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  1. #1
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    Default Radio test report

    The radio reports of Morse times where in the form RST, Readability, Strength, Tone.
    Without morse, they should be Readability (first, then) Strength.

    So why does one hear "Loud and Clear" instead of "Clear and Loud" ? And similar declinations.
    Also, Readability is on a scale of 5, Strength scale of 9: why "I read you 5/5" for crystal clear communications?
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    Still use Readability, Strength and Tone in the amateur radio world.

    Always seems awful to me when you hear 'loud and clear' or as per the coastguard in another thread 'week and feeble'...

    Now you've got me wondering....As you say, the direct correlation would be 'clear and loud' .. weird...

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    Default Re: Radio test report

    Readability, Strength and Tone...
    RST_code

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    Default Re: Radio test report

    When you are sending one digit for each quantity the order of those digits is important. When sending different adjectives that clearly apply to one or the other quantities then the order doesn't matter.

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    Default Re: Radio test report

    Doesn't matter that is except for English grammar rules on order of adjectives, but that's a whole new subject.

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    Default Re: Radio test report

    Quote Originally Posted by Martin_J View Post
    Always seems awful to me when you hear 'loud and clear' or as per the coastguard in another thread 'week and feeble'...
    I usually hear them reply "good and readable" rather than "loud and clear". Or sometimes "weak and barely readable". Rarely anything in between.

    Pete

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    Default Re: Radio test report

    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto View Post
    Also, Readability is on a scale of 5, Strength scale of 9: why "I read you 5/5" for crystal clear communications?
    American military?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_by_five

    Or just that everyone loves quoting Eliza Dushku?

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    Default Re: Radio test report

    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto View Post
    The radio reports of Morse times where in the form RST, Readability, Strength, Tone.
    Without morse, they should be Readability (first, then) Strength........
    My wife would respond you have too much time on your hands, get out more!

    On the same subject, why do cw radio operators use n as an abbreviation for 9 when responding to an RST request? Is it just laziness given that the listener is expecting a numeral?

    Ive not used a key in many years but Ive always kept my license valid. Another expedition to the loft sometime soon now that Ive retired.

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