Packet Operations in BCARES consists of two types of message traffic handling.
BCARES maintains several packet sets that consist of a Radio, Computer, TNC, Printer, Antenna and necessary cables to operate independent of the grid. Each packet set has a corresponding toolbox that contains a battery and charger.
The Longmont EOC has a packet set pre-positioned in their EOC that consists of a Radio, TNC, and Computer and is designed to operate in that EOC, inside the Justice Center which is equipped with Emergency Power and VHF/UHF Antenna connections.
All computer have RCWinPacket, RMS Express, and OUTPOST Packet Messenger (PMM) installed.