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Should we encourage the use of SI-units?

Ham radio and the internet are by definition international communication media. Should we then encourage the use of the International System of Units at this site? Would it be too much to ask to ...
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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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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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Help with a few tags (overly specific?)

I was cleaning up a few new tags and found a couple corner cases that might help resolve some big-picture questions on whether a tag is needed: Should every specific model number of hardware have it'...
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Who should the moderators be?

Amateur Radio SE is going to need a few moderators to help steer the site during the beta phase until the site graduates and an election can be held. We're looking for folks that have a little bit of ...
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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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What is the best strategy to migrate the members of my ham-related Yahoo!Group to ham.se?

I am the "moderator-owner" of the Windom Antenna Yahoo!Group. I have been longing to move that Yahoo!Group to a more "mature" Q&A site like ham.stackexchange.com. What would be the best strategy ...
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How can I promote ham.se on my personal website?

I have a relatively well-known ham-related personal website. I am currently modernising its design and would like to promote ham.stackexchange.com. What is available to do so? Can I gain some ...
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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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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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What should our general opinion be on jargon?

Ham radio, like many other fields, has boatloads of jargon, and it often crops up in all sorts of conversation. It's already shown up in plenty of questions asked so far, both in titles and question ...
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What do we think of answers that are purely quotes from elsewhere?

What do we think of answers like this? On other SE sites I am active on, answers that a purely made up of quotes from elsewhere (even when attributed) are generally frowned upon. There is a discussion ...
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How can we get people to both ask and answer questions?

I was looking at the Area 51 stats, and I noticed something interesting. With 2 exceptions, myself and Amber, every one of the users on the top page thus far has exclusively asked or answered ...
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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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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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Tag synonym request: license / licence

We currently have licence and license tags, with seemingly zero overlap. These two should really be merged and established as synonyms. I recommend the US English spelling ...
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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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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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Ambiguous questions - A plea for more context

Coming from other stack exchange sites, I have been a bit disturbed when I see so many vague questions like these (my personal reactions are included after the "<--"): Basic QSO format <-- This ...
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Are questions about batteries/emergency power on-topic or off-topic?

The ARRL has a book called Emergency Power for Radio Communications. What does the community think?
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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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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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Tag for ionospheric/propagation conditions?

I asked this question which I tagged 'ionosphere' (which didn't previously exist). User Mike added the tag propagation, which has one other question tagged. As far as HF goes, these tags are probably ...
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What should our policy be on “somewhat” broad questions?

Quite a few questions have made it into the close vote review queue already, under the reason "Too broad", including: How do I evaluate the features and performance of radios? Are there well-...
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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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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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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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Should ticket-holders use a dummy call-sign user?

Just what the title says. A lot of users on ham.SE (hopefully!) will be amateurs with a legitimate call-sign. How should they share their call? Would a dummy-user by the call-sign be acceptable? ...
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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?

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