Has anyone tried both of these products recently? I ask because I am thinking about upgrading my BCT12 to a BCT8 mostly to get some updated frequencies and listen to CB channel 19. The one thing that I will miss is the signal strength meter on the beartracker warning system which the BCT8 does not have. I usually ignore alerts that come in at only "1" or have a decreasing signal strength. I have an external antenna on my car that drastically improved my signal reception (maybe a little too much.) I would especially like to hear from someone who drives through the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states.