HT is definitely the more common jardon, but "handheld" is less jargon-y for those new to radio. Should we prefer one over the other (and/or tag synonym one to the other), or should we allow using both side by side if desired?
I have merged these tags as suggested. portable is still a separate tag to refer to any handheld (or portable) equipment rather than a radio. handheld is now a synonym of ht. I kept ht as the master for the following reasons:
- More popular in existing use - 6 uses of ht to 3 uses of handheld (plus 2 with both)
- More descriptive name - even though ht is an abbreviation, it more accurately reflects what the tag is used for. "HT" is nearly universally understood, while "handheld" could refer to a cell phone or GPS receiver.
If we see any other alternative spellings used ([tag:handy, handie, handheld-transceiver) then we'll make more synonyms. (Unless I'm missing something, I can't mod-create a synonym unless the proposed synonym is actually in use.)