I drive an NSX and a lot of folks seem to like having a BCT-12 in combination with either a V-1 or a Bel RX65 (I went with the Bel after reading about both of them here).
Next, I just purchased a BCT-12 on EBay. I'm trying to decide if it's working correctly or not. It runs the start up routine as described and doesn't indicate any problems.
I live near Arcade, GA- a known speed trap with a lot of police communication. When I set the unit mode on either LP or HL it picks up their coms. then displays LP, but as soon as they stop talking, the unit continues to display LP and doesn't revert to GA display, which would indicate it's back in scan mode according to the manual. Also, when it "locks up" like this, I hear the bird calls and the squelch ceases to operate, e.g I should be able to reduce squelch until the GA logo appears again and scanning resumes.
If I punch the Hold twice, GA displays again, squelch control is resumed, it finds an active band again, LP is displayed and it picks up the coms., then they stop talking and I'm back to bird sounds until I punch Hold again.
So is this unit bad or am I missing something? Anyone have any ideas how to remedy this? Should I try and return it?