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### How strictly should the close-as-duplicate rule be enforced?

Here are the reasons why questions are sometimes closed as duplicates. Read this first. The Stack Exchange rules about duplicate questions were recently relaxed --in a recent post that I can't find-- ...
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### Deleting a question that is borderline unanswerable

Why is my diplexer such a spectacular failure? I feel that my original question was basically too broad. I'd like to break this diplexer problem into two questions, one concerning how to best use a ...
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It seems if URLs contain a $, this breaks markdown rendering. I'm guessing some interaction with the mathjax rendering. Example: [open termination][2]$%201%201e-...
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### Let's have our own community ads!

As for other sites, SE went in and had another round of promotions. I think it's a good idea we do that, too, and even if its just to get our fingers warm when it comes to promoting this site on ...
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### Later this year, hamSE may no longer be a beta site. What will happen?

Per this answer in a related question, we might come out of beta in late October. What will happen then? Will there any advantages, etc. of no longer being a beta site? We need to prepare a logo or ...
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### beta status as of February 2020

I saw the question Will we come out of “beta” ? … ever? from November 2017, and I wondered how we're doing now, over two years later. So I looked up our site statistics on Area 51 here, and here's ...
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### Is this edit working?

Ok, let's settle something here. I would like the people who closed my question to come to state their case. I would like the people who have closed my question on wattage to copy and paste the ...
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### 2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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### New tag: military-surplus

I added it a couple of days ago, and applied it to a number of questions. Does it need any synonyms, etc? Please post any suggestions here.
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### Is this edit ok? [duplicate]

Carrier phone system adaptation Are theses edits sufficient to open this question.
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### Contesting this closure

Carrier phone system adaptation This a question is a concept stemming from a radio engineering handbook and my handbook talks about phone patching. I have made conections to the radio, the only ...
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### New tag: antenna-modeling

We need a new tag, antenna-modeling. See this question which is an example of why a new tag is needed. I propose tag synonyms of NEC, modeling, EZNEC, mmana, and the names of other commonly used ...
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### Why our community doesn't have a logo?

Most of the communities in Stackexchange have dedicated logos. But why don't we have one?
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### What are rules of thumb with setting bounties?

I have been recently been given the privilege to start a bounty. I have been browsing the unanswered to get some questions a chance to be answered. What are some good rules to go by to award questions ...
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### Should we rename from “ham.stackexchange.com” to “amateur.stackexchange.com”?

I ask because the likelihood of this question turning up is greater as time goes by and it's best to have this sooner rather than later. Not all cultures approve of the word "ham", despite it being a ...
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### Should tags be created for ITU regions?

Kevin Reid AG6YO already explained to me that tags should be broad enough to include an entire category, however, I Safeguards against cross-border abuse?, which I suspect is specific for ITU Region 3....
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### Please create tags for BNC connectors and N type connectors

Ham-in-training and new members here. I've been frequently asking questions and getting great feedback here. I asked PL-259/SO-239 vs N Type vs BNC when to use which? and found that while the tag for ...
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### Increasing the Number of Questions per Day

I was looking at the Area 51 statistics for our site early today: What stands out is the low average number of questions per day. We seem to be doing quite well on all other metrics but the 1.9 ...
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### Have a tag for every single device?

As seen in How do I replace the Li-ion battery in a Kenwood TM-741A? we've got device-specific tags. Now, I'd like to think it'd be a good idea to have a guideline on whether to tag with the ...
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### 2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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### Antenna Theory within our Ambit

After looking at how SE EE handled a recent antenna theory question, I think we should expand our ambit to specifically include antenna theory and application - whether or not related to "radio". Why ...
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I have some odd metrics that I need clarified. My reputation on the "Where does the signal know where the cable ends and antenna starts is a +4 meanwhile the answer I posted has a -2 votes. So what ...
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The hamSE What-topics-are-allowed-here help page does not specifically disallow questions about non-amateur-band business radios, business repeaters, antennas, etc. in such a way that the majority of ...
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### Bounty will not let me give less than 100 points

Why when setting a bounty here in this SE the minimum is 100 rep whereas on other SE sites they have a 50 reputation option?
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### How can this be an 'unclear' post?

I really don't understand how this post can be closed as 'unclear what you are asking'. I look at the details of the posting as well as the answers already provided and short of the poster answering ...
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### Why bumping a question which is dormant while OP is absent for long time

My question is about this question As you can see, it was "bumped" recently The following to note from this post: Originally posted on 18-July-2017 User last seen on 25-July-2017 I understand that ...
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### Helping new user with posting an excellent self-answered question

Richard has posted a really nice article, but sadly in the question field alone. I tried to guide him through the process of answering his own question, but that didn't work out – he deleted the ...
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### Will we come out of “beta” ? … ever?

Current status is: so, what do we need to do to come out of beta ?
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### Posts Awaiting Review - Wrong Count

For the last two weeks, my menu bar shows three posts waiting for review. When I check all of the review queues, there are no reviews pending. When the count goes above 3, then there are that many ...
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### Spikes in visits to certain questions

I noticed that for the last couple of weeks, most of the questions get between 15-50 visits. But two recent, non-sequential questions suddenly have more than 500 visits. The votes are not ...
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### Separate Morse tag to go along with the CW tag

Morse code is a specific way of interrupting a carrier or a current flow. Hams utilize International Morse code. There are other ways to interrupt the carrier to send information. During WW II the ...
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### Defining/changing the “noise” tag

It came to my attention (thanks to user SDsolar — sorry I rejected your tag wiki edit; I didn't see that it was documenting the actually existing situation) that we have the tag noise as well as the ...
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### Let's explicitly state questions about illegal use of a radio is off-topic

With some frequency, someone will ask a question about doing something illegal. Often, using a Baofeng radio without a licence, on frequencies for which the radio is not certified. Amateur radio ...
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### DSP questions: best here, or on dsp.se?

Lately I've been working on some digital decoders for PSK31 and RTTY. Many signal processing questions come to mind, regarding filtering, equalization, channel coding, and so on. Examples: Applying ...
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### Plan to reduce or remove [swr] tags

I'm currently of the opinion that swr is a (mildly) bad tag. The reason is that it rarely describes what the question is actually about; rather, the asker has some other problem and a high SWR ...
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### Answer acceptance rate is catastrophic; how to encourage askers to accept?

A few stats: Questions that aren't closed, and have accepted an answer: 779 Questions that aren't closed, have at least one answer, but no accepted one: 694 In other words, even when I answer a ...
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### Where is this site's scope formally documented?

I though I'd mention this site as an alternate answer to https://dsp.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1226/are-questions-about-vhf-antennas-off-topic-here and wanted to quote what is/isn't on-topic ...
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### Happy Holiday Season

I realise I am only new on this site, but really enjoyed participating and contributing this last year. I learned a lot, not only from reading questions and answer, but also by asking questions and ...
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### Is there a Logout/Off procedure ?

I like to log out/off of a site when I leave it. I don't see a way to do that. Can it be done?
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### Planning tag improvements: radio programming and interfacing

We got a question about “programming radios” (that is, bulk entering frequency memories and configuration, from a computer or other radio) that was tagged programming (which says it is for software ...
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### Please stop giving examples in watts/fractions every time power/gain/loss is expressed in dB

So, with this cable you would have 2.45 dB of loss. $10^{-2.45/10} \approx 0.57$, so if you put 100 watts in you'll get 57 watts out. the loss increases very quickly. 2.45 dB might not be much loss,...
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### I am curious why this question was deleted

https://ham.stackexchange.com/questions/6554/diy-morse-code-telegraph-using-only-basic-components only reference still on this site is the edit-record of my answer: https://ham.stackexchange.com/...
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### Is the stackoverflow Documentation feature going to be rolled out to other SE sites?

See the announcement blog post here, and read the tour here. I'm a relative newcomer to Ham SE, but I can already think of some ways documentation might be really useful to us. For example, there ...
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### Why is the subdomain ham.SE?

I am wondering why the url is ham.SE instead of amateurradio.SE or ar.SE. Is there a reason for this?
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### Too late to widen the scope of this SE?

Personally the "allowable focus" on this site suits me fine. I'm into SDR and RF stuff and have been using my ham license as the context to explore that. But I'm a little torn: seems like many ...
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### Random terribrilliant idea: ask all the FCC exam questions here?

Horrible idea that's somehow too good not to try pull off. Also, probably already considered years ago. But here goes anyway ;-) One of this site's biggest dings against leaving beta is that we ...