DavidNVA said:I occasionally hear a unit mark up with the prefix "Scout" before the unit number. Just curious what sort of unit this is? Is this an unmarked unit or something else?
The previous posts hit the nail right on the head - and it is a hold over from their previous radio system, where the system would sometimes cut off the first bit of a transmission, so all you'd hear is "...Hundred adam" instead of "Four Hundred adam", so they started using scout and car, because who cares if that gets cut off. Not as much of a problem with the newer system, but it just never got removed from the GOs - at least that's what a dispatcher told meatlong said:Thank you all for asking and answering that question! I've been meaning to post this myself for months and now I have the answer and you're right, it could be a lot simpler. Probably a hold-over from a previous time/radio system. Thanks again.