I think it was around Dalton, not too far from the TN state line. Both were on I-24 and they looked like white, fiberglass whips, such as used for CB.Likely, it's VHF-high (154.680/154.800). But, where in Georgia did you see them?
GSP has long since abandoned the 42 MHz frequencies.
If the antenna was 52" or 104" length, it's likely CB for interstate traffic, etc.
If were 18-40+" tall, it's likely VHF-high band (148-174 MHz).
Any large fiberglass whips on the rear deck?Due to budget cuts GSP is now only buying Crown Vics and they have abandoned the expensive blue on silver paint scheme for all new cars. All new GSP vehicles will be a solid color with orange lettering. I drove through a DUI check operated by GSP in Atlanta on Jan 1, they had 3 new all black crown vics out there.
It's very common as you drive around the metro area...common theme is stealth, especially the low profile LED lightbars or completely concealed LEDs. City of Atlanta switched to a more costly custom dark dark blue paint from almost full white...Cobb has regular beat radio cars full black now (why why?)...Dekalb switched from silver to black a few years back.I have seen in a number of locations around Georgia police cars are becoming solid black. I've seen in several north Georgia communities, Savannah and around metro ATL. So is black the new trend in GA?
No, I don't think so--this is a VHF whip, isn't it? I'm pretty sure, but not 100%, that is was a fiberglass whip. Of course, I could be wrong--in fact, I thought I was one time. (lol) Thanks.
All the black tahoes are all part of the Criminal Interdiction Unit, basically the uniform wing of Atlanta HIDTA which is a major federal drug task force. When DEA needs a car stopped they call GSP's CIU to do it.GSP now has several Troopers throughout Ga. assigned to DMV and are doing nothing but checking truck regs. I have a friend that is assigned to that detail. You will find that those have CB radios in them since their scope of interest is trucks they have CBs. Thinking the units you saw may be from that unit, there is no different marking on the cars that I have seen but they will have a CB antenna on them. Most of the regular troopers dont care about a CB in unit anymore, got too much else to fool with.
I saw yesterday a GSP Canine unit it was a black Tahoe with orange lettering looked good