Vehicle radio installations are the worst, especially in the summer out here, haven't had to do those for five years though, thankfully.
Dash, I've been looking into the device you posted a photo of; LuxiGen LZ7-04M100, very interesting with what they are calling 7 color output (one white). I believe Mouser has the best price at about $25 in single quantity. Curious regarding your own interest in it. If you are up to recording a short video showing it in operation, I'd sure like to see it.
I don't know.. It's really hard to have so much open space and a forest around..Simply beautiful, AD!
How do you handle those "crowded" conditions out there on the trail? JK