Update...got the rig installed (my old IC725 that is) and a 20 meter hamstick mounted on a hand rail behind the cab. Ran the coax, but then had to give it up because of the rain again. Its cleared off now, but the truck is at my home terminal 25 miles away, and I don't want to drive back in again tonight. At any rate, I don't think that handrail is grounded, so I'm going to run a ground wire from the mounting bracket down to the frame of the truck sometime tomorrow after I get to my first stop. Can't get the antenna to load even with a tuner, so I suspect that's at least one of the problems facing me on this trip. On the plus side, it seems to hear very well. Lots of activity for the Colorado QSO party today. I'll keep you posted.