Keep your friends close & your radios closer
- Jul 16, 2006
- Land of Wawa & cheesesteaks
I don't ask questions much here & I'm not seeing it asked anywhere else but my curiosity has gotten me wondering: Does anyone know why (ETSI?) stopped at only 15 possible color codes versus (Kenwood?)'s 61 possible RAN codes for NXDN? Certainly DMR is the more widely used mode between the two & I guess if no users have ever complained about there being only 15 then why fix what ain't broken but isn't 61 a little excessive for a lesser-used protocol? I'm sure there's probably a technical explanation that'll go way over my head for this but my curiosity has gotten the best of me. Also why are they named "color" anyway? One would think they'd be ID'ed "red thru violet" but OK...