709 Area Code BBSes Through History

MAP OF THE 709 AREA CODE
709-256-2472
GANDER, CANADA
The Mindworks BBS
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
709-256-4503
GANDER, CANADA
Terracomm BBS
(1994-1998)
Daryl Horniak
709-335-8216
POUCH COVE, CANADA
Net258 NEC, The Warriors Den BBS
(1997-1998)
Chesley Wilkins
709-364-5845
Mt. Pearl, NF
Carnage
(1997-1998)
Chris MallardIniquity
709-364-6345
ST JOHNS, CANADA
SYSTEM: Emerald
(1994)
Bernard Delurey
709-364-6833
St. John's, NF
The Anthrax Palace (TAP)
(1993-1995)
Nick Morrissey (flink, x-files)Renegade, Iniquity
"Once upon a time, I was a teenager who had just gotten a modem. A friend gave me a copy of Telix, and I started calling around to different BBSs around town. I was immediately hooked. I eventually decided to run my own, and at the time, the popular software was Renegade (at least in my town). Renegade was one of those really easy to setup BBS programs, and I was needing something a little more customizable. Someone clued me into a little known piece of software written by a guy in Halifax... Iniquity. During this time, IRC was becoming more and more popular. I learned of it when I got my first real internet connection, and in 1995, I shut my BBS down, so I could use my line for more interesting ventures. This coincided with DALnet opening up for business, and I just totally dropped the BBS scene. I found the introduction of this site to really match what my time on BBSs was like. Even to this day, 10 years later, I still remember making my daily calls... and my daily fix of LORD :)" - Nick Morrissey
709-368-0094
Mount Pearl, NF
Moe's Tavern
(1993-1997)
Sarge (Blair Churchill), Mrs. Doubtfire (Stephen Williams), Spark Plug, (Keagan Quilty)TriBBS 5.1
"Wanted to make some changes to your entry to Moe's Tavern in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland (709 list). Moe's ran on TriBBS on a 286 owned by Sarge (Blair) donated by Remote Sysop, Mrs.Doubtfire. Co-Sysops would vary, depending on who logged on regularly at the time but Spark Plug was always on the list, who also ran the Q Continuum. Always had fun with Moe's but I left town and had to take it down. Plus BBS's were dying out anyway since this Internet thing seemed to be catching on somewhat at the time. I still have the last backup of Moe's stored on this computer. Hard to part with =)" - Blair Churchill
709-368-0167
ST JOHNS, CANADA
SYSTEM: Emerald, SYSTEM: Nexus/2
(1994-1996)
Bernard Delurey
709-368-2078
ST JOHNS, CANADA
Twilight Zone
(1991)
709-368-4353
ST JOHNS, CANADA
Space Odyssey
(1994)
709-368-4698
ST JOHNS, CANADA
The Ivory Coast BBS
(1993-1996)
Dave Best
709-368-4709
ST JOHNS, CANADA
Danger Zone BBS, The Danger Zone
(1996-1998)
Brian Murphy
709-368-5475
ST JOHNS, CANADA
The Digital Underground BBS
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
709-437-1918
TORBAY, CANADA
The Underground
(1997)
Donny Kavanagh
709-466-1765
CLARENVILLE, CANADA
JDR'S Place
(1995-1996)
Jeff Reid
709-466-3903
CLARENVILLE, CANADA
Shadow PCBoard
(1991)
Ian BestPCBoard
709-467-2101
Lethbridge, Newfoundland, Canada,
PowerHouse BBS
(1996-1999)
Blake HollowayRemoteAccess
709-467-2383
MUSGRAVETOWN, CANADA
S.T.A.R.R. BBS
(1995-1997)
Rod Greening
709-467-4334
MUSGRAVETOWN, CANADA
StarFire
(1996)
Stephen Coles
709-489-1115
GRANDFALLS, CANADA
Overnite II BBS
(1995-1998)
Bryan Taylor
709-489-1544
GRANDFALLS, CANADA
OverNite II BBS
(1993-1994)
Bryan Taylor
709-489-1858
GRANDFALLS, CANADA
The North Atlantic BBS
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
709-489-3187
GRANDFALLS, CANADA
FoxNet
(1991)
William HiltzPCBoard
709-489-4758
GRANDFALLS, CANADA
FoxNet, FoxNet PCBoard
(1985-1991)
William HiltzPCBoard
"Two USR-HST lines, Dual CDROM drives online, Authorized PCSIG Reseller, Simpleware Program Support, 100+ QMail Conferences."
709-576-2642
ST JOHNS, CANADA
Infomania BBS
(1994-1996)
Milos Popovic
709-576-7088
ST JOHNS, CANADA
Infared BBS
(1994-1996)
Greg Kelly
709-579-1180
ST JOHNS, CANADA
The Dungeon BBS
(1993-1994)
Jason Bennett
709-579-2510
ST JOHNS, CANADA
Sonic Boom BBS
(1993-1996)
Jody McIntyre
709-579-2666
St. John's, NL
The Data Hut BBS
(1992-1996)
Drury CookWildcat, Frontdoor
"First BBS to bring Fidonet to Newfoundland. Was also the Fidonet hub for Newfoundland." - Drury Cook
709-596-0450
CARBONEAR, CANADA
Cold Front House
(1993-1994)
Alan Henry
709-596-4536
CARBONEAR, CANADA
The Cheyennes BBS
(1992-1994)
Ken Murray, Kenneth MurrayQuickBBS
709-634-6761
CORNER BRK, CANADA
Speed Pro+ BBS, SpeedPro+ BBS
(1993-1998)
Perry EllsworthWildcat
709-639-7565
CORNER BRK, CANADA
Island Connection
(1995-1998)
Stephen Simms
709-643-3462
STEPHENVILLE, CANADA
The Stray Bit BBS
(1991)
Lloyd PittmanPCBoard
709-643-9200
STEPHENVILLE, CANADA
Limbo BBS
(1994-1996)
Mike ReardonWWIV 4.24
709-670-6195
Woodbridge, VA
Side 7 BBS
(1992-1996)
Bad Karma (Jason Lamey), Sir KainShotgun BBS
"Side 7 was an anime-related BBS. Was regional node for WizNet, and had a max of two phone lines. There were plenty of registered doors, and several CD libraries of files to download. These days, Side 7 is an online art gallery and community, currently serving over 8,000 members. You can find it at http://www.side7.com/ ." - Bad Karma (Jason Lamey)
709-722-0038
ST JOHNS, CANADA
The Eastern Access
(1994-1996)
Stephen Drover
709-722-2345
ST JOHNS, CANADA
Rockland BBS
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
709-722-9630
ST JOHNS, CANADA
Ameateur $3 APPLE, The Amateur BBS
(1986-1991)
Douglas CuffPrime
709-726-1752
ST JOHNS, CANADA
Visionz BBS
(1993-1995)
Neal Gushue
709-726-5522
ST JOHNS, CANADA
The Ultimate Getaway BBS
(1995-1996)
Chris Hogan
709-726-7990
ST JOHNS, CANADA
The Single's HideAway BBS, The Ultimate Getaway BBS
(1994-1995)
Chris Hogan
709-726-9605
ST JOHNS, CANADA
Newfoundland Meditech Users Group
(1994-1995)
Neal Gushue
709-738-1415
ST JOHNS, CANADA
Guild, The Guild BBS
(1988-1998)
George NoelCommodore 64 with JiffyDOS
709-738-2704
ST JOHNS, CANADA
The Circut Board
(1994-1996)
David King
709-738-3304
ST JOHNS, CANADA
Medieval Times, The Art Gallery BBS
(1990-1991)
PCBoard
709-739-6547
ST JOHNS, CANADA
BitStop, NoParity
(1985-1989)
Joe DawsonCustom
"Custom Code by: Joe Dawson, Nick Barrowman, Stephen Hiscock.

NoParity was the second BBS in Newfoundland. But when that system shut down in 1986. From 1985-1987 NoParity was the largest public data service in Newfoundland. In 1987 the programmers of NoParity started to write a whole new BBS system that was not based on the same Commodore 64 hardware platform that NoParity was based. This new system opened in 1998 with the name of BitStop. For more information on NoParity or other Newfoundland BBSs 1987-1988 visit http://www.pomakis.com/~pomakis/bbs/ or http://bitstop.ca." - Joe Dawson

709-744-1141
LONG POND, CANADA
Midnight Oil
(1998)
TriBBS
709-744-1147
LONG POND, CANADA
Midnight Oil
(1994)
Pat Hogan
709-744-1197
LONG POND, CANADA
Midnight Oil
(1994-1996)
Pat Hogan
709-747-0123
Mount Pearl, Newfoundland
Moe's Tavern
(1994-1996)
Blair Churchill
709-747-0747
St. John's, Newfoundland
The Hidden BBS
(1992-1993)
Jeff PowerRemote Access
"Ran in the daytime while I was at school (which I all-too-often wasn't), and my mom was at work. Not that active, thanks to the restricted hours (being when most BBSers were unable to dial-in...) Had some games, lots of small DOS utility programs. All files compressed with obscure archiver "Squeeze v1.08.3", which had better compression that ZIP or ARJ. 2400 baud modem I liked the concept of a BBS, but didn't have the means to fully explore it (not many really did...). Fun while it lasted." - Jeff Power
709-753-2153
ST JOHNS, CANADA
Seventh Tempest
(1994-1995)
Daniel French
709-754-3825
ST JOHNS, CANADA
The Dungeon BBS
(1995-1998)
Jason Bennett
709-754-5811
ST JOHNS, CANADA
Twilight Zone
(1992-1993)
709-782-0470
Paradise, Newfoundland
The Purple Room BBS
(1991-1996)
Mark GruchyTriBBS
"Running this thing was a fascinating experience.

"It all began when I found a partially obscured, white, cardboard box on a back shelf at Radio Shack. It bore no logo. It simply read, in bold black letters:

"2400 Baud Modem (insert serial number)

"Not even a price tag. Well, I'd just turned 13 and recalled reading about computers "talking" over the phone when I was eight or so in a book my dad had. They did this by way of a MOdulator-DEModulator. This was the first time I'd ever actually come across one of the gadgets in the flesh. So, being the technically oriented little bugger that I was (I cut my teeth on a VIC 20 my eccentric yet mechanically ingenious great uncle bought years before. That thing was great. Had a bloody tape drive. Those were the days.)I did what any 13 year old kid would do.

"I begged mom for the money. I still recall her nervousness as I dismantled the newly acquired 12 MHZ 286 we'd just bought. Then, a few months later when I set up the board, I recall her dismay as the phone calls just kept rolling in all hours of the night.

"In a matter of months, I heard about ARPAnet. I put two and two together and realized what was about to happen. I figured if a 13 year old kid from the far east of Canada was tuned into what amounted to a de facto network that existed solely due to the will of the BBS operators it was only a matter of time.

"I got my first internet account in 1995.

"We were there guys." - Mark Gruchy

709-782-0671
ST JOHNS, CANADA
PcPonline, PcPonline Node2
(1995-1996)
Patrick Layman
709-782-0719
ST JOHNS, CANADA
PcPonline, PcPonline Node3
(1995)
Patrick Layman
709-782-1138
ST JOHNS, CANADA
PcPonline
(1994)
Patrick Layman
709-782-1238
ST JOHNS, CANADA
PcPonline
(1994-1995)
Patrick Layman
709-782-2058
ST JOHNS, CANADA
The Road House
(1994-1996)
John Murphy
709-783-2770
SUMMERSIDE, CANADA
The Galaxie Bulletin Boar
(1994)
Wildcat
709-834-1420
LONG POND, CANADA
Alternate Reality BBS
(1992-1996)
Jonathan Young
709-834-6082
St. Johns, NEWF
The Downward Spiral
(1994-2001)
Mark LeMaire Porter
709-895-3041
Portugal Cove, NL
Line Noise BBS
(1992-1995)
Elling LienSecond Sight (Macintosh)
709-895-3942
PORTUGALCV, CANADA
NewfOnline
(1992-1994)
John JenkinsPCBoard 15.x
709-896-4952
HPVLGSBYLB, CANADA
LATE NITE
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
709-896-6082
HPVLGSBYLB, CANADA
JDR'S Place
(1997-1998)
Jeff Reid
709-896-8685
HPVLGSBYLB, CANADA
Net258 NEC, The Celtic Raider
(1996-1999)
Dirk Manuel
709-896-8699
HPVLGSBYLB, CANADA
The Celtic Raider
(1996-1998)
Dirk Manuel
709-896-9424
HPVLGSBYLB, CANADA
Bardic Voices, The Celtic Raider
(2000)
Dirk Manuel
60 Sysops currently listed.
71 BBSes Listed.