Notice to Santa Clara County ARES/RACES Personnel:
PacFORMS is now installed using the combined Outpost/PacFORMS installer available here. You do not need to install PacFORMS separately.
Santa Clara County ARES/RACES has developed a system called PacFORMS, which is a system where Web forms (HTML forms) can be generated from paper or other HTML forms so that the information can be entered via a computer and ultimately be transmitted by Packet radio.
This PacFORMS release contains the Santa Clara County version of the ICS 213 Message form and is called Message.html. It can be used for transmitting messages by Packet Radio, as described above. Two other city to Santa Clara County OES forms are also included: The "City-Scan" Flash Report (to report current status of the city after an emergency has happened), file city-scan.html and Logistics Request form (to request logistics support from the county), file logistics-request.html.
The ZIP file presented below contains files that the user is free to modify. However, modifying any of the HTML files could destroy the ability of the program pac-read.exe from operating correctly. Software support for these files cannot be guaranteed for users who are outside of the Santa Clara County ARES/RACES community.
This release includes the following changes to the Forms files (Note, read the Release Notes for more details):
Pac-Read changes: A change to Outpost was made to report the time and date that a message was received in Outpost, which was different than the time and date that the message was sent or received at the BBS. PacRead was changed, by default, that the date and time that a message was received in OutPost is printed at the bottom of all PacFORMS. In the message.html form, this is also reported in the lower right hand corner of the form. A directive has been added to packread.ini called TOFROMLINE that provides the option to NOT print any time and date at the bottom of the form, print just the time and date received in Outpost, or print the time and date that the form was Sent, Received at the BBS and received in Outpost.
PacFORMS changes: In order to pass the Received at Outpost date/time, two new parameters were added to the !OUTPOST! record that Outpost adds to the front of the ASCII file that is received by Outpost from the BBS and passed to pac-read.
The file PacRELEASE-Pub37.zip (click to download) contains the following files:
PacFORMS author, Phil Henderson, KF6ZSQ
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