Good day all,
I'm a new HAM about to do a full mobile install in my 2003 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab.
The antenna will be a NMO mount Comet SBB-5 installed through the roof by a two-way installer but to save money I'm doing the wiring myself for the radio which is a Yaesu FT-8800R.
My major question revolves around power wiring as I intend to use the Anderson Powerpole system.
From the battery, I'll be using the following cable assembly from Powerwerx...
This will then enter the vehicle cab through a grommet hole to this following product:http://www.powerwerx.com/product.asp?ProdID=3820&CtgID=1027
I'm doing this so I can hook up other devices if need be off the splitter later on.
My question revolves around fusing and crimping. As I'm running the 8 gauge wire to the Red-Dee splitter do I still fuse as close to the battery by cutting and then crimping in a fuse assembly into both the positive and negative lead? If so what size fuse and assembly should I use and how do you crimp 8 gauge correctly?
After the Red-Dee-2 splitter I will run another Powerwerx cable that has Powerpole connectors and the OEM T Plug right to the radio which is this assembly.http://www.powerwerx.com/product.asp?ProdID=3777
By the way, I will be remote mounting the radio head via a Pro.fit VSM mount designed for my truck which is.http://www.pro-fit-intl.com/Adobe/DG-71-01.pdf
The transceiver itself will be below the passenger seat mounted to the floor.
I would like to get any thoughts on this arrangement and if you believe it is sound in design?
Thanks so much in advance for all the help