103C Using the Zello Voice Training and Operations Nets

This is a new course in our series of short courses for REACT members to train to perform communications duties in emergencies. It is the third course of a three-course sequence the use of REACT’s training and operations nets in major emergencies and disasters. This course addresses the use of Zello, a push-to-talk voice system that operates over the Internet in much the same way as a regular radio frequency operates, while allowing all REACT members to communicate, regardless of the license or equipment status.

Our Using the Zello Voice Traffic and Operations Nets covers:

  • What Is Zello?
  • Required Equipment?
  • Download Zello and Install
  • To Transmit and Listen
  • Testing
  • Status and History
  • Channel Management
  • Closing Station

The course manual is 12 pages in length, and should take no more than 1 hour to complete.  There is a detailed final examination – when you are ready, contact our training staff at Training@REACTIntl.org to obtain the web address and password for our online testing system.  Continuing education units are awarded for course completion.

Completing a course on using Zello does not make you an expert. You need to practice to develop speed and accuracy in using Zello for emergency communications. REACT International’s Traffic Net conducts a weekly net that allows you to develop proficiency in Zello’s features. Contact Training@REACTIntl.org for more information.