Wilson 1000 Roof CB Antenna
- Our top recommendation for a permanently installed base-loaded antenna
- High-impact thermoplastic shell is designed for years of use
- Screw-off coil makes it easy to remove antenna in low-clearance areas
The Wilson 1000 outperforms all other fiberglass, base-loaded and center-loaded antennas, making it our top recommendation for best-in-class range! Constructed with 10-gauge windings and a high-impact thermoplastic shell, this antenna is designed to survive years of tough use. The screw-off coil allows the antenna to separate at the coax-wired base for convenience when entering low-clearance areas or for temporary antenna storage. The roof mount Wilson 1000 is an excellent choice for permanently mounting a high-performance antenna on the roof of your car, truck or commercial vehicle.
*Please Note: This is the Wilson roof mount antenna and NOT the Wilson magnet mount antenna. This antenna requires drilling for installation.
|Model / SKU:||Wilson W1000 RT BK|
|Recommended for:||High-performance, long-range CB use. Roof mount is ideal for permanently mounting the antenna to the roof of cars, trucks or commercial vehicles. If using a 4-watt stock CB radio, we recommend this antenna over the more expensive Wilson 5000. The 1000 is cheaper and will provide similar transmit and receive performance. Paying more 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, Rated for 3,000 Watts|
|All CB radios. For antenna mounting, you'll need to drill a hole in the roof and have access to the area below the mounting surface. For installation with vehicle headliners, the headliner must be removed prior to drilling. The coax cable connects to the antenna at a low angle, so it's possible to re-install the headliner without noticing the coax or antenna mount post-install.|
|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.|
|Product Includes:||Wilson 1000 Roof Antenna|
18' of attached CB coax with a PL-259 end
Please Note: This is the Wilson roof antenna and NOT the Wilson magnet mount antenna. This antenna requires drilling during installation.
The Wilson 1000 is one of the most rugged antennas you can buy. It's made with Mobay's thermoplastic, which costs a bit more but is the best material available. Accordingly, it comes with a two-year warranty and is guaranteed to outperform any base-loaded CB mobile antenna (except the Wilson 5000) or your money back! (Please see manufacturer's website for details.) The Wilson 1000's higher performance is a result of several new design developments that bring you the most powerful CB base-loaded antenna available in its price range.
Guaranteed to perform better than your current base-loaded antenna
Roof mount for easy permanent rooftop installation
Removable coil for safe storage & garage entrance
Weather channel compatible
Constructed of high-impact thermoplastic
Not what I ordered. I ordered a roof mount but received a magnet mount antenna.
I am not very happy with this product. My radio quit working a week after I installed the radio and antenna. I checked continuity between the top and bottom of the coil and found an open circuit. I cut the plastic housing off of the coil and discovered that the solder connection from the top of the coil to the copper wire to the antenna mast had broken. There is no MECHANICAL connection between the coil and antenna mast. Wilson is relying on the strength of the solder joint for the connection. Solder joints don’t posses a great deal of mechanical strength. I consider this a poor design. I have ordered another Wilson antenna from Right Channel Radio because of their excellent service. Wilson should offer base coils for sale separately. I realize that Wilson provides a warranty, but I didn’t want to be without my rig a long time and now I have spare parts. I soldered the connection back and rig is working as well before the failure. I trimmed 1/4 “ from the whip and have an SWR of 1 on Ch 1 and a 1.6 on Ch 40. I’m pleased with it when it works. By the way, I have not abused the antenna. Some low speed impacts with the top of the whip on tree branches. I anticipate further failures.
I have installed a brand new roof mount for each vehicle I have owned over the past couple decades and NEVER had an issue. I just replaced my newest antenna on my latest vehicle and the mounting nut strips out before seating properly not allowing it to remain tight. Thought it was my fault and ordered another when the same thing happened. Apparently being careful doesn't work. 0 for 2 :thinking:
Best antenna on the market. All I use on three trucks for the last 15 years.