Show That Wilson
Coils Have The Highest
Efficiency Of All CB Trucker Antennas
Dr. Dwight Heim, ( PH.D. Electrical Engineering, Professor
Emeritus, University of Michigan ) an independent consultant,
conducted a test and comparison on the coils of some of the
antennas used by truckers. A chart from his complete tests
is shown below.
The Wilson 5000 Trucker CB antenna was shown to have
the highest "Q" rating
of all antenna coils tested. The "Q" is the standard engineering measurement
of efficiency of the antenna coil. The higher the "Q",
the higher the efficiency, which means higher performance
from that antenna.
The higher rating for the Trucker 5000 coil is a result
of proper engineering practices, such as the correct
length-to-diameter ratio for the wire size, and a silver
plated 3/16" solid copper wire in manufacturing the
Extensive research, development and engineering efforts
showed that a silver plated 3/16" solid copper wire
displayed better performance characteristics and lower
losses, giving more power gain, than that of chrome
plated hollow tubing. Copper is one of the best RF
conductors available - silver is even better. Wilson
combined the best of both worlds by choosing 100% pure
silver for heavy duty plating of the large solid copper
This combination provides better efficiency and higher
performance properties, thereby giving more power gain
than any 1/4" or 3/8" chrome plated tubing antenna
The special design of the Trucker 5000 floating coil
will not ice up and stop working or break, even in
severe winter conditions. This means that using Wilson’s
design techniques, the 5000 Trucker will not ice up
and short out the windings as is possible with the
open coil designed antennas. The highly engineered
thermoplastic cover protects the coil from the harsh
environmental conditions encountered on the open road.
A dirty antenna coil can measurably cut the performance
characteristics of that antenna, and one that is covered
with ice can cut the performance by as much as 50%.
The Trucker 5000 is available with your choice of shaft
lengths of 5" or 10",
and mounts into a standard 3/8" X 24" threaded mount.
Due to the increased torque applied to the mount with
the Trucker 5000, it is recommended that only a stainless
steel stud mount be used with the Trucker 5000.
The Trucker 5000 was designed specifically for users who want the best in a high
performance antenna with the ability to withstand some serious power. The Wilson
5000 Trucker handles 5000 watts AM, 20,000 watts SSB (ICAS rating).
Wilson’s attention to detail, engineering quality
and designs are what helps make the antenna perform
so well. The strength of performance and power handling
capabilities of the antenna will prove themselves the
first time extra power is needed to break through noise
and congestion on the air.
Over 25 years of knowledge and engineering experience in the design of antennas
makes Wilson the recognized leader in CB Trucker antennas, and the 5000 the choice
The Wilson Trucker 5000 will outperform all chrome plated
copper tubing antennas 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.