I recently purchased a car equipped with a uniden BCT-7 scanner. I am still getting the hang of it, but I have a few complaints. First, the speaker is not very loud. I haven't started digging behind the dash to find a hidden speaker yet, but since the unit is barely audible over some wind noise I would appreciate some recommendations on amplifying it. Second, I constantly find myself listening to converstions for about 30 seconds and then I am switched automatically, I just read up about the locking/lockout features, but I still think I might have weak reception. Right now there is half of a window mounted antenna on the windshield (just the inside part). I would prefer to use one of the devices that allow the scanner to use the radio antenna, but I don't know if they are any good. Also, if I do use the current antenna, do I have to buy a whole unit? or is there a good way to rig something up using the parts that I have now?