When you are in the thick of the action, you don’t have time to read your radio’s display; you just want to take a peek to instantly see if you are in Network Mode or Direct Mode.
This is why the radio display looks different in Network Mode (TMO) and Direct Mode (DMO). The different colours make it immediately obvious which mode you’re in.
And when you switch between modes, your radio helpfully speaks to you, confirming the change as voice feedback.
The talk group area is dark blue
The talk group area is light blue
Network indication bars are no longer visible