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I've got my yaesu ham radio wired into my volt. I've got it set up so that when the car turns on my radio turns on. It's powered straight to the battery, but I'm using a relay with the trigger coming from a switched power source. I'd like to be able to use my remote start feature to turn my vehicle on, which also will turn my Ham radio on. My radio will act as a cross band repeater, allowing me to talk from my handheld to my vehicle, and then have the in vehicle radio re-transmit out at high power (50watts). I remember reading the vehicle will auto shut off after I believe ten minutes after remote starting, can anyone confirm this? And, if so, can that be changed anywhere? If the cars running, I assume it will charge the 12volt battery when it feels the need, correct? Ideally I'd love to be able to park my car at a site with a nearly full charge, and be able to use the remaining charge to just run all my.accessoties for a while without killing my 12volt battery. Sorry for the long winded post here, appreciate what anyone thinks on this. I probably need to research the relationship between the main battery pack and the 12volt battery to fully understand how the system works, but thought I'd see what you guys thought.