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A new high rate code scheme is proposed in this paper. It consists of serial concatenated recursive systematic ordinary (nonpunctured) convolutional codes with only 8 states in the trellis of the corresponding reciprocal dual codes. With a low complexity and highly parallel decoding algorithm, over additive white Gaussian noise channels, the proposed codes can achieve good bit error rate (BER) performance comparable to that of turbo codes and low density parity check (LDPC) codes. At code rate R=16/17, the overall decoding complexity of the proposed code scheme is almost half that of the LDPC codes.