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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, ...
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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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Confused about metrics

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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Are questions concerning commercial business-band radios allowed here?

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 ...
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Can we help prevent first-time users from posting comments in answers?

Since May of this year, we've seen many first-time users post comments in answers. (This page explains why they can't post comments.) (There are much worse "offenses", and nothing about this is ...
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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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Please welcome your new moderators

I'm Pops, a Community Manager at Stack Exchange. I'm here today to announce two new moderators for your community, replacing two long-serving mods who have stepped down. Please welcome: Please join ...
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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 ...
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“Power” tags need improvement

There's a gap in the available tags. The only tags with “power” in the name are power and power-supply. If we believe their descriptions, then power is for RF power levels only (though it doesn't say ...
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Verificación de mi e-mail como nuevo usuario de este sitio

Mi pregunta es si es correcto al aceptar el enlace (ham.stackexchange) eso aparece en la barra de direcciones y al seleccionar tal dirección se mira un enlace muy diferente con muchas letras....es ...
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Proposed changes to antenna-related tags

Outside of specific antenna types or components, we have these tags for antenna questions: antenna and antenna-construction. I think that the tag antenna-construction is not actually very useful in ...
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Let's get critical: Jul 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Amateur Radio Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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We need a better tour question

I was just inspired to review our Tour page, and I find the question that's there (Why is the 70cm band commonly referred to as the 432MHz band?) to not be a great choice. It's a question about the ...
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Please welcome your newest pro tem moderator

I'm Pops, a Community Manager at Stack Exchange. As some of you may have noticed, one of your moderators recently stepped down for personal reasons. I'm happy to announce that a great new pro tem mod ...
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Field day questions

Let's try and ask as many questions relating to Field Day while they are fresh in our minds. If we do this, then we will have a great list for next year, and as a bonus, we'll also remember the ...
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Let's squash those unanswered questions!

As of right now, there are 35 unanswered questions on this site. Let's see if we can answer them all. I think this will help people to find answers to their questions, and keep on returning here. Let'...
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How can we improve the activity on this site?

I don't know about you all, but I'm quite grateful to have this site as a resource. I feel like it is starting to enter a decline, which has me worried. I see fewer good questions being asked, and ...
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What tag to use to discuss FLDIGI?

I am new to FLDIGI and want to exchange experience/lessons learned on stackexchange. What is the best tag to use?
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Should [propagation] and [range] be merged?

Is there a useful difference between the tags propagation and range? It seems to me that “range” is a sub-topic of “propagation”, and one which is not sufficiently specifically-of-interest to be worth ...
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What can we do to encourage new members to be more welcomed?

I feel like we have a reasonable supply of new members coming by, but they don't seem to stick around as much as we would like. What can we do to encourage these members to stick around for more than ...
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How to alienate people in the US

I am growing rather tired of a pattern of behavior of jumping at every opportunity to point out every little thing that might be specific to the US. This is extremely rude. Everyone lives somewhere, ...
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Tag deletion request

By mistake I created the 14th-wave-antenna. I did not realize that the tag box would not accept the / that I inserted, and so it created ...

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