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Can someone explain how the RDS radio works...

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I have read the manual 3 times and I still can't figure out what this RDS radio is all about. It seems to me that some radio stations imbed some kind of digital data in the signal and the system is able to display this info on the radio display. It also appears that you can get traffic information as well. I did an initial search and the radio found 3 stations in my area. While that is great, I still can't figure out this works....hehehehehe.

Anyone else similarly confused??? Maybe its not worth bothering with.

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I've got RDS on my Kenwood h/u. It really it a waste of time for the most part. It will pick up text messages and display them scrolling across the display for RDS equipped stations. Nice touch when sitting in the car, but impossible to pay attention to while driving. The only really neat thing I like about it is on some stations it will automatically display the call letters and other neat stuff. I've never received any traffic info, I think that must be a joke unless you're in major cities. Good Luck!

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