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Seen locally - New Wilson 5000 Magmount Antenna

Posted: 17 Nov 2020, 22:23
by MrWeetabix
Seen this on the local emporiumโ€™s facebook....

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I have questions! Is this a new antenna (still manufactured), or โ€˜newโ€™ Old stock?

Either way thats a hefty price. Is that justified because...

1) its a very good new cb antenna,
2) its a classic and rare very good cb antenna
3) its a crazy world and someone will pay it

Discuss ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚

Re: Seen locally - New Wilson 5000 Magmount Antenna

Posted: 18 Nov 2020, 13:36
by The Collector
I think the yanks love them because you can put a decent amount of power through them and the magnets are supposedly nice and strong.
Signal-wise, I've read that the big Sirios are just a good and only half the price though.

Re: Seen locally - New Wilson 5000 Magmount Antenna

Posted: 18 Nov 2020, 14:43
by lambrettadave
ยฃ140 on Knights CB website

Re: Seen locally - New Wilson 5000 Magmount Antenna

Posted: 18 Nov 2020, 23:47
by MrWeetabix
oooowf. I think I'll pass! haha

Re: Seen locally - New Wilson 5000 Magmount Antenna

Posted: 19 Nov 2020, 19:19
by The Collector
"Prestige" eh. So that translates as: Buy this if you're a snob and require a trendy and expensive aerial for your top of the range Hummer, but be prepared to have your ass whooped signal-wise by the geezer sat next to you in the car park in an old banger with a 5ft Springer on it ;)

Re: Seen locally - New Wilson 5000 Magmount Antenna

Posted: 20 Nov 2020, 14:45
by QRZ-934
I have one of those!
Blurb states itll handle 20kw ssb and 5kw am continual.

Ive also got a sirio 5000 pl which is supposed to handle 5kw intermiitant, quite how id get a submarine battery in the car to power such an amp is beyond me..... :lol:
Sirios a tad longer by 10 inches.

The wilson works fine, swrs in easy enough but is noisier than the sirio, which also swrs in dead easy, talked to a guy in Sweden ,mobile on that a while back no issues at all.
I prefer the sirio and its magmount is a fair bit bigger on diameter, its way cheaper by a factor of 3 plus who doesnt love 6 foot 6 inches swinging around the top of the car? :D