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2003-03-05 23:55:21-05:00 - Re: The meaning of "five by five" (trying to head off the confusion) - (Philip Hawthorne <hawthorne_philip@hotmail.com>)


> > The operator in question is ranking the voice transmission on a scale > > of one to five in two categories, strength and clarity. So, > > five-by-five is loud and clear and one-by-one would be weak and > > unintelligible. Someone else in this newsgroup pointed out that it was also used between truckers. True or not, I don't know. <3 Phil <3

2003-03-05 23:55:47-05:00 - Re: The meaning of "five by five" (trying to head off the confusion) - (EGK <me@privacy.net>)


On Wed, 5 Mar 2003 23:55:21 -0500, "Philip Hawthorne" <hawthorne_philip@hotmail.com> wrote: >> > The operator in question is ranking the voice transmission on a scale >> > of one to five in two categories, strength and clarity. So, >> > five-by-five is loud and clear and one-by-one would be weak and >> > unintelligible. > >Someone else in this newsgroup pointed out that it was also used between >truckers. True or not, I don't know. Of course it is. On CB radio. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- "There would be a lot more civility in this world if people didn't take that as an invitation to walk all over you" - (Calvin and Hobbes) email: egk-nospam-@hotmail.com

2003-03-06 04:20:09+00:00 - The meaning of "five by five" (trying to head off the confusion) - (Rob Myers <robm@robmyers.removethisspamblocker.net>)


Recent fans of "Angel" may be as confused by Faith's catchphrase "five by five" as Buffy fans were at first. To nip the inevitable flood of questions in the bud, here's the answer. (We might want to point future questioners to the following page, or to this post via Google). "Five by five" is old military jargon, to whit: <http://www.wordorigins.org/wordorf.htm> > *Five-By-Five* > Often in old war movies you'll hear a radio operator say, "I read you > five-by-five." What does this mean? > > The operator in question is ranking the voice transmission on a scale > of one to five in two categories, strength and clarity. So, > five-by-five is loud and clear and one-by-one would be weak and > unintelligible. Faith mostly likes to twist its meaning a bit to mean "OK" or "no problem." -- rob m at rob myers dot net

2003-03-06 10:15:03+00:00 - Re: The meaning of "five by five" (trying to head off the confusion) - (Ken <kwicker_erase_this_part@ameritech.net>)


"Rob Myers" <robm@robmyers.removethisspamblocker.net> wrote in message news:050320032324311541%robm@robmyers.removethisspamblocker.net... > Recent fans of "Angel" may be as confused by Faith's catchphrase "five > by five" as Buffy fans were at first. To nip the inevitable flood of > questions in the bud, here's the answer. (We might want to point future > questioners to the following page, or to this post via Google). SPOIL SPORT! >=^> -- Ken from Chicago

2003-03-06 10:15:51+00:00 - Re: The meaning of "five by five" (trying to head off the confusion) - (Ken <kwicker_erase_this_part@ameritech.net>)


"EGK" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message news:p5ld6v4r2gv1kcorrdtt87glsl13vbv4ik@4ax.com... > On Wed, 5 Mar 2003 23:55:21 -0500, "Philip Hawthorne" > <hawthorne_philip@hotmail.com> wrote: > > >> > The operator in question is ranking the voice transmission on a scale > >> > of one to five in two categories, strength and clarity. So, > >> > five-by-five is loud and clear and one-by-one would be weak and > >> > unintelligible. > > > >Someone else in this newsgroup pointed out that it was also used between > >truckers. True or not, I don't know. > > Of course it is. On CB radio. I heard it was used by ham radio operators. -- Ken from Chicago

2003-03-06 13:07:15+00:00 - Re: The meaning of "five by five" (trying to head off the confusion) - (mrl@psfc.mit.edu)


In a previous article, "Ken" <kwicker_erase_this_part@ameritech.net> wrote: ->"EGK" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message ->news:p5ld6v4r2gv1kcorrdtt87glsl13vbv4ik@4ax.com... ->> On Wed, 5 Mar 2003 23:55:21 -0500, "Philip Hawthorne" ->> <hawthorne_philip@hotmail.com> wrote: ->> ->> >> > The operator in question is ranking the voice transmission on a scale ->> >> > of one to five in two categories, strength and clarity. So, ->> >> > five-by-five is loud and clear and one-by-one would be weak and ->> >> > unintelligible. ->> > ->> >Someone else in this newsgroup pointed out that it was also used between ->> >truckers. True or not, I don't know. ->> ->> Of course it is. On CB radio. -> ->I heard it was used by ham radio operators. But the scale is different in ham radio. Clear and loud is 59. Mark London MRL@PSFC.MIT.EDU

2003-03-06 15:57:35+00:00 - Re: The meaning of "five by five" (trying to head off the confusion) - (Yeinkiijo <NoMailAccepted@Earthlink.com>)


Rob Myers wrote: > > "Five by five" is old military jargon, to whit: > Why does everyone keep claiming that it's just military? They're not the only ones using radio communications.

2003-03-06 21:52:53+00:00 - Re: The meaning of "five by five" (trying to head off the confusion) - (Rob Myers <robm@robmyers.removethisspamblocker.net>)


In article <p5ld6v4r2gv1kcorrdtt87glsl13vbv4ik@4ax.com>, EGK <me@privacy.net> wrote: > >Someone else in this newsgroup pointed out that it was also used between > >truckers. True or not, I don't know. > > Of course it is. On CB radio. Either is plausible. She could be an "army brat" or maybe daddy or mommy drove a big rig. -- rob m at rob myers dot net

2003-03-06 21:54:19+00:00 - Re: The meaning of "five by five" (trying to head off the confusion) - (Rob Myers <robm@robmyers.removethisspamblocker.net>)


In article <3E677059.B08E6B51@Earthlink.com>, Yeinkiijo <NoMailAccepted@Earthlink.com> wrote: > Why does everyone keep claiming that it's just military? They're not the > only ones using radio communications. As far as I can discern, the phrase originated in the military. So it's not "just" military, but that is its background. -- rob m at rob myers dot net

2003-03-08 07:22:20+00:00 - Re: The meaning of "five by five" (trying to head off the confusion) - (Ken <kwicker_erase_this_part@ameritech.net>)


"Rob Myers" <robm@robmyers.removethisspamblocker.net> wrote in message news:050320032324311541%robm@robmyers.removethisspamblocker.net... > Recent fans of "Angel" may be as confused by Faith's catchphrase "five > by five" as Buffy fans were at first. To nip the inevitable flood of > questions in the bud, here's the answer. (We might want to point future > questioners to the following page, or to this post via Google). > > "Five by five" is old military jargon, to whit: Good try, Rob, but I see down-newsgroup the following: ----- Original Message ----- From: "CDudka" <cdudka@direct.ca> Newsgroups: alt.tv.angel Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 12:01 AM Subject: re: What does 5X5 mean? > Faith has used this phrase more than once and I'm curious about what it > stands for. > > Thank you kindly in advance. > > cdudka > -- Ken from Chicago

2003-03-08 10:03:34+00:00 - Re: The meaning of "five by five" (trying to head off the confusion) - (Rob Myers <robm@robmyers.removethisspamblocker.net>)


In article <MSgaa.8341$3g.1445049@newssrv26.news.prodigy.com>, Ken <kwicker_erase_this_part@ameritech.net> wrote: > Good try, Rob, but I see down-newsgroup the following: Yeah, well, no accounting for people who won't read the current topic list. -- rob m at rob myers dot net