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

MAP OF THE 412 AREA CODE
412-221-1623
PGSZ 13, PA
Le Chateau Grand
(1986)
Roger Agrawala
412-221-2570
PGSZ 13, PA
Grand Central Station
(1989)
Lou Laughlin
412-221-2887
PGSZ 13, PA
Grand Central Station
(1989)
Lou Laughlin
412-221-3564
PGSZ 13, PA
Micro Mall #1, Mtn View Cntr, Mtn. View Micro Mall
(1987-1988)
Marcel Schmelzer
412-221-4599
PGSZ 13, PA
Saturday Night Live
(1987)
Roger Agrawala
412-225-7141
PITTSBURGH ZONE, PA
The Northern Sky OPUS
(1988)
Paul Herron
412-225-8682
PITTSBURGH ZONE, PA
Wash Penna PCBoard , WASHINGTON PA PCB , Washington Pennsylvania, Washington, Pennsylvania
(1987-1994)
Mike KeelonPCBoard
412-226-7357
PITTSBURGH, PA
Alle-Kiski Valley BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
412-231-4055
PGCZ 1, PA
M.V.E.M.M., Mtn. View Micro Mall
(1988-1991)
Marcel Schmelzer, M. Schmelzer
412-241-8408
PGCZ 4, PA
ECONS, THE COFFEE GRINDER
(1987-1989)
Keith Vogt, Loopy Sanchez
412-243-1466
PGCZ 4, PA
NEVERBACK, NEVERHUB
(1988-1989)
Larry DiGioia
412-243-2256
PGCZ 4, PA
Visionary BBS
(1989)
Lee Kim
412-243-5465
PGCZ 4, PA
PGH CMPTR CONECTN, THE PITTSBURGH LINK
(1986-1990)
Gregg Zegarelli
412-243-5880
PGCZ 4, PA
NEVER BOARD, NEVERBOARD, Neverboard BBS, Neverboard SWL hub
(1987-1991)
Larry DiGioia, Larry A Digioia
412-247-4488
Penn Hills, PA
Access Ctrl Board, AMRG #101, AMRG-ASRC Hub, DEC-Pitt, SarNet #1, SarNet Leader
(1986-1991)
Tom Wardle
412-257-2375
PGSZ 13, PA
PITT-BULL, Pitt-Net Central
(1985-1989)
Jim Lynn
412-258-8733
PITTSBURGH, PA
BOSS-XL(1030)
(1985)
AMIS
412-266-5947
PITTSBURGH ZONE 1, PA
BRIDGER
(1987-1997)
Jim Lasalle, Ambridge Schools
412-271-2764
PGCZ 4, PA
MYCROFTXXX
(1986)
Jim McHale
412-276-1269
PGSZ 14, PA
UCS BBS
(1985)
Chuck Fricano
412-277-0548
PITTSBURGH, PA
Fayette Area, Fayette Area Bulletin Board Service, Fayette Area PCB
(1987-1996)
Kristi CrocettiPCBoard
412-279-7011
PGSZ 14, PA
CHINA BLUE, Maltese Alien, Maltese ET
(1987-1990)
John Penberthy, Chuck Allen
412-279-8569
PGSZ 14, PA
The Emerald City
(1989-1993)
Tina DoughertyOpus BBS
"The Emerald City BBS ran on a single line in my old and tiny apartment in Carnegie. Running on a 386 that I bought from Larry DiGioia of NeverBoard, the BBS community helped me to get into and learn all I could about computers and communications even though "she's a girl". :) It was the BBS community in Pittsburgh that fostered my love of computers and communications and which lead to me starting my own company in 1999, which I'm still running today (2006). I can't imagine we'll ever see such a great group again, and I'm glad I was there when I was. Thanks guys." - Tina Dougherty
412-285-9911
Scorpion
(1987-1989)
Jeff Long
412-322-5845
PGCZ 1, PA
CASCADE
(1987)
Dave Moeller
412-325-3448
Export, PA
The Starlight Cafe
(1987-1990)
TSCSWildcat
412-327-9209
PITTSBURGH ZONE, PA
Ad Lib, AdLib
(1989-1994)
John Williams
412-336-1104
Wampum, PA
Dungeons & Dragons BBS
(1984-1993)
John SanderbeckWWIV 4.23
"Originally I started theis BBS on a Commodore 64 with a 300 Baud Modem, 5 " Disk Drive held the BBS and a 3" Disk Drive ran the files and message bases. Later I added a second 3 " drive for files and upgraded to a Commodore 128. In late 1989, I moved to an IBM 386 DX33 and a 20 Megabyte MFM Hard Drive. I also upped to a 2400 Baud Modem. D&DBBS was screaming. :-) By the year of it's demise, the BBS had it's own phone lines (2), two dedicated machines (each with over 100 Megabytes of storage), and a user base in the hundreds. There were people that called from all over the country for my D&D related materials. I was one of the first in north-western PA to be on the WWIV-NET network and recieved message bases such as Star Trek, Dungeons & Dragons related groups, and others... There were literally thousands of messages a day coming in from all over the country. Originally I dialed out once a day to Pittsburgh to a local hub to get all the messages. Later there were other users in the "chain" so all our messages were local calls. Oh, those were the days. Such fond memories. Sorry to see them go. The BBS's had a much more "cultish" appeal than the Internet and e-mail will ever have. I had made a lot of friends over the years through that medium." - John Sanderbeck
412-343-6490
PGCZ 6, PA
Pro PC, Pro-PC
(1989-1994)
Jim KownackiPCBoard
412-344-1315
PGCZ 6, PA
Mail Distribution Hub, PITTS. HRVSTR, The Harvester
(1989-1991)
Jessica Hoffman, Bob Hoffman
412-344-1931
PGCZ 6, PA
Proteen, The Harvester
(1988-1992)
Bob Hoffman, Bob Hoffman
412-344-8504
PGCZ 6, PA
ZONE 8 ECHO GATE
(1989-1990)
Bob Hoffman, Mike Blair
412-349-0557
PITTSBURGH SUBU, PA
Indiana PA Hub, Zaphod's Computers
(1986-1988)
Jon Marshall
412-362-1672
PGCZ 8, PA
Computer Moron
(1985)
K. Fitzpatrick
412-362-2277
PGCZ 8, PA
CASCADE
(1988-1989)
Dave Moeller, Eric Haver
412-363-9937
PGCZ 8, PA
SoundingBoard
(1989-1990)
Stu Turk
412-366-3378
PGSZ 17, PA
CHINA BLUE
(1986-1988)
John Penberthy
412-366-5208
PGSZ 17, PA
N S S Satellite, N.S.S. Satellite, Nat'l Space Society, NSS BBS, NSS Satellite
(1989-1994)
Bev Freed
412-366-9384
PGSZ 17, PA
Threshold of Pain
(1989-1992)
Sloan Seaman
412-367-2505
PGSZ 17, PA
WestPenn
(1986-1989)
Steve Mills
412-373-3882
PGSZ 22, PA
Software Etc...
(1987-1989)
Jason Galanter
412-373-8612
PGSZ 22, PA
Ecclesia Place
(1988-1994)
Lou Pascazi, Louis Pascazi
412-375-7290
PITTSBURGH, PA
Inner Space
(1989)
Don Schmac
412-384-5609
Bunola, PA
AutoBoss/Atari Elite System's
(1979-1992)
John Graham, John and Pam GrahamAutobossXL and later Forum ST
"John (The Boss) and Pam Graham (The Boss's Babe) ran what was probably the most popular Atari BBS for more than a decade. John ran the board from a small room in his home, with a souped up Atari 800 in the early years, to a vamped up Atari ST in the later years. The Boss was an innovator. He always had the fastest, greatest, and latest hardware, and devoted most of his income to the BBS. In the decade that I knew him, I dont think he ever slept! John taught me everything that I knew back then. From burning EPROMS to modding the "unmoddable." To this day, remains a hero of my past." - Carbon 14
412-391-0395
PGCZ 1, PA
ARK-NET, ARK-NET Host, Comp For Christ Hub, Group Network, Network Echogate, The Harvester Hub, Tradewars Starbase, ZONE 8 ECHO GATE
(1987-1992)
Pastor Bob, Bob Hoffman, Maureen Hoffman, Mike Blair
412-391-1970
PGCZ 1, PA
BCWP Online, W. PA Blue Cross, Western Pennsylvania Blue Cross
(1987-1994)
D. Merz
412-391-2945
PGCZ 1, PA
Mellon Financial Services
(1989-1991)
Larry Hochendon
412-421-8401
PGCZ 1, PA
Meeting Place I, The Meeting Place
(1987-1988)
Marc Shannon
412-437-4521
Uniontown, PA
The Four Winds Bar, The FourWinds BBS
(1989-1996)
Howard Rider (a.k.a Desdinova)T.A.G.
412-437-4642
PITTSBURGH, PA
Veterans Benefits and Research, Vets Benefits
(1982-1999)
Dale CoughenourPCBoard
412-458-4036
Grove City, PA
Alpha Omega EAST, Alpha-Omega EAST
(1985-1995)
Derrick YohnCollossus, WWIV, RoboBBS
"Alpha-Omega started in Ellwood City as a single-user BBS. Through my affinity with the computer community and BBS, I was introduced to WWIV and became part of the WWIV network. In the early 90's I brought the BBS all the way to Central California where an associtae of mine took over the board and it became one of the largest in central CA. The name was reatined as Alpha-Omega WEST. In the 1990's I moved back to Pennsylvania and both EAST and WEST Alpha-Omega existed and we shared conections to the WWIV network. Alpha-Omega EAST continued to grow in Grove City where I continued to be part of the WWIV network through another member on this list (Charles Ring, W3NU) and also became a part of FidoNet. The BBS now had hundreds of channels of information through both FidoNET and WWIV and connections to the Internet. In the last year or two of Alpha-Omega's online existence, I decide to swap out the software for a Windows-based graphical software called Robo-BBS, which was very similar to the now popular Amaerica Online software and could offer opening multiple windows on the client side to permit forum browsing, "doors" and graphics/sounds. The primary audience was the Grove City College and users from the surrounding area. With the popularity and growth of the Internet - it was decided to cease operations due to costs and time in administration. Today, I am operations manager for Winbeam, a wireless ISP with offices based in Sharon, PA. I can be contacted at dirk@cybernetx.org." - Derrick Yohn, Alpha-Omega BBS"
412-463-1347
Cave Man BBS, Caveman
(1987-1991)
Bruce MittlemanPCBoard
412-463-7012
Cen-West-PenNet, The Professor's Cubicle
(1988)
Jim Martin, The Professor
412-465-8601
Indiana, PA
Enterprise-A BBS, ENTERPRISE-A BBS!, Enterprise-D BBS, Galileo BBS
(1985-1991)
Pat CaronePCBoard
412-468-8988
Pit Row, Pit Row BBS, The 600 M.P.H. BBS (aka Duct Tape), THE 600 M.P.H. BBS (AKA DUCTTAPE)
(1982-1999)
Clay Zahrobsky
412-469-2468
Pleasant Hills, PA
DEC-USER
(1986-1990)
John Vukovic
412-479-3786
H.C. BBS, H.C. WILDCAT
(1988-1991)
PCBoard, Wildcat
412-486-6277
PGSZ 18, PA
CBBS PACC
(1984)
412-487-3701
PGSZ 18, PA
Insight
(1988-1994)
Brian Hughes
412-495-6845
Aliquippa (Raccoon TWP), PA
Gandalf's Tower BBS
(1989-1999)
Randy Lyle, David McGroganWWIV (Modded)
"Was a 6-line BBS running on 3 scsi based PC's containing 19 HD's 3 7disc cd changers. This really brings back alot of memmories. the good old DOS days. Moddong in turbo pascal and c++. There was no internet access in my area in those days, so we had a fair ammount of people on the bbs. Made many friends from the BBS world that are still very close friends today!" - Randy Lyle
412-521-6579
PGCZ 1, PA
EchoMail Coordinator, EchoMail Hub, Transwarp
(1988-1990)
Jason Galanter
412-521-8646
PGCZ 1, PA
LaserBoard Pittsburgh
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
412-537-7063
Chicago, IL
CODE-ABBS, Consultant's Occupational Directory and Exchange (CODE)
(1981)
Rob StewartABBS
412-539-0554
PITTSBURGH ZONE 7, PA
Paranor: The Druid's Keep, The Druid's Keep, The Duid's Keep
(1982-1998)
Aaron Volkmann
412-547-7926
Fayette Area PCB
(1987-1990)
Tom McCabePCBoard
412-561-7145
PGCZ 6, PA
KCA PC-Guru
(1986)
Ray Kennelly
412-563-3779
PGCZ 6, PA
Pitt-Pup
(1985-1987)
Jim Lynn
412-571-0472
PGCZ 6, PA
Astral Board, ASTRAL BOARD
(1987-1988)
George Stanislav
412-573-0537
PITTSBURGH SUBU, PA
RAD Board
(1988-1994)
Bob Cooley
412-573-0675
PITTSBURGH SUBU, PA
RAD Board
(1989)
Bob Cooley
412-573-4849
PITTSBURGH SUBU, PA
RAD Board
(1988)
Bob Cooley
412-621-4604
Pittsburgh, PA
Pitt-Net #1 City, PittNet, Sounding Board (129/26), SoundingBoard, The Sounding Board
(1985-2003)
Stu TurkOPUS
412-643-6052
Transponder BBS
(1988)
Allen Macom
412-643-6412
Alpha Flight
(1989-1990)
Jeff Namadan
412-648-6326
PGCZ 1, PA
EchoMail Hub, The Gas Passer, The Gas Passer (129/46)
(1987-1994)
Chuck Diederich
412-653-7155
PGCZ 6, PA
CPC BBS
(1985)
Ed Hiscar
412-654-0445
PITTSBURGH, PA
Tax Net, Tax-Net #1
(1988-1994)
Jim Miller
412-654-7545
PITTSBURGH, PA
Tax-Net #1, Tax-Net #2
(1988-1989)
Jim Miller
412-655-2652
Pittsburgh, PA
PACE, Pittsburgh Atari Computer Enthusasts
(1984-1985)
ARMU
412-656-0775
PITTSBURGH, PA
DataMed RN
(1987)
GBBS Pro
412-661-5425
PGCZ 8, PA
Enigma
(1989-1990)
Nathaniel Glosser
412-661-9408
PGCZ 8, PA
Meeting Place II, The Meeting Place
(1988-1994)
Marc Shannon
412-661-9509
PGCZ 8, PA
The Meeting Place
(1989-1990)
Marc Shannon
412-681-4146
PGCZ 1, PA
HYPERtek Systems, The Phoenix
(1987-1990)
Mike Goldman
412-681-9464
PGCZ 1, PA
Sounding Board (129/26), SoundingBoard
(1986-1989)
Stu Turk
412-694-9701
Derry, PA
The Titanic BBS, The Titantic BBS, The Titantic BBS - Node 1, The Titantic BBS Telnet
(1982-Present)
T.J. McMillen Jr., T.J. McMillan Jr., Exodus, T.J. McMillen, Jr.Renegade
"724-694-9701 was the phone number as the area code was changed 3 years into the bbs world, when the phone was disconnected for the telnet only access to the BBS. telnet://ttb.slyip.com is the current address and the new home of Renegade BBS software. And we are still online, with 5 nodes, just not dialup any longer as there are no more dialup callers. Feel free to telnet over sometime. Grab a copy of mTelnet from ozone.eesc.com and use it as your telnet client as it is 1000% better than the internal windows client." - T.J. McMillen, Jr.
412-725-0352
PITTSBURGH ZONE 5, PA
PC LINK
(1988)
George Karpinski
412-733-0197
PITTSBURGH, PA
Circle of Fire
(1988)
Joe Alexander
412-733-3010
PITTSBURGH, PA
SmorgasBoard , The SMORGAS-BOARD
(1987-1990)
Chris Gaal
412-733-4546
PITTSBURGH, PA
Free Spirit
(1985)
Jason Galanter
412-733-4842
PITTSBURGH, PA
NEVER BOARD
(1986)
Larry DiGioia
412-746-0107
LANDSIDE BLDG, PA
Wash Penna PCBd, Wash Penna PCBoa, Washington PA PCBoard, Washington PCBd, Washington Pennsylvania
(1987-1996)
Mike KeelonPCBoard
412-746-3592
LANDSIDE BLDG, PA
Land of the Lost
(1982-1998)
Charles Gaefke
412-766-0732
Pittsburgh, PA
Blink Link (129/89), BlinkLink, BlinkLink, blind , BlinkLink,blind, The Blink Link
(1989-2002)
William WilsonOpus , Maximus
412-785-6027
Brownsville, Pa
Warrior's Realm METAL Board
(1985-1993)
John BurrellT.A.G./Renegade
"Just came across this list and didn't see my own BBS on there and thought I'd submit it. I started out in the 80's with a Atari 8 bit and used AMIS BBS software for a few years. Made a switch to a 8088 XT setup and used various BBS software from PCboard/RBBS/Spitfire/Telegard/TAG & Renegade. The longest was the TAG/Renegade variant." - John Burrell
412-788-4089
PGSZ 14, PA
THE ENCHANTED FOREST
(1987-2000)
Joe Fossati
412-795-3994
PGSZ 21, PA
Thunderbird
(1988)
412-822-7176
Pittsburgh, PA
CBBS PACC
(1981-1984)
CBBS
412-824-6566
PITTSBURGH, PA
Astral Board, Astral Board
(1988-1995)
George Stanislav, G. Adam Stanislav, George Adam Stanislav, G. StanislavOpus
412-824-6779
PITTSBURGH, PA
Pittsburg UG
(1989)
Gene Kelly
412-826-0270
PGSZ 20, PA
Triangle On-Line
(1988)
Jim Butts
412-826-0822
PGSZ 20, PA
Second Opinion , Second Opinion OPUS, The Second Opinion, The Second Opinion (129/31), The Second Opinion *HST*
(1986-1991)
Bob Rakov
412-832-8185
PITTSBURGH, PA
EchoMail Coordinator, Marcom Engineering Access, Southwest-Penn Net
(1988-1994)
Michael Scott
412-834-7964
PITTSBURGH, PA
EchoMail Coordinator, Post Road Inn
(1989-1995)
Gary Petraccaro
412-836-4225
PITTSBURGH ZONE 7, PA
Castles Attic
(1987)
Genesis
412-836-8407
PITTSBURGH ZONE 7, PA
Greensburg RBBS-RCP/M
(1984-1985)
Doug Borko
412-854-0511
PGSZ 12, PA
SYS$OUTPUT BBS
(1987-1993)
Kevin Barkes
412-856-1428
PGSZ 22, PA
EchoMail Coordinator, First Sanyo Opus, Hard Hat Board, Pitt-Net, Pitt-Net #1 City, Pitt-Net East, Software Dist, TACO Sanyo Fido
(1986-2000)
Paul Kelly, Paul KelleyFidoNet
412-856-6322
PGSZ 22, PA
OpenDoor, The Open Door
(1989-1996)
Tom DoyleWildcat
412-864-2294
Pitt Express, Pitt Xpress
(1989-1995)
Hector Santos
412-865-9734
PITTSBURGH SUBURBAN, PA
Pranutech
(1989-1990)
412-881-1749
PGCZ 6, PA
EchoMail Hub, NorthStar Pitt
(1988-1994)
Geoff Block
412-881-7757
PGCZ 6, PA
DOCTOR'S Inn, Doctors WOC Inn, Doctors WOC Inn (129/53), Doctors'INN, EchoMail Hub
(1987-1994)
Geoff Block, Geoffrey D Bloc
412-884-5339
PGCZ 6, PA
The KCA Peripheral
(1987-1988)
Ray Kennelly
412-929-4138
PITTSBURGH, PA
The Tower
(1987-1989)
Ed ZahurakCNET
412-934-3061
PITTSBURGH ZONE 6, PA
Mountain View Electronic Micro Mall, Mt ViewElecMall , Mtn View Elec Ma, Mtn. View Electronic Micro Ma, Mtn. View Micro Mall
(1989-1996)
Marcel Schmelzer, M. SchmelzerTBBS
412-962-0765
PITTSBURGH SUBURBAN, PA
Shen Valy Educational
(1989-1993)
Tom Nichols, Thomas Nichols
412-962-9514
Transfer, PA
Beacon Hill CBIS, Beacon Hill Lynx, Beacon Hill Opus, Beacon Hill System
(1985-1995)
Richard Bross, Stephen BrossPunter, Opus, Lynx
412-963-0248
PGCZ 3, PA
RBBS IBM PC Pittsburgh
(1984)
412-981-2135
Outside The Asylum, The Outside of the Asylum
(1989-1991)
Gavin Davies
412-981-5625
Outside the Asylum
(1988)
Gavin Davies
109 Sysops currently listed.
121 BBSes Listed.