Should we have something similar on this proposal (Amateur Radio)?
I think so. This proposal is listed in recreation, nottechnology. On EE, questions about technology for radio are hearty welcomed. I wouldn't like to have to look at two different sites for interesting questions about the theory of radio.
I am strongly of the opinion that both the electronics and the social aspects of Amateur Radio should be on topic here. There are a limited subset of questions that would be on topic on Electrical Engineering as well, but I believe that this community will be better served by keeping them all on one site.
However, it might be a good idea to post something like the mentioned statement after we hit the commitment phase, especially if we have a lot of new people (To Stack Exchange) committing to this proposal. It would give them a site where they might be able to get the required 200 reputation to continue.
While these questions might be welcome on EE (which I do rather doubt..) there isn't a point in moving questions about radios off a site about radios.. That just doesn't make sense.
Subject overlap is a good thing and I don't really see how the little overlap these two subjects are going to have will/would cause problems.
Of course, I'm not saying we will never migrate a question to EE. If it is very specific to the electronics of a radio and doesn't get a good answer, I suppose migration might become an option, but not before that.
I 'd also like to add that amateur radio engineering is effectively an application driven electrical engineering. The Electrical Engineering forum is just an umbrella for all electrical applications, which is fine for most EE questions, but there are certainly situations where the application is extremely important in deciding more subtle details and critiques about the circuits and such. Plus if we develop a community of experts for RF circuits, the EE site might actually send US questions that pertain to this specific application, which I think would be a fantastic milestone.
No, I don't believe the distinction should be made. Whether the proposal is in Technology or Recreation is only relevant if you make the assumption that the two are mutually exclusive. I enjoy electronics engineering as a hobby (i.e. recreationally). My interest in it came from my professional technology experience.
There will certainly be overlap between the two areas and that's okay. Some questions might be more easily answers by someone that's already familiar with the specific requirements and aspects of amateur radio than someone with general EE experience.
Amateur Radio also has a strong non-technical aspect to it. Some were mentioned here earlier; Operating protocol & customs, Rules & Regulations (both national, and otherwise). There is the physics aspect - propagation & antenna design for instance.
IMHO there is a reasonable case for an Amateur Radio SE.