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

MAP OF THE 501 AREA CODE
501-224-5233
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Wheels Of Fire
(1989)
Wildcat
501-228-9194
Fayetteville, AR
The Fortran Fortress
(1989-1996)
David D'agrossaWildcat
501-248-1931
ELM SPRINGS, AR
TCB RBBS, Telelink Info Service
(1988)
Michael P. Otto, Michael Otto
501-249-3814
BENTON, AR
Communications Central Bbs HST!, Peach Orchard Hub
(1989-1990)
Perry Parsons
501-268-7698
SEARCY, AR
The Silicon Synapse BBS!
(1989)
Wildcat
501-273-9257
BENTONVILLE, AR
NoWe ARk Net, The Chicken Coop, The chicken coop BBS
(1989-1995)
Don Chick
501-329-7227
Conway, AR
C.P.C.U.G. BBS, Central Arkansas Net, Conway PC Users Group, Conway PC Users Group BBS, Conway PCUG
(1989-1998)
Tim Stone, Jim Smith, Zachary Sidebottom, Gerald HogueQuickBBS , RBBS, Phoenix, Remote Access
"This BBS was operated by the local PC Users Group in Conway. We were "The Best Users Group Between Pickles Gap & Toadsuck". It was originally set up by Jim Smith running RBBS, but after a short time he switched to Phoenix. They added FrontDoor and joined the FidoNet (1:399/4). Gerald Hogue took over operation of the BBS and after a hardware crash he brought the board back up running Remote Access. Later Tim Stone took over the BBS and the club expanded its offerings upgrading it to over 100 megabytes of storage and a Zoom 14.4 modem. Eventually we switched ot OS/2 and ran 2 computers peer-to-peer and added an additional line. We added a Planet Connect satellite receiver and provided Fidonet for most of the other BBSs in town. It was a fun time! After a few years I got too busy to devote time to the board so I passed it on to Zach Sidebottom who continued to run the board until the UG dissolved around 1995." - Tim Stone
501-329-9419
Conway, AR
Thunder BBS
(1989-1995)
Jerry FulmerPhoenix
"The single line BBS was run on a 286 with an 80 mb hard drive. Jerry added a 9600 baud modem that he got though the U.S. Robotics Sysop Program. The board had an active message base including Echomail along with a good size file area (for the time). He was a founding member of FidoNet 399 and active in the local computer users group. He was always ready to help other sysops with their boards or mail systems. Jerry passed away in 2010." - Tim Stone
501-364-6163
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Crossett BBS, Crossett BBS , The Crossett BBS
(1989-1994)
William Scarlett, Wm ScarlettPCBoard
501-372-0576
LITTLE ROCK, AR
CONNECTION-80 Little Rock, PBBS Arc-Net
(1982-1984)
501-374-3533
LITTLE ROCK, AR
L.Rock Info Xc, Little Rock INFO Exchange, SEAdog Fido
(1986-1989)
Charles Caldwell, Charles Calwell, CharlieCaldwellFidoNet
501-424-2510
Mountain Home, AR
Gateway, Sirius
(1989-1996)
Mark McNewWildcat
501-442-8777
FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Data Point!, Fayetteville/Springdale Hub, Gary Funk TBBS, Houser Electronics, T P R S!, T R S 7, Telecom 7, The Personal Resource System!, TRS-7, TRS7 BBS
(1987-1992)
Gary Funk, G Funk
501-444-8080
FAYETTEVILLE, AR
EchoMailCoord, NoWe ARk Net, NoWeARkNet, Shawn's System, The Looking Glass, U of AR UUCP NetWork Gate, UUCP NetWork Gate
(1989-1995)
Bob Underdown, Gary Funk, Holding An Election, G W Funk, John Parson, Shawn L. Reed, G Funk, J Parson
501-444-8420
Fayetteville, AR
Blue And Gray, Blue And Gray BBS, GasLight BBS, Gaslight Mail, The Blue & Gray BBS, The Gaslight BBS
(1989-1996)
Bob Underdown, B UnderdownQuickBBS (87-92) SuperBBS (92-95)
"Nice Project! I ran the BBS on a 10 Mhz Epson XT Clone. I had a 1 Meg RAM drive with all the menus, graphics etc. It made the thing run a lot faster. People used to tell me I had the fastest system in town. I had to laugh since it never ran on anything faster than an XT and at the time every other system in town was at least a 386. The Gaslight BBS was up from 1987 to 1992. The name came from the Movie Gaslight and also from the term "to Gaslight" someone. I got a love of practical jokes from my step grandfather who used to play them on me when I was a kid. It was the first QuickBBS system in NW Arkansas. It went to The Blue and Gray BBS when I became a Civil War Reenactor in 1992. I pulled the plug in 1995 when I got married and couldn't afford the extra time and money for the board anymore." - Bob Underdown
501-532-6212
LITTLE ROCK, AR
McScott's BBS, Mississippi Co. Hub
(1988-1991)
Scott McKnightWildcat
501-563-6829
River Bend, Riverbend, RiverBend BBS
(1989-1995)
Jim Tanner
501-565-8220
Little Rock, AR
Omega Systems
(1988-1994)
Curt Lankford, Brian MitchellWildcat
501-568-9464
LITTLE ROCK, AR
U.A.L.R. BBS, UBBS(U.of AR)
(1988-1992)
501-575-5093
FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Fish Aquarium
(1989)
Kenneth Whelan
501-636-2281
ROGERS, AR
DMC Online
(1987-1989)
Jerry Hunter
501-646-0197
Ft Smith, AR
Ft. Smith Computer Club, PMS - Ft. Smith Comp. Club, PMS - Ft. Smith Computer Club
(1982-1985)
PMS
501-646-0543
FORT SMITH, AR
Ark/Ok Pc Users
(1988)
Fred AyersWildcat
501-646-4071
FORT SMITH, AR
Thunderdome PCBoard
(1988)
Scott Organ
501-646-5812
FORT SMITH, AR
Rainbow Connection, The Rainbow BBS, The Rainbow QuickBBS
(1989-1995)
Scott Organ, Bryon Smith
501-676-2824
LONOKE, AR
OPUS Educator
(1989-1990)
David Teter
501-679-5172
GREENBRIER, AR
PegaSys
(1988)
William Mallett
501-735-5060
VAN BUREN, AR
Southern Terrace
(1982-2003)
Tina Shoffner, Frank & Tina Goe
501-756-2411
SPRINGDALE, AR
Ozark Cross-Roads BBS, OzarkXroads1
(1988-1991)
Mike JacksonPCBoard
501-763-8568
HOT SPRINGS, AR
PIONEER BBS
(1989)
Wade PraterWildcat
501-767-1015
HOT SPRINGS, AR
ACOMMX, Arkansas Comms Exch REL, Arkansas Communications Exchange
(1989-1991)
Robert ReynoldsPCBoard
501-767-3688
Little Rock, AR
The Moonman BBS
(1987-2004)
James Mooney, Dennis ClaytonWildcat
501-772-8909
Split Infinity BBS, The BYTE Garden, The ILLUSION ][ BBS, The ILLUSIONS BBS, The StarNet BBS
(1982-1995)
Trey Jones
501-772-BBSM
Texarkana, AR
Max Megabyte
(1987-1993)
Clifton M BillingsleyMajorBBS 1.0
"650MB of files on a Magneto-optical WORM Drive Max Megabyte 4 - Us Robotics Courier V32 9600 baud modems. Free membership Supporting the 4 states area Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. Home of TUG "Texarkana Computer User's Group". Support thru contributions including Microsoft, WordPerfect. Corporation, Union 76, and BTI. Max Megabyte thru a partnership started 1994 - 1997 Cloverleaf Technologies, Inc. a regional tier 2 Internet Service Provider. Cloverleaf provided Internet access to the Northeast Texas, and southern Arkansas areas. Cloverleaf Technologies, Inc. was sold to USA Connect, Inc. in June 1997. Max Billingsley later developed for GTE's Technology Solution Center in Dallas, TX and died in 2008. Max Megabyte was the gateway to knowledge to a lot of budding computer geeks in the early 1990's." - Clifton M Billingsley
501-785-2517
Fort Smith, AR
Jackalope Junction, PseudoCode
(1988-1998)
Steve PradoGBBS (Apple II), PCBoard (PC)
"I was the Sysop of these BBS's. Was just cruising and found this list. I started BBS'ing around 1987 when I got my Apple IIe. Called a couple of boards in town for awhile and got the fever. Started PseudoCode with a 1 mhz IIe and 4 floppy drives. (two 5 1/4, two 3 1/2). I started getting calls and bought a $800 60 meg hard drive for the system. I ran that board till about 93 or 94. When I shut it down I had two IIgs's and 180 megs of space. I then got the fever for a PCBoard which a friend was using. Loved those online games. I started Jackalope Junction and ran it till 1998. At the end I was running 2 nodes, had several gigs of space and was the Fidonet NC/NEC for the area. Also ran a Planet Connect dish for the Fidonet echos. Not bad for a small town like this." - Steve Prado
501-833-0210
Sherwood, AR
Late Night BBS, Random Madhouse Danceateria, Rogues Gallery, The Midnight Snack BBS
(1986-1998)
Keeper of Fate, Philip Francis, Tempest, Shot-Gun Sugar, Shanna (Moore) FrancisWWIV
501-835-3634
Jacksonville, AR
R.E.M. BBS
(1986-1989)
Brian WoltersIvory Joe
"Ran on a Commodore 64 with 3 1541 Disk Drives and at one time ran on CNET but mostly Ivory Joe. The first BBS in the LR area to have a section dedicated to Woodson Lateral." - Brian Wolters
501-846-3884
PRAIRIE GROVE, AR
Amber's Fido
(1986)
Hilda StubbingsFidoNet
501-853-2209
Hamburger BBS
(1989-1991)
Stan RankinPCBoard
501-862-0564
LITTLE ROCK, AR
ARK NET, Da Connection, The Connection
(1987-1993)
John Raley, Chuck Simons
501-864-0699
COMPUTERS FOR CHRIST , El Dorado Hub, The Rock, The Rock (CfC#7), The Rock BBS, The-Rock-CFC#7
(1987-1992)
Jeff Johnson
501-886-1639
Communications Central BBS
(1988)
Perry Parsons
501-886-5833
Phil's BBS Line 2
(1989-1997)
Phil Henry
501-888-8437
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Sequoyah
(1989)
Wildcat
501-932-6949
CONWAY, AR
JUG BBSLS, JUG BBSLS HST
(1988-1994)
Larry Heyl, Vivian Heyl, Gary Fisher, Sarah Heyl
501-932-6961
Bono, AR
East Arkansas Net, The Wizard's Domain
(1988-1997)
Jon Wagner
501-932-7355
CONWAY, AR
The Gameing BBS!
(1989-1994)
Gary Edwards
501-932-7932
Jonesboro, AR
Abortion/Adoption Moderator, East Arkansas Net, Freedom I, Freedom One, Freedom One HST, Freedom OneHST
(1989-1996)
Kevin WatkinsQuickBBS , RA
501-933-9694
C & D Turbo, East Arkansas Net, The Turbo BBS
(1988)
Keith Barnhill
501-935-5501
Aviation Info System, Aviation Information System
(1989-1990)
Ken Newcom
501-945-5942
LITTLE ROCK, AR
ARKANSAS WILDCAT! SYSTEM
(1988)
Wildcat
501-972-8381
LITTLE ROCK, AR
East Arkansas Net, Total Chaos, TOTAL CHAOS!
(1988-1997)
Dave Mingus
45 Sysops currently listed.
52 BBSes Listed.