Wilson 5000 Magnet CB Antenna



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Quick Overview

The Wilson 5000 outperforms all other fiberglass, base-loaded and center-loaded antennas, making it our top recommendation for best-in-class range! Featuring a unique floating coil, the antenna is designed to endure extreme winter icing and won't stop working in severe weather. Rated for 5,000 watts AM and 20,000 SSB, the Wilson 5000 can handle serious, high-powered radios. The screw-off coil allows the antenna to separate at the coax-wired base for convenience entering low-clearance areas or for temporary antenna storage. This magnet version of the Wilson 5000 includes a heavy-duty magnet that will stay put at highway speeds and mounts to any flat metallic surface, making it a convenient choice for installations on cars, trucks or commercial vehicles.

Wilson 5000 Magnet CB Antenna

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  • Wilson 5000 Magnet CB Antenna

Additional Information

Model / SKU: Wilson W5000 MAG-BK
Recommended for: High-performance, long-range CB use for individuals wanting an easy installation on cars, trucks or commercial vehicles. If you're using a 4-watt stock CB radio, we recommend the Wilson 1000 magnet CB antenna over the more expensive Wilson 5000. The 1000 is cheaper and will provide similar transmit and receive performance. The additional price for the Wilson 5000 is justified if you're running high-wattage radio equipment or if the antenna will be used frequently in extreme winter conditions, as the 5000's floating coil is designed to prevent ice-related performance issues.
Notable Features: Class-Leading Range, Screw-Off Antenna Coil, Reliable in Severe Weather
Rated to 5,000 Watts AM / 20,000 SSB
Compatible with: All CB radios. The magnet mount easily attaches to any flat metallic surface and is designed to hold tight even at high speeds.
Antenna Length(s) 62''
Antenna Color(s) Black
Approximate Range:

Range(s) provided are for comparison purposes only and are subject to numerous installation and environmental variables. For more detailed information, please see our reference article on CB Radio Range.

  • Approximately 5 to 7 miles
Product Includes: Wilson 5000 Magnet Antenna
18' of attached CB coax


If you need the most powerful CB antenna available on the market, you've found it. The Wilson 5000 is the top-performing base-loaded CB antenna for vehicles. Wilson used the basic design of the Wilson Trucker 5000 with the exclusive low-loss coil and proven performance qualities of the Wilson 1000. Due to unique Wilson design techniques, the Wilson 5000 will outperform all other base-loaded antennas available. Made from solid 3/16" silver-plated copper wire and with its specially designed floating coil, the Wilson 5000 will not stop working even in severe winter conditions. There's no chance of the coil windings freezing and cracking. The Wilson 5000 is designed to withstand some serious power, and will handle 5,000 watts AM and 20,000 watts SSB (ICAS ratings). Wilson is so confident in this antenna, it's guaranteed to outperform any base-loaded CB mobile antenna or your money back! (Please see manufacturer's website for full details.)

  • Performs better than any other base-loaded CB antenna or your money back
  • Rated for 5,000 watts AM and 20,000 watts SSB
  • Magnetic mount for installation on any metal surface
  • Includes 18' of coax cable with a PL-259 end
  • Removable coil for safe storage and garage entrance
  • 62" tapered stainless steel whip
  • Constructed of high-impact thermoplastic
  • Weather channel compatible
  • Two-year warranty

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Customer Reviews

Bad design.

Review by Hadlock
Overall Rating
I bought this after being unhappy with the L'il Wilson. Thought this would be better and had good reviews. Removed from truck most of the time because ferries here charge oversize rig fees with it. Have greased it with dielectric grease periodically. Took it on three month trip to Alaska this summer and when I cMe back the antenna would not unscrew from base; just wound the coax up inside. The metal threads between coil and base must have rusted together. Tried penetrating oil with no success. Opened base and tried undoing the bolt but it just slipped. No joy. Wrote Wilson with zip response. After two problem antennas and zero service, I am done with Wilson in spite of their reviews. (Posted on October 4, 2014)
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Still the best!

Review by Triple 9
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I've been a CB radio enthusiast for 40 years and Wilson has been THE antenna since they hit the market. You know your radio doesn't make as much difference as a properly tuned antenna. I have owned five Wilson antennas. If I need another,.....Wilson! (Posted on April 14, 2014)
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Review by MavDog
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This mount has some restrictions like you cant go to the ATM at some banks if they have short roofs. Also, don't put the spacer on it if you don't want it to fly off. (Posted on July 27, 2013)
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wilson 5000

Review by autohauler
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I am not rating the product so much as the customer service provided by Right Channel Radios. They were great, responsive to questions, and prompt. I lost 1 of the 2 screws required to secure the Wilson 5000 antenna, and Right Channel Radios sent me some new screws without question. I didn't need to call about a technical question but I have no doubt I would have received a prompt and accurate reply. Folks its not about the cheapest thing you can find but the quality of the product, and just as importantly, the quality of the customer service behind the product. Right Channel Radios has earned my business for quite some time to come. (Posted on January 1, 2013)
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