1. You must first go to Google+ to find Hangouts. Google+ can be found via this link: https://plus.google.com/ or after signing into your Google account, locate the black bar across the top of your browser screen. Your name will be at the top with a + next to it.
Starting a Hangout
a. Click on the Start a Google Hangout Button:
b. Click on the X next to Your circles and enter the names (Google Account Names) of those you want to join your hangout.
NOTE: If you have created Circles and have the names in a circle, you can use the drop-down to pick that Circle.
c. Enter the name of your Hangout (NW Sector)
d. Now click the Hangout button
Two things should happen when the person starts the hangout you’ll join.
Either way will let you join the Hangout.
If you are having troubles hearing others, or they are having trouble hearing you...
Go to the Settings Icon (Gears)
NOTE: All friends in the Hangout may have to change their settings, so everyone can hear everyone else.