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k6ozy

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Goodyear deactivated their analog dispatch 856.9625 and went digital. Did they join RWC and if so, any idea their site and talk group?
 

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Yes, it looks like they did go to the RWC. They're on Simulcasts G and J.
4999 is channel 1
4998 *may be* channel 2
4997 *may be* channel 3
Etc. I haven't heard anything other than 4999, so I'm just making an educated guess about any additional channels, given the typical pattern seen in talkgroup assignments on the RWC.
 
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It's an old phrase meaning loud and clear.
 

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It's an old phrase meaning loud and clear.
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. Thx
 

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Yea, voice would be just 59, since the T is dropped. I don't know where exactly 5x5 came from, but, IIRC, I've just seen it refered to as being an old phrase meaning loud & clear.
 

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Thank you very much. Can you tell me what 5x5 means?
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.
 
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