Help:Pages/Equipment

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This page describes the formalised structure of an equipment page and how to go about creating one.

Basic Page Information and Categorisation

Page Location

Pages for equipment should be located under the equipment's model number or name, (e.g. FT-8900). For equipment with sub model numbers for example microphones with connector variants, create a page for the main model and put in redirects for variants, (e.g. MH-31a8j and MH-31b8 both redirect to MH-31).

Infobox

Equipment pages use the {{Infobox equipment}} template to provide the basic information about the equipment. Documentation on the fields available in the infobox are available on the {{Infobox equipment}} page.

Basic Description

Before the first section there should be a basic description of the equipment.

Navboxes

Add the {{Navbox equipment by manufacturer}} template to the page to provide the required navbox.

Categorisation

Equipment pages are stored under several separate subcategories, (e.g. Category:Transceiver and Category:Microphone). Each equipment page should be added to the most appropriate one of these categories. Category:Equipment lists the equipment categories that currently exist. If an appropriate category cannot be found, an equipment page can be put under the Category:Miscellaneous or a new equipment category may be created for it, if there is likely to be similarly categorised equipment in the future.

Adding Detailed Information to an Equipment Page

Equipment pages may be improved beyond the basic structure described above.

Common Additional Sections

  • Radio capabilities (bands and transmission powers)
  • Accessories
  • Battery
  • Connections (see the {{connections}} template documentation for information on how to create a connections section)

Things to Avoid

  • Links to distributors or online stores
  • Rumours about unreleased equipment
  • Personal reviews of the equipment