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Setting up Teamspeak3

Quick guide for setting up TeamSpeak3 on Windows ...

  1. Teamspeak3 is available for Windows, Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android phones & tablets, and more.  Download the version you need from and run the setup wizard once the application is on to your platform.  For these instructions, we will describe the process used to install TeamSpeak3 on a Windows computer.
  2. Run the program, accept the License Agreement, decline to login to your My_Teamspeak account and see the TeamSpeak3 Client appear.
  3. Select the Tools menu and the Options item at the bottom,
  4. Click on the Playback item on the left side of the screen.  Click the button for Play Test Sound and you should here the test message play through your computer's Default sound device.  (You can select a different sound device is you wish.)
  5. Next click the Capture item on the left to select your Mic and and PTT method. Oftentimes your Default device will work (e.g., the mic input to your computer's sound card.)  Select Push-To-Talk and click on the rectangular field that likely says "No Hotkey Assigned".  Then on your KEYBOARD press the Control Key on the right side of the keyboard.  This will be the key you press whenever you want to speak during an episode.
  6. Click on Begin Test, press the Right-Ctrl key on your keyboard and speak into your mic.  If things are working properly, you will hear your voice through the computer sound system.  Click OK to continue.
  7. Select the Connections --> Connect menu item. 
  8. Enter your Nickname (e.g., George N2APB), the Server Address ( and the password (PlayRadio).
  9. As soon as you then click on the Connect button, the TS3 client will connect to the server and you will be in the "Default".  Double-click on the CWTD channel and that's where we'll be!
  10. You can join in on the online discussions just by pressing your PTT key (the Right-Ctrl key on the keyboard) and speak up!  See the blue light come on by your name when you press the PTT, thus indicating that you are "transmitting".  You should generally try not to talk at the same time as when others are talking.
  11. Note also that you probably will want to disable the voice annunciation feature, as this is distracting while you are talking or listening to others.  This feature may be switched off by selecting the menu Self-->Sound Pack-->Sounds Deactivated.
  12. When you wish to leave the online discussion session, just close the TS3 client window.


Quick guide for setting up TeamSpeak3 on Ubuntu Linux ...

Download the latest client installation program to your desktop.  (

Follow the prompts and at the appropriate spot enter the required credentials: server address ( and the password (PlayRadio). 

Follow the other guidance from above.


For more complete details in setting up TeamSpeak3, see the "TeamSpeak Quickstart Guide" here.