValley, SVBBSystem I, SVBBSystem II, The Missing Lynx, The Missing LYNX
(1987-1999)
Orren Zook, Moderator
216-545-2142
TERRACE, OH
Security Systems, The Head Board
(1989-1994)
Sid Roberts, Shane Gouseman
216-545-2318
Niles, OH
Echo Hub (via PC), Echo Hub(Planet Connect), Echo Mail Hub, PC-Echo SVBBS1, SLNorth, State Line OH/PA, Steel Valley , Steel Valley , Steel Valley I, Steel Valley II, Steel Valley ][, SVBBSystem I, The Crystal Palace
(1989-2001)
Orren Zook, Mike, Moderator
216-545-6739
TERRACE, OH
State Line OH/PA, SVBBSystem III
(1982-1996)
Orren Zook
216-545-9205
TERRACE, OH
PC Key BBS
(1988-1989)
John Colapietro
216-581-2284
MONTROSE (CUYAH, OH
CAUG
(1988)
216-582-3151
CLEVELAND, OH
TTS Comp Clinc
(1986)
John Holcepl
216-588-9690
CLEVELAND, OH
Beyond The Fringe BBS, Beyond The Illusion BBS GateWay, Beyond The Illusion BBS TCP/IP, Beyond The Illusion BBS.Com, Beyond-The-Illusion BBS, Beyond-The-Illusion.Com BBS, Net 2215 GateWay, Net 2215 Internet GateWay, Net 2215 UUCP GateWay
(1982-2001)
J S Kinsley, Jerry Kinsley, ftnadmin, jkinsley
216-621-7925
CLEVELAND, OH
Easy Access
(1989)
Wildcat
216-628-4860
Patriot BBS, The FallOut Shelter, The Patriot
(1982-2001)
Glen Gilbert
216-630-3301
CLEVELAND, OH
TGTBAEW
(1982-1997)
Steve Burwell
216-637-8397
The Love Board
(1989-2001)
Carl DeleoQuickBBS
216-642-1034
INDEPENDENCE, OH
FidoNews, Melenkurion Skyweir, Revelstone
(1988-1992)
Dale LovellFidoNet
216-644-0028
CLEVELAND, OH
LCE
(1988)
216-645-0827
Akron, OH
COMNET-80 Akron
(1982-1985)
COMNET-80
216-650-2989
CLEVELAND, OH
Clound Nine BBS
(1987)
GBBS Pro
216-655-9626
Freedom BBS
(1982-2001)
Brian Hart
216-661-6607
CLEVELAND, OH
Eagles Nest
(1988)
Doug Kron
216-661-7117
CLEVELAND, OH
PE FIDO
(1986)
Dale LovellFidoNet
216-665-4551
AIE BBS, Akron Info Exchange
(1982-1997)
Justin SpiesPCBoard
216-666-0306
Fire and EMS
(1989)
216-673-1088
CLEVELAND, OH
Kent Public Schools, Kent Public Schools BBS
(1987-1991)
James Kennedy, Yoshiki Hakutani
216-673-4276
CLEVELAND, OH
Dagget Child
(1982-2001)
Rudy Pizzute
216-673-4906
CLEVELAND, OH
Slash/2
(1982-2001)
Doug Cullen
216-673-6233
CLEVELAND, OH
The Ghetto Bulletin Board
(1982-1996)
Tim Stahl
216-682-0567
CLEVELAND, OH
AL Bundy's BBS
(1982-1996)
Steve Kasner
216-686-1921
LIBERTY BBS
(1982-2001)
Jim Turrin
216-686-6236
Comedy Club BBS
(1982-2001)
Fred Fortin
216-688-3111
CLEVELAND, OH
ECHO HUB 800, Realquick's ELS
(1982-1996)
Pat Morrow
216-688-6231
CLEVELAND, OH
Akron City Emer (157/525), Akron City Emergency Medicine BBS
(1988-1989)
Lawrence Payne
216-699-4474
CLEVELAND, OH
SoftLink BBS
(1982-2001)
Garey Smiley
216-724-1963
RBBS of South Summit, SOUTHERN SUMMIT CONNECTIO
(1988-1994)
Wildcat
216-724-2125
INFOEX-80 Akron, TBBS of Akron
(1983-1990)
216-724-6375
Net 2215 Echomail Coordinator
(1982-1996)
Ray Wilson
216-726-0737
Rusty & Edie's BBS, Rusty n Edie's
(1989-1992)
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216-726-2620
Rusty & Eddie's, Rusty & Eddie's BBS, Rusty & Edie's BBS, Rusty & Edie's PCB, Rusty and Edie's BBS (33 nodes), Rusty n Edie's, Rusty n' Edie's BBS, Rusty&Edie 1, Rusty&Edie's, Rusty-N-Edie's
(1987-1996)
Russ/Edwina Hardenburgh, R. HardenburghPCBoard
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216-726-4983
Ask Fred BBS, Ask Fred's BBS
(1989-1991)
Fred MartinPCBoard
216-729-2769
Chesterland, OH
BULLET-80 Chesterland, OH
(1982-1985)
BULLET-80
216-729-6543
After Hours
(1988)
Wildcat
216-742-1789
The Forum
(1989)
Joe Waldron
216-742-7255
The Forum
(1988-1990)
Joe Waldron
216-745-7855
Akron, OH
ABBS Akron Digital Group, Akron Computer Group, Akron Digital Group
(1982-1991)
WA8SNFABBS
216-745-9355
Kenmore Clone Conn.
(1988)
Wildcat
216-749-3665
CLEVELAND, OH
GT Host/Netmail System
(1989-1991)
Charles Navin
216-754-1814
CLEVELAND, OH
Deviant's Palace, The Deviant's Palace
(1989-1990)
Steve Lin, Pair a Dice ControlTelegard
216-757-2372
CLEVELAND, OH
DS-1 (Data Station #1), DS1 (Data Station #1)
(1982-1996)
John Whitinger
216-757-3711
CLEVELAND, OH
BBS Computer Applications Co.
(1982-1983)
216-758-7617
Apple Tree GBBS APPLE, The AppleTree
(1987-1991)
Alex SaboGBBS Pro
216-777-4944
North Coast Mac User's BBS
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
216-782-8970
Woodbutcher's BBS
(1982-1996)
Mike Calzo
216-784-1558
AKROMAC
(1985)
Mouse Exchange
216-792-0981
Austintown, Austintown BBS 1, Austintown One
(1989-1996)
Mike GollnerPCBoard
216-823-6658
CLEVELAND, OH
Night Moves
(1989-1995)
Dan Jones
216-832-0984
CLEVELAND, OH
Massillon SEAdog/Opus
(1987-1988)
Bill Taylor
216-832-8392
Massillon, OH
PMS - Massillon, PMS Massillon
(1982-1985)
PMS
216-835-0504
Westlake
(1985-1986)
John Riley
216-835-1114
The Electric Apple
(1988)
Electric AppleGBBS Pro
216-835-2502
The Outrageous Opus
(1988)
Ted Klopp
216-836-9769
NEO Apple Akron
(1987)
Frances Pake
216-837-1191
Massillon, OH
The House of the Rising Sun
(1986-1987)
The Ninja MasterC-Net 12.0
216-837-9592
CLEVELAND, OH
Massillon TeleNet
(1989-1994)
Greg Ledbetter
216-842-0417
Parma, OH
The Fourth Dimension
(1982-1984)
John JonesC-Net
"I was a member of a group called "The Alternate Reality" (TAR) and also "The Fourth Dimension" (TFD). These groups had a long list of some of the best Commodore BBS sites in town. They were the most popular in the area. All of our BBSs had over 250 users, with a high rate of daily callers. All were 24/7, and most started when 300 baud was a baby. We had the first 1200 baud BBSs around.I wish I could remember more now." - John Jones
216-845-0935
Drop Zone
(1989)
Wildcat
216-845-3179
AE Line: COPS, AE LINE: COPS
(1984-1985)
216-845-3249
Let's Talk BBS
(1982-2000)
William DeFranco
216-845-9049
AE LINE: WAREZ
(1984)
216-864-2948
Rick's ADG II
(1989)
Wildcat
216-867-6984
CLEVELAND, OH
Hamnet, The Buckeye Hamshack
(1987-2001)
Ken Dorsey
216-867-7282
Akron, OH
Saturday BBS
(1986-1994)
Dan Berlyoung, John GruverSearchlight
"Apple and Mac oriented. Also had a large collection of GIF and JPEG graphics. Also, Apple and Mac shareware repository." - Dan Berlyoung
216-867-7463
Akron, OH
Akron Echo Hub, Akron PMS, PMS - Akron, PMS - RAUG, RAUG
(1982-1990)
Robert NebikerPMS
216-867-8296
CLEVELAND, OH
Mail Order Hotline
(1989)
Wildcat
216-867-8727
CLEVELAND, OH
Midnight Express
(1982-2001)
Ryan Potts
216-868-6342
CLEVELAND, OH
MGM, Pirates Cove
(1989-1991)
Doug MortonWildcat
216-869-5750
NEO Apple Akron, NEOAC-Akron FIDO #701
(1988-1997)
Lew Wagoner, Ivan Frey
216-872-5850
Devil's Den
(1982-1996)
Dwayne Fetterolf
216-875-4582
CLEVELAND, OH
Micro-Com
(1983-1984)
216-878-7031
ThE DaTa ZoNe, The Digital Dreamland
(1982-1996)
Eric Rusk
216-883-0578
CLEVELAND, OH
Auer Register, IFNA Mem. Info, Northeast OH, Reg 11 Echo Coor
(1987-1991)
Phil Ardussi
216-883-6298
Cleveland, OH
Railnet, RAILNET
(1984-1992)
Rick DeMattiaTabloid-80 then Waffle, TAB80 then Waffle
"Railnet started out on August 28, 1984, as a single-line BBS on a TRS80 Model 4 (in Model III mode) running the Tabloid-80 BBS program - a BASIC program with versions for Apple and TRS-80 computers, published in a book and keyed in. Since it was all BASIC I was able to improve the software pretty readily, and added some assembly-language routines that made the speed bearable and improved functionality quite a bit. The board started with 2 180k floppies, later expanded to 4 180k floppies and ultimately in the TRS-80 configuration a 5meg hard drive. Users peaked at about 160 active in a 30-day period. In April 1991 the board moved to Waffle on an IBM-XT home-built clone, since the sysop was interested in email and Usenet news. The move pretty much killed the board's user activity as most of the users were put off by the UNIX-like command-line interface. In 1992 the board moved to Bedford and a new phone number (as listed in this list) and quickly migrated to Waffle on an AT&T 3B2 computer. That incarnation lasted until the board closed down in 1999. The board offered internet email and selected railroad-hobbyist related and other Usenet newsgroups from September 1991 until is 1999 shutdown." - Rick DeMattia
216-888-7739
Parma, OH
Dimension Hatross I, The Ultimatum
(1987-1991)
Dalamar Do'Urden (Lance Gentile)UFPBBS Express!
"My board was board as The Ultimatum in 1987 running @ 300 baud and on an Atari 130 XE. It ran various software, always something hackable to make it look unique. Message boards were #1. It later ran on a 20MB hard drive! In the conversion to the PC, it ran a hacked Telegard version among some other experiments. I was the Cleveland UFP node.

"After 1991, I moved in / married Julianne Glover of The Edge of Dementia, and our boards merged to become Dimension Hatross III: The Edge of Dementia. It ran Aftershock, Searchlight, and lastly Renegade. RIP - 1994. We had two lines at its peak (14.4k). I still miss it!" - Lance Gentile

216-896-9500
TERRACE, OH
Data Base BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
216-922-3142
The Cove BBS
(1982-1997)
Richard Cross
216-923-4046
CLEVELAND, OH
Pipeline
(1988)
Wildcat
216-923-9762
CLEVELAND, OH
Family Radio Forum WCUE
(1987-1988)
Dave Ficere
216-928-8565
CLEVELAND, OH
Akron Echo Hub, Northampton Data Connection, Northampton Data ConneXion
(1989-1995)
Todd Smith
216-929-8483
CLEVELAND, OH
Chips, CHIPS (157/697)
(1986-1990)
Paul Esterle
216-932-9956
Cleveland Heights, OH
DIAL-YOUR MATCH #34
(1985)
DIAL-YOUR-MATCH
216-941-2488
CLEVELAND, OH
Cleveland RCP/M
(1984-1985)
Peter Petto
216-942-3389
NEO Apple Cleveland, NEO Apple Corps, NEOAC-Cleve. FIDO #700
(1987-1997)
John Stypa
216-943-2388
Cleveland, OH
FORUM-80 Cleveland, OH
(1984-1985)
FORUM-80
216-945-9068
CLEVELAND, OH
Tri-Way BBS Group
(1989)
Wildcat
216-946-2980
CLEVELAND, OH
Squires Castle
(1988)
Dave Smith
216-946-9630
Cleveland, OH
Crazy 8 Ranch
(1988-1993)
CNet
"Another NASA (North American Sysops Association) board. Although this one wasn't always up, for whatever reason, but it did have a 9600 baud modem, which was rare at the time." - Editor
216-951-9150
Cleveland, OH
Flip Flop, FlipFlop BBS, The Time Vault, Time Vault
(1989-1996)
Jim Barry (of www.stipey.org)Searchlight
"I'm not sure when FlipFlop started, but it was one of the two best BBS' in the 216/440 area code, as far as I'm concerned. It was a 10-line board and one day it just... died. I know that Jim Barry now runs www.stipey.org, but I have not kept contact with him." - Jafit

From the September 1994 issue of Boardwatch: Cleveland, Ohio since 03/89. Sysop: Jim Barry. Using Searchlight 4.0 with 4 lines on MS-DOS 80486 with 340 MB storage. v.32bis at 14400 bps. No fee. We don't have alot of rules. Just treat the other users with respect. Home of the Wine Cellar Cleveland BBS List. Free. What's the catch? There isn't one. Then who pays for this ads Oh, that crazy Sysop Jim. Figures. See you on the Flip Flop.

216-953-8057
North Coast
(1988)
216-974-1153
The Mist II
(1987-1988)
Dungeon MasterGBBS Pro
216-979-0524
North Olmsted, OH
Absolute Zero, Oriel Window, Threshold
(1989-1996)
Michael Ryan, Neil RossinSearchlight
"Part of the original INFO screen: This BBS (Bulletin Board System) is called Oriel Window? The SysOps (System Operators) are: NEIL ROSSIN & some mike guy. Oriel Window? is mushed into a Micro _X_perts 486SX computer with 4 MEGS RAM, a 250 MEG Colorado tape drive, 212 MEGS of Hard Drive space at 25 Mhz clock speed with 2 2400 Hayes compatible modems and a Smart One 14.4 Fax Modem running off of 3 scrolling lines. The Operational System is DOS 6.2 & DesQview 386. And we didn't have to butcher anyone else's computer to get it that way, either. Special Thanks to Craig McGee for lending us a 2400 modem!! This BBS became operational on November 1, 1989 under the name Threshold of Madness. At that time, Threshold was hidden in a computer at a Ford Dealership on Clevelands west side, with all operations being handled remotely. Eventually, as changes occurred over time, the BBS needed to be moved. Residence of the program was moved to its present area on November 9th,1992. The name was changed to Oriel Window? on Friday, December 18th, 1992 at 13:25hrs. It's present area is situated in Township 6, Range 15 from the original Connecticut Land Company (the Western Reserve) in the 17th state to enter the union of The United States Of America (being bearings of Latitude 41 degrees north, 24 minutes, 6.649 seconds, Longitude 81 degrees west, 55 minutes, 29.178 seconds), on a class M planet third of nine from a spectral class O star at sector 001 in the Alpha Quadrant." - A. S. Baile
216-992-6930
Happy Hacker BBS
(1989-1995)
David BucciWildcat
130 Sysops currently listed.
175 BBSes Listed.