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

MAP OF THE 802 AREA CODE
802-223-6034
MONTPELIER, VT
The Northern Lights
(1985)
Daniel Ray
802-254-2051
BRATTLEBORO, VT
Barn Board APPLE, The Barn BBS-Raw Dog AE
(1988-1991)
Jack Manix, System OperatorGBBS Pro
802-425-3787
CHARLOTTE, VT
Green Mountain TBBS, GreenMtn
(1989-1991)
John KingTBBS
802-482-2110
HINESBURG, VT
(C> II, CVU, VT Education System
(1985-1995)
Craig Lyndes
"Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU) started its bulletin board during the 1984-1985 school year, running RBBS on a dual (5 1/4") floppy system, with a single 300 baud HAYES external modem on the 484-2110 number. The original SYSOP was Brad Portelance, with help from John King and Steve Padnos. Craig Lyndes was the faculty advisor. I became a SYSOP during the 1985-1986 school year, and was the "Chief Sysop" for '85-'86 and '86-87. There were several other "associate" SYSOPs during that time, including Andre' Mehta, Steve Padnos, Dan LeClaire, Hemant Rao, Cathy Young, Liberty Joyce, John King, Jim Lawson, Chris Blaise, and Jessica Dione. After I graduated in '87 I believe that Jim or Chris took over, though don't much remember as I was going to college out of state. After the first year of maintaining and fixing bugs with the RBBS source (it was written in BASIC and was some of the hairiest code I've ever seen) we held some fund raisers and was able to get the money to buy TBBS, a ten meg hard drive (an inCider, if I remember), and a couple extra lines. I think we eventually upgraded to a couple of 1200 baud modems too by the time I left. I also wrote a proposal (with help from others in the CVU Computer Club) that we submitted to IBM (they have a chip manufacturing plant in Essex Junction VT) and were awarded a grant for $3000 in late 1985 or early 1986. This was used to upgrade the software and to buy more phone lines to extend our reach: Hinesburgh (where CVU is located) was a long distance call for pretty much everyone except Hinesburgh residents, so we purchased Burlington numbers (which weren't LD) that rang through to Hinesburgh. I don't know which year the BBS finally disappeared. I would expect that it was as late as 1994 or 1995." - Tom Emerson
802-496-4123
WAITSFIELD, VT
Sugarbush EpsonNet, Waitsfield RBBS/RTPM
(1984-1985)
Ted Jerome
802-524-5655
SAINT ALBANS, VT
The Lobby Shop
(1988)
Wildcat
802-527-1683
SAINT ALBANS, VT
St Alban's, St. Alban's, St. Albans , St. Albans BBS
(1987-1996)
Howard LenmahWildcat
802-626-8192
LYNDONVILLE, VT
VICOM
(1989-1998)
Mary Hazard, Richard Eliot
802-655-7461
Winooski, VT
Green Mountain Boys, Vermont Microsystems Inc, Vermont Microsystems Technical Support, Vermont Microsystems, Inc.
(1989-1995)
Wildcat
802-658-1440
BURLINGTON, VT
Champlain
(1988)
802-658-1760
BURLINGTON, VT
The Game Portal
(1987-1989)
Chris CampbellQuickBBS
"I ran on QuickBBS and my board was in operation from 87-89. I ran Fido, and various multi-player games. My system ran on an Vendex Headstart II 8088-XT 8Mhz processor with 1MB ram. I started with a 1200 Hayes modem. Eventually upgraded to a USR 2400. John King, Bennett Delikuka, James Pallack and I started the Vermont SysOp Association (Please list me with everyone at 802-862-2186). It basically consisted of us meeting on a Thursday night at Zachary's Pizza, talking BBS and eating. John and I remained friends after the end of our BBSs. We've since lost touch." - Christian Campbell
802-658-3238
BURLINGTON, VT
(C>, CVU BBS, VT Education System
(1988-1990)
Craig Lyndes
802-748-8449
SAINT JOHNSBURY, VT
Hilltopper TPBoard, Hilltopper TPBoard , HilltopperTPBrd
(1987-1994)
Brian McQuade
802-773-0799
RUTLAND, VT
Search for Intelligent Life, SFIL
(1989-1991)
Jeff AdamsPCBoard
802-775-2060
RUTLAND, VT
RHS/CSC BBS
(1989-1992)
Bob Williamson
802-860-1875
BURLINGTON, VT
Freedom of Choice, Not yet UUCP Gateway, Republic of Vermont, We Serve Your Drives, West Coast of New England
(1989-1994)
James Pallack, J'mes
802-860-1908
BURLINGTON, VT
Dog Dish, Dog Dish [CompuCom96]
(1988-1996)
Ashley Hardesty, A. HardestyCollosus
802-862-2186
BURLINGTON, VT
GARFIELDS Playhouse, Mindset Connection, SLC BBS, Software Lrng Ctr , Vermont SysOp Assoc.
(1986-1989)
John King, James Pallack, Jamers Pallack, A.Mckeen/J.KingTBBS
802-862-7023
BURLINGTON, VT
ST80-CC Lance Micklus
(1982-1983)
802-864-7116
BURLINGTON, VT
Catamount BBS, Catamount TPBoard
(1988-1994)
Rich Douglass
802-865-3614
BURLINGTON, VT
Northern Lights
(1987-1994)
Daniel Ray
802-879-4981
ESSEX JUNCTION, VT
ABBS Vermont
(1982-1984)
802-879-6587
Essex Junction, VT
BBS IBM PC Essex Junction
(1984-1985)
802-888-7218
MORRISVILLE, VT
Beehive , Beehive BBS PCB REL, The Beehive BBS
(1989-1994)
Helenmarie Robitille, H. RobitillePCBoard
802-933-2417
ENOSBURG FALLS, VT
The Black Creek BBS
(1988-1996)
Tom RepstadPCBoard
19 Sysops currently listed.
25 BBSes Listed.