Jump to content


Photo

Zello PTT App


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 unit997

unit997

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 29 posts
  • LocationNorth Jersey
  • GMRS Callsign:WQQE997

Posted 26 June 2014 - 04:43 PM

http://zello.com/

Hello All, does any one here know about Zello PTT App for your Smarthone? This system will work worldwide similar to NEXTEL for free. Zello can work on your Data or WIFi as well. Please look into it and I think is very imports of us to be connected if we are away from our Radios. I have downloaded it and works amazing. The Zello@Work App will be used on your home PC and will act as your Dispatch Console and you can monitor your channel from there.

 

 

Please let me know on here if your guys want to try it with me.

Thank you,

John R.



#2 unit997

unit997

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 29 posts
  • LocationNorth Jersey
  • GMRS Callsign:WQQE997

Posted 26 June 2014 - 05:03 PM

I have created a channel called Radio Communication Network-(RCN), so if anyone enters i will see them. First you will need to sign up for a new account all for free and secured, then find the channel group. I think this is great for all public safety, Volunteers, Skywarn, Families and so on.

 

Thanks.



#3 PastorGary

PastorGary

    Senior Moderator

  • Moderators
  • 1449 posts
  • LocationMultiple locations in USA seasonally.

Posted 26 June 2014 - 05:27 PM

Thanks for the info - very interesting concept.... please let us know how things go with this.



#4 quarterwave

quarterwave

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 238 posts
  • LocationOh-io
  • GMRS Callsign:On-File

Posted 27 June 2014 - 12:34 PM

I tinkered with this last year. It's kind of neat, but doesn't seem "reliable" (of course it is free...so one cannot expect commercial grade), it seemed to drop out and disconnect whenever it wanted. Tried it on 2 PC's on different networks, and on my smartphone. Looks like everyone that joins makes their own channel, but not a great way to really figure out what is what.

 

I was interested in using it as a link for:

 

1. Pushing my scanner audio to it to create a private stream for mobile use on my phone.

 

or

 

2. Interfacing it with a UHF portable so I could use my smartphone to link to my PC/UHF and it would work my repeater.

 

Tried 1, wasn't consistent. Didn't get around to #2.  


  • Logan5 and unit997 like this

#5 unit997

unit997

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 29 posts
  • LocationNorth Jersey
  • GMRS Callsign:WQQE997

Posted 27 June 2014 - 06:59 PM

Thank you for your input on this, very interesting. I see what your saying, noticed other GMRS and some DMR-MARC Channels already created might be pretty hard to keep everyone in one channel. 



#6 unit997

unit997

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 29 posts
  • LocationNorth Jersey
  • GMRS Callsign:WQQE997

Posted 28 June 2014 - 02:47 PM

https://www.facebook.com/zelloSKYWARN

Gents, I found a Skywarn channel on zello and they also have a Facebook page out of Kentucky, pretty busy channel. Everyone is welcome to join the chat. 



#7 spd641

spd641

    Senior Moderator

  • Moderators
  • 323 posts
  • LocationAlabama
  • GMRS Callsign:Ask
  • Ham Callsign:Ask

Posted 02 July 2014 - 04:33 PM

I have used Zello for several months and it has served me well.You can't ask for a bettter price...free.I would even donate a few dollars to them if it meant a better organized system...William


  • unit997 likes this

#8 unit997

unit997

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 29 posts
  • LocationNorth Jersey
  • GMRS Callsign:WQQE997

Posted 03 July 2014 - 12:51 AM

I have used Zello for several months and it has served me well.You can't ask for a bettter price...free.I would even donate a few dollars to them if it meant a better organized system...William

Awesome. I am glad that you like it. 



#9 Captain056

Captain056

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts
  • LocationNJ-0200 & NJ-1500
  • GMRS Callsign:Ask Me
  • Ham Callsign:Ask Me

Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:48 AM

I have created a channel called Radio Communication Network-(RCN), so if anyone enters i will see them. First you will need to sign up for a new account all for free and secured, then find the channel group. I think this is great for all public safety, Volunteers, Skywarn, Families and so on.

 

Thanks.

  John, We have been in discussion on that, but the Part 95 Rules may have a problem with that and vaige. The problem is that when out of the area the

person connecting with that to a GMRS system will not be hearing a co-channel station when communicating and is causing anticipated harmful interference.  Remember by checking the frequency in CSQ, before keying up to see if it is Clear.

The problem is there are too many GMRS systems on the Air, in the NYC Metro Area.

 

 

   FYI  Public safety agencies here, in NJ now have what is call Mutualink which is installed at PSAP, PSDC and Mobile

Command Posts, Hospitals, OEM & FBI. It now has a IPone App. now.  That is why SPEN Radio now is limited use. My agency is

now in the Planning and Budget stages of leaving the VHF Conventional System to the New NJ Public Safety Interoerabilty Comm

System and going with Secure.  Many agencies in the Essex and Bergen County area, are headed to this system.



#10 WQTK732

WQTK732

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 17 posts
  • GMRS Callsign:WQTK732
  • Ham Callsign:KC2KUY

Posted 31 July 2014 - 10:31 PM

Interesting.
Bill
KC2KUY
WQTK732

#11 JohnE

JohnE

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 566 posts
  • Locationthe Empire State

Posted 02 August 2014 - 12:24 PM

 

person connecting with that to a GMRS system will not be hearing a co-channel station when communicating and is causing anticipated harmful interference.  Remember by checking the frequency in CSQ, before keying up to see if it is Clear.

The problem is there are too many GMRS systems on the Air, in the NYC Metro Area.

there are ways around that.

if connected to the repeater itself you could leave it in monitor since that would let you hear the input audio to the machine.

the same can be done w/control/base radio being left in monitor. this would IMO satisfy the monitor requirement.

personally I would use a control/base unit for this as it would be better to hear the low side as opposed to the hi, given the amount of junk the hi side hears at the site.


Powered by Kenwood, Motorola, EF Johnson,Cresend  Milcom and Henry





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users