Toby. You're going to love the PDQ! Congratulations!!!
Nice to see another Puddle Pirate.....There's so few of us.
Nope - Not an Electronics Technician, but a Yeoman!
You of all people should know - you don't have to be 6' tall to be a Coastie! Jut the ability to walk on water
I spent time at Station Portland, ME, CCGDONE, Gru SW Harbor, CGC CIRUS, Ruitoff Cleveland, MSO Portland, OR, CGC RESOLUTE, CGC ALERT and last - AIRSTA North Bend.
The Ambassador is a geat unit and we are very happy with it. The Magnadyne was not bad, but froze up a great deal. Also, with the driver's seat so far from the radio, it was hard to change stations at the best of times.
Now I have a remote attached to the steering wheel so that I can keep my eyes on the road and the DVD in the Pioneer navigation unit is way superior. As you know, as with ship driving - you better plan on whats a mile or so ahead of you.