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Happy Holiday Season

I realise I am only new on this site, but really enjoyed participating and contributing this last year. I learned a lot, not only from reading questions and answer, but also by asking questions and ...
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Is there a Logout/Off procedure ?

I like to log out/off of a site when I leave it. I don't see a way to do that. Can it be done?
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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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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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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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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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Why is the subdomain ham.SE?

I am wondering why the url is ham.SE instead of amateurradio.SE or ar.SE. Is there a reason for this?
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Too late to widen the scope of this SE?

Personally the "allowable focus" on this site suits me fine. I'm into SDR and RF stuff and have been using my ham license as the context to explore that. But I'm a little torn: seems like many ...
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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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“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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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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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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Let's get critical: Jul 2015 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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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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Please welcome your newest pro tem moderator

I'm Pops, a Community Manager at Stack Exchange. As some of you may have noticed, one of your moderators recently stepped down for personal reasons. I'm happy to announce that a great new pro tem mod ...
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Field day questions

Let's try and ask as many questions relating to Field Day while they are fresh in our minds. If we do this, then we will have a great list for next year, and as a bonus, we'll also remember the ...
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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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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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What tag to use to discuss FLDIGI?

I am new to FLDIGI and want to exchange experience/lessons learned on stackexchange. What is the best tag to use?
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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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What can we do to encourage new members to be more welcomed?

I feel like we have a reasonable supply of new members coming by, but they don't seem to stick around as much as we would like. What can we do to encourage these members to stick around for more than ...
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How to alienate people in the US

I am growing rather tired of a pattern of behavior of jumping at every opportunity to point out every little thing that might be specific to the US. This is extremely rude. Everyone lives somewhere, ...
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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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Let's get critical: Jan 2015 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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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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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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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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Winter Bash (Hat Bash)

For the last 3 years, Stack Exchange has done a special around Christmas where they have special hats, awarded for a variety of things, that lasts most of the month of December, and maybe a bit more. ...
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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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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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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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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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Why do I care about a count of unactionable posts in the top bar?

There's always been a counter at the top of the page, and it seemed to indicate that there was something that needed to be reviewed, with the color indicating what. However, shortly after the roll-out ...
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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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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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Editing Others' Posts

I see lots of cases were questions, and even answers are being edited by folks other than those who originally posted the question/answer. Often the edits are minor corrections to spelling or ...
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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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What specific off-topic close reasons do we want or need?

We have had questions related to this matter here on Meta before (there are probably more that I just don't recall right now). When we added the custom close reason dealing with specifying a relevant ...
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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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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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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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Primer on MathJax

Since we have MathJax enabled, it might be a good idea to advertise that it is on and point to a primer on using. Amateur radio is so full of math, it's an important tool. I know my way around the SE ...
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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 ...
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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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“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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What should be the difference between the “license” and “legal” tags?

We currently have two tags that cover fairly similar ground. I'm talking about the license and legal tags. The two appear to fairly often be used to mean roughly the same thing; particularly, "...
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How can I build a _____?

There are not a small number of questions that ask about how to build something not too specific: Low parts count CW HF receiver? How can I construct a practical loop antenna for 2m band? Is there a ...
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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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Is “amateur radio” vs. “Amateur Radio” on topic?

Here's an interesting question: How do I build an portable FM transmitter? This doesn't qualify as Amateur Radio in the US, on at least two counts: (with some assumption) it involves operation in ...

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