Communication Backup Plan
The following is more or less for friends of mine, or anyone that stumbles across this whenever there is a Zello outage...
What if Zello goes down?
[NOTE: BE SURE TO CHECK BACK TO THIS PAGE AT THE TIME OF A ZELLO OUTAGE, AS THIS INFORMATION CAN CHANGE AT ANYTIME]
Check first if it's your network. Check Cellular vs WiFi and see if you have the same problem on both networks. If you still can't log into Zello, continue to the next steps
Remember / bookmark this site! Spaceman433.com
Go to this page to see what the current back up communication plan is.
Once you have the application up, click the keypad icon at the top, enter channel 433433 and click the green OK button.
Call out and listen for other Zello users. I should be there as long as I'm aware of the outage.
While waiting for other Zello users, make sure Zello knows about the outage. Fill out their Support form.
NOTES about the "Two Way" application:
The PTT button on the screen is strictly PTT. There is NO toggle setting
Gotta keep messages short - 15 seconds per key up
Devices with External Mics: Your Mic will not work. you must press the PTT button on the screen
There is no history
There is no list of users
This is a very stripped down, easy to use PTT app that we can use in place of Zello if Zello is down.
Why "Two Way"??? - Why not Team Speak or Discord since they are being linked anyway?
...because this is a really easy to use backup solution. Most core Zello users will not want to install and figure out Discord or TeamSpeak. "Two Way" is as simple as they come without signing up for an account.
What if the sh*t hits the fan, and we totally lose the internet and possibly power for the foreseeable future?
Well then ---- we're probably f*cked.
Also, you more than likely won't be able to get to this page on your device unless it's cached.
Chances are we'll be lawless for awhile as well, so who gives a damn about a ham license?
So go find yourself a nice radio setup that can transmit on 80 meters (if you can somehow power it) and look for a sign of life.