Usenet newsgroups talking about electronics
- sci.electronics.basics - Beginners questions. A forum for discussion of electronics where there is no such thing as a stupid question. Rate this link
- sci.electronics.components - use, limitations, and identification of resistors, capacitors, integrated circuits, connectors, enclosures, contact information for manufacturers and component supply sources. Rate this link
- sci.electronics.design - discussions relevant to the design of electronics circuits. Rate this link
- sci.electronics.cad - discussion of Computer Aided Design software (and systems) for use in designing electronic circuits and assemblies. Rate this link
- sci.electronics.equipment - dscussion of the application and internal operation and relative merits of test equipment, laboratory equipment, and industrial equipment. Rate this link
- sci.electronics.misc - general discussions on the topic of electronics. Rate this link
- sci.electronics.repair - discussion of repairing electronic equipment, read the Rate this link
- sci.engr.electrical.compliance - EMC and safety regulations. Rate this link
Electronics newsgroups in English
It is a good idea to read the FAQ lists of those newsgroups before posting to them.There are two places there you can find the general FAQ for the whole sci.electronicsgroup of newsgroups. There is electronics FAQ archive at Fil's Electronics FAQ at http://www.repairfaq.org/ is another good electronics FAQ collection.
- alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt - discussion on himebuilt computer hardware, check the Rate this link
- comp.arch.embedded - embedded systems design and programming discussion. Rate this link
- comp.arch.hobbyist - group for home designed and build computers. Talks about computers you build from the chips, not about PCs put together from standard parts. Rate this link
- comp.realtime - disussion about realtime systems and their programming. Rate this link
- comp.sys.intel - discussion on microprocessors and microcontroller made by Intel. Rate this link
- comp.sys.m68k - discussion on Motorola 68000 processor family. Rate this link
- comp.sys.mips - discussion on MIPS series of processors. Rate this link
- comp.sys.powerpc.tech - PowerPC technical discussion Rate this link
- comp.dcom.telecom.tech - telecommunication technology. Rate this link
- comp.dcom.lans.ethernet - discussion list dedicated to Ethernet. Rate this link
- comp.dcom.cabling - facilities cabling issues, including data cabling used for Ethernet. Rate this link
- comp.dcom.lans.misc - mostly about LAN software that runs on various PCs. Rate this link
- comp.dcom.net-management - network management issues. Rate this link
- comp.os.ms-windows.networking.misc - networking of machines running Microsoft Windows software. Rate this link
- alt.engineering.electrical - electrical engineering topics. Rate this link
- aus.electronics - Australian electronics newsgroup. Rate this link
- sci.engr.semiconductors - science of semiconductors. Rate this link
- sci.engr.electrical.sys-protection - electricla systems protection agains overvoltages and other hazards. Rate this link
Other useful newsgroups for electronics engineers
General electrical engineering
- alt.audio.pro.live-sound - Rate this link
- alt.home-theater.misc - Home theater technology. Rate this link
- aus.hi-fi - Australian hifi newsgroup. Rate this link
- rec.audio.pro - professional audio discussion. Rate this link
- rec.audio.tech - audio technology. Rate this link
- rec.audio.misc - audio technology. Rate this link
- sci.engr.television.advanced - digital television and video processing. Rate this link
- sci.engr.television.broadcast - TV broadcast engineering. Rate this link
Audio and video newsgroups
Newsgroups in other laguages
Finnish electronics newsgroups
General information on newsgroups
The newsgroups above are international newsgroups and discussion on themis done using english language (both American and British english are OK).Because the news are international, the articles posted to them willbe distributed to thousands of servers around the world. Some of thoseservers will archive the articles for long time. For exampleDejanews archives articles fromnewsgroups to their searchable database for long time.
How to avoid your message to be archived
If you for some reason don't want your article to be archived in this kindof services, you have to indicate this in your posting by addinga following line to your message header:
What to tell and what not to tell on newsgroups
Because the newsgroups are international and there are any readersto the articles. Some of the article readers are not interrested inthe article itself, but for other information it reveals of you.So it might be a good idea to think what information of yourselfto put to the article signature. Be also warned that the spammersare constantly scanning newsgroups for new e-mail addresses, soit might be a good idea to put some nospan e-mail address tothe message when posting to international newsgroups.
How to forward replies to other newsgroups
If you for some reason post an article to one newsgroup, but feel thatreplies to your articles hould be sent to another newsgroup(they belong better there) you can add the following line toyour message header:
Followup-To: newsgroupnameThis will cause the follow-ups sent to yout articles to be postedto the newsgroup specified in this line. Note that the newsgroupname you give here must be a real existing newsgroup.
- Do not post questions before you have read the FAQ list of the newsgroup (if such exist)
- Send your article as pure ASCII text (Turn off all HTML)
- Do not quote more than few lines when replying to articles
- Do not send stupid articles without any valuable information
- Be prepared to follow the discussion in newsgroup after your question, please not request the answers through e-mail
- Please do not send your question to more than one newsgroup at one time
- Use a subject which describes what your article is about
- If you quote the original article on your reply, remove as much of the quoted text as you possibly can to make the original article basics understood. A general guideline is that you should not quote more of the original text than what you have written yourself.
- Your own signature line should be no more than four lines in height.
- Look at your post after you write it and make sure that it says what you want it to say.
- If you want someone to answer you, be sure to use a real e-mail address
- If you want someone to visit your Web page, please include its URL accurately. If you write URLs it is prefered to have the http:// prefix in the address so that readers with web browser as their news reading tool can simply click it as a link.
- If you plan to tell about some web page on the Usenet, then write a good description of it before posting. If the whole writeup is "check out this link," it's definitely annoys the readers of the newsgroups and does not give any expected results in getting new users for the web pages.
- Make sure your editor is set so that its column width is less than 80 characters. Otherwise, your text may wrap around in unpredictable ways and the post won't be readable by many of us.
Some guidelines to posting to newsgroups
There are some things to remember when reading and posting to Usenetnewsgroups. Following the generla guidelines keeps everybody happier:
- Copyright Myths FAQ: 10 big myths about copyright explained Rate this link
- Guidelines on Usenet Newsgroup Names Rate this link
- Gnus (Emacs Newsreader) FAQ Rate this link
- Moderated Newsgroups FAQ - In a moderated newsgroup, the local news server software will automatically e-mail the message to a moderation address, where a moderator acts as a gatekeeper, posting to the newsgroup only those messages which the moderator allows to be posted. Rate this link
- Network News Transport Protocol Rate this link
- NewzBot! Public USENET Resources for the Masses Rate this link
- Notes On News - one stop reading center for newsreader writers Rate this link
- Rules for posting to Usenet Rate this link
- The Newsgroup Care Cancel Cookbook Rate this link
- Usenet Death Penalty - Usenet is a cooperative anarchy, in which cooperation with the other sites participating is an unwritten rule. A UDP, or Usenet Death Penalty, is a means by which site administrators and others around the world attempt to enforce the cooperative nature of usenet on an uncooperative member of that community. An Active UDP is one in which every message posted to usenet by the offending site is canceled or failed to be propagated. Rate this link
- Usenet I -- the Global watering hole Rate this link
- Usenet II -- Customs & Myths Rate this link
- Usenet FAQs Rate this link
- Netiquette - Netiquette (neologism, a contraction of "network etiquette") is a catch all term for the conventions of politeness recognised on Usenet, in mailing lists, and other electronic forums such as internet web boards. The conventions might include such things as not (cross-)posting to inappropriate groups, refraining from commercial advertising outside the biz groups, not top-posting and not posting in all uppercase. RFC 1855 is a fairly lengthy and comprehensive set of such conventions. Rate this link
Links related to Usenet News
- Hiukan lis?? nyysij?rjestelm?n tekniikasta Rate this link
- Nyysiopas - T?m? opas kertoo nyysien (Usenet news, "newsit") k?yt?st? sek? tekniselt? kannalta ett? viestinn?n v?lineen?. Se pyrkii esimerkiksi kertomaan, miten nyysij?rjestelm? toimii, miten nyysej? luetaan ja kirjoitetaan, miten voi l?yt?? vanhojakin artikkeleita, mit? ovat fakit (FAQ:t), mit? virheit? kannattaa v?ltt?? nyysien k?yt?ss? jne. Rate this link
- News-etiketti - lue t?m? ennen ensimm?isen artikkelin l?hett?mist? Rate this link
- Nyysiopas Rate this link
- Sfnet-ryhm?t - lista Sfnetin uutisryhmist? ryhm?kuvuaksien kanssa Rate this link
Infomation in Finnish
- EDA/Electronic Forum elektroda.pl - Electronics EDA forum, talking about EDA e-books, EDA software and hardware, many electronic projects and registered users Rate this link
- Electrical and Electronic Community - electronics related discussion groups Rate this link
- Electronics Repair Discussion Forum - discussion on repairing electronic devices Rate this link
- Eng-Tips - forum for engineering professionals Rate this link
- LCD Discussions - discussion group related to LCD display interfacing Rate this link
- RobotCafe Discussion Forums - robotics Rate this link
- SMTnet.com discussion forum - surface mount technology manufacturing Rate this link
Mailing list are also an useful source for all kinds of information.They are more closed forums than newsgroups and communication is donein them via e-mail.
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