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…

Why is this log Super COOL?

It was always possible to generate a QSL by double clicking on a log logged on The COOL and then you needed to do a screen capture to store it as an image file. Today an attempt was made to…