I got an anytone 778uv that I want to add to my car. I'm looking at adding it with a add a fuse to an open fuse slot, however I see many people just saying to add it to a chassis bolt. I am new to both ham and adding accessories to a vehicle. Has anyone added a radio with an add a fuse? If so what's the best place to add the ground wire? I am not interested in drilling holes in anything just yet
That is a nice radio. Your best ground is at the alternator, but most of the time that is not easily accessible. The next would be the Chassis and finally the Battery. Reason for this order is the Ground of the power source (alternator) is connected to the chassis (Typically the engine block) which is also connected to the battery -. You can toggle between three different power levels, ranging from 5W through to 15W, all the way up to a maximum of 25W. My advice is to size wire for double the maximum or more. This helps it maintain stability.