Thanks for the info and suggestions. Question for those who have mounted the radio on the top of the dash: Did you route and conceal the power leads and coax down through the dash, and if so, how? For my temporary install, I've been using a cig-lighter plug for the power and just running the coax up along side, but it's messy looking and I'd prefer a neater approach for a permanent install. I upgraded the radio to a Stryker SR447HPC2, because it's a bit smaller and will fit better atop the lid for the dash storage compartment. For an antenna, I'm planning on using a Diamond K400 lip-mount with a 3' Firestik for everyday use and ease of garaging, with the ability to be quickly replaced with a Stryker A-10 or a Wilson 2000 for long highway trips.