here it is all installed and running. db9 connectors are the GPS. antenna and power/ ground...
Attaching the anderson power pole connector to the ground side.. this wasnt attached yet just adding the connector to a roll of ground wire.
I didnt "label" the 2 wires i added to the console so i used a good ole HF meter to see which wire had power when the switch was on..
no flash to see the unit powers on and works...
pulling the wires through the carpeting to the rear to the storgae box...
running the wires under the carpet tot he console..
HF meter again for the 2nd wire
wires up in the console before attaching to the Carling console switches.
wires fed through to the rear... while i had this opened back up i put some loom on the side mounted fusion.. in this pic is 2 coax cables the GPS cable (db9 lead) wiring for the fusion and the 2 new power wires..
used the trailer wire negative for the negative post for the HF meter.. LOL
The snake under the carpet now..
The GPS unit. it is supposed to go on the roof. but since it doesnt come in a NMO mount and i didnt want it up on the roof i checked with the maker and he said as long as there isnt too much metal between it and the outside world it should work here... its up on a "hump" near the back glass. i test ran it for a few days there and it never moved with its magnets so it should be good there...
had to drill a big hole for the db9 to pass through pre connection.. you can see the antenna coax here as well. i bought a small SMA to pl259 cable to run from the RTG to the antenna
this is the 2 switches (from a few pages back in case you didnt want to go back and look.)
obviously i hooked the APRS up to he custom switch LOL and the the 2nd wire will be going to yup, you guessed... (but when) I am debating if i want to surface mount some leds into the bumper or do one of those trailer hitch mount bars... (similar to this but not as big of lights https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CUROPSI/?tag=elightbars-20 )
1st time it got picked up by a digipeter/ igate... on my way to work today my county is a deadspot for APRS but thats another project for another day that im only a few components away from.. the closest digi /igates are in Rutherford, Coffee, and Maury counties..
When i went to lunch in the town with the digi / igate