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Congratulations to us—ham.SE is no longer a beta site!

As of today, 16 December 2021, ham.stackexchange.com is no longer a beta StackExchange site! We graduated along with 57 other sites. Congratulations are in order! Here's the official announcement. ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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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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Please post questions!

I can post six unlimited questions a day, and so can you. Please try to post as many good questions as you can think of each and every day. The site activity will only increase if people know that ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #1 on Amateur Radio has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new pro-temp moderators are: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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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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Topic of the Week #1: Nov 17-23: radio propagation

During the week of November 17 through November 23, 2013, the Topic of the Week for Amateur Radio Stack Exchange is: propagation Questions dealing with the propagation of radio signals. We ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Ham Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three ...
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What is popular around Amateur Radio forums?

A quick survey of the top four ham radio forums via google search shows that that are a number of very popular topic categories. Here are the top common subforums with the most threads (not posts, ...
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Presence at SDRA/HAMRADIO Friedrichshafen

I was just wondering whether people will meet in Friedrichshafen, especially at SDRA, considering the community here is at least a bit software-affine, in general. I'll try to be there (still having ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Changes to the DX tag

I just edited the tag dx. Before, there was no descriptive text associated with it. https://ham.stackexchange.com/tags/dx/info If anyone wants to suggest edits, here's the place.
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Presence at the SDR & Ham Radio devroom at FOSDEM'24

Does anyone want to drop by and say hello? Do we have a dedicated presence / Birds-of-a-feather meeting (we might want to coordinate that with the Belgian hams)? I'm attaching the call for ...
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Are questions concerning good repeaters allowed?

Are people allowed to ask for repeater recommendations for a specific area?
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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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Should there be a new tag for questions regarding Morse code that aren't about amateur radio or the technology of radio?

The community recently voted to expand the scope of this site to include questions regarding Morse code that are not also about amateur radio or the technology of radio. Should we make changes to our ...
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