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Are non Amateur Radio discussions allowed?

In Area 51, there were questions as to if GMRS and CB radio should be allowed. The overwhelmingly most popular answer was that they should be allowed, but not encouraged. Commercial radio was strictly ...
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Topic of the Week

(Copied from Space.SE, modified to fit here) One of the things that Stack Exchange in general has found effective is to devote a week to a specific topic in which members of the site feel is lacking. ...
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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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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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Questions that aren't off topic shouldn't be moved

There is a difference between a question that could be answered on another site, and a question which is off-topic for this site. For instance, I'm probably going to start asking questions about Go ...
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To what extent are “recommend a solution” questions allowed

Obviously a question like "where can I buy X" is not on topic, but there is a valid question right now of chinese-brand vs established-brand HTs. This is more of a continuum than an easy boundary line,...
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Is anything ever closed?

I've noticed that basically nothing gets closed, ever. If something does get closed, it's by a diamond moderator, not by community voting, and even then, it's hit and miss. There also seems to be ...
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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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How to encourage specifying one's locale?

This is peripherally related to What about 'localized' questions?, but I have a feeling that the answer will be somewhat different so am asking it as a separate question. There has been a fair number ...
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Proposed close reason: impossible HF propagation questions

I asked this one: How can I know over what distance or at what speed I can communicate? and it was closed as "too broad". However: this was not closed: What bands and modes will give me voice at 3,...
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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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Do SDR questions belong here too?

A LOT of (or maybe a few of) ham operators these days also use Software Defined Radios to gain more than what the physical hardware gives, or to monitor multiple devices simultaneously, or to modify ...
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Are US Test Pool questions fair game for the community and/or for the beta?

Given that the answers are already known to the community, is it helpful to ask questions which are already part of the test pool? How can we get more technical questions going?
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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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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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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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What tags to use for questions concerning someone's shack

Currently we have ham-setup and installation. Currently the questions are about someone's shack. Do we want to use a shack tag for these? There are 582,000 google hits for: "Amateur Radio" shack ...
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Should questions on broadcast radio be specifically off topic?

We have had a few questions that deal specifically with broadcast radio. That is, some form of one-to-many transmissions, occasionally on frequency bands specifically assigned to broadcast radio as ...
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How about list questions?

How should we feel about list questions? For example, there's already How can I protect equipment against a lightning strike? which seems to beg for incomplete answers at best (because I doubt anyone ...
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Is there a Plan for driving more traffic to the site?

I've noticed the steady decline of the number of unique users / day over the last few weeks. The holidays (at least in the US) aside, it seems like we need about 5x as many users/questions/answer to ...
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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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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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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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Regional tagging rules?

Amateur radio invites users worldwide, but the rules and usage differ region to region, sometimes significantly. On most Stack Exchange websites, regional tags are avoided in preference to generic ...
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No general off-topic reason (at least for flag)

I saw an off-topic question and wanted to flag it (though that's largely moot since the question volume is so small I'm sure the moderators look at every one). However, I can't flag it as off-topic: ...
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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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“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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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 ...