GOTAhams Virtual Lounge

Nightly Video Chat

Everyone is welcome to join our nightly video chat room to improve your “social distancing” skills, enjoy some camaraderie, have a few laughs and meet some new and old friends. Until the “new normal” pandemonium subsides we will be using this method/App to hold our General meetings “virtually” monthly.

Many of the GOTAhams have been meeting “Virtually” nightly after our Radio “Net” on the WA6FZH repeater 446.400 PL 103.5 giving us a chance to get comfortable with the Zoom App and allowing us to “Socially Connect” while still practicing “Social Distancing”

We look forward to seeing all of you there. ’73 Ken KC6WOK

We use the “Zoom” video chat application for our nightly video meetings.

Here is some help to set up the Zoom Video Chat App.

To set up a free account on “Zoom” go to zoom.us – on the upper right will ask you to “Sign Up it’s Free”, simply click on that button, it will ask you to put in your “Work Email”. Just use whatever email you entered for club communications (the one Kathi uses to send you all that club “junk email”)

Zoom will send you an email to activate your Zoom account (if you don’t see it check your “Junk” or “Spam” file) click on the email from Zoom titled “please activate your Zoom account”. then click on the button that says “Activate Account” it will take you to a page where you will add your name, create a password, verify that password and click on the “continue” button. Now you get a page allowing you to invite friends through their emails, you can scroll down and click “skip this step”. You are now a member, fully activated and ready to join any Zoom meeting, event, webinar etc. as a free member, if you “host” a session it will limit you to 40 minutes. GOTAhams is a “Pro” member allowing up to 100 users to stay connected for 24 hours as long as WG6OTA is the “Host”. I believe at this point if you try to “start a meeting” Zoom will give you options for installing the “Zoom App” simply follow those directions and you should be ready for our evening Video Chat (GOTAhams Virtual Lounge) at 6:00 PM. You will just log in through the website menu on the far right side.

Due to Zoom security concerns, we have recently changed the process to log on to our Nightly Zoom chat. If you are a new member and did not receive the log on information, email us at zoom@gotahams.com

I do think patience is a virtue while we all learn these new “virtual/Social” tools. if you’re having issues, email, web Chatroom, the WA6FZH repeater and of course the Zoom.us website are all useful tools for help.