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Wilson 5000 Trucker CB Antenna


  • The ultimate antenna for professional big-rig driving
  • Unique floating coil construction is designed not to ice up
  • Designed for powerful radios rated at 5,000 watts AM and 20,000 watts SSB
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The Wilson 5000 outperforms all other center-loaded trucker antennas, making it our top recommendation for best-in-class range! Its unique floating coil construction is designed specifically not to ice up, ensuring you'll have uninterrupted access to CB communication and road updates no matter the road conditions or weather. Designed for powerful radios, it's rated for 5,000 watts AM and 20,000 watts SSB. Wilson guarantees this antenna will talk farther than any previous trucker antenna you've owned -- or your money back! (Please see manufacturer's website for full details.) 

Model / SKU:Wilson W5000 TRK BK 10
Recommended for:Professional drivers who need a reliable, top-performing antenna. Most commonly mounted on semi trucks and commercial equipment, but can also be installed on pick-up trucks with a heavy-duty mount. If you're using a 4-watt stock CB radio, we recommend the Wilson 2000 Trucker Antenna over the more expensive Wilson 5000. The 2000 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, Reliable in Severe Weather, Rated to 5,000 Watts AM / 20,000 SSB
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Antenna uses male 3/8" x 24 thread, compatible with all standard CB studs and mounts available. Heavy-duty mount recommended.
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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 7 to 10 miles
Product Includes:Wilson 5000 Trucker Antenna
49" whip & 10" stainless steel lower shaft
Mount and coax cable sold separately

If you need the most powerful CB antenna on the market, you've found it. The Wilson Trucker 5000 was designed specifically for users who want the best in a high-performance antenna that can withstand serious power. This antenna handles 5000 watts AM and 20,000 watts SSB. The special design of the Trucker 5000's floating coil prevents it from freezing or breaking, even in severe winter conditions. This means that the Trucker 5000 will not ice up and short out the windings, as can happen with open-coil antennas. The highly engineered thermoplastic cover protects the coil from the harsh environmental conditions encountered on the open road. Wilson is so confident in this antenna, it's guaranteed to outperform any center-loaded CB mobile antenna or your money back! (Please see manufacturer's website for full details.)

Note: For help deciding which antenna to choose for your tractor trailer, please refer to these Trucker Notes.

Performs better than any other CB antenna or your money back
Absolute floating coil eliminates 95% of dielectric loss
49" stainless steel whip with a 10" stainless steel lower shaft
Constructed of high-impact thermoplastic
Weather channel compatible
One-year warranty



Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Butch J.
Hammer slammer

This is a great product, works well with my galaxy cb

Richard G.
Great service, product as advertised

Great service, product as advertised

Water logged

Bought and installed dual Wilson Trucker 5000s on my 2016 Freightliner Cascadia in March 2017. SWR was great but signal wasn’t the greatest. All of a sudden my SWR was out of whack and started getting the antenna warning. Decided to try the Firestik II antennas that were on my pickup. Got them installed and tuned. Works perfectly. Upon further inspection I learned that the Wilsons were full of water.

Great antenna

Amazing antenna great for the price. I am running a uniden bearcat 980 ssb with a Wilson 5000 trucker antenna Wilson 18' single coax and a Wilson heavy duty mirror mount on a Ford F-250 truck and I get about 10 miles with another mobile radio and about 25 miles with a base station. The best antenna I've ever had. U won't be disappointed. I did have to run a grounding strap from my plastic mirror on my truck to the frame and my swr is a 1.2 great.

Wislon 5000

I get fantastic audio exceeding that of my Pair of 102" whips. On my 2015 F150 Lariat. Stryker 955hps 10 Meter.