- Feb 3, 2015
In addition to the usual VHF antenna, a local RCMP Charlie car is now sporting a 1/4 wave UHF antenna about 4 inches in length. What's it used for?
A detector very important. Calgary Police lost a number of dogs in one vehicle when the AC failed.Probably not the case with the RCMP, but a door popper/hot car systems for K9 units have those UHF antennas.
Like a dog handler outside the car can open the side door and their dog can run out and bite something for them. Or, let them out of a hot car. (probably less likely than I think because cops leave things running AC on almost always). Some cars have a little switch that lets them take their keys out and it stays running until the brake is pressed and then it shuts off.