I have listing that says Signal 4 is "Serving Papers". For that task, they might send a backup, depending upon the subject and nature of the "paper".
Hopefully this copy will appear readable and understandable on the thread...
VIRGINA STATEWIDE SIGNALS:
1 Transport Prisoner 33 Attempt to Locate
2 Meal 34 Meet or Assist Officer
3 Flat Tire 35 Citizen Holding Prisoner
4 Serving Papers 36 Investigate
5 Using Telephone 37 Armed Robbery/Holdup
6 Shop Repair Or Service 38 Breaking And Entering
7 Radio Repair 39 Bank Robbery
8 Meet Another Unit 40 Homicide/Murder
9 Coffee Break 41 Suicide
10 Vehicle Breakdown 42 Gambling
11 Personal Reason 43 Rape
12 Traffic Court 44 Malicious Wounding
13 Circuit Court 45 Child Molesting
14 Juvenile Court 46 Person Screaming For Help
15 Turn In Report 47 Shoplifting
16 Radar 48 Send Sergeant/Lieutenant
17 Checking Detail 49 Vandalism
18 At Office Or Station 50 Theft/Larceny
19 Follow Up Investigation 51 Trouble At Station
20 Building Check 52 Subject Likely To Flee
21 (blank) 60 Overdose
22 (blank) 61 Cardiac
23 Open Door 62 Head (injury)
24 DOA 63 Eye - Ear - Nose
25 Close Door 64 (blank)
26 Notify Magistrate 65 Abdomen
27 Officer Needs Help--GO! 66 Orthopedic
28 Female In Car (mileage) 67 Burn
29 Airport Alert 68 (blank)
30 Notify Hospital 69 Transport
31 Any Traffic For _____? Blue Life Or Death
32 Plane Crash
^^^This. Yes.I listen to the Troopers alot.. Signal 4 sounds like the person is wanted. A few times I have heard the Dispatcher or the Trooper say it is a false hit. Which sounds like the person he has stopped is not wanted but the NCIC has info that is close to the info given.
GRE scanners are best buys at Scanner Master. PSR-500 (handheld) at 400 or PSR-600 (base/mobile) at 430. Either will track STARS and other digital systems very well. Uniden 396XT (handheld) or 996XT (base/mobile) will also track systems very well.I have a Radio Shack scanner and use to be able to pick up the VSP. Now I can't even get the county police or the fire department. I even tried hooking up an outside antenna and I get nothing.
Can anyone tell me what kind of scanner I should look into getting? I heard that VSP went to some kind of STARS thing. I was looking at the Scanner Master site and they have triple trunking and digital triple trunking and trunk tracking and all kinds of stuff that I have no clue as to the meaning.
If someone could please recommend a scanner that would work for the VSP mainly and then maybe the county which I heard went digital I would be most appreciative.
Thanks so much for your help!