Hello SBSA pilots,

In order to help support better communications while trying to get a group to go flying we are switching over to a new group chat program in place of our current chat box.  This new group chat will be in the same place on the website and you can use it there like you do the current one today.  The bonus is that the new chat has phone apps that will allow notifications when posts are made to the group.  The hope is that just like the current chat box we have now on the site, pilots will use the group chat to coordinate flying activities.  And we can also use it for occasional notifications that need to be relayed to pilots about information for flying our local sites.

Here is what you need to do to switch over to the new group chat.
1. Go to the club website and use it much like you do today SBSA.INFO
or
2. Download and install the Telegram messenger app for your mobile device
For Android
For Iphone/Ipad
 
or sign up and use the web version in a browser
3. Web version
or install it on you computer
4. Mac/PC/Linux

Regardless of which way you signed up for telegram via your device above, you will need to click on this link to join the SBSA group chat. 
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Click this link to join the group –> SBSA Group Chat
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You will not see any history when you first join the group chat.  All of the previous history can be seen at SBSA.INFO club website.  You will retain all the history from when you sign up moving forward.
The telegram app has notifications that will help when trying to coordinate to go flying.  You may want to learn about the notifications and how to turn them on and off.  For instance when you are at work and everyone is blowing up your phone with notifications that they are going flying might be a good time to turn off the notifications rather then removing the app because you are annoyed that you can’t go flying.  Just turn them back on when you do want to go flying and get the messages  that people are meeting to go fly.
If you have any questions – please email John and he’ll get you squared away (jdmcmah@gmail.com).

Some tips for Telegram Group notifications.

The general settings for notifications on Telegram lets you customize the notifications for the entire chats and groups. But to disable notification for a specific chat or a group, you need to do as follows:

Android phones

  1.  Open the Telegram on your Android device
  2. Tap the chat/conversation/group you want to manage the notifications for
  3. Tap the contact/group name on the top to open the details
  4. Tap the Notifications and Sounds option
  5. And there you can manage the notifications, including the vibration and sound

Apple Iphone

iOS:

  1. Open Telegram App
  2. Go to Telegram Settings
  3. Tap Notifications and Sounds
  4. Select Group Notifications
  5. Select desired settings.