ARRL East Bay Section

Posted by af6aq on January 25th, 2009

OutpostPM Developer to Keynote EMCOMM U

Saturday, March 14, 2009 in Stockton, CA

The organizers of EMCOMM U, a one-day training workshop for emergency communicators, are pleased to announce that Jim Oberhofer, KN6PE, author of the widely-acclaimed OutpostPM emergency packet messaging software, will present two sessions at the event, being held Saturday, March 14, 2009, in Stockton, CA.

The first session will be the morning keynote, during which KN6PE will introduce OutpostPM to those not already familiar with it and present examples of how the software is being used to provide communications to emergency operations centers, hospitals, and other facilities.

The second presentation will be a special session talking about how to actually set-up an OutpostPM network for use in your community. Hardware, software, radios, and other aspects of a successful OutpostPM installation will be discussed.

Other planned sessions include the use of D-STAR in emergency applications, APRS, Winlink 2000 (no, this is not an all-digital conference), leadership skills, and a open forum for discussion of ARES/RACES/ACS issues.

EMCOMM U will be held from 7:30am (registration) until 5pm on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at the beautiful new SJ County Ag Center building and conference center in Stockton. Preregistration is required.

Speakers Sought

We are still looking for additional speakers. Please respond to this email if interested.

Bring Your Gear

We are planning to hold an “Emcomm Show-and-Tell” where attendees can show-off their vehicles (contact us about bringing your comm unit, we need it), go kits, portable stations, etc. If you are interested, please respond to this email.


Registration is limited to 100 (we already have 20 signed-up) and costs $25, including lunch and a $5 donation to the San Joaquin County Chapter of the American Red Cross. To register, visit


EMCOMM U is organized by San Joaquin County ARES and sponsored by Tracy ARC, Manteca ARC, and the San Joaquin County EMS Agency.

For more information, visit