That’s how it was for us until we got a statewide 800mhz system back in ‘98 or ‘99.Until last year when we got a new repeater our handhelds could not be transmitted on. They were for listening only. You had to go back to the car to talk.
Most days I make 20 to +25 stops a shift. Now that we have in car computers (2012), the only time I need to talk to a dispatcher is to confirm a warrant.alot of state police don't call in traffic stops. Their dispatches don't have enough radio operators for it. CHP is one. They never called in any when I would work with them.