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"Five by Five" & "Hawaii Five 0"

Posted by Steve on November 17, 2002

In Reply to: "Five by Five" & "Hawaii Five 0" posted by ESC on November 17, 2002

I did think the 5 by 5 phrase was related to "your coming in loud and clear" but why 5 x 5?

Why not 6x6 or 7x7?

Is there something on an old radio where 5 was the strongest signal or something? And why two number?

Do the two numbers relate to an "x" & "y" axis?