LOL, ok I wasn't sure if u were doing an RS(T) or not there. To me "loud and clear" would be 59(9 if cw). I'm a heavy CW Op and am use to having my RST's with 3 digits. ThxWirelessly posted (Opera/9.80 (BREW; Opera Mini/6.0.3/27.2354; U; en) Presto/2.8.119 320X240 LG VN530)
It's an old phrase meaning loud and clear.
It was a 2 part scale the 1st was signal level the 2nd was clarity, you could be 5 x 3 where your signal is solid but you're marginal to understand or 2 x 5 where you have little signal but still able to copy you perfectly. I remember this term from 30 or 40 years ago back when (mostly hams) ran the big police radio systems and their radio checks were always delivered in this format. I guess today with everything being digital the signal is irrelevant and only the quality is considered.Thank you very much. Can you tell me what 5x5 means?