georgedo - 9/22/2008 9:11 PM
When you request a radio check and the response is " radio check is 5 x 5", what does that mean?
In todays world it means the guy either used to be a CB operator, and that was just the jive for you sound fine (cause most people like yourself do not know the real meaning explained above), OR, thye just herd other folks say it and repeat it.
As stated above, the more important fact to find out is, where is the person responding from (distance wise). The proper radio check response SHOULD be: "Your radio sounds fine, loud and clear, New Port Bay, over". now you know how far you are going, OR, if you are also in new Port Bay, then should probably find somebody else farther away to check for distance.