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Wilson "1000" Specifications

Tests by Lockheed show the Wilson 1000 has 58% more power gain than the K40*
• Gain performance proven by power gain tests at Lockheed Corporation Antenna Test Laboratory
• 3000 Watt power handling capability (ICAS)
• Made with high impact Mobay Thermoplastic
• 10 gauge silver-plated coil winding
• Exclusive low loss coil design (Patent #4,882,591)
• 62" 17-7 PH Tapered spring stainless steel whip
• Frequency range 26 MHz to 30 MHz
• Weather Channel Ready
• Available in Roof Top, Trunk Lip, or Magnetic Mounts
• Color choices: Magnetic mount - black or white
• Color choices: Roof Top and Trunk Lip - black only
• 2 year Warranty

The Wilson 1000’s higher gain performance is a result of several new design developments that bring to you the most powerful CB base loaded antenna available in its price range

A large portion of the power that goes into a typical base loaded CB antenna is lost as heat in the coil and as dielectric heat loss in the plastic inside the coil form. Many CB antennas lose more than 50% of the power put into them. The power is wasted as heat loss and not radiated as radio waves. Another weak link in other CB antennas is the capacitor used to match the coax to the antenna, which is a cheap and easy way to make the SWR look good, but has lots of power loss, plus blows out when high power is applied to it.

The first priority was to reduce the dielectric loss by removing as much of the plastic inside the coil as possible. This was accomplished by suspending the coil in air, supported only at four small points, 90 degrees apart, in effect removing 95% of the plastic from the inside surface of the coil. This reduced the dielectric loss to a negligible amount.

The second priority was to get rid of the resistive heat losses in the coil. Since most of the RF energy at 27 MHz travels on the surface of the wire, it was decided to increase the surface area by making the diameter of the wire larger 10 GA copper. Since silver is a much better conductor than copper, although very expensive, the wire was heavily silver plated. This reduced the resistive loss to a minimum.

Finally, to get rid of the losses in the matching between the coax and the loading coil, the lossy capacitor was eliminated and a difficult but more efficient means of coupling the antenna was used. A Scalar Network Analyzer was used to determine the very precise point to direct match the coil with the coax and obtain the best match with maximum power transfer, which gives the 3000 watts of power handling capability.

So far you have read about why the Wilson 1000 CB antennas perform better, but the Wilson 1000 is also the most rugged CB antenna you can buy. It is made with Mobay’s Thermoplastic which costs a lot more, but it’s the best available. All of these are the reasons you get a 2-year guarantee and your Wilson 1000 is guaranteed to outperform any base loaded CB mobile antenna (except the Wilson 5000 ) or your money back.** .

**PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE: The Wilson 1000 CB antenna will transmit and receive farther than the antenna it replaces or your money back. This guarantee is good for 15 days from the date of purchase at the original purchase point only, and with dated sales receipt.

ANTENNA POWER GAIN : The amount of improvement in power amplification over another antenna. The higher gain antenna will transmit & receive farther, but the actual distance will vary depending on the gain, ground terrain and other environmental factors. Individual test results may vary due to the vehicle's ground plane and matching configuration.
For value and performance, you can't beat a Wilson CB antenna

For the ultimate in performance and power handling see the Wilson 5000 base load antenna.

Wilson Short load - Info and specifications

Wilson cb antennas

If height is a concern and you desire a shorter antenna, the Wilson Short Load is the answer. Designed for maximum efficiency, it is only 39 inches long and replaces the 62" whip that is standard for the Wilson 1000 and the Wilson 5000. The Short Load adapts to the Wilson 500 and all models of the Wilson 1000, 5000, Trucker 2000 and the Trucker 5000. The band width will still be wide enough for most uses - 1-1.2 MHz, and the power handling is 500 watts. The Wilson Short Load is the perfect solution for individuals that require performance and desire a shorter antenna.

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