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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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Amateur Radio Sandbox

Post answers, comments, etc to test and try things out. There are other sandboxes available across the Stack Exchange network however each site can be a little different than other sites, for ...
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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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Proposal to delete [radio-band] tag

I'm thinking the tag radio-band is not especially useful. It's not clear what it means for a question to be tagged with it, and it's an attractive nuisance for newcomers who think “I'm asking a radio ...
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Let's get critical: Jan 2014 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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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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Can 'races', and 'ares' be a synonym for 'emergency'?

The context for 'emergency' tag is as follows This tag is for questions about the use of amateur radio in support of public safety or disaster relief in a declared emergency, including any ...
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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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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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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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What about 'localized' questions?

Other sites have close reasons such as 'too localized' which basically means that a question is not likely to help many other visitors aside from the OP, and this is also generally used for timebound ...
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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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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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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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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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Proposal for questions about Digital modes, DMR, Echolink, and IRLP ect. to be added to the "What topics can I ask about here?" in the Help Center

I am thinking that it would be helpful for new Users of SE HR if questions about Digital modes, DMR, Echolink, and IRLP and other computer based Ham Radio Facets were added to the "What topics can I ...
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Let's get critical: Jul 2014 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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"Core Users" Posting leading questions and answering themselves

I'm new to both Amateur Radio (licensed ~4 months) and the ham.stackexchange.com site. However I am well experienced on StackOverflow and understand the site format very well. Of concern to me is ...
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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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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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The tag [product-recommendation] is misleading

As with most SE sites, the scope definition of our site disallows pure "tell me what to buy" questions. Previous discussion: To what extent are "recommend a solution" questions allowed What ...
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Is it really OK to summarily move a question posted to HR SE to another exchange?

The subject at hand is related to this question in particular: https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/131619/how-does-ohms-law-apply-to-superconductors Before migrating a question to another SE, ...
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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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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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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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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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Should service recommendation questions be off-topic?

The site's scope currently specifically mentions as off topic "shopping recommendations for specific products". This is to a large extent because Stack Exchange generally does very poorly for product ...
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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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Topic of the week #4 - Contesting [duplicate]

Dealing with any contest rules, explanations, etc.
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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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Policy on Editing Others' Posts

While improving posts is a laudable goal, editing others work is a big responsibility. To the extent that the editor changes the submitters' work, the editor is assuming a degree of ownership of it. ...
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Since when are questions related to physics off topic on HR SE?

The subject at hand is related to this question in particular: https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/131619/how-does-ohms-law-apply-to-superconductors If technologies are only on-topic if they ...

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