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rec.audio.pro Professional audio recording and studio engineering. The charter, culled from the call for votes: This newsgroup will provide a forum for the discussion of professional audio products, recording and studio engineering as it relates to any of following: - Radio/TV audio for on-air and production - Sound reinforcement - Recording Some appropriate topics of discussion: - Buy/sell/swap of equipment - Equipment maintainance - Interfacing for control purposes - Modifications to equipment - Recording/mixing/editing/mastering techniques - Recording/reproduction media - Repair problems/solutions - Selection of equipment for particular situations - Studio design/construction - Testing and measurement - Use of computers in studios
rec.audio.tech is an unmoderated newsgroup which passed its vote for creation by 241:30 as reported in news.announce.newgroups on 9 May 1994. For your newsgroups file: rec.audio.tech Theoretical, factual, and DIY topics in home audio. The charter, culled from the call for votes: This forum is place for users to post articles concerning home consumer audio that are of a factual, practical, or theoretical nature. Sample topics might include: "How do I compute standing wave frequencies?" "Ported vs. non-ported speaker designs" "What is 8x oversampling?" "Power Amps: Current vs. Impedance Questions" This group is devoted to discussion of non-subjective topics, such as electronic design, acoustics, and diy items such as speaker building. Related topics, such as where to purchase resistors or speaker drivers, or where to find technical or practical information are also permissible. (e.g., "Where can I find Thiele & Small writings", or "Where can I find a good dealer for JBL drivers?".)
For your newsgroups file: rec.radio.amateur.boatanchors Vacuum tube-based amateur radio equipment. The charter, culled from the vote result announcement: The newsgroup, rec.radio.amateur.boatanchors, is primarily for discussions of topics related to classic amateur radio gear. Participation by others who are not licensed radio amateurs are also welcome.
The charter, culled from the vote result announcement: The purpose of the "rec.radio.amateur.dx" newsgroup is to provide an unmoderated forum for the discussion of topics of general interest to DXers, including but not limited to: o announcements of and invitations to join upcoming DXpeditions; o information about QSL routes; o tips and techniques regarding good operating practices; o solicitations for schedules that will enable new DXers to get the last few "new ones" needed to qualify for DXCC; o periodic postings of data files, such as the DXCC countries list, great circle coordinates used to determine beam headings, etc.; o administrative policies and practices pertinent to DX operations, such as gaining recognition for a DXpedition by national societies, adding new countries to the DXCC countries list, etc.; o the general joys and sorrows of participation in or making contact with a DXpedition. Although the term "DX" is usually used in reference to global communications on the HF bands, operators who use other modes have different applications of this term. This is especially true of VHF and UHF operators, for whom a contact of only 1000 or even 100 miles might well be considered DX depending on the band in which the contact is made. There is currently no newsgroup dedicated to these operators. Although the majority of the traffic on "rec.radio. amateur.dx" is expected to concern HF DXing, proponents of the higher bands are welcome to use "rec.radio.amateur.dx" as a forum in which to discuss their DX activities and, in fact, are encouraged to do so. Postings that would be considered inappropriate for this newsgroup are those whose topic falls more naturally under the charter of some other newsgroup in the "rec.radio.amateur" hierarchy. For example, discussion of radios used by DXers would be more appropriately posted to the "rec.radio.amateur.equipment" newsgroup. Similarly, general discussion of beam antennas typically used by DXers would be more appropriately posted to the "rec.radio.amateur.antenna" newsgroup.
For your newsgroups file: rec.radio.amateur.moderated Amateur radio practices, rules, etc. (Moderated) rec.radio.amateur.moderated is for the discussion of amateur ("ham") radio, also known as the Amateur Radio Service, as defined in Federal Communications Commission Regulations and U.S. Law (47 CFR Part 97), and in similar laws and regulations in other countries, based on international treaty. It is not limited to the rules of any one country or time period. Possible topics include past, present, and future operating practices; events; contests; past, present, and potential-future rules; power limitations; authorized frequencies; allowed modes and band plans (or other gentlemen's agreements) that govern how we are to operate; what constitutes the acceptable operation of amateur stations. The newsgroup is intended to be international in scope, not just for amateurs in the United States. It is, however, intended as an English-language forum, by custom and practice. As with General Aviation and other internationally-scoped endeavors, the Amateur Radio Service has a strong custom of the use of English and the Latin alphabet. Discussion of amateur radio in languages other than English also occurs in many country- and region-specific hierarchies, many of which have specific amateur radio newsgroups, including: de.* (Germany) dk.* (Denmark) es.* (Spain) fr.* (France) nl.* (Netherlands) pl.* (Poland) pt.* (Portugal) relcom.* (Russia) This newsgroup is only intended to supplement, not supersede, any other amateur radio newsgroups. General communications law or government policy of various government agencies is also on-topic, as long as the discussion relates to amateur radio. Examples would be emergency communications, local antenna restrictions, and property deed restrictions applying to operation of amateur radio stations. Discussion of other types of radio, such as Citizens Band, Broadcast, other Personal Radio Services, Commercial or Private Land Mobile, and Marine or Aviation services are off-topic, except when *directly* related to amateur radio. Similarly, discussion of methods violating applicable communications law and regulations concerning radio equipment or operations are off-topic. The following are prohibited: * Personal advertisements (submitters of such articles will be referred to rec.radio.swap, instead). * Commercial advertisements and money-making schemes. * Chain letters. * Posts in HTML. * EMP spam. * Binaries, apart from PGP signatures, X-Face headers, and other ancillary article meta-data. * Forgery of valid e-mail addresses. * Excessive morphing/nym-shifting. * Copyright violations. Pointers to news articles, blogs, etc. on this topic are welcome but are required to comply with fair use standards. * Personal attacks and flames, as defined by the moderation team. * Advertising items and/or services for sale (also will be referred to rec.radio.swap). * Links to "objectionable" web content, including pornographic sites, sites encouraging illegal activities, or sites deemed unacceptable by the moderation team. The moderation team will cursorily check the contents of specific links to confirm on-topic content, but acceptance for posting does not imply endorsement or approval of the entire present or future contents of that web site. * Discussion of moderation decisions. See below for information on appealing moderator action. LINKS: Amateur Radio Newsgroups in Total Meltdown (QRZ) http://www.qrz.com/ib-bin/ikonboard.cgi?s=ff745d20e58c50c63315835c3cefd8d9;act=ST;f=7;t=119282 Amateur Radio Newsgroups: Total Meltdown (eHam) http://www.eham.net/articles/13581 Secure, Team-Based Usenet Moderation Program (STUMP) http://www.algebra.com/~ichudov/stump/