780 Area Code BBSes Through History

MAP OF THE 780 AREA CODE
780-424-3258
Edmonton, CANADA
Arctic Front, Arctic Front HST, Central Alberta, Giedi Prime, NC Retirement Home and Emporium, North Central Alberta, Northern Alberta, Ourobouros, Ready Room, Ten Forward, Ten Forward Renovations, Ten Forward Storeroom, The Office
(1988-2001)
Tom HallMaximus
780-433-3560
Edmonton, CANADA
Xanadu Node 2, xanadu@v-wave.com
(1995-2000)
Charles Cruden
780-439-8364
Edmonton, AB
Alberta Net, Central Alberta, Xanadu
(1994-2009)
Charles Cruden
780-456-5699
Edmonton, CANADA
Stronghold Enterprises/2, Stronghold Enterprises/X
(1982-1999)
Vincent Danen
780-458-7871
St Albert, CANADA
Assessment Systems, Fido Hub 700, First Solutions
(1993-1999)
Harry WagensveldFidoNet
780-459-8219
St Albert, CANADA
Midnight Oil, The Real George
(1994-2000)
Gary George, Robin George
780-464-3802
Edmonton, AB
Friar Tuck's BBS
(1981-1992)
Syd and Tony RuffoRBBS-PC, FidoBBS
"When I first donwloaded RBBS-PC from the states, I did it ASCII. I didn't know what xmodem was. So I took my noise corrupted download, and began writing code to fill in the bits that were missing. I ran this version for a few years, and some of my mods made it back to the core code base. Eventually, we upgraded to the excellent FidoBBS (and a Hayes modem at 2400 baud). I remember the modem upgrade was like owning a bicycle and getting a rocket ship for Christmas."

"It was run on an IBM PC/1 with a hacked motherboard to allow 640K instead of 512K. I had 2 x 360K drives, 1 for the BBS software, and one for the Daily Downloads. I communicated through a pre-Hayes modem; The Cermetek Mutant Modem (as we called it)."

"Later, we recovered a Davong External Hard Drive from the Telus trash bins, and built a hard drive interface. Then we had 10 Mb of downloads (wooh). I believe we provided Edmonton's first dial up access for sending and recieving Internet email. I was using FidoBBS and Ham radio to move the mail. It was sneakernet everyday to the guy at the end of the block with the Ham radio antenna. He "beamed" our mail down to the states for us."

"Those were the days! It was a privilege serving my fellow geeks!" - Tony Ruffo

780-472-6069
Edmonton, CANADA
Gandalf's Domain
(1996-2000)
Brad Lourie
780-472-8028
Edmonton, CANADA
Raytele Ebbs
(1995-2001)
Ray Feist
780-473-7790
Edmonton, AB
RoadRunner X
(1991-2007)
Randy E. SommerfeldTriBBS, PCBoard, Synchronet
"BBS still operational at http://rrx.ca and telnet://rrx.ca, formerly operating out of Pincher Creek, Alberta (TriBBS - 1991), Grande Cache, Alberta (PCBoard - 1995), and Vancouver, British Columbia (Synchronet - 2006)" - Randy E. Sommerfeld
780-474-1121
Edmonton, AB
Echo Beach BBS, Manitoba Net, NLA-1
(2001-2003)
James A Hall
780-475-8355
Edmonton , Alberta
New Horizon
(1995-1998)
Leslea BrodieMaximus
780-475-8846
Edmonton, CANADA
Ice Zone BBS
(1985-1999)
Guy Islip
780-478-6771
Edmonton, CANADA
The Keyboard Express
(1999-2000)
Murray MacGillivray
780-488-8189
Edmonton, CANADA
Armageddon BBS
(1998-1999)
Jason Martin
780-489-4250
Edmonton, CANADA
Backbone 1, mach2.mach2.ab.ca, mach2.v-wave.com, Mach2/Vulcan OS/2 Systems, Net 342 Echomail Coordinator, SatFeed 1
(1992-2001)
Richard Dodsworth
780-675-4419
Athabasca, Ab.
The Nirvana BBS
(1994-1997)
Andrew GajetzkiPCBoard
780-696-3765
Breton, CANADA
Megasoft Breton Exchange
(1985-1999)
Paul Kugyelka
780-743-8301
Fort Mcmurray, CANADA
Country Pine Maximus, Just the FAX Max, Oil Sands Country, Tar Island
(1991-2000)
Bill Towsley
780-826-1908
Bonnyville, AB
Lucifer's Lair
(1992-1996)
Jason MaruniakRenegade
780-853-6107
Vermilion, CANADA
MidWest Border NC, Vermilion Lighthouse
(1994-2000)
Tony Toews
780-875-8589
Lloydminster, CANADA
Biblio Tech
(1993-2000)
Ron Gillies
780-962-1536
Spruce Grove, CANADA
Helping Hand
(1994-1999)
Bruce Windsor
780-962-5486
Spruce Grove, AB
USS Galactica
(1996-1998)
Kaptain KirkMaximus
780-963-1859
Stony Plain, AB
Backbone hub 5016, Central Alberta, Fido Hub 500, Fido Hub 800, Power Station, powerstation.dtdns.net, powerstationbbs.ca, RC17 Assistant
(1993-2009)
Bob SwiftFidoNet
780-967-2361
Onoway, CANADA
The Generica BBS
(1982-1999)
Joey Ripley, Joey Ripley and Steve Steffler
780-967-3664
Onoway, CANADA
Backbone Hub 5014, Circular Ruins 2 1, Circular Ruins/2.1, circular ruinsX v2, Fido Hub 100
(1997-2000)
Jim HansenFidoNet
780-967-4552
Onoway, AB
Twigs BBS
(1995-1999)
Erich UmstatterTelegard
"I ran TwigsNet, and was the north america supplier for BBSWorldMagazine (BWM) 1997-1999.. 1997 was when a bunch of us got IRex (Internet Rex) and started to share mail packets thru e-mail on the internet and keep our phone lines available more..." - Erich Umstatter
780-998-5209
Fort Saskatchew, CANADA
The Finitely Infinite BBS
(1996-1999)
Dana Harding
29 Sysops currently listed.
29 BBSes Listed.