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

MAP OF THE 317 AREA CODE
317-243-6303
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
CompuStuff
(1989-1991)
Jim Hamilton
317-247-1382
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
THE WATCH WORD BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
317-247-5436
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Indy Hotline
(1988)
317-251-2385
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Indy Net Two
(1985-1989)
James Bright
317-251-7421
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
The Twin Towers
(1989-1990)
Betty Strum, Robert Hoquim
317-253-1573
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Portable Hole BBS, T.A.S.T.E. - The Atari ST Exchange
(1986-1994)
David McNettFoReM ST
"FoReM-Net Node 20"
317-255-4952
Indianapolis, IN
PMS - Indianapolis, PMS Indianapolis, IN
(1985)
PMS
317-255-5435
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
PET BBS AVC Comline
(1982-1983)
317-257-1208
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
The Brazen Dragon Atari BBS
(1983-1986)
David McNettAMIS, FoReM 26M, Carina
317-259-7289
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
PC-Archive PEP
(1989)
Betty Strum, Robert Hoquim
317-271-5059
Indianapolis, IN
The T.A.R.D.I.S BBS
(1985-1992)
The Doctor (Doc or Tom O'Nan), Thomas O'NanPrime for Apple //e
"I ran this BBS for many years, it started out in Terre Haute, Indiana and then moved to Indianapolis. The main point of this BBS was the wonderful message system and it's e-mail. In those days the BBS community was primarily a place where IBM files were exchanged, not much interest was made on community and comversation. This BBS was outside the norm in that there were very few downloads and literally millions of messages. It ran on a single phone line with a sysop screen where I could see what was going on. At the end the system had passed over 11 million e-mail messages between the users and there were over 40,000 messages on the active system. The end came when a few BAD users found a weakness in the error correcting modem technology and began war dialing the system to lock up the modem and shut down the system, this always required the sysop to manually reset the system, the software was never upgraded to allow for the error correcting modems to work right. In the end, the system was too hard to maintain after months of the war dialing and was shut down. The children who were responsible for the shut down, in the end, were found out and did pay the penalty, but a good and fun community BBS never recovered and soon the Internet came and BBS times were over. It was fun while it lasted." - Thomas O'Nan

"I'd like to add something about the TARDIS bbs. I was one of it's users and think it's a shame what happened to it, we all loved this bbs for many years as it was a community. But more than that Doc provided something different, a ladies only section that was really for the ladies only, I mean he let us run that part of his board, even he stayed out of it, he had a couple of other ladies who were cosysops who ran the ladies board. During the BBS years when a female got on a BBS it was usually a nightmare with all sorts of people hitting on you, Doc didn't allow that, he kept the peace, he also didn't allow flame wars like you'd see on many other boards. I know that you also didn't want to get on his bad side, if you did, you would loose your privileges, one user got way out of hand at one time and Doc didn't kick him off, he just restricted him to the Red Button and Logoff commands. The bbs itself was pretty neat, it was based on the Doctor Who TV show and had many references to the show placed in it, but if you didn't know anything about Doctor Who, you could still get around, there was a general bbs room, a science room, a teen room, the ladies room, an adult room and a few more. There was a little download area for those would couldn't live without one and there were a few games. He also had a strange sense of humor, like a command button called THE RED BUTTON (never push), and warnings all over the place about not pushing the red button, of course you HAD to push it, and guess what, you were instantly logged off and disconnected, no damage though. He also had an Eliza program that many thought really was The Doctor, a couple of simple games and if he was there, you could page him to chat. Because some people would monopolize the board playing games there were time limits, this helped because it was only a single line BBS, if you participated a lot in the conversations, you would be given more time. It was neat, I'd sometimes take much of my time reading everything that people had to say, then I'd have to come back again to say what I wanted to say, Doc ended up giving me two more hours of time because I was a good girl :) I don't know where Doc is now, but I've always wanted to thank him for doing what he did and putting up with us. Thanks." - Tilly M

317-274-3251
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
IREDI Fido
(1986-1988)
Roger StoughFidoNet
317-284-0796
INDIANAPOLIS IN, IN
Muncie MicroLink
(1985-1994)
Steve StewartPCBoard, PCBoard v15.0
317-290-9070
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Falx Cerebri Amiga, Falx Cerebri QBBS
(1989-1995)
Casey Schaphorst
317-291-7827
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Direct Access
(1989-1996)
Vince CaldeiraPCBoard
317-297-2260
Indianapolis, IN
INDY
(1987-1998)
Dan TaylorVirtual BBS; Color64
"Started out as a single node system running on a C-64 using Color64 BBS software runnning in all basic. System had a 256K Ram Expander and 8 disk drives chained together...a real nightmare to keep up and running. Finally switched to VBBS, eventually runnning 2 nodes on 1 machine using Desqview, then finally 2 machines networked running Windows 95 with 15 cd-rom drives for downloads. After 11 years and an unforeseen move, it was time to throw in the towel as many users decided it was time for the internet. I learned a lot, loved running the system, and made several friends over the years." - Dan Taylor
317-298-8490
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Luna Free State
(1988-1990)
Mycroft HolmesSTadel3.1f
317-299-6334
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Night Bird REL 225M
(1987-1991)
Don Morrison
317-326-3833
WILLOW BRANCH, IN
NET-WORKS Greenfield
(1982-1983)
317-326-4152
WILLOW BRANCH, IN
NET-WORKS Greenfield
(1983)
317-331-1258
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Straycat! BBS Engelen
(1989)
Wildcat
317-351-7947
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
IBM Connx
(1987-1989)
Rex Hankins
317-353-2973
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Paladen BBS, The Paladen BBS
(1989-1997)
Rob Haverly
317-353-9981
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Reg 11 SDS Coord, Reg 11 SDSCoord, Reg11 SDSCoord, Some Place BBS, Someplace , Someplace BBS, SomePlace QuickBBS
(1989-1996)
Mike ShepardQuickBBS
317-356-5113
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
The Claw
(1988)
317-359-5199
Indianapolis, IN
ClassiComputerFieds, T-CON, Traders' Connection
(1982-1996)
Steven Edsallcustom
317-359-9510
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
The Kobayashi Maru
(1988)
Scott Goehring
317-362-6972
ROACHDALE, IN
TC Net PC BBS
(1988)
Robert White
317-364-9600
Crawfordsville, IN
Unique & Nifty BBS, Unique and Nifty
(1988-1997)
Tim McCormick, John EvermanWildcat
317-384-5234
ROACHDALE, IN
Marion PC-SIG BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
317-423-2281
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Lafayette IN Net, Starship Trooper
(1986-1988)
Steve Gerber
317-447-6685
Lafayette, IN
mdbs BBS #1, The mdbs Connection
(1989-1994)
Cindy Schnepp, Daniel Lawrence, Sheryl BowerOPUS
317-447-7137
ROACHDALE, IN
Lover's Lane
(1988)
Bob Carrico
317-448-9083
GREENFIELD, IN
The TimePortal
(1989)
Tom Hutchinson
317-452-1535
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Bible, BIBLE BBS, Bible Board, BIBLE BOARD
(1987-1994)
Tony Capoccia
317-455-6813
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Some Place
(1982-1997)
Mike Shepard
317-457-9100
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Indiana Board, Kokomo RBBS Genl Interest, Kokomo,pgmg
(1987-1996)
Mike HebertRBBS
317-462-1461
GREENFIELD, IN
Realty Connx, The Gold Mine
(1987-1991)
Gary DavisPCBoard
317-463-3548
W Lafayette, IN
BBS IBM Hostcomm W. Lafayette, Hostcomm West Lafayette
(1984-1985)
317-463-4102
LPCUG
(1987-1988)
Timothy Lange
317-463-4592
Notefile
(1984)
317-492-7008
North Vermillion JR/SR High School
(1982-1998)
C.T. Wagoner
317-494-0807
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Purdue University Computing Center BBS
(1989-1991)
Timothy Lange
317-494-6643
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Facts, FACTS BBS, FAST AGRIC. COMM. TERMINAL (FACTS) , FBBS #1
(1983-1994)
317-495-4257
GREENWOOD, IN
The Phoenix BBS
(1989)
Todd Warrix
317-495-4270
GREENWOOD, IN
Night-Staff
(1987)
Steve Weinrich
317-495-4305
GREENWOOD, IN
Access Violation
(1987-1988)
Scott Goehring
317-497-4718
Lafayette, IN
High Flight, Net 201 NEC
(1989)
Steve Stombaugh
317-525-6920
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
The Catacombs BBS
(1988)
Mike Phillips
317-545-0930
Indianapolis, IN
Microcosm
(1985-1999)
David BurtonTriBBS
317-546-4944
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
C.P.U. Inc
(1988)
317-547-8868
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Cuckoo's Nest, Cuckoo's Nest, The
(1987-1990)
Prince ArtagelCit68k 2, Cit68k 2.14
317-563-3713
R.E. Frost & Associates
(1988)
Wildcat
317-567-2143
FISHERS, IN
Duncan Communications, Duncan Notefile Comm
(1985-1994)
Malcolm Duncan
317-575-9435
CARMEL, IN
Endless Power
(1988-1990)
Jeff NeeseSTadel-PC
317-577-1930
FISHERS, IN
Critical Condition
(1988-1990)
Jason MasseyStadelPC
317-583-4909
The Great Un-Named BBS
(1989)
Phil Davis
317-631-9942
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Hoosier UG
(1989)
317-643-6569
GREENWOOD, IN
D.F.T.P. BBS, NET 2255 ECHOMAIL COORDINATOR
(1982-1997)
Bruce Gerard
317-644-2218
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
AMCON
(1988-1989)
Doc Fischer
317-644-3039
Anderson, IN
EAST CENTRAL IN NET, NET 2255 ECHOMAIL COORDINATOR, Net 2255 Treasurer, The I O Board, The I. O. Board, The I.O. Board, The I.O. Board BBS
(1987-2001)
Bert HappelOpus , Fido, Maximus
"The BBS began as a daytime, weekdays only system running on my single phone line in my apartment. Over it's lifetime it answered nearly 100,000 calls and had a user database of nearly 500 callers." - Bert Happel
317-653-7153
Putnam CCC, Putnam Computer Club
(1987-1994)
Shipman,etc.
317-662-1150
The Good News BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
317-742-5533
Lafayette, IN
AULTerNET Solution (HST), Direct to Dopey, Lafayette Net, Local Echo Coord, Programmer's Room, The Programmer's Room
(1987-1995)
Steve Michaels, Daniel Lawrence, Curtis Smith, Don Ault, Mdbs Inc
317-743-0569
Lafayette, IN
Lafayette PC Users Group
(1989-1990)
Don Ault
317-743-1117
The Jungle
(1989)
Jeff Boerio
317-743-1602
The Wabash BBS
(1988)
Mike Blackmon
317-743-5441
Lafayette, IN
AULTer-NET Solution, AULTer-NET Solution (HST), AULTerNET Solution (HST), Lafayette Net
(1988-1990)
Don Ault
317-743-6762
The Boiler Room
(1987)
GBBS Pro
317-743-8667
VON'S ELECTRONICS
(1984)
317-759-5154
Aurora OPUS, BSU Aurora OPUS, Indiana Legal Net
(1989-1990)
Tim Crammer
317-773-7316
NOBLESVILLE, IN
Indy Net One
(1985-1996)
Paul McLearRBBS
317-773-7757
NOBLESVILLE, IN
Hypercube
(1988-1990)
Death by TortureCit86 V3
317-782-3220
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
BYTE LINE, Byteline, CENTRAL INDY FIDO NET
(1987-1989)
Chuck Ober, Chuck ObeymFidoNet
317-787-5486
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
PMS - Indianapolis
(1982-1984)
317-787-9881
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
ONLINE Indianapolis
(1982-1983)
317-788-7770
Indianapolis, IN
Central IN Fidonet, Myers Investigations BBS, The CopStop BBS
(1986-1996)
David MyersFidoNet
From the September 1994 issue of Boardwatch: Indianapolis, Indiana since 12/86. Sysop: David Myers. Using Renegade v7-17 with 1 line on MS-DOS with 3200 MB storage. Zoom at 28800 bps. No fee. Indiana's only Law Enforcement & Public Safety BBS. Open to the general public as well. Over 3.2 gigs of software. SafetyNet, PoliceNet, FidoNet. Over 30 online games. World HQ for the PoliceNet Search & Recovery diving echo.
317-825-6521
SHELBYVILLE, IN
Atec
(1989)
Wildcat
317-831-1827
MOORESVILLE, IN
Handy Magazine, Handy Magazine BBS, HANDY SERVICES, Handy Services BBS, Reg 11 SDS Coord
(1988-1997)
Terry Fields
317-839-1250
PLAINFIELD, IN
Westside Story BBS
(1989-1990)
Mark Hand
317-839-4270
PLAINFIELD, IN
The HideOut
(1989-1995)
Derek CragerWildcat
"I ran a one line BBS until my good friend Guy Damlovac(Shuttle BBS), moved here. We played with PC Board on DOS. Used a memory swapping utility to get DOS to support two lines. Within the summer I switched to OS/2 and had three lines running with no problem. The internet came to town in mid 90's and I ran WildCat via IP over the internet for a short time, but the thrill died away as other internet tools evolved. Great thrills. Great times. Great Friends." - Derek Crager
317-842-2208
FISHERS, IN
Indy PC Users Bd
(1985-1986)
Tony Moleta
317-842-7564
FISHERS, IN
Funny Farm
(1987)
Loony TunesSTadel3.1e
317-842-7728
FISHERS, IN
Master S/W 7pm-7:30am, Master Software
(1987-1991)
Dave Appel
317-843-2855
CARMEL, IN
Indianapolis Bus. Board, Indianapolis BusBrd
(1987-1991)
Shawn SteinerPCBoard
317-844-0034
CARMEL, IN
Meadow Party
(1987)
John StimsonCit86 V??
317-845-6391
FISHERS, IN
Indy Net One, IndyNet One
(1987-1994)
Paul McLear
317-846-8675
CARMEL, IN
Indy Connection
(1985)
Paul McLear
317-846-8917
CARMEL, IN
Testing Station, The Testing Station
(1989-1994)
Wildcat!
317-849-9681
FISHERS, IN
Critical Condition
(1989)
Jason Massey
317-856-2087
Indianapolis, IN
PBS-BBS, Public Brand Software 1, Public Brand Software BBS, Public Brand Software Technical Support
(1985-1996)
Tony MoletaPCBoard
317-862-3908
ACTON, IN
Chris's Board
(1986)
Bill Rall
317-862-5966
ACTON, IN
IND IBM-PC UG, Indianapolis PC Users Board, Indy PC Users Bd , PC Den, PC-Den , PC-User's Group
(1985-1996)
Tony Moleta, Anthony MoletaPCBoard
317-866-0725
New Market, IN
The Unique & Nifty BBS
(1988-1997)
Tim McCormick, John EvermanWildcat
317-875-8487
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
HST Express, Indy Connection
(1987-1991)
Mike Allen, Mike Allen Jr.
317-881-3849
GREENWOOD, IN
Indianapolis EpsonNet, TBBS Stewards
(1985-1989)
Steve Brown
317-881-4369
GREENWOOD, IN
Grafted Branch BBS, GraftedBranch, The Grafted Branch
(1989-1996)
Dave Julius
317-882-5575
GREENWOOD, IN
I.B.M. Network Connection, IBM NET CONNECTION, IBM-Net Connection, IBM-Net Connx, IBM-NET PCB6 REL 1.2gig, IBMNET Connection, Net 231 NEC
(1987-1999)
Rex Hankins, Rex HawkinsPCBoard
317-882-9330
GREENWOOD, IN
Central IN Fido Net, South Side, SOUTHSIDE BBS, SouthSide Comp., Southside Computerists, The SouthSide BBS
(1987-1991)
Brian Murray, Brian Murrey, KB9BVNFidoNet
317-883-5710
Russiaville, IN
The Board Of Oblivion
(1985-1995)
David D StantonEBBS, Genesis Deluxe
"The SysOp was 9 Years Old (Born 2nd July 1974) making him one of the youngest SysOps when the BBS was opened." - David Stanton
317-883-7510
Russiaville, IN
The Board Of Oblivion
(1985-1995)
David Stanton (aka Armisis Aieoln)EBBS Genesis Deluxe and Many Others
"The BBS moved from time to time so the number changed, Bill And Teds was a neighbor BBS. Started on a C64 evolved and ended on a 486. Peak User count was over 275 registered and active users." - David Stanton
317-885-7243
GREENWOOD, IN
Grafted Branch II
(1989)
Shawn Champ
317-885-8477
GREENWOOD, IN
AdLib User Group, Graphics Exchange
(1989-1990)
Brad Hehe
317-888-3929
GREENWOOD, IN
Greenwood Conn, Greenwood Conn.
(1987-1991)
Bob WestwaterPCBoard
317-898-8411
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Advanced Microdata BBS
(1989-1990)
Royce Bourne
317-923-5691
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Data Mgmt Group
(1989)
James Caldwell
317-925-6664
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Prof'ls Choice
(1987-1989)
Bob Predaina
317-925-7273
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Prof'ls Choice, Prof'ls Choice PCB 160m, Professional's Choice, Professionals Choice, The Professionals Choice
(1988-1996)
Bob PredainaPCBoard
317-962-1244
Fort Knox
(1988)
86 Sysops currently listed.
109 BBSes Listed.