Interesting installation. But, I do have a couple of questions for you.
With the body of the radio installed inside the console like that, aren't
you concerned about heat buildup? I have my IC-706 MKIIG body mounted
under the rear seat of my pickup in a spot where it can have plenty of
room for air movement. The 7000 runs hotter than most rigs that size
(I have one) and I would think being mounted inside the console could
cause problems eventually, without some sort of good ventilation to allow
air flow from the internal fan in the radio when it kicks on.
My other question, is why are you using the auto tuner with the hamstick
antennas? I have used one in the past with a 102" whip (mounted as near
to the antenna as I could get it, without being out in the weather) and that worked
OK , 20 meters to 10 meters and just barely on 40 meters.
I have found that when I used hamstick antennas on my pickup (where my 706 MKIIG is installed) that they worked just fine (to a point) without using the auto tuner.
I now use a Tarheel 100A HP on the pickup and it is a vast improvement over my previous screwdriver antenna (Alpine) and the hamstick antennas I used before that.
And even better than the 102" whip and auto tuner combo I started out using.
No offense intended in my questions to you. Just wanted to understand your installation setup. Hope you do not have problems with your 7000 from keeping it
in a closed space like that. (or so it appears to me, I didn't see any sort of fan that might be moving air into the space where the main body was mounted)
Good luck and have fun with your setup.
I just looked again at your photos and it would appear that your radio's main body is mounted outside the console and not in it!!!!!!!!!!