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Current Version:     Outpost v3.2 c097
Released Date:        April 24, 2017
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Outpost is a Windows-based packet message client that lets you send and receive packet messages with almost any Amateur Radio Bulletin Board System (BBS) or TNC Personal Mail Box. Read More...


What's New


Outpost v3.2 Released

Jim KN6PE, 9-May-2017

Outpost v3.2 is now available for download. Please See the Readme320 file for information about installation hints and what's new. Additionally, a new Outpost Quick Start guide is included to help jump-start new users into this release. All application notes have been updated to reflect any screen changes that may have occurred.

As always, if you encounter any problems, please post it to the Yahoo Group or let me know.

On the Horizon; Outpost v3.2

Jim KN6PE, 23-Jan-2017

Outpost v3.2 is in the final stages of testing. As usual, there are a collection of enhancements and bug fixes that many of you have reported. See the v3.2 Release Content Description for all the details.

Outpost changes to support Winlink Secure Logon

Jim KN6PE, 12-Feb-2016

Winlink has had a secure logon capability in their plans for a long time, and it all comes together this year. As of 15 Apr 2016, the Winlink team will enforce a secure login requirement on all users. This means that (i) you need to register for a logon account and set up a password to access Winlink, and (ii) Outpost needs to change to support this capability. This change also provides an opportunity to rearrange some of the Outpost data elements to make more sense, the one in particular is associating telnet passwords with users, and not with devices (as it does today).

In short, there will be a migration activity for those Outpost users that use telnet, whether it is for Winlink or any other BBS where you access it by telnet. See this Application Note for more information on this change as well as how to set up Outpost for telnet and Winlink access.

Dealing with USB-to-Serial devices

Submitted by Santa Clara County RACES, 16-Oct-2014

Almost all amateur radio TNCs and many amateur radio transceivers are equipped with RS-232 serial ports for communicating with a computer. But most computers sold today no longer have RS-232 serial ports. In fact, on many laptops, and certainly on devices like tablets, there is no room for such a large connector. So USB-to-serial adapters have become essential for filling the connectivity gap between devices with serial ports and computers without serial ports. Read More...