Wilson Little Wil CB Antenna
- Our favorite 3’ magnet antenna, ideal if you have height limitations but want great range
- All-in-one antenna includes magnet mount, whip antenna & coax
Small but mighty. Tiny and tough. Itty bitty, but insanely brutish. This rig might look like the smallest kid in the sandbox, but it will outsmart the class bully any day of the week. Constructed from high-impact thermoplastic, this model is built for years of use and will stay firmly in place thanks to a 10-ounce magnet, even when you’re traveling at breakneck highway speed. Its 36" whip strikes the perfect balance between performance and convenience, ideal if you have realistic height limitations. It's long enough to consistently provide up to 4 miles of range, but short enough not to be a hassle when you’re on the road or just parked in town.
|Model / SKU:||Wilson Little Wil BK|
|Recommended for:||Uses who need a quality all-around antenna that balances performance with realistic height limitations. Recommended for cars, vans, pick-up trucks and commercial vehicles.|
|Notable Features:||Thermoplastic Construction, Strong 10-oz. Magnet, Great All-Around Performer|
|All CB radios. Magnetic base easily installs on any flat metallic surface.|
|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:||36" Wilson Little Wil CB Antenna|
15' of CB coax cable with a PL-259
If you need a compact, affordable antenna for your car, truck or van that's simple to install and performs well, the Wilson Little Wil is your solution. The Little Wil will outperform all similar antennas and includes everything you need -- antenna whip, magnetic base and coax cable -- to work right out of the box.
The Little Wil's beefy 10-ounce magnet is the first indication of the attention to detail, engineering, quality and design that makes the antenna perform so well. The holding strength of the larger magnet will prove itself as you speed up to pass another vehicle or when you venture down a rough and bumpy road. The Little Wil hangs on long after other small antennas have fallen off and become wasted money. Wilson uses 14-gauge wire to provide the maximum power-handling for a small antenna. Combined with Wilson's exclusive coil-winding method, which allows air to flow completely around the wire, the antenna's maximum power handling is approximately 300 watts.
The Little Wil stands only 38" tall when mounted to the trunk lid of most vehicles, allowing you to safely pull into your garage without damaging the antenna or car. And you no longer have to remove the antenna in those multilevel parking garages at offices and shopping centers.
- High-quality base-loaded magnet mount antenna at an affordable price
- Uses a strong 3.5" 10-oz. magnet
- 3' (36") stainless steep whip
- Weather channel compatible
- Constructed of high-impact thermoplastic
- One-year warranty
The antenna worked great right out of the box. SWRs were 1.1 on channel 1 and 1.4 on channel 40. Channel 20 was 1.2. I didn't touch it - we went on a trip the next weekend and it worked great.
Wilson Little Wil CB Antenna
I tried to set the SWR on the antenna and got the SWR set but not totally happy with it The SWR on Channel #1 is higher than I like. I ran out of whip I needed a little longer whip. It right at the set screw. Otherwise it is a great antenna.
After a little tuning i got it to a low swr on 19 but 1 and 40 are still up there. All the readings are below 2 but still not where I feel comfortable. Not blaming the antenna, I think I need to add some ground straps to the body and chassis. But it has great relieve so far.
I was a bit disappointed in the SWR match I got but since it's 1.1 on channel 20 and that is where I live in cb land I'm not going to complain overly much. I've not had the problem with the covering on the magnet others have complained about so I'm happy about that. All in all it's doing the job and I was happy with the price so ok.