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Roger Beep

Our no-download web client now has a roger beep. This is a tone that plays over the channel that signifies the end-of-transmission. Commercial 2-way radio has long had this feature, and radio hobbyists have a long history of adding circuits to their microphones and radios to have this same purpose.

The iOS Client has a slightly different beep than the web client, so you can tell who’s coming from where.

In addition to the tone sent over the Virtual Airwaves channel, there’s a local beep tone that you hear. This lets you know for sure when you’ve pressed or released the button, or when your talk time has timed out.

Roger beeps sometimes elicit strong feelings from radio enthusiasts. CB’ers like […]

By |2019-09-05T00:08:31+00:00September 5th, 2019|New Users|0 Comments

You’re Invited!

We would like to invite you to try a fun, new technology.  Don’t worry – there’s no registration, sign-up, email, or anything – you and your friends can simply try it, right in your browser.  

Try it right now! Go to to enter Channel 1. Nobody around yet? Share the link with your friends and start communicating, walkie-talkie style.

So, what is it? 

Virtual Airwaves gives you live, push-to-talk group audio — just like a 2-way radio — easily placed on any web page or social posting.  We’ve built a system to manage, mix, and route real-time audio streams over the internet for […]

By |2019-06-12T20:42:05+00:00June 12th, 2019|New Users|0 Comments

Web Client — No Download Needed

Virtual Airwaves now has a web client. We use WebRTC technology–available on all modern web browers–to offer the Virtual Airwaves experience anywhere: desktops, tablets, and mobile phones.

Try it now

Try it right now by visiting this url:

This will start the client and put you in channel 1. If you don’t have anyone nearby to talk to, share the link with your friends and get them on the air, too!


The first time you use the […]

By |2019-05-08T23:18:28+00:00May 8th, 2019|New Users|0 Comments

Callbox 2.0 is here!

As you’ve probably seen if you tried to launch the 1.0 version, there is now a “2.0” version of Callbox available in the App Store!

You’ll have no trouble recognizing this new version – it brings a new look to our favorite big, just-push-it-to-talk button; this represents lots of new infrastructure behind the scenes that makes your connections to the Virtual Airwaves backend secure, supports even more scalability for more users, and enables some upcoming advances in our system.

There is one important new user feature right on the main screen: background listening!  So now you can monitor a channel while doing something else with your iPhone.   It’s a simple toggle button at the lower left of the main screen that […]

By |2018-10-01T20:36:29+00:00October 1st, 2018|New Users|0 Comments

Welcome to Virtual Airwaves

Our goal is to give everyone with an internet connection the ability to talk to people near them, or just listen to what’s happening nearby. No social network, no registration, just push and talk.

If they’re near you, they can hear you. Next time there’s a traffic jam, let someone in your car talk to people up ahead and find out what’s happening. Talk to your neighbors as you take an afternoon walk, or find out what’s happening on campus.  Just turn it on to talk or listen.

You can talk to just certain groups of people with private channels.  Get a claim code you can pass to your friends. They just enter the […]

By |2017-11-29T00:15:57+00:00May 5th, 2016|New Users|0 Comments