The law enforcement professionals in BC have created a website called BAITCAR.COM...where video cameras, GPS, and stuff are installed into cars and start recording when they're stolen. And...the results are broadcast onto their website. The criminals' faces are blurred, but their voices aren't distorted.
No, not for sure, I was being sardonic. You didn't give anyone enough information to tell anything about your problem. When you turned it on and heard the crackle, did you leave it on or did you freak out and turn it off right away?