Getting Started with AppTalk Plus

How to Access a Group

  1. Open the Orion app on your compatible Android device.
  2. Note the “Welcome, User” screen upon first logging in.
  3. Tap the two-person icon in the upper left to access the group menu.
  4. Tap the group that you want to join.

Send Messages with AppTalk Plus

  • When you are ready to transmit, press and hold the PTT button on the side of your phone. Wait a moment after the tone to begin talking.  
  • Hold down the button while you are talking.
  • After you’ve finished speaking, wait a moment then release the button to stop transmitting.

Receive Messages with AppTalk Plus

  • Any group messages you receive will be played through your phone’s speaker or connected headphones, even when your phone screen is off.
  • To stop hearing messages from your group, exit the group.

Switching Groups

  • Tap the icon in the upper left that appears as a silhouette of two people.
  • Tap the group you want to join.

Changing Group Settings

  • If you’re designated as a group leader, tap “Settings”, located above the map.

Exit a Group

  • From the group map screen, tap "Exit Group", located above the map.


  • Make sure the volume is turned up on your phone.
  • Use the Echo Chamber group to familiarize yourself.

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