"Trucker" CB Antenna
The Wilson 2000 Truckerís
higher gain performance is a result of several new design developments that
bring you the most powerful CB center loaded antenna available in its price
A large portion of the power that goes into a typical 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 is not radiated as radio waves.
Another weak link in other CB antennas is the capacitor used to match the coax
to the antenna. This 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.
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 loss 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 a larger 10 gauge 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. Any
power loss in the coil is practically eliminated in the Wilson 2000
So far you have read about why the Wilson Trucker 2000 performs
better, but it is also the most rugged trucker antenna you can buy. It is made
with Mobayís Thermoplastic which costs a lot more, but itís the best available.
All of these are the reasons you get a 1 year warranty and your Wilson Trucker
is guaranteed to outperform any CB mobile antenna (except the Wilson Trucker
5000 or your money back.** .
ultimate in Trucker performance and power handling see the Wilson Trucker
*TEST RESULTS: Tests by Dr. Dwight Heim (PHD Electrical Engineering, Professor
Emeritus, University of Michigan), show that the WILSON 2000 TRUCKER has 20%
more power gain than the Hustler "Red Neck" Super Resonator model RM-11S, and
12% more power gain than the Penetrator II (with comparable shaft
**PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE: The Wilson 2000 Trucker will outperform the CB
trucker 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.
This is the coil and shaft, there is also a 49" whip that
goes in the end.
| Tests 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
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.
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 loading coil.
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 wire.
combination provides better efficiency and higher performance properties,
thereby giving more power gain than any 1/4" or 3/8" chrome plated tubing
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 Wilsonís 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%.
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).
Wilsonís 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 of truckers.
Tests show Wilson Trucker 2000 has
MORE POWER GAIN than
the Hustler OR Penetrator II.*
- Uses Silver Plated 10 gauge, Solid Copper
Wire that outperforms copper, nickel, & chrome plating
- Easily Handles 3,500 Watts
- Large coil housing for increased power
- Exclusive low loss coil design (Patent
- Made From High Impact Engineering
- Frequency Range: 26 MHz to 30 MHz
- 5" or 10" Stainless Steel Shaft
- 49" 17-7 spring stainless steel whip
- Can be used as a single antenna or co-phased
for dual antennas
- 3/8" X 24" Standard Threaded Shaft
- 1 Year Warranty
These are photos of
|Wilson 2000 ( Patented )
Truck Spec TS-2000
|Whisky Still - Super
|Whisky Still - Jr.
|Wonder Works 102
||Solarcon 1.2K Chrome
|American Pride Rolling Thunder
||Solarcon 1.2K Gold