Category RaDAR

The COOL and RaDAR Sport

Actually RaDAR Sport is where the ideas of The COOL began. This artificial intelligence (AI) video brought back some fond memories. They are still applicable! Outdoor radio, no limit on equipment, rapid deployment amateur radio. Moving amateur radio Stand still…

My 50th year as a radio amateur

It all started after joining the SARL in January 1974 as a short wave listener number ZS6-102, a young high school student in standard eight starting at a new high school in Alberton. A year later, after writing the November…

New modifications to The Uploader

Traditionally ten character grid locators were evaluated as the exchange during RaDAR chellenges. These fields have since been used for all kinds of exchange evaluations but applicable to The COOL specifically. Kieth, ZS6HI uses an off line logger – Log4OM.…

The COOL – Results 2023

The COOL has gone through the various phases from being an idea to what it is today. We grew in numbers over the past few months. The results shown here have particular relavance: These are the result of QSO’s that…

Your first CW QSO

What an awesome step in life, a memorable moment. If I may mention my own. It was early in 1975, at the tender age of 16, my dad had bought me a Yaesu FLDX400 transmitter from Hamrad in Johannesburg, probably…

The transition from RaDAR to “The COOL”

What is RaDAR you may ask? RaDAR stands for Rapid Deployment Amateur Radio. It was a concept that was defined in the late 2000’s. RaDAR, like many others for example SOTA (Summits on the air) and POTA (Parks on the…