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Posted: 5/21/2005 7:53:45 PM EDT
I've heard a few times.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 7:55:14 PM EDT
Could you use it in a sentance?
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 7:56:15 PM EDT
it means A-OK
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 7:56:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
I've heard a few times.



I think it's a communications reply for a radio check meaning loud and clear.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 7:57:00 PM EDT
that's a reference to the strengh/clarity of the radio transmition. It's used in HAM radio too.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 7:57:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gotm4:

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
I've heard a few times.



I think it's a communications reply for a radio check meaning loud and clear.



Thats correct, could be "three by five" if the quality was degraded...
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:00:05 PM EDT
I always return that with,"Oh, do you have a meter to measure that?"
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:01:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 8:13:15 PM EDT by Johnny_Reno]
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:16:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 8:17:26 PM EDT by Sin_Bin]
Now days, it's "Lima Charlie" for "loud and clear." We used to alter it on patrol/squad sized exercises, "Roger, I read you Lumpy Chicken, over."

I wonder if anyone here knows that Roger has good coffee.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:20:57 PM EDT
Roger fucks dogs, over....
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:44:40 PM EDT
Comms reply meaning loud and clear. Common slang is "have you fivers" or have you LIMA CHARLIE (loud and clear).
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:26:11 PM EDT
It's a numerical rating of "readability by signal strength" on a scale of 1 to 5. "5x5" means perfectly readable, very strong.

Hams use a 1-5 readability scale and a 1-9 signal strength scale (in S-units), so the best possible report in this systme is "5x9."

Note that signal strength is not an accurate indicator of readability, as there are other factors involved, such as signal quality and atmospheric noise.

In Los Angeles they have their own system, and "5x5" would be "muy con gusto."
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:28:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GunWares:
It's a numerical rating of "readability by signal strength" on a scale of 1 to 5. "5x5" means perfectly readable, very strong.

Hams use a 1-5 readability scale and a 1-9 signal strength scale (in S-units), so the best possible report in this systme is "5x9."

Note that signal strength is not an accurate indicator of readability, as there are other factors involved, such as signal quality and atmospheric noise.

In Los Angeles they have their own system, and "5x5" would be "muy con gusto."



+1

Being a HAM i use the 5x9 frequently, i didnt know there was a 5x5 though, i guess you learn something every day.
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