A close longtime buddy of mine OWNS a car dealership. I sold my last truck to him. He was well aware of the 3 NMOs on the roof. He didn't care, said his customers don't care, never been an issue and doesn't affect what he buys when he goes to the local auction house to buy cars. My truck was sold before they even detailed it. Never hit the lot. My last 4 trucks had anywhere from 1-3 mounts and he always approached me to see if I was ready to sell. If it makes the wife happy a compromise might be to have the local radio shop install it with a paper guarantee (against leakage, etc). That may help her relax a bit. The weekend after getting the new 18 Silverado I had the holes drilled...3 of them. We take VERY good care mechanically and cosmetically of our rides and she didn't bat an eye. I understand though. But in SAR VHF use I would assume that proper and efficient transmission would pay off esspcially if y'all utilize any simplex channels.