I wanted to provide, for reference, my VHF installation of a VHF Mobile installation. The vehicle is very new, a 2015 Subaru Forester Base Model, with stick shift transmission. Hopefully this will give other hams some ideas or options for a similar vehicle. I had some difficulties finding good examples of other mobile installs in the latest Subaru. My goal was to upgrade from my current HT in the car to a proper mobile, with minimal to no permanent alterations to the vehicle. The Equipment Installed: Kenwood TM-261A (Thanks QRZ for your classifieds, where this radio was purchased!) Diamond NR770HB NMO Mobile Antenna (1/2 wave on 2m) Comet CP-5 NMO Mobile Lip Mount I'll work from Antenna to Battery First, the antenna was chosen due to it being a half wave on VHF. Since UHF is non-existent in my local area, I could care less about the UHF properties of the antenna. The 1/2 wave does not require a ground plane, eliminating the solid electrical contact needed with the vehicle. The NMO mount was chosen due to its wider base and more sturdy design. Here is the positioning of the antenna on the hatch: The coax was routed along the passenger side floor. The grocery net keepers make great helpers for this: The radio is help in place on the passenger side of the center console using command strip Velcro strips. These actually do a decent job, but if you don't mind something a bit more permanent (but still without drilling holes) my backup was Scotch Brand Extreme adhesive Velcro or something along those lines. I did not take a picture of the ground side of the power connection, but I will tell you how it was done. We pulled out the plastic trim around the bottom of the passenger door, and routed the lead to that point. A ring terminal was attached to the end of the lead, and then a single screw was sent through the body, with the ring terminal acting like a washer between the screwhead and the car body. If someone really needs pictures of this please ask and I will go through the effort. Obtaining a picture of the grommet used to get power through the firewall was difficult so I'll post the best I have. The easiest way to get your lead through is to approach from the engine compartment side, using an old antenna whip or coat hanger to puncture the grommet and see where it comes out. You can also pull your lead into the engine compartment using the same coat hanger. Zip ties were used to route the wire in the driver compartment and keep it out of harms way: The radio was then attached to the car battery using the following method, including a ring terminal and a fuse, meaning both sides of the firewall were fused. The setup works as intended. The antenna shows an SWR of around 1.15-1.2 at resonance in the middle of the VHF band. I hit all the repeaters I could before, plus a few new ones, thanks to the higher power, the additional antenna gain, the higher antenna placement, and by getting the antenna out of the vehicle. All this with only one hole in an unseen location, and a few bite marks from the antenna mount. Thanks everyone for the help with this! P.S. Excuse the salty, dirty vehicle. She went on a 6 hour ski trip yesterday.