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Should we expand the scope of this site to include questions about Morse code?

I think I am in agreement. Generally, questions are on-topic if they are about "amateur radio or the technology of radio", but I would say that we have reached a point in time (where Morse ...
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Should we expand the scope of this site to include questions about Morse code?

I think so. Aside from folks required to learn Morse, usually as a result of military signals training, I anecdotally believe that we amateurs are the primary users of Morse code today. For this ...
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Should we expand the scope of this site to include questions about Morse code?

I think that questions about Morse code should be considered on-topic even if they don't happen to interact with radio technology, because Morse code is, in practice, largely a subtopic of amateur ...
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Let's explicitly state questions about illegal use of a radio is off-topic

I generally agree that we shouldn't just go along quietly with someone proposing to transmit illegally or such, but some notes on the implementation. Remember that someone may not know that what they ...
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Let's explicitly state questions about illegal use of a radio is off-topic

I am concerned that we have no geographic reference for the OP nor the application location. So how can we decide what is legal as this is highly dependent on geo-political boundaries? On other ham ...
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Separate Morse tag to go along with the CW tag

Like I mentioned earlier, I feel that morse should be remapped as a synonym to cw. The definition given to our cw tag currently covers all 65 questions relating to morse code. Current cw definition ...
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Let's explicitly state questions about illegal use of a radio is off-topic

This proposed bullet point has now been added to the help center. From the discussion so far, what I see is that we have general agreement that we don't want to keep "illegal" questions — the ...
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Separate Morse tag to go along with the CW tag

This has now been done. Concrete proposal: create a synonym for morse → cw. Rationale: morse-code is already a synonym of cw, and no one who has spoken up so far is advocating actually separating ...
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Should we expand the scope of this site to include questions about Morse code?

Sure, why not? I don't mind answering questions about Morse code that don't have anything to do with radio. They don't come up very often anyway. Think of it as a small service that we could do for ...
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Should we expand the scope of this site to include questions about Morse code?

Okay, you've convinced me. I just upvoted these answers. What does that Google Doodle question have to do with Amateur Radio?
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New tag: antenna-modeling

I had been thinking antenna-theory already includes this, but it's certainly a common enough topic to warrant a tag of some sort and separating the general theory from the details of modeling tools. ...
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Separate Morse tag to go along with the CW tag

I don't see any questions about the man Morse himself, so see little reason for a morse tag at all, as long as we have morse-code and cw. However, note that when I initially typed "Morse" it did ...
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Separate Morse tag to go along with the CW tag

CW and Morse code are certainly two different topics in principle. However, out of the questions we have so far, almost none of them about issues pertaining to CW-but-not-Morse. If we tag Morse ...
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Let's explicitly state questions about illegal use of a radio is off-topic

Having read about this some more, in particular trying to find an official StackExchange stance on this, it turns out that there is also the matter of jurisdiction. In short, there are laws in every ...
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Planning tag improvements: radio programming and interfacing

Here is what I have now actually done, which is not quite the same as the plan I laid out above: Created computer-control and made cat a synonym of it. Created radio-programming. Created audio-...
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Planning tag improvements: radio programming and interfacing

Regarding the proposed cat,I'm under the impression that CAT refers to a specific plug and jack on certain Yaesu, Icom, and Kenwood radios. I have an Elecraft K2, and Elecraft never refers to its ...
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Planning tag improvements: radio programming and interfacing

If you use equipment-interfacing you should be consistent and use equipment-programming in stead of radio-programming, so I would suggest the following: radio-programming --> equipment-programming ...
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“Power” tags need improvement

Hearing no objections or suggestions for improvement, I have done the following: Renamed power to rf-power. Where appropriate, added the tag dc-power and removed the tag rf-power.
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