Radio Freqs & Geeks is an Electronic Bulletin Board, that you can access using a terminal application on your computer, tablet or smart phone. What is a Bulletin Board? Wikipedia says,
“A Bulletin Board system, or BBS, is a computer system running software that allows users to connect and log into the system using a terminal application. Once logged in, a user can perform functions such as uploading and downloading software and data, reading news and bulletins, and exchanging messages with other users, either through email, public message boards, and sometimes via direct chatting. Many BBSes also offer on-line games, in which users can compete with each other, and BBSes with connection lines often provide chat rooms, allowing users to interact with each other.”
The entry continues to say “Originally BBSes were accessed only over a phone line using a modem, but by the early 1990s some BBSes allowed access via a Telnet, packet switched network, or packet radio connection.”
With the rise in the popularity of the Internet in the mid 90’s, BBSing and BBSes in general fell by the way side, but many still operate to this day. Still offering online games, multi-user chats, software uploads and downloads, and the feeling of community that some have said is lacking on today’s internet forums. Many BBSes back then and even to this day, still do meets or get togethers for it’s users to connect and foster the same feeling of a close community as they did back when BBSes were still extremely popular.
Some BBSes had a theme while others were a way for finding support on a particular topic or hobby, or for a product a company sold. Radio Freqs & Geeks BBS is about Amateur “Ham” Radio as well as the Geek Culture in general, with a slant on the retro side of the culture. Classic video games and files, as well as some of the newer things that geeks enjoy. Access to the BBS is free and open to all users who successfully complete the new user application when connecting to the BBS. Also, all users who are verified for the BBS, can also apply for access to our private Minecraft server.