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 EOCLogisticsRequest.html.
The combined Outpost/PacFORMS installer (SCCCo Packet Installer) listed on the Packet page, contains the latest Outpost as well as the latest PacFORMS. Note that the user is free to modify the PacFORMS html files headers or other information, but modifying any of the forms or form fields 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.
The Release Notes and Instruction files (Acrobat files) included with the combined installer provide information about the HTML and associated files.
PacFORMS author, Phil Henderson, KF6ZSQ
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