You are making assumptions based upon what you believe to be true.Pointing out how illegal it is to be keying a police repeater just to see if your scanner programming is o.k. is not useful information?
Again, this depends on the context. The frequency is programmed in to a radio used for communications with Steven's police and happens to be in a physical marked vehicle used by a public safety agency in the area. It is understood that calling on the channel using analog voice will get a response from the dispatcher or unit on scene using analog.You do realize that isn't acceptable right? It could/should land people in jail. It was advice for those not smart enough to know better.