Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:10 pm Post subject: TeamSpeak
on another forum that I participate in occasionally (though nowhere near as much as this one) they have a seoftware facility called TeamSpeak, where users with headsets can chat to one-another online, live, instead of using the keyboard to chat.
It works really well, and they also occasionally have tuition on there too, for things like RT and stuff, done by instructors.
All you need is a PC headset, or speakers and a microphone in order to use it.
You can use one of your keyboard keys as a PTT key, or set it to voice activation. Any amount of people can talk at once, which is a neat feature, and a light comes on against whoever is talking at the time.
Check this out on the site I use, and see what you think. don't stay in there too long though, they'll want you to join
For the site administrators....this is so easy to install, and takes very little resources to run. Single server use for up to 25 simultaneous users is only $30 !!!!! Details at www.goteamspeak.com
Another thing they do is pipe Tower and APP radio through it too, for people to listen to, although this requires more equipment.
Check out the PilotPortal one in action:
Paste the following link into your browser and install the client.
The TeamSpeak thing doesn't use a lot of bandwidth at all, I don't think.
If you log onto the pilotportal.net web site (us heli people are allowed there too) you can chat with Dave Tidwell who set it all up.. he's a server wizard, and knows an awful lot about it. He's also very helpful.
Actually, if you use a headset, and download the software, and then log into it, you can actually talk to him on the TeamSpeak thing, so you can get a better idea of how it works too.
He's a really nice guy.
It's a really fantastic thing, and with the way people are so friendly on this forum, I really think it will work well.
I've also just read that it's free of charge to non-commercial users.... I think this means those who don't charge to use the site.
Adam. _________________ Adam Bailey
PPL(H) - Based Headcorn/Denham/Manston/Panshanger/Shoreham/Brands Hatch
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