Frames and half frames for radio and CB
Frames and half frames are forms of data transmission used for both radio and Citizen's Band (CB) transmission. A frame consists of a set of data sent from one station to another as a basic unit of transmission. Frames are created by adding a frame check sequence (FCS) to the end of each frame. The FCS is a mathematical equation that verifies that all of the data sent in the frame has not been corrupted or altered in any way during transmission.
Half-frames are essentially one-tenth the size of a normal frame. By minimizing the amount of data transmitted, half-frames are able to increase transmission speed and reduce latency. This is important, especially in radio and CB applications that require reliable communications in fast-paced environments. Half-frames also require less bandwidth, making them useful in limited bandwidth situations. Half-frames are often used in voice-over-IP (VoIP) applications.