530 Area Code BBSes Through History

MAP OF THE 530 AREA CODE
530-343-0534
CHICO, CA
Moonshadow
(1988-1997)
John Giannini, John Gianinni
530-345-7190
CHICO, CA
The HangOut BBS
(1997)
Dave Brown
530-533-3786
OROVILLE, CA
Technical Redemption
(1995-1997)
Tim Provencio
530-534-5329
Oroville, CA
TDEC West BBS , The TDEC BBS
(1989-2010)
John YoungTriBBS, Magpie , Spitfire
"Continuous operation since 1989. 24/7. Telnet Node: tdecwest.dyndns.org (limited to messages only for now. Other doors not working yet.)" - John Young
530-742-5322
MARYSVILLE, CA
Alta California Net, ShadowFire Amiga
(1982-2001)
Jim Ford
530-743-1858
Marysville, CA
Frankendata's Castle
(1989-1991)
Wild WillyVarious
"Only up at night. Used various software. was run on an 8088 system with no hard drive installed. Frankendata's castle was originally started because I was told I could not run a BBS without a hard drive." - Wild Willy
530-823-7680
AUBURN, CA
Eagle-Eye
(1985-1997)
Mike Wilson
530-878-1573
AUBURN, CA
Waveform BBS
(1997-1998)
Rob Stephenson
530-878-2239
AUBURN, CA
House Of Hammer, Kombucha!
(1996-1998)
Ken Ellis, Pat Karr-Ellis
530-878-6313
AUBURN, CA
Ten Forward
(1995-1997)
A.J. Rystad
530-878-6783
AUBURN, CA
Free Opinion BBS
(1997-1998)
Nick Bearden
530-878-8927
Meadow Vista, CA
WORMWooD
(1988-1998)
David Canfield, Richard HoopesOpus v1.03
"Originally run on a Packard Bell 8088 purchased from Price Club, now known as Costco. Computer came with a 30MB hard drive. After a year, purchased a second 60MB hard drive to host as many files and Fidonet message areas as possible. Seemed to only be limited by my 2400 baud modem! Home base before David took over the BBS was on a desk in our bedroom next to our bed. When the first child was born, I recall my wife laying on the bed playing with our infant son and saying, "Get to know the back of that man's head, it's all I ever see--That's your father". 25 Years later, we're still married! Hosted a MUPT (Modem User Pizza Thingy) a few times at Mountain Mike's Pizza in downtown Meadow Vista. After I turned the BBS over to David in 1991 and moved to the big city of Sacramento, I continued to use the Packard Bell for the kids until the 8088 fell out of favor even for them. It sat around as a doorstop for awhile. I'm a pretty big pack rat when it comes to computer parts, books, disks, etc, but the wife finally gave me the stern, "It has to go" speech. Feeling lazy, I didn't even try to resurrect the beast, connect a null modem cable and siphon off all the data... For that I have felt bad for years!" - Richard Hoopes
530-893-5761
CHICO, CA
Madman BBS
(1996-1997)
Richard Ratledge
530-893-8079
CHICO, CA
Alta California Net, Madman BBS, Net119 EC, Net119 NEC
(1992-2001)
Richard Ratledge, Echomail Coord
14 Sysops currently listed.
14 BBSes Listed.