Currently, we have [radio] and [radio-communications]. The radio tag has a much shorter tag info, and it seems to be basically the same as radio communications. There are 11 questions tagged radio and 62 tagged radio communications. We should either retag questions from radio to radio-communications, synonymize them, or clarify how they are different.
$\begingroup$ Sounds like a good idea! $\endgroup$– SentryRavenApr 20, 2015 at 6:44
To me they are different and the
radio tag info should be modified/updated.
Looking at the questions using the tags it seems that also for the community the two tags are not synonyms:
radio is mostly used for equipment related questions (e.g., antennas, receivers, radio systems at large)
radio-communications is instead clearly focused to the communication aspect
2$\begingroup$ That seems to make sense, I would change radio to radio-equipment and leave radio-communications as it is. There may still be some overlap, but I think that's normal. $\endgroup$– PondlifeApr 20, 2015 at 19:08
2$\begingroup$ Do we need a tag for radio-communications at all, or would a more generic tag like "pilot-communication" or "aircraft-communication" be better? These days various forms of communication other than radio is becoming more and more common (datalink, satellite, etc.) $\endgroup$ Apr 20, 2015 at 21:22
1$\begingroup$ @Lnafziger technically they all use radio waves :P $\endgroup$– FedericoApr 21, 2015 at 5:09
$\begingroup$ Technically yes, but in common (and aviation) usage of the terms, no. :) $\endgroup$ Apr 21, 2015 at 15:52