| 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.