Sorry guys I never responded on my final choice. I used the Old Man winch control. Install was simple and has worked well and have not noticed any delay. I put the little antenna immediately under the dash plastic at the top, so maybe that is a key, could be the radio signal not being hidden from a direct path is important. I found the Energizer 23 batteries at Walmart auto key cutting counter for about $2 in a sealed package, so the extra battery is no big deal to find. I have not had to use it on the trail but works great for when I reel up the rope after washing and drying.