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

MAP OF THE 408 AREA CODE
408-224-4853
SAN JOSE, CA
Murphy's Law
(1988-1994)
Wildcat
408-225-1845
SAN JOSE, CA
Bigfoot BBS
(1985)
Gene Lowry
408-225-2303
SAN JOSE, CA
CALIFORNIA WING, TTH , Civil Air Patrol - California
(1987-1994)
408-225-8222
SAN JOSE, CA
Loose Connection, LooseConnx
(1989-1994)
Carl Williams
408-225-8623
SAN JOSE, CA
BBS Class Ads
(1987)
408-226-2889
San Jose, CA
The Pyre
(1987-1996)
Bruce Webbe, Phoenix (aka: Bruce Webbe)Virtual BBS
"Started in 1987 running on an Atari 1200xl, upgraded there after to a modified 130xe with 1mb of ram (wow!) and an 80mb hard drive. (ooooo... aahhh...) Eventually it evolved to running on a PC using Virtual BBS, under OS/2, then DOS, then Windows95. Still have all the hardware, software, etc all boxed away in the garage somewhere. It was fun! Learned alot, met alot of neat people! [Before there was WWW, there was BBS]" - Bruce Webbe
408-226-3727
SAN JOSE, CA
Mystic Choice
(1989)
408-226-3780
SAN JOSE, CA
BackBoard, The Backboard
(1988-1994)
Red Ryder Host, Second Sight
408-226-4277
SAN JOSE, CA
Compushop
(1986)
408-226-5209
SAN JOSE, CA
Environmental Health
(1986-1989)
408-227-0224
SAN JOSE, CA
Ventura Professional Forum
(1989)
Gene Rodrigues
408-227-0226
SAN JOSE, CA
Central Valley Hub, Ventura Professional Forum, VPUG USA
(1989)
Gene Rodrigues
408-227-0227
SAN JOSE, CA
NET-WORKS Computer Emporium
(1982-1983)
408-227-3993
SAN JOSE, CA
Atari Annex
(1989)
408-227-4818
SAN JOSE, CA
DTP Forum, Ventura ProfBd , Ventura Professional! Forum, Ventura Publishes Forum
(1988-1992)
Gene Rodrigues, G. RodriquesPCBoard, Wildcat
408-227-4865
SAN JOSE, CA
West World, West-world , West-World BBS
(1989-1996)
Chas BoltonRBBS
408-227-5416
San Jose, CA
COMPUTER EMPORIUM, NET-WORKS Computer Emporium
(1984-1985)
NET-WORKS
408-238-9621
SAN JOSE, CA
RCP/M RBBS DataTech #7 San Jose, RCP/M RBBS DataTech 007, San Jose DataTech Node 007 / Piconet 003, San Jose DataTech Node 007 / Piconet Node, Servu
(1983-1989)
Al MehrWildcat
408-241-0769
San Jose, CA
BULLET-80 San Jose, CA
(1982-1985)
BULLET-80
408-241-4114
SANTA CLARA, CA
Modem Marquee
(1986)
408-243-1933
San Jose, CA
Liberty Bell
(1987-1996)
Scott Lieberman, Bob Bickford, Mark Hinkle, Joe Dehn
408-243-2370
SANTA CLARA, CA
Bucc's Man'O'War, Man O War, Man o' War
(1985-1987)
408-243-2938
SANTA CLARA, CA
After Midnight
(1989)
Wildcat
408-243-6259
SANTA CLARA, CA
The Starnet BBS
(1989-1990)
Rich Hall
408-244-0813
SANTA CLARA, CA
Excalibur Technical Support, Excalibur!, N204 South Hub, Patricia M. Hoffman
(1989-1997)
Patricia Hoffman, Merry Hughes, Kiddo Hughes
408-244-1614
SANTA CLARA, CA
Starfleet Academy
(1986)
408-244-3459
Santa Clara, CA
Moonlit Knight
(1989-1994)
Allen WoolleyWildcat
"Went from 1 to 3 lines over the years under DESQview. I also ran Firth of Fifth in the 702 Las Vegas, NV via a Co-Sysop (Rick Cross). Developed early .QWK packed mail relaying (poor man's FIDOnet :) to toss mail between Las Vegas and Santa Clara. I eventually ended up on WildNet using Tomcat for Wildcat to automate the mail transfer. Was all good until TCP/IP killed the scene for all but the museum curator folks." - Allen Woollley
408-244-4816
SANTA CLARA, CA
Televideo CP/M
(1986)
408-244-9545
SANTA CLARA, CA
The Light House
(1989)
Wildcat
408-245-1420
SUNNYVALE, CA
Zee Machine RBBS, ZeeMachine Z-NODE #35 -- RBBS/PDSE
(1985-1986)
Norman Beeler
408-245-7726
Mountain View, CA
Dark Side of the moon, Dark Side of the Moon , DarkSideMn
(1985-1998)
Tom Dell, T.E.Dell, T. E. DellAscii Express, Waffle
408-246-0164
Santa Clara, CA
Pathfinder Associates, Pathfinder BBS
(1988-1993)
Wildcat
408-246-5014
SANTA CLARA, CA
RCP/M Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley, Ca.RCP/M
(1982-1983)
408-246-7854
SANTA CLARA, CA
Crumal's Dimension
(1987-1994)
Fred Barling, CrumalRed Ryder Host, Second Sight
408-246-9102
SANTA CLARA, CA
MicroBBS
(1987-1988)
Douglas Coatney
408-246-9181
San Jose, CA
Club Casablanca
(1985-1986)
Willis Wong (...Bogey)Apple Net
"I was 15 when I started this BBS on an Apple //e. It had a pair of 128k Floppy drives (5.25") and I used a software tweak to get another 64k out of the 80-column card to use as a ramdisk. The modem was a 300 baud Zoom modem. The Apple Net software was purchased through mail order and I was always making modifications to the Basic code. We had a handful of regular callers and even a get-together (gtg). It was quite a trip to meet the faces behind the names. We were so no-budget that I had to beg my older sister to allow me to use her phone line for people to call in. Because of this, she became "co-sysop"." - Willis Wong
408-247-2853
SANTA CLARA, CA
RCP/M RBBS Santa Clara, Santa Clara PBBS-RCP/M, Santa Clara RBBS/RCPM, Santa Clara RCP/M
(1984-1986)
Jeff King
408-247-3296
SANTA CLARA, CA
Lan's End, Silicon Valley, Spiv's Fido
(1986-1994)
Robert E SpivackFidoNet
408-247-3813
SANTA CLARA, CA
The Dungeon
(1988)
Merry Hughes
408-247-4810
SANTA CLARA, CA
Shark's Head, SharksHead
(1986-1988)
Dusty Van
408-247-8307
SANTA CLARA, CA
MacScience BBS
(1988-1991)
N6PHJRed Ryder Host
408-248-0198
SANTA CLARA, CA
Carl's Corner
(1988-1996)
Carl Linden
408-248-2532
San Jose, CA
The Holodeck BBS
(1987-2001)
Peter WoodmanseeWorldGroup
"The bbs has moved from dialup to telnet only. Telnet address is wwcomm.com. The bbs is mainly a MUD board now." - Peter Woodmansee
408-248-6148
SANTA CLARA, CA
The Asylum BBS
(1987-1988)
Steve Resnick
408-248-9704
SANTA CLARA, CA
Carl's Corner, Carl's DV Corner
(1989-1994)
Carl Linden
408-249-5534
SANTA CLARA, CA
KOME On-Line
(1986)
408-249-6670
SANTA CLARA, CA
Collinwood
(1986)
Dan Lehtola
408-249-6946
SANTA CLARA, CA
RAT'S NEST, Rats Nest
(1984-1985)
AMIS
408-249-7599
SANTA CLARA, CA
Affordable Harbor
(1986)
408-249-7722
SANTA CLARA, CA
Bay Area Atari Users Group
(1986)
408-251-4926
SAN JOSE, CA
East Valley Hub, Net 143 Echo Coord, Tranquility Base #1
(1987-1991)
Dennis Diaz, Les Knookie
408-252-6801
SAN JOSE, CA
MacDaze II, Phoenix Node #2A, PhoenixIIa
(1988-1991)
Bob MurrowRed Ryder Host
408-252-6973
SAN JOSE, CA
Fido's Kennel
(1989)
Software JohnFidoNet
408-253-1309
SAN JOSE, CA
Digikron RedRyder CP/M MAC, Digikron Systems, Digikron Systems Z-NODE RBBS/RCPM, Omicron Delta
(1985-1994)
Douglas ThomSecond Sight
408-253-2140
San Jose, CA
The Twilight Zone
(1985)
The VaderNetWorks
408-253-3926
SAN JOSE, CA
Mac Daze, MacDaze, Phoenix #2, PhoenixII
(1988-1994)
Bob MurrowRed Ryder Host
408-253-5123
SAN JOSE, CA
Hotel California
(1986)
408-253-5216
Cupertino, CA
AMIS GRAFEX Cupertino, GFxBBS, GRAFEX
(1982-1985)
AMIS
408-253-6293
SAN JOSE, CA
Tandy Color SIG
(1986)
408-253-7310
SAN JOSE, CA
Dark Domain BBS
(1988-1991)
Justin Miller, The ZenabytePCBoard
408-255-1845
SAN JOSE, CA
Big Foot BBS
(1985)
408-255-5172
SAN JOSE, CA
White Embassy
(1986)
408-255-7208
SAN JOSE, CA
Phoenix BBS
(1987-1989)
Mark CooksonRed Ryder Host
408-255-7571
SAN JOSE, CA
Tavern, The Tavern
(1984-1998)
"I have an archive of the messages it had on its message boards near the time of its final shutdown at http://www.ciar.org/~ttk/public/tavern.txt. That also has a BBS list, a list of its borders, a blurb about the system's history, and the Century List (a list of users who had posted or called more than 100 times)." - TTK Ciar
408-255-8919
Cupertino, CA
BULLET-80 Cupertino, CA
(1984-1985)
BULLET-80
408-255-9742
SAN JOSE, CA
High Gate Design, Highgate Design BBS Fac., HighGate Dsgn
(1988-1996)
Rocky AwaltWildcat
408-257-0323
SAN JOSE, CA
Shrink Tank
(1988)
408-257-1853
SAN JOSE, CA
Sofia System
(1986)
408-257-3174
SAN JOSE, CA
Gold Mine
(1986)
Ascii Express
408-257-5682
SAN JOSE, CA
Fallout Sheltr
(1987)
408-257-6115
San Jose, CA
Caverns of Atlantis
(1983-1987)
Alexander of AtlantisNetworks II Modified then VoxWerks IV (homegrown)
"I'm the original system operator. Ahh, the good ol' days. My modified Networks II software became the backbone of the re-write that was used for the Dark Side, and I actually did the first QuickScan implementation on Split Infinity, in AppleSoft Basic using a modified Networks II. If you recall, Split Infinity was one of the first BBS's to be raided by the FBI for illegally passing out freaking and hacking information." - Alexander of Atlantis
408-257-7147
SAN JOSE, CA
Iron Works, Ironworks BBS
(1986-1991)
Mike McNulty
408-258-3484
SAN JOSE, CA
The Micro Foundry
(1988-1989)
Wildcat
408-258-3679
SAN JOSE, CA
South Bay TIUG, The Wrong Number, Wrong Number
(1989-1994)
Chris & Martha Schram, Martha Schram MUBBS
408-258-3889
SAN JOSE, CA
Computer Outpost
(1984-1985)
408-258-8128
SAN JOSE, CA
Ampro RCP/M
(1986)
408-259-2223
San Jose, CA
ASM-Lang & CFS Board, AsmLang and CFS Board, AsmLang and OS/2 Board, East Valley Hub, Net Echo Coordinator
(1989-1993)
Patrick Oriva, NEC, Patrick O'Riva
408-259-2357
SAN JOSE, CA
Star Watcher BBS
(1987)
Rich Hall
408-259-6855
SAN JOSE, CA
Nest
(1987)
408-262-3963
MILPITAS, CA
Sailor's Refuge
(1986)
408-262-5010
MILPITAS, CA
UTILITY CO.
(1985)
AMIS
408-262-5174
MILPITAS, CA
KA6S Fido
(1986)
408-262-6960
MILPITAS, CA
Nubus BBS
(1987)
408-262-7177
MILPITAS, CA
SpaceNET
(1988-1989)
Bill Dale
408-263-0299
MILPITAS, CA
A32 BBS, A32 User's Group, Association of Apple 32 Bit Users (A32)
(1987-1992)
Fred BarlingRed Ryder Host, Second Sight
408-263-1345
MILPITAS, CA
Wang Bang
(1985)
408-263-2588
MILPITAS, CA
Oxgate-002 RCP/M Milpitas, RCP/M Collossal Oxgate, RCP/M Colossal Oxgate, RCP/M Oxgate 002
(1982-1985)
Mel Cruts
408-263-2857
MILPITAS, CA
Shelcom CP/M
(1986)
408-263-5462
MILPITAS, CA
Swamp (300)
(1986)
408-263-5576
MILPITAS, CA
Help
(1986)
408-263-8134
MILPITAS, CA
Wyrld Wyrm BBS
(1986-1991)
Robert Plamondon
408-263-8143
MILPITAS, CA
WYRLD WYRM BBS
(1988)
Robert Plamondon
408-263-9015
MILPITAS, CA
TODD PC3
(1988)
Wildcat
408-263-9497
MILPITAS, CA
Potpourri Fido
(1986-1989)
Robert Field
408-265-1479
SAN JOSE, CA
Throne of the Gods (300)
(1986)
408-265-4286
SAN JOSE, CA
Princess Lynn
(1987)
Daniel Hoang
408-265-8070
San Jose, CA
Computers at Law, NET-WORKS Computers at Law
(1984-1985)
NET-WORKS
408-266-3490
SAN JOSE, CA
Collinwood
(1987-1994)
Dan Lehtola
408-266-9963
SAN JOSE, CA
Electronic B., Electronic Bulletin
(1989-1994)
Schmidt & AllenPCBoard
408-267-3558
SAN JOSE, CA
Star, Star BBS
(1985-1986)
408-267-4476
SAN JOSE, CA
Silicon Valley Buyers Board
(1986)
408-267-7399
SAN JOSE, CA
Bird House
(1983-1985)
408-268-3367
SAN JOSE, CA
Syrinx
(1987)
408-268-5157
SAN JOSE, CA
Norad
(1986-1987)
408-268-9453
SAN JOSE, CA
Eclectic
(1987-1989)
Dave Hunter
408-270-4085
SAN JOSE, CA
PDS-SIG BBS, PDS-SIG,allcomp1
(1986-1996)
Bob AllenPCBoard
408-270-5157
SAN JOSE, CA
Steve's Opus
(1988)
Steven Rubin
408-270-7042
SAN JOSE, CA
The 11th Cavalry
(1989)
Mike Myers
408-274-1879
SAN JOSE, CA
Eleventh Cavalry Division
(1988)
Mike Myers
408-274-4727
SAN JOSE, CA
T-N-T's FIDO
(1987-1989)
Tim KrepsFidoNet
408-274-5550
SAN JOSE, CA
New Dimensions, NewDimensions
(1989-1996)
Shawn McCullarPCBoard
408-275-8274
SAN JOSE, CA
The BatCave
(1988)
Chuck Farnham
408-279-4908
SAN JOSE, CA
P-CAD's Board
(1986-1988)
Bruce Fihe
408-280-1610
SAN JOSE, CA
Micro Medic, Micro-Medic
(1988-1996)
Duane DavisPCBoard
408-281-7059
SAN JOSE, CA
PicoNet #4 Wizard's Keep RBBS-RCP/M, RCP/M RBBS Piconet #4 WK
(1983-1985)
408-286-8332
SAN JOSE, CA
Comp-U-Ease, Compuease, CompUEase,Eng
(1989-1996)
Stuart SmithPCBoard
408-287-2454
SAN JOSE, CA
Snake Pit, The Snake Pit
(1989-1994)
Duane DavisPCBoard
408-287-5901
SAN JOSE, CA
RCP/M Oxgate 001, RCP/M RBBS San Jose Oxgate
(1982-1985)
408-287-9996
SAN JOSE, CA
Doghouse BBS
(1985)
408-289-9151
SAN JOSE, CA
Modem Magazine
(1984-1986)
408-292-2032
Milpitas, CA
Dating Tree, The Dating Tree BBS
(1986-1994)
Robert Field, Karen Marquardt, Joyce DeLeonardo, Jean SwenkDLX
"This BBS system was in operation from 1986 to 1995, until PLink and AOL basically destroyed the market. It was essentially a dating bbs, and we held social parties on a monthly basis. More than 15,000 people passed through this system and more than 25 couples ended up marrying as a result of their meeting on this system, including myself (Bob Field and my wife Joyce (Deleonardo). The system was shut down in 1995. The Dating Tree had outlier forwarder systems that covered the entire Greater SF Bay area, from Santa Rosa on the north, to Morgan Hill on the south, to Pacifica on the West and Livermore on the East. It was the subject of at least one Master's Thesis and many articles and even one major radio station did a face-to-face interview with the Sysops, because it was the largest and most active in the area at that time. Later, other bbs system sprang up and became larger." - Robert Field
408-293-0752
SAN JOSE, CA
DWB's BBS
(1987)
408-293-2253
SAN JOSE, CA
Hydro Engineering
(1986)
408-293-7894
SAN JOSE, CA
Looneybin, Vietnam Veteran's Valhalla!, VIETNAM VETS - THE LOONEY BIN
(1986-1988)
Todd Looney
408-294-2000
SAN JOSE, CA
Cleo
(1985)
408-296-2329
SANTA CLARA, CA
Fido Help, Fido's Kennel, Silicon Valley
(1987-1988)
John HamiltonFidoNet
408-296-5078
SANTA CLARA, CA
RCP/M Skyhouse Systems
(1984-1985)
Kirk DeHaan
408-296-5799
San Jose, CA
8BBS
(1981)
Bernard Klatt8BBS
408-296-6465
SANTA CLARA, CA
AE Line: PARROT
(1985)
408-298-4277
SAN JOSE, CA
Environmental Health
(1989-1994)
408-298-6930
San Jose, CA
AMIS IBBBS San Jose, IBBBS, IBBS, Itsy Bitsy, Itsy Bitsy BBS
(1982-1986)
Forem ST, AMIS
408-336-3134
Ben Lomond, CA
Pyrzqxgl
(1986-1987)
Tané TachyonPyrzqxgl tree-structured discussion BBS software
408-336-8444
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Ye Olde Magic Shoppe
(1986)
408-338-4647
SAN JOSE: WEST DA, CA
Four Directions
(1989-1991)
Renuka
408-338-6220
SAN JOSE: WEST DA, CA
Calif Connx, California Connection, Stronghold
(1988-1994)
Ain McKendrick
408-338-7410
SAN JOSE: WEST DA, CA
The Trolley Barn II
(1982-2001)
Larry Didier
408-338-9095
SAN JOSE: WEST DA, CA
The Menagerie, The Menagerie II, The San Lorenzo Valley Business Net
(1989-1992)
Chuck Schaefer
408-338-9511
SAN JOSE: WEST DA, CA
Andronx, Stuart II, Stuart II BBS
(1983-1994)
408-338-9674
SAN JOSE: WEST DA, CA
B.C. Board, Over The Hill Hub
(1989-1990)
Brian Collins
408-353-1189
LOS GATOS, CA
Family Radio Forum Wstrn Trnsltr
(1988)
Ron Marland
408-353-1553
LOS GATOS, CA
Metroplis
(1985)
408-353-1836
LOS GATOS, CA
Compucat
(1985)
408-353-3703
LOS GATOS, CA
Dragon Flight
(1986)
408-353-4531
Redwood Estates, CA
Ace Connection, The Ace Connection
(1986)
Jason Ace Allie
408-353-4669
LOS GATOS, CA
Laserbreath Caverns
(1986)
408-354-1896
Los Gatos, CA
Shadow Keep II
(1982-1985)
Robert ProhlNetWorks
408-354-5934
LOS GATOS, CA
Oxgate Saratoga, Oxgate Saratoga, CA RBBS-RCP/M, OxGate-001 Monte Sereno, CA, OxGate-008 Monte Sereno, Ca, RCP/M Oxgate 001, Saratoga OxGate & RCP/M, Saratoga, CA
(1983-1986)
Chuck Metz & Paul Traina
408-358-2353
LOS GATOS, CA
Zing Batwang
(1986)
408-359-1444
SARATOGA, CA
OPUS of Edmond
(1987)
408-370-0873
Campbell, CA
PMS - Campbell, PMS Campbell, CA
(1982-1985)
PMS
408-370-6605
SAN JOSE, CA
E.R.S.
(1988)
Wildcat
408-370-9187
SAN JOSE, CA
Buccaneers Cove
(1989)
408-371-4629
SAN JOSE, CA
The Electric Classroom
(1987-1988)
Doug Stein
408-371-7654
Campbell, CA
Brown Bag , Brown Bag S/W-West PCB, Brown Bag Software (Tech Support BBS), Brown Bag Software BBS, BROWN BAG SW
(1987-1994)
Brown Bag Softw, Adam Rodgers, Russ BrownPCBoard
408-371-8857
SAN JOSE, CA
Buccaneer's Cove
(1986)
408-372-3673
Revelatrons
(1988)
Wildcat
408-373-3773
SUNNYVALE, CA
Cricket, The Cricket BBS
(1988-1996)
Jim RobesonPCBoard
408-374-3974
SAN JOSE, CA
Byte Bandits, MASS STORAGE
(1985-1990)
Sam BrownEmulex/2
"The Greatest BBS Software. (I Wrote It. :)" - Sam Brown
408-374-9238
SAN JOSE, CA
Animal House
(1986)
408-375-5455
Monterey, Ca
Hacker Heaven
(1987-2001)
Mark Pickerill, Mark D. Pickerill, Robert CabralSpitfire
"Ran on a Pro-Log STD bus industrial computer system. Catered to computer programmers of most microcomputers.

As the welcome screen read "No games, no gee-whiz utilities".

Although it was a MS-DOS based system, the operating philosophy was similar to the RCPM systems, very tech oriented. Was a member of PRACSA (Public Remote Access Computer Standards Association) for the short number of years that orginization existed (Started by Irv Hoff and others). The word "standards" was changed to "sysop's" in the last year or so of the orginization's history.

I still have the "HH.COM" that was included in MS-DOS and CP/M-80 archives that, when run, advertised the BBS. It was (is) the same physical binary file, it runs under both MS-DOS and CP/M without modification!

It started as a 1200 baud system, then became a 2400 baud system, and was a 14.4K baud system before the end. Unlike many other systems, Hacker Heaven did not dis-allow 300 baud call-ins - 300 bauders were welcome!

It was shut down when the sysop changed employers as it was sponsered by the now defunct Pro-Log corporation." - Mark D. Pickerill

"The BBS continued to serve the community under the Sysop - Robert Cabral. The BBS continued to operate until 2001. Motorola Inc. aquired Pro-Log Corp. and continued to support this system, with internet access." - Robert Cabral

408-377-2536
SAN JOSE, CA
Five Points BBS
(1989)
Woody Milliron
408-377-7592
SAN JOSE, CA
The Computer Shop. Mall
(1989)
Wildcat
408-377-8551
SAN JOSE, CA
Solid Steel BBS
(1989)
Tas Burrfoot
408-378-3173
SAN JOSE, CA
Living BBS
(1984)
408-378-7474
SAN JOSE, CA
OxGate-012 San Jose, Ca, Potpourri BBS & RCP/M Oxgate-012, Potpourri OxGate & RCP/M OxGate-012, Potpourri RCP/M, RCP/M Oxgate 012
(1983-1986)
Wayne Masters & Irv Hoff, Wayne Masters, Irv Hoff
408-378-8733
SAN JOSE, CA
dBASE II RCP/M Campbell, CA, OxGate-dBASE II RCP/M Campbell, CA, RCP/M DBASE ][
(1983-1985)
Roger D. Brown
408-379-4638
SAN JOSE, CA
NewDimens
(1989)
Shawn McCullar
408-379-4830
SAN JOSE, CA
Campbell BBS
(1987)
408-379-8086
SAN JOSE, CA
AMA-MCI, Atlas Micro, Atlas Micro Associates "MCI" RCP/M-RBBS, Atlas Micro Associates `MCI' GOLIATH Node 005, Goliath, RCP/M Atlas Micro Assoc.
(1984-1989)
Bill Spoolhoff
408-394-6234
SUNNYVALE, CA
Westlog , Westlog Premium BBS
(1987-1994)
Rick Lagerstrom, R LagerstromPCBoard
408-394-8842
SUNNYVALE, CA
jUMPIN,pcjrs
(1989-1996)
George LaytonRBBS
408-395-1402
LOS GATOS, CA
Saratoga Clone , Saratoga Clone WILD HAM
(1988-1995)
Chuck MetzWildcat
408-395-3560
Monte Sereno, CA
Excalibur
(1981-1985)
Jerry ChristensenABBS
"This BBS was also called The Castle of Tintagel for the last year it was up." - Jerry Christensen
408-395-3721
Monte Sereno, CA
Inferno, Inferno BBS, Inferno, San Jose
(1988-1992)
Jerry ChristensenMajorBBS
"27 line chat/dating/library system. You also have this BBS listed in the 510 and 415 Area code sections... those were forwarding lines to this BBS. We were the largest system down there when we were up. The system was sold in 1992, and continued to run until about 1997 under the new owner." - Jerry Christensen
408-399-4515
Los Gatos, CA
The Ride
(1987-1994)
Tex
From the September 1994 issue of Boardwatch: Los Gatos, California since 06/87. Sysop: Tex. Using MajorBBS 6.21 with 14 lines on MS-DOS 80486 with 30000 MB storage. US Robotics at 14400 bps. $.50 Hourly fee. The Ride BBS chat system offering systems in both Los Gatos and Sonora, (209)536-1555. The Ride BBS has a full file base system along with most of the popular games. See you online. Adults only.
408-422-2940
SAN MARTIN, CA
Trans-West BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
408-422-5931
SAN MARTIN, CA
The Crupt BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
408-423-0721
SANTA CLARA, CA
Institute
(1986)
408-426-6049
Empire
(1986)
Tim Carlson
408-426-7228
Santa Cruz RBBS, The Pentagon
(1986-1990)
Emulex
408-426-7292
Laser Optical Technology BBS
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
408-429-6542
SAN JOSE: NORTH DA, CA
Center 2000
(1986)
408-429-6549
SAN JOSE: NORTH DA, CA
Conference Tree
(1986)
408-429-6644
SAN JOSE: NORTH DA, CA
Stronghold
(1986-1987)
Ain McKendrick
408-429-8312
SAN JOSE: NORTH DA, CA
*.* BBS, acodes.split acodes.txt area.html bbslist.css bbslist.txt bbslist.txt.gz comments.html comments.line
(1987-1990)
WWIV, Forum
408-429-8562
SAN JOSE: NORTH DA, CA
The Arena AE (Password: TURKEY)
(1986)
Ascii Express
408-434-0969
SAN JOSE, CA
AVR Technical BBS
(1989-1990)
Barbe Bradley
408-434-1646
San Jose, CA
Priam Systems Corp, Priam Systems Corp., Priam Systems Technical Support, Priam Technical Support BBS
(1989-1995)
Rich Hall
408-434-9827
SAN JOSE, CA
DSO Technical BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
408-435-0531
SAN JOSE, CA
Laser Applications
(1988)
Mike Shiflett
408-435-5006
SAN JOSE, CA
PC Tech
(1989-1991)
Vince Butera
408-437-8918
SAN JOSE, CA
Peace Thoughts, The Peace Board
(1987-1988)
Gordon Andrews
408-438-3349
Mount Olympus, Mt. Olympus
(1986-1990)
Forum
408-438-4882
Santa Cruz, CA
The Omni BBS
(1987-1996)
Silvia SoftwareForem PC, Monarch, Aftershock
408-438-5015
Scotts Valley, CA
The Place BBS
(1989-1993)
Dan DogherraWildcat, RA
408-438-6506
Softrek
(1987)
408-438-7409
LoDown
(1987)
408-439-9367
SAN JOSE: WEST, CA
APCUG (Tech Support BBS), Assoc PCUG, Borland (J. Moody), Borland International BBS, Globalnet
(1989-1996)
Paul Curtis, Jim MoodyTBBS
408-446-1970
SAN JOSE, CA
Will's Answering Machine RBBS
(1986)
408-446-3860
SAN JOSE, CA
Psycho Ward (300)
(1986)
408-453-3326
SAN JOSE, CA
Ring-of-Fire
(1989)
Wildcat
408-462-3139
CAMPBELL, CA
Saigon
(1986)
408-462-3832
Soquel, CA
Temple of Zuul
(1986-1990)
Greg AndersonCustom (ZuulWare)
Additional information about the Santa Cruz County BBS scene is at http://www.tachyonlabs.com/pyrzqxgl.html. - Greg Anderson
408-462-5940
CAMPBELL, CA
Pen
(1986)
408-462-6329
CAMPBELL, CA
Soquel, THE SOQUEL BBS
(1986-1994)
Wildcat
408-475-2353
Soquel, CA
Codename: Spitfire ST, SpitFire IBM IV
(1988-1992)
Andy O'Brien, FastBlaster - Andy O'BrienBB/ST
408-475-2729
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Atlantis
(1986-1990)
Forum
408-475-7101
Santa Cruz, CA
CONFERENCE-TREE Berkeley, CONFERENCE-TREE Santa Cruz
(1983-1985)
CONFERENCE-TREE
408-476-4633
Santa Cruz, CA
Pyrzqxgl
(1986-1994)
Tané TachyonPyrzqxgl tree-structured discussion board, Pyrzqxgl tree-structured discussion BBS software
408-479-9029
Iron Works
(1986)
408-496-6990
SANTA CLARA, CA
Integrated Systems
(1989)
Todd Looney
408-554-9036
Santa Clara, CA
PMS - Santa Clara, PMS Santa Clara
(1982-1985)
PMS
408-578-1563
San Jose, CA
Merlin's Castle, Merlins Castle, Merlins Castle BBS
(1982-1986)
Ross McClintockMacro BBS
"Wrote that BBS myself in the old days in Basic and Assembly and Blitz compiled it to run on my C64 with 12 floppies on an IEEE bus. Things sure have changed! Had a great time with those old machines and am still an avid hacker. If you remember this board leave me an email at macroeng@comcast.net" - Ross McClintock
408-578-2390
SAN JOSE, CA
Baaug, BAUG
(1984-1985)
408-578-5325
SAN JOSE, CA
Ethos, Wild Thang
(1987-1994)
Marc Lawrence
408-578-6185
SAN JOSE, CA
Skyhouse Systems
(1983)
408-578-6264
SAN JOSE, CA
T.I. Club
(1986-1987)
408-578-8521
SAN JOSE, CA
The Forbidden Planet
(1985)
408-629-8444
SAN JOSE, CA
Starcruiser
(1986)
408-636-8686
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Acacia
(1989-1990)
Ted Rolle
408-637-4038
WALNUT CREEK, CA
DYM
(1985)
408-637-8534
Hollister, CA
That BBS In Hollister
(1984-1993)
Philip RuizWildcat
"I'm Philip Ruiz. I was the Sysop for That BBS IN Hollister. Your list currently lists it as being in Walnut Creek But It was In Hollister. Hollister used to be in the 408 Area code before switching to 831. Building and running that bulletin board was A wonderful experience. I learned a lot about computers and made a lot of friends. What outrageous phone bills we had back then! I am not now, nor was I then able to write code but I can remember many hours spent sweating over command line programs. Remember setting up "doors" for online games, or setting up new transfer protocols like zmodem, jmodem, ymodem, etc? I don't know if most people realize what a labor of love it was to run a bbs. We spent many hours building and maintaining them and most of us never asked for a dime in contributions. Oh well, I'm rambling. Later." - Philip Ruiz
408-649-0300
Moneterey, CA
Bd Directors II , The Board of Directors
(1987-1991)
Chris Adler, Plosay & Mann, Jim Plosay & OthersPCBoard
"It was in a professors house at Monterey Naval Postgraduate School, and he didn't like us to come over and run the system, so we did it all via "remote". Even back when we switched from *.ARC compression to *.ZIP compressions (remember those compression wars?) we had to use the conversion utility over the phone lines remotely via command line. Very much a labor of love. All back when a word processor program would fit on a 1.2MB 5-1/4" floppy. Remember ZenWord? And all those ASCII animation screens? Ah... the good old days." - Jim Plosay
408-655-1096
Monterey, CA
NITELOG BBS, Nitelog Imagining
(1989-1996)
Karl Van Lear, Karl VanLearPCBoard
From the January 1996 issue of Boardwatch: Adult files, Dos, Windows, Mac, Amiga files. Internet services: Email, news-groups, SLIP, PPP, web, domain name service, outgoing telnet, incoming telnet to nitelog.com rlogin, FTP, gopher, archie, finger, whois, rshell, rawtcp. Huge file section. Also available on BBS Direct. For info on BBS Direct dial 1-800-745-2747 - save $$ on long distance

From the September 1994 issue of Boardwatch: Monterey, California since 02/89. Sysop: Karl Van Lear. Using PCBoard 15.1 with 24 lines on MS-DOS 80486 with 8400 MB storage. US Robotics at 21600 bps. $28 Quarterly fee. DOS, Win 3x, OS/2, UNIX, MAC and Adult files. Internet EMail, Usenet, RIME, ILink & Fidonet conferences. National weather maps updated 8 times daily. Online realtime CHAT. All major credit cards accepted. 600 to 700 new files added weekly.

408-659-3078
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Exchange, PHANTOM , The Exchange
(1987-1988)
408-667-2256
Freq Scan, FreqScan, Frequency Scan
(1989-1994)
Tim Ames
408-674-5048
SAN JOSE: WEST DA, CA
Elmer, Elmer II
(1988-1994)
WA6LMM
408-683-0282
SAN MARTIN, CA
Bay Area BBS , The Electronic Firehouse
(1987-1996)
Jim AckerWildcat
408-683-0338
San Martin, Ca
BSR-Fido, S2C2 BBS, South Santa Clara County (S2C2) BBS, South Valley Hub
(1987-2009)
Bob SheltonFidoNet
408-688-0327
SAN JOSE, CA
Lateral Softw
(1987-1989)
J P McMillan
408-688-9629
Aptos, CA
Caves of Aptos, MINES 0 MORIA, Mines of Moria II, PMS - Santa Cruz, Tamerlane's Keep
(1982-1986)
Ron Williams
408-688-9639
SAN JOSE, CA
Digital Designs
(1989)
Wildcat
408-720-8197
SUNNYVALE, CA
C Ware Tech
(1986)
Ken Fuiks
408-723-7238
SAN JOSE, CA
Bay Area, Bay Area BBS
(1986-1988)
Jim Acker
408-725-0561
SAN JOSE, CA
PortalSys.1 $
(1988)
408-725-0569
SAN JOSE, CA
PortalSys.2 $
(1988)
408-725-1295
SAN JOSE, CA
PC-Online BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
408-726-2469
SAN JOSE: NORTH DA, CA
AE Line: TITAN, AE LINE: TRACER
(1984-1985)
408-728-5598
Night Modulator, NightModulator
(1989-1994)
Jim BreadyPCBoard
408-730-0967
SUNNYVALE, CA
Sunnyvale Bulletin Board, The FunZone
(1988-1989)
Dennis Cox
408-730-2317
SUNNYVALE, CA
B&C Microsystems
(1989)
Wildcat
408-730-5512
SUNNYVALE, CA
B&C Microsystems
(1988)
Wildcat
408-730-8733
SUNNYVALE, CA
Oracle-003: "BAYLIST" System, RCP/M Oracle 003, RCP/M Oracle 003 BAYLIST, RCP/M Sunnyvale
(1983-1985)
408-732-0463
SUNNYVALE, CA
Computer Tyme
(1986-1996)
Gary ArakiGAP
408-732-1079
SUNNYVALE, CA
VAN VISION2, Vanvision
(1984-1985)
CBBS
408-732-2340
SUNNYVALE, CA
The Place
(1989)
Doug Werner
408-732-2433
SUNNYVALE, CA
RCP/M RBBS DataTech 004
(1982-1983)
408-732-4126
SUNNYVALE, CA
Consumers, CONSUMERS BBS AND INSURANCE CENTER
(1986-1987)
408-732-7469
SUNNYVALE, CA
AE Line: STARII
(1985)
408-732-9190
SUNNYVALE, CA
Oracle-001: Network Headquarters, RCP/M Oracle 001, RCP/M RBBS DataTech 010, Silicon Valley Interchange RCP/M (SiMMS-001), SIMMS 001: Silicon Valley Interchange
(1983-1985)
Ed Svoboda, Jason Laumeister
408-733-1364
SUNNYVALE, CA
Crystal Castle, The Crystal Castle
(1985-1986)
408-733-3734
SUNNYVALE, CA
Central Valley Hub, House of Ill Compute, Silicon Valley FidoCon'89, THE HOUSE OF ILL COMPUTE
(1989-1990)
Jim CannellFidoNet
408-733-4670
SUNNYVALE, CA
PIE BBS
(1989-1994)
Wildcat
408-733-6266
SUNNYVALE, CA
Dial-Your-Match #268
(1986)
408-733-6809
SUNNYVALE, CA
COLOUR-80
(1984-1985)
408-734-8632
SUNNYVALE, CA
No Name Yet BBS
(1986)
Ron Hudson
408-735-7190
SUNNYVALE, CA
LOGON, PD Software Xchg, Pub. Domain Software Exchange, Pub. Domain Sofware Exchange
(1985-1988)
Vern Tallman, Dave Hewes
408-735-8181
SUNNYVALE, CA
Living BBS
(1984)
408-736-7356
SUNNYVALE, CA
Dial-Your-Match #56 (300)
(1986)
408-737-0900
SUNNYVALE, CA
HT-BBS
(1988)
408-737-3362
SUNNYVALE, CA
Mindset BBS
(1986-1987)
Andrew Soderberg
408-737-7362
SUNNYVALE, CA
PMC
(1986)
408-738-1685
SUNNYVALE, CA
South Side of the Sky
(1985)
408-739-1925
SUNNYVALE, CA
Round Table
(1987)
Emulex
408-741-0401
SAN JOSE, CA
FIDO #24 Saratoga
(1984)
408-741-0890
SAN JOSE, CA
THE LAUGHING PIRATE
(1982)
408-745-0880
SUNNYVALE, CA
PD SOFTWARE EXCHANGE, PDSE
(1989)
Dave Hewes
408-745-7524
SUNNYVALE, CA
Anything Goes
(1986)
408-749-1872
SUNNYVALE, CA
Stuart BBS
(1984)
408-773-9573
SUNNYVALE, CA
Moose is Loose, Moose is Loose , Moose Is Loose BBS, The Moose is Loos BBS, The Moose is Loose AUNT, The Moose is Loose BBS
(1989-1996)
John GieverAuntie
408-778-3531
MORGAN HILL, CA
THE SDI CLEARINGHOUSE
(1987)
408-779-1254
Morgan Hill, CA
MUSHROOM, The Mushroom
(1981-1985)
JesseForem ST
"I started the mushrooom in 1981 with an acoustic modem- ppl had to call the #, let it ring once and call back and if i anyone was home, we'd connect them. After a while, we connected the telephones ringing-hammer, which was supposed to hit the bell to ring, to a switch which would automatically send command thru the joystick port (Serial) and trigger the AT command to my Hayes modem to pick-up the phone and connect.. A Man named Jeff Bell helped me. This was 1st ran on a 16k Atari 400 until we upgraded to a 48k Atari 800." - Jesse
408-847-6729
GILROY, CA
The Final Note
(1989-1994)
Niel LevoniusRenegade
408-865-1560
Cupertino, Ca
East Valley Hub, MicroBBS, Net143 uucp, Silicon Valley NEC
(1989-2002)
Douglas Coatney, Doug Coatney
408-866-1880
SAN JOSE, CA
River City Delirium, West Valley Hub
(1989)
Duncan Gardner
408-866-4933
SAN JOSE, CA
MAC Science BBS, MaCS1ience BBS, MacScience BBS
(1989-1995)
Ray Terry
408-866-6330
SAN JOSE, CA
Appler 1
(1986)
408-867-1190
SAN JOSE, CA
The Outpost
(1985)
408-867-1243
SAN JOSE, CA
OxGate-001 Saratoga
(1983)
408-867-4455
SAN JOSE, CA
Split Infinity
(1984)
408-867-5078
SAN JOSE, CA
ConsultNet, FIDO #35 ConsultNet
(1984)
Jim TurleyFidoNet
408-867-6575
SAN JOSE, CA
Eigenware RC/PM RBBS
(1985)
Karl Remmler
408-867-7400
SAN JOSE, CA
Spies in the wire
(1989-1990)
Andrew RubinCitaSim
408-899-4552
Logos,Bible
(1989-1996)
Dan ByrnesRBBS
408-899-5728
Utility Shop Plus
(1988)
Wildcat
408-923-3105
SAN JOSE, CA
The Night Owl
(1989)
Sharat Gupta
408-923-5565
San Jose, CA
FIDO #13 Vern's Fido, Vern's Fido
(1984-1985)
Vern CrawfordFidoNet
408-923-7575
SAN JOSE, CA
Sources (Silicon Valley gossip)
(1986)
408-925-2518
SAN JOSE, CA
GE Co.
(1985)
Bernie Belew
408-926-8767
SAN JOSE, CA
Flagship, TI BBS
(1984-1986)
408-942-6975
Sunnyvale, CA
AMIS T.A.B.B.S. Sunnyvale, TABBS, TEAM
(1982-1985)
AMIS
408-943-0707
SAN JOSE, CA
Modem Marquee
(1986)
408-945-8358
MILPITAS, CA
IBM BBS, North San Jose
(1985-1986)
Doug Mulhair
408-946-3183
MILPITAS, CA
The Flying Fido
(1986-1990)
Bill DunnFidoNet
408-946-3269
MILPITAS, CA
Sigma
(1986)
408-946-4933
MILPITAS, CA
QUEST
(1987)
408-946-6154
MILPITAS, CA
DigitalMailbox
(1988)
408-946-7325
San Jose, CA
CHALKBOARD, The Chalkboard
(1987)
Robert WrightGBBS
"This BBS was in San Jose at Morrill Middle School. The Chalkboard started out as a straight GBBS but later it became modified to link with FrEdMail, a store and forward Fido-like system for students and teachers developed by Fred Rogers of Bonita, California. In 1990 The Chalkboard initated a project called Notes In A Bottle which was a call for student penpals over Usenet. Responses came from as far away as Italy, Japan and The Soviet Union. The Chalkboard was one of the first three school BBS systems in Northern California. It was on the cutting edge of telecommunication education during the late 80's and early 90's." - Robert Wright
408-946-7362
MILPITAS, CA
Sonshine Express
(1989)
Anton Johnson
408-947-7800
SAN JOSE, CA
Paul Revere News Service, The Paul Revere Network
(1989-1994)
Leroy PyleWildcat
408-947-8038
SAN JOSE, CA
Wild Bill's Trailbusters
(1986)
408-972-8129
SAN JOSE, CA
Hagar's
(1985-1986)
Robert Anderson
408-972-8164
Spivak, San Jose, CA
FIDO #346 Bob-Spivak, FIDO #346: Bob-Spivak, San Jose, CA, Spiv, Spiv's Fido
(1985-1986)
Robert E. SpivackFIDO
408-972-9750
SAN JOSE, CA
Dynamic C.M.I., Quan-Tel
(1989-1991)
Terry & Sharon Woosley, T & S WoolseyPCBoard
408-978-5667
SAN JOSE, CA
NUG Board
(1988)
Bill MacAllister
408-978-5677
SAN JOSE, CA
NUG Board
(1987-1990)
Bill Macallister
408-978-9784
SAN JOSE, CA
Entertainment Connection, Mansion West Coast BBS Support, The West Coast Link
(1988-1991)
Brian KayRed Ryder Host
408-980-0276
SANTA CLARA, CA
Bucc's Harbor I
(1985)
408-984-2300
SANTA CLARA, CA
Mind Link
(1985)
408-984-3975
SANTA CLARA, CA
Campaign Headquarters, West Valley Hub
(1989)
Mike Bray
408-985-1137
SANTA CLARA, CA
OTHER WORLD
(1989)
Wildcat
408-985-1538
SANTA CLARA, CA
OPUS Santa Clara
(1988)
Peter Glasmacher
408-986-1285
SANTA CLARA, CA
CompuCruise
(1986-1988)
Greg Harris
408-988-4004
Santa Clara, CA
Brightwork Dvlpmnt (McAfee), Brightwork Dvlpmnt( Mc Afee) Technical Support, Home Base, HomeBase, HomeBase BBS, McAfee Assoc Technical Support, McAfee Associates BBS, McAffee Assoc (Tech Support BBS), McAffee Associates Virus
(1987-1996)
John McAfeeTBBS
408-992-0846
SUNNYVALE, CA
Sir Dep's Dungeon, The Dungeon
(1989-1994)
Jim Deputy
408-993-2209
SAN JOSE, CA
NUG Board
(1986)
Charlene Rose
408-996-1137
SAN JOSE, CA
Shadow Keep
(1985)
408-996-1233
SAN JOSE, CA
PEP Talk HQ, PEP Talk HQ OPUS 143/1920
(1988-1991)
Jane McCready
408-996-1959
SAN JOSE, CA
The Jon And Dan Show
(1989)
Wildcat
408-996-7464
San Jose, CA
DRAGON'S LAIR, NET-WORKS The Dragon's Lair NW, The Dragon's Lair NW
(1983-1985)
NET-WORKS
408-996-9349
SAN JOSE, CA
Dimensions of Insanity
(1987-1993)
TTK CiarCustomized
"Originally I and a High School friend wrote it in TurboPascal 3.0. It ran on an IBM XT with a 20MB hard drive and 512KB of memory. Its 25 message boards were organized under five categories, and each message board had a co-sysop, which could be assigned by me. Each co-sysop had complete sysop-like control over the contents of their sub-board, which greatly reduced the administrative load on me. In 1990 it was upgraded to a PC-AT 12MHz 286 system with 4MB of RAM and an 80MB hard drive so I could upgrade the message boards to a 500-message capacity apiece. It was also upgraded to TurboPascal 6 at this time. It had a fun and innovative wander-in-the-wilderness game, called Dangerous Realm, which was based loosly on Dungeons and Dragons." - TTK Ciar
408-997-0440
SAN JOSE, CA
The Shaolin Temple
(1985)
408-997-2790
SAN JOSE, CA
CFC HQ, Comp for Christ, Computers for Christ, COMPUTERS FOR CHRIST , Computers for Christ Hq
(1986-1994)
John Marler
408-997-3341
SAN JOSE, CA
The Battlegrounds
(1985)
408-997-3486
SAN JOSE, CA
Bucc's Harbor III, The Underworld
(1985)
408-997-6148
SAN JOSE, CA
Living BBS
(1984)
408-997-7357
San Jose, CA
the Greenhouse
(1982-1990)
Phreak AccidentGBBS
"old school Apple ][ BBS with limited (sponsored) user access. originally ran Ascii Express, later ran CatFur, GBBS (ACOS) - eventually moved to a Mac running Hermes for a brief period before shutting down completely." - Phreak Accident
408-998-8927
SAN JOSE, CA
Enable BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
166 Sysops currently listed.
328 BBSes Listed.