So a while back I decided that I wanted to expand my mobile comms and be able to work most modes on most bands from practically anywhere. So begin my new project and today I reached the halfway point. I had already installed my Kenwood TM-D710A so I pulled my old Yaesu FT-857D out of storage and went to planning out how to make this work. I started by adding Lidos extended mounting plate to my seat bolt mount so I could install both radio heads. From there I had to start expanding the power distribution system. So I took a Rigrunner 4005 I had sitting around and ran that off a newly installed and dedicated relay. This setup gives me enough power to run both rigs with everything else running (33-34 amps peak draw) without any issue. From here I needed to make sure I was running the D710A to its fullest. I had never hooked a GPS to the unit despite my appreciation for APRS. So first I tried an old Garmin unit that I got dirt cheap. I was just never happy with the size and power consumption of this unit so I went looking for better options. So I found a puck style GPS receiver on Ebay and wired that into the control head. And from here I needed to make sure I could access the TNC from my laptop to get the most out of APRS. Thus back to Ebay I went grabbing up the USB to serial adapter cable and a programming cable. With that combination I was able to run PinPoint software on my laptop in conjuction with APRS. All and all I am happy with how this turned out so far. And now I am looking forward to getting the HF side of this running by adding a TNC and ATAS 120 antenna to the setup.