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

MAP OF THE 413 AREA CODE
413-243-0034
LEE, MA
Berkshire Hub, FidoNews, Jones Nose, JonesNose, MilqueToast Help, New England
(1988-1994)
Harry Lee, Randall Greylock, Vince Perriello, H LeeFidoNet
413-243-2217
LEE, MA
Davis Engineering
(1988-1989)
Steve Wellington
413-253-5469
AMHERST, MA
Pioneer Valley PCUG2
(1987-1994)
Pat Buttons
413-253-5518
AMHERST, MA
Node Hog
(1987-1991)
Matt Kimmel
413-253-9872
AMHERST, MA
Pioneer Valley PCUG3
(1989-1990)
Matt Kimmel
413-256-1037
AMHERST, MA
MassNet West, Pioneer Valley 1, Pioneer Valley PC Users Group, Pioneer Valley PCUG1, PVPCUG 1
(1986-1996)
Mort Sternheim, Morton Sternheim
413-256-6846
AMHERST, MA
Pioneer Valley PCUG0
(1989-1995)
Pat Buttons, Mort Sternheim, Morton Sternheim
413-283-3554
PALMER, MA
The MacSheep BBS
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
413-283-6505
PALMER, MA
Ballpark, BallPark BBS, The Ballpark BBS
(1989-1991)
Bob OrrWildcat
413-357-8809
GRANVILLE, MA
New England BBS
(1985-1989)
Scott Maentz
413-443-1465
PITTSFIELD, MA
BTEco, M-R-T
(1988)
Bryan Tetlow
413-443-6313
PITTSFIELD, MA
Berkshire Hub, Vet Link, Vetlink #1, VETLink#1
(1987-1994)
Gjoseph Peck
413-443-6725
PITTSFIELD, MA
K12Net Mail Server, Schoolhouse BBS, TheFireHouse
(1989-1996)
Rob Reilly
413-443-7310
PITTSFIELD, MA
Schoolhouse BBS
(1989)
Rob Reilly
413-499-1327
PITTSFIELD, MA
Berkshire County NEC, Berkshire Estates, Berkshire Estates BBS, Net 332 EchoMail Coordinator, The Checkered Flag, The Dog House
(1989-1996)
Pete Farias
413-528-5663
GREAT BARRINGTO, MA
Berkshire Hub, Jones' Nose
(1987-1988)
Harry Lee
413-528-6938
Great Barrington, MA
Berkshires Link, Future Access BBS, Berkshire Link BBS
(1987-1993)
Brett SimmsFuture Access BBS
"Wow, Long time ago.. But to give some correct history if anyone even cares anymore.. I started off with a copy of wildcat.. moved my way up to teleguard .. great software btw .. 1 of the first to have Yankee Trader and TradeWars running on my BBS and a member of fidonet.. Use to call out to springfield to deliver our mail packs.. Run off my tandy 1000 moved into ATXT style system.. Great up on a timex programing in basic.. Hosting a BBS user group at a local motel at the bottom of butternut ski mountain.. Pretty much 1 of the first BBS around beside what's his name from LEE.. Wrote a few Turbo PASCAL online games which faked out users to login into my fake c: drive.. watch for hours while they typed format C:/s I write this because I looked up my name Brett Simms and found this info of way way too long ago.. Pretty much ran Teleguard software though. and alot of pirate software of sierra games.. My True BBS name was always Berkshires Best - Telguard running system.. but anyways.. paul ran his bbs way after I started good friend.. and the only person I belive that even had roots was some old dude from LEE.. oh and had good times with old GIF video's..Was young better then HBO late nite..lol Thanks again" - Brett Robert Simms
413-536-8753
HOLYOKE, MA
The Aztec Empire
(1984-1994)
John DeJordy
"A very busy BBS that was started heavily focused on c-64, moved to the Amiga series, and ended on the PC."
413-536-9250
Holyoke, MA
The Tardis Console BBS
(1989-1992)
Joe OcchiuzzoADAM Custom Engineered, WWIV
413-545-1959
AMHERST, MA
Physics Forum, Physics Forum (321/110), Physics Forum (321/114), SpaceMet Central
(1986-1995)
Helen Sternheim, Mort SternheimMAXIMUS
413-545-4453
AMHERST, MA
Physics Forum, SpaceMet Central
(1989-1995)
Helen Sternheim
413-545-4717
AMHERST, MA
INFONET, INFOnet 1
(1986-1997)
Wesley Autio, Waseem Farshori, Bert Szala, Kathleen Leahy
413-547-6262
Ludlow, MA
StarCastle/Ultimate Exchange
(1987-1991)
Tim SliskiC-Net 128
Any of you old W-MAers out there?? E-mail me @ tsliski01@yahoo.com" - Tim Sliski
413-549-6409
AMHERST, MA
Pioneer Valley PCUG3
(1988)
Mike Walker
413-549-8387
Amherst, MA
The Micro Shuttle BBs
(1988)
Jose A. BloiseWildcat
413-562-0274
WESTFIELD, MA
The Wall BBS
(1989-1991)
Dave OgibaPCBoard
413-562-1870
WESTFIELD, MA
Baudville
(1989-1994)
George Brooks
413-567-1822
Longmeadow, MA
Top Cat BBS, TopCat PCB PRIV 160m CP/M
(1987-1994)
Tracy Carman, Tracy E. CarmanPCBoard, PC Board
"I started the BBS as a night-time thing when my office wasn't running. It was meant to be private and only had a handful of users. However, the handful were influential in the world of software and bbs' of that era. One of the authors of a primary communications program released the latest version of his software with a glitch. He fixed the problem and rereleased it, including his phone list. My bbs was on there. I went from having 12 users to over a thousand in about a week. I moved the BBS from my office to my home and ended up having thousands of regular callers. In 1994, the bbs crashed for its final time. I had spent a fortune upgrading the hardware and hanging hard drives off of the machine for massive storage. To me, this was the end. It was a labor of love, but I wasn't going to spend another thousand dollars on new drives and upgrades. Some of the components (the old drives and such) are buried under tons of stuff in an attic closet. It was fun running the bbs at the time, but that era was quickly drawing to an end as the internet was developing. Now everyone has moved from bbs' and CompuServe to websites and it's a whole new adventure." - Tracy E. Carman
413-568-7669
WESTFIELD, MA
RBBS of Westfiel, RBBS of Westfield , Westfield, Westfield Board
(1987-1996)
Eric WillcoxPCBoard
413-583-6167
LUDLOW, MA
The Valley BBS
(1987-1994)
John MinerichPCBoard
413-585-5109
Northampton, MA
Ultra Zone
(1989-1992)
Tim DiRocco, David SpencerWWIV
"I started this board back in high school on a Hyundai 286-10 with my brand new 1200 baud modem. Seeing as it only had a mono monitor, all the color screens/menus/etc. had to be done on an adjacent computer then transferred over. I would spend many nights chatting with the regular users, most of which I got to know very well in real life, having known such people as David Kuhns from Joe's Bar & Grill (for a while this bbs ran off a community system in the basement computer lab at Williston Northampton School, where students could log in as well), Communication Breakdown (run by Dor, better known as Purple Hair Freak Boy), and countless others. We were all one big happy dysfunctional family!" - Tim DiRocco
413-592-0942
CHICOPEE, MA
SpaceMet South 1
(1989-1990)
Phil Jachem
413-592-4538
Chicopee, MA
cha0tic s0ciety, The Gallery
(1987-1991)
Christopher Allard (Artman)CNet 64, Image BBS, Color 64
"I originally started as a Public Domain BBS. Gradually moved toward warez and eventually h/p as well..." - Christopher Allard
413-594-2524
CHICOPEE, MA
Apollo Systems BBS, Apollo Systems TBBS
(1987-1992)
Phil Jachem
413-594-8405
CHICOPEE, MA
SpaceMet South 2
(1989-1990)
Phil Jachem
413-637-0879
LENOX, MA
Jones' Nose
(1986)
Harry Lee
413-637-1657
LENOX, MA
False God, FalseGod
(1987-1989)
Bob Nicholas
413-637-3515
LENOX, MA
? Western Massachusetts
(1982-1983)
413-637-4888
LENOX, MA
The Vortex BBS
(1989-1990)
Chris Skinner
413-665-4227
SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA
Farm net
(1986)
Kent Fleming
413-684-1938
DALTON, MA
Field Street BBS
(1989-1999)
Vern Pero
413-684-2886
DALTON, MA
Mountain Top Fido
(1986-1991)
Don HallFidoNet
413-732-3615
Springfield, MA
Latin Express
(1986)
Rafael Mora
413-734-1737
SPRINGFIELD, MA
TCOMM Comms 7p-11p Mon-Sat, Terrier Bbs, Terrier PCB System
(1989-1994)
Larry BlindermanPCBoard
413-736-0667
SPRINGFIELD, MA
Mass. Gold Mine
(1989-1994)
Edward Goldberg
413-739-3226
SPRINGFIELD, MA
PC-Gram, PC-Gram
(1987-1994)
Jeffrey HeathPCBoard
413-743-1111
ADAMS, MA
Berkshire County NC, Berkshire Hills BBS, Berkshire Hills I, Power Station
(1989-1995)
Fred Menty, Fred Menty Meczywer
413-743-7044
ADAMS, MA
Berkshire Hills BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
413-747-8459
Springfield, MA
The Toyshoppe BBS, Toyshoppe
(1989-1996)
John HebertSynchronet, C-Net
"Ran as a Commodore based system until 1993. Re-launched as a multi-line chat BBS."
413-772-2030
GREENFIELD, MA
Spacemet, SpaceMet North 0, SpaceMet North 2
(1989-1994)
Terry Dun
413-772-2038
GREENFIELD, MA
Spacemet Bbs, SpaceMet North 1
(1989-1995)
Terry Dun
413-782-5038
SPRINGFIELD, MA
Club Hooked
(1988)
Wildcat
413-789-0120
SPRINGFIELD, MA
"MY BBS" Legal SIG, My BBS
(1989-1992)
Charles Yates
413-863-8214
TURNERS FALLS, MA
Eagle's Nest, Franklin Hub
(1987-1990)
Terry Dun
413-967-9541
WARE, MA
Quaboag Valley Transfer, Quaboaq Valley Xfer
(1989-1994)
Gary Reardon
51 Sysops currently listed.
55 BBSes Listed.