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

MAP OF THE 707 AREA CODE
707-252-1413
NAPA, CA
Cross fire
(1989-1991)
Jeff Whitehead
707-252-1429
NAPA, CA
Adventure
(1988)
Wildcat
707-253-1523
NAPA, CA
RCP/M RBBS Napa Valley
(1982-1983)
707-255-7628
NAPA, CA
PiVot Point
(1989-1991)
Philip Rusin
707-257-2338
NAPA, CA
Friends , Grapevine, Grapvine, The Electronic Grapevine, The Grapevine
(1986-1996)
Dick WolffRBBS
707-257-6502
Napa, CA
N.V.W-cat, Napa Valley Fido, Napa Valley RBBS/RCPM, Napa Valley RCPM/DBBS, Napa Valley RCPM/RBBS, Napa Valley WildCat (Last), Napa Valley Wildcat BBS, RCP/M RBBS Napa Valley
(1978-1996)
Dave Austin, Steve AustinFidoNet, Wildcat , CBBS
"BBS Started with a Imsai 8080. Intel 8080 at 2 MHz. Then later at Z80 at a blazing 4 MHz. Then later to a 8086 CPU. so we could run CPM/86. (precursor to MSDOS) (All S100). The first BBS software was something in BASIC. Highly modified. First speed was 300 baud. I think it was 1978 or so. Then on to 600 baud. (A S100 board that could do 600) Then standard 1200 and later 2400 and 9600 baud. (AT&T External modem.) Then later to 56K etc. The BBS moved to a Processor Technology SOL. Then to a Northstar Horizon. (S100) with Micropolis drives. (5 1/4 100TPI!) All floppy based. Then later with a 5 Meg hard drive. Then later to a IBM 8088 based system. Then 80186 based. etc. Basic BBS I wrote then to CBBS and RBBS and WildCat software. Turned off in 1996 when I closed my computer shop.(1976 to 1996 Online Computers.) (and this neat thing called the Internet came along.)" - Dave Austin (co-sysops were Duane Stofan and Jake Sanderson.)
707-263-6612
LAKEPORT, CA
Clever Endeavor, Clever Endeavor BBS, Morn Star, Morning Star RBBS 38 Dir, Starbase Alpha
(1989-1996)
George RamosPCBoard
707-263-8581
LAKEPORT, CA
Sigma BBS, Sigma Industries BBS, Sigma Industries Node-1, Sigma Industries RBBS MIDI, SigmaInd.
(1987-1996)
Randy SunPCBoard
707-274-8581
NICE, CA
Sigma Industries , SIGMA Industries RBBS
(1987-1991)
Randy Sun
707-422-4767
Fairfield, CA
BBS IBM PC Nat'l Credit Coll., Nat'l Credit Coll
(1985)
707-422-7256
FAIRFIELD, CA
RCP/M RBBS Fairfield
(1983-1985)
707-425-2277
FAIRFIELD, CA
Tek-80 RCP/M/RBBS
(1984-1985)
John Ray
707-426-0511
FAIRFIELD, CA
The Gravity Well
(1988-1991)
Ryan Sells
707-427-1848
FAIRFIELD, CA
Rook
(1988)
Tim Carleton
707-427-3974
FAIRFIELD, CA
Woodys RBBS
(1985)
Mike (Woody) Woodward
707-429-1013
FAIRFIELD, CA
The Mad Hackers BBS
(1989-1991)
David Podojil
707-429-1545
FAIRFIELD, CA
EPIC USA, Fairfield Vacaville Hub, MicroResources, MicroResources!
(1988-1991)
David Talley, Jeff Aldrich
707-429-9664
FAIRFIELD, CA
Jim's BETA Surprise, Jims BETA Surprise, NET 212 SDS Cord, Solano County Hub
(1989-1994)
Jim Darrough
707-431-1661
HEALDSBURG, CA
OPTICAL GATEWAYS
(1989)
707-437-2033
SUISUN, CA
Solano PC Club
(1988)
Edward Winters
707-437-3893
SUISUN, CA
PC Connection
(1987-1988)
Lenny Erickson
707-437-5389
SUISUN, CA
707 Area Code, Aerospace Technology, Aerospace Technology BBS, Emergency Network HQ Intl, Emergency Network HQ USA, Emergency Network USA, NET 212 , Solano County Hub, Solano Yolo Counties
(1989-1994)
Guy Hokanson
707-437-6787
SUISUN, CA
NET 212 User Groups Coordinator, Solano Comm PC , Solano Community PC-Club BBS, Solano PC Club
(1988-1996)
Edward Winters, Ed WintersOpus
707-444-9203
EUREKA, CA
PDSE home, PDSE Home BBS
(1987-1996)
Bob SullivanTBBS
707-446-4173
VACAVILLE, CA
Late Night with Tracy Work
(1989)
Tracy Work
707-447-3983
VACAVILLE, CA
Gerbil Logic
(1989-1990)
Peter Johnson
707-447-8393
VACAVILLE, CA
West Coast Arch, West Coast Archive
(1985-1989)
Jeff Brown
707-448-2225
Vacaville, CA
Recommended Info Service
(1987-1995)
Ray VizzoneMajorBBS
"This BBS was the classic MajorBBS setup. It started with just a few lines but had grown to 16 lines, chat rooms, and real-time games that we all grew to love, and can still play today on some telnet BBS's. While Ray Vizzone was the owner, the position of Sysop was first held by a user named Pegasus, then Insomnia and just prior to going offline the position went to a group of users that formed a committee of sorts." - Insomnia
707-451-3323
VACAVILLE, CA
Dark Side of the Moon, Darkside of the Moon, DarkSideMoon
(1989-1995)
Stephen CannonWildcat
707-488-8955
ORICK, CA
Poverty Comp
(1988)
Wildcat
707-523-3106
SANTA ROSA, CA
The Q Continuum
(1988-1990)
Brian HunzikerMichTron BBS
"I ran this Star Trek-oriented BBS in my bedroom in my parents house in Santa Rosa when I was in Junior High. It went through several incarnations (the first was called Galaxy Class BBS) ... I eventually took it down due to inactivity, but it was fun while it lasted." - Brian Hunziker
707-526-6241
SANTA ROSA, CA
StarShip Yamato NCC 1305-E
(1989-1992)
Cy Welch
707-527-5908
SANTA ROSA, CA
BBS 16 Santa Rosa, BBS-16 Santa Rosa
(1983-1985)
707-528-3462
SANTA ROSA, CA
MICRO-SYS
(1984)
707-538-9124
Santa Rosa, CA
Grape Line BBS, The D&M BBS (later DMG)
(1983-1992)
Marcos Della & Shad MueggeD&M BBS
"A home written system originally on a TRS-80 written in BASIC/Assembly. Later translated to Turbo Pascal v3.0 then later still over to the IBM PC platform under Turbo Pascal v5.5. Marcos Della, Shad Muegge, and Richard Gross were primary authors. Many DMG BBSs were run throughout the country (opensource pascal)" - Marcos Della
707-545-0746
SANTA ROSA, CA
Sonoma On-Line, Sonoma Online, Survival Communication Forum, SURVIVAL COMMUNICATION FORUM FIDO , Survival Forum (125/7), The Survival Forum, Wine Country Hub
(1986-1996)
Don Kulha
707-545-1124
SANTA ROSA, CA
CYSA
(1986-1988)
Herbert Strandberg
707-546-4938
SANTA ROSA, CA
-==-, Super Board
(1986-1989)
Mike Farrell
707-552-0462
VALLEJO, CA
N. POINTE VISTA POWER STN, Power Station, The Power Station
(1988-1995)
Joe MartinWildcat
707-552-8659
VALLEJO, CA
The K.O.R Connection BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
707-553-9585
VALLEJO, CA
MIDNIGHT EXPRESS
(1988)
Wildcat
707-554-9092
VALLEJO, CA
IAM-Napa Tower
(1989)
Wildcat
707-557-4403
VALLEJO, CA
FOG RBBS-RCP/M #18
(1985)
Ron Forsythe
707-575-4367
SANTA ROSA, CA
CC-BBS
(1987-1996)
Don WatkinsAuntie
707-575-5774
SANTA ROSA, CA
Visa Vis
(1989)
707-576-7352
SANTA ROSA, CA
Time Arts BBS
(1987-1998)
Bob LeeSTadel-PCv3., b0badelv1.04
707-578-0385
SANTA ROSA, CA
People For Pride & Dignity
(1988)
Mike Nelson
707-579-0324
SANTA ROSA, CA
People
(1989)
Mike Snider
707-579-0523
SANTA ROSA, CA
AMIC2000a, Farpoint Station, Spellbook & Candle
(1988-1992)
David Jones
707-588-8055
Rohnert Park, CA
Party Line, The Party Line BBS
(1985-1995)
Jami Chism
From the September 1994 issue of Boardwatch: Rohnert Park, California since 12/85. Sysop: Jami Chism. Using MajorBBS 6.2 with 12 lines on MS-DOS 80486 with 4800 MB storage. Practical Peripheral at 14400 bps. $10 Monthly fee. Internet Email, Usenet newsgroups, RIP Graphics, Nationwide ChatLink, PC Catalog, Newsbytes, Multi-Player Tradewars 2002, 6 Recent CD-ROMs, Free Trial. For information via Internet email: jami@partyline.com. MajorNet email: sysop@xcl
707-646-2265
VALLEJO, CA
Pixels
(1989)
Wildcat
707-664-1639
COTATI, CA
911 EMS, Emergency BBS PCB (23-7am)
(1989-1994)
John Wilson
707-725-9202
Arcata, CA
NET-WORKS BBS
(1984-1985)
NET-WORKS
707-725-9612
Fortuna, CA
M.I.T., M.I.T. Collie, M.I.T. Phoenix Support, MIT, NET-WORKS Fortuna
(1984-1995)
Ryan KatriCollosus, NET-WORKS
707-746-0827
BENICIA, CA
The Computer Center, The Computer Center BBS
(1988-1992)
Wildcat
707-746-5820
BENICIA, CA
DCC BBS, Decor CC, Decor Computer Consultant, North Bay Hub, SF EAST BAYVALLEY
(1988-1994)
Derek KoopowitzWildcat
707-778-2341
PETALUMA, CA
Carenet
(1989-1991)
PCBoard
707-778-8841
PETALUMA, CA
Buerg, Vernon D BBS, Motherboard, The Mother Board
(1988-1996)
Julie D. Buerg, Julie Dillon BuergPCBoard
707-778-8944
Petaluma, CA
BitBoutique PCB ARCE $25, Buerg Software, Buerg Software Technical Support, Buerg, Vernon D BBS, MotherBoard, VERN'S BBS, VOR (V. Buerg), VOR BBS, VOR Private - Node 1 - 2400
(1986-1996)
Vern Buerg, Julie Dillon BuergPCBoard
707-792-0963
COTATI, CA
CC-BBS AUNT IBM
(1989-1991)
Don Watkins
707-792-2572
Rohnert Park, CA
Star Trek, The STar Trek BBS
(1987-1994)
Christopher KrenMichTron
"Chris was a friend of mine, and fellow Star Trek afficionado who introduced me to BBSing. I eventually set up a board of my own. I don't remember when Chris finally took the STar Trek BBS down, but it was a result of his switch in computing platforms (got rid of his Atari and bought a Mac)." - Brian

"When I started the STar Trek BBS, it was designed for a place where Star Trek fans could meet and chat, and for the local Atari ST User Group. At our peek with has 3 incoming lines, with multi-line chat and started transferring news net messages before school and the Internet took things over. It was great fun while it lasted." - Christopher Kren

707-795-4939
Cotati, CA
Gravesend, Gravesend BBS
(1988-1996)
Thomas Tuerke, Thomas M. TuerkeAuntie
Thomas Tuerke writes "What a blast stumbling on this list! In the days before the Internet, there were BBS's.... Prior to Cotati, Gravesend ran out of Novato. 415-892-1301, if memory serves. That must have been from '85-88. Good ol' Auntie software. Memories? Huge. Let's see. Top three: The #1 bulletin on Gravesend: Hoax-a-scope. Nightly, Auntie would pick 24 random innocuous sentences from a database of hundreds, put two under each sign, and post that day's horoscope. People called daily to get their reading, and many claimed "it really works!".... She-Woman Keyboard Hater's Club. A consortium of "abandoned spouses" congregated on Gravesend, because of all of us Geeky males spending more time in front of the pale wash of CGA monitors than spending time with spouses and S/O's... Hell hath no fury, etc... ;) .... In response to the ARC/PKZip incident and the subsequent proliferation of compression tools, Al Kalian (Palladin BBS) and I concocted "NABOB" -- the ultimate compression tool. It could compress *anything* better than *anything* else out there, often down to one byte (ASCII character 1, the smiley character) Early adopters downloaded it, tried it, and loved it: the endorsements came rolling in. (Of course, it eventually was taken down when several humor-impaired types complained that it couldn't *decompress* their files!) Oh well... Those were the days.... Great job."
707-823-9741
SEBASTOPOL, CA
CC-BBS
(1989)
Don Watkins
707-826-0181
ARCATA, CA
Commodore UG
(1984-1985)
707-833-1805
KENWOOD, CA
The Tarot
(1988)
707-882-2390
POINT ARENA, CA
Post Board
(1989)
Alan Niven
707-884-4221
GUALALA, CA
CRITICAL MASS, Critical Mass RBBS/RCPM, RCP/M RBBS Critical Mass
(1984-1988)
Ken Mobert
707-938-3508
SONOMA, CA
OtherWoman, OtherWoman RYBBS DTP, The Other Woman
(1989-1992)
Robert Thomas
707-938-8843
SONOMA, CA
The Other Woman
(1989-1994)
Robert Thomas
707-944-2545
YOUNTVILLE, CA
UTOPIA
(1988)
Jim Medlin
707-944-8002
YOUNTVILLE, CA
Info-Exchange, INFOEX-80
(1980-1984)
Lars LockenInfoEx-80 BBS v2.3 (DSK) - John Burgan - Larry Clements (1983)
"Hardware: Radio Shack TRS-80 Model III 2MHZ Zilog Z-80 Processor with a whopping 48K RAM. 4 double sided 80 track drives provided TONS of storage :-). I was one of the first adopters of the 1200 baud Hayes Smartmodem. I remember paying $515 for this modem! This was mostly a private BBS, so not much public information was published about it. We had about 300 'regulars' who dialed in to share information and programs. One of the 'things' to do at the time is to share hacks of games so you would get unlimited lives/weapons. It was a fun time for me and I met alot of people. I just can't believe we did all that on a single 1200 baud modem line! Ahhh to remember staying up til 3am with people from all over the world! Thanks for keeping the BBS history alive!" - Lars Locken
707-964-7114
FORT BRAGG, CA
MCAB
(1989)
Wildcat
707-996-2427
SONOMA, CA
Underground Computer
(1984)
53 Sysops currently listed.
73 BBSes Listed.