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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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Please fill out the help center

Moderators, I request that you fill out the What topics can I ask about? page. We have already started a discussion about it, which did not attract very many opinions; I believe that Phil Frost's ...
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What should the help center read about on-topic and off-topic questions?

Each Stack Exchange site has a Help Center page What topics can I ask about here? detailing the scope of the site in question. Ours is still a default stub: Please look around to see if your ...
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Can we get the chat link in the right sidebar back on the main site?

I notice that our chat room, Ham Shack, is overall less active than it used to be, even though the Q/A activity has been improving a bit recently (all subjective, I have no numbers to back this up). I ...
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Please add schematics to Ham.SE

On Electronics.SE there is a facility, using CircuitLab, to add editable schematics to posts. This is enabled in the post editing toolbar, as well as via special markup: ...
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Changing the naming of a Tag

I attempted to edit the question here Can X-rays be used for communication? to have the proper naming for the Tag "x-ray", but it failed and told me to raise it on meta. Can an moderator edit the ...
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Please increase the question limit during beta

I'm running into the question limit on ham.stackexchange.com, and I'm wondering what value the question limit adds during the beta. It seems to me that the workload is light enough that bad questions ...
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What should happen to regional questions that don't specify a region?

For example: Is a guest-operator QSO recorded in the host-station log too? Being a question about regulations, the answer will differ based on the jurisdiction under consideration. However, the ...
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What is the difference between the 'radio-terms' and 'jargon' tags?

We currently have radio-terms and jargon tags, with three questions in each and none tagged using both. radio-terms has no tag wiki currently, whereas jargon has the following: Questions about ...
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We'd like math support enabled

Some Stack Exchange sites, such as Math and Physics, allow LaTeX equations for rendering in questions and answers. For example, writing ...
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Tags: “Handheld”, “HT”, or both?

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 ...
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Should we use short or long tags for regional/country tags?

I've seen people using united-states and usa, similarly I've seen uk and wouldn't be ...
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What should the tag be for cable?

So far we have feed-line,transmission-line, and could easily create cable. What should be the term we use for the wires going between the radio and antenna?