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Wilson Short Load Whip


  • 36" replacement whip for your Wilson 500, 1000, 2000 or 5000. 
  • Perfect for low-clearance areas
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Is the 62" or 49" whip on your Wilson 1000, 5000 or 2000 trucker too long? If so, this 36" short-load whip is the perfect solution. Built with a coil on the whip to make up for the shorter length, this whip will give you options when your antenna is hitting every tree branch on your street.  Use this to as a replacement or alternate whip for your Wilson antenna.

Model / SKU:Wilson 880900817
Recommended for:Use as a replacement or alternate whip for the Wilson 500, 1000, 2000, or 5000 magnet, roof, trunk-lip and trucker (center-load) antennas.
Notable Features:Stainless Steel with a small coil
Compatible with:
Adapts to the Wilson 500, 1000, 2000, and 5000 series antennas
Antenna Length(s):3'
Antenna Color(s):
Stainless Steel
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 Antenna Range Approximation.

  • Approximately 2 to 4 miles
Product Includes:36" stainless steel antenna whip with center coil
Wilson base sold separately
  • 36 inch short load antenna with center coil
  • 17-7 PH stainless steel whip
  • Bandwidth wide enough to handle 1-1.2 MHz with 500 Watts of power
  • Easy to Tune and Install
  • Simple installation instructions are provided
  • Wilson tough


Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
James Weigel
Sometimes “Short Is Good!”

This is a quality short-load whip. Had to shorten it a little bit (about 3/4 inch) to achieve a good, uniform SyR; 1.5).
Reception and transmission is very good, as indicated in the product description. Right Channel Radios did a great job in packaging and quick delivery. Impressive!!!

Barry Innerarity
Good antenna not perfect

Its a good antenna but not perfect. Could not get SWR’s lower than 1.5 . It picks up good reception I mounted it in the center of my truck roof, had a professional adjust swr’s with a MFJ-249 analyzer . Next time I will find a better brand antenna.

Gregory M.
Exactly what I was looking

Exactly what I was looking for. Right length, I don't have the 64 in hitting everything as I drive around in the mountains.

Ray S.
DIY Whip Shortner

I bought this whip to put on a browning antenna with a 49" whip.
The problem was it hits my garage door, so i bought this Wilson whip because it was made to replace the 49" Wilson whip.
In order to make this work, I had to drill the whip opening in the Browning's coil and insert the shorter Wilson Short Load Whip.
I then tuned the whip by cutting the whip to the proper length and now it does not hit my garage door and is tuned to channel 19 (27.185)
If Wilson had an NMO mount, I would not have had to do any of this.

Moses B.
Fantastic Short Option

The Wilson 1000 I had installed on one of my farm trucks performed well, but it was too tall for one of the grain elevators we haul to. I replaced the 62" whip on the 1000 with the short load whip, and I couldn't be happier. I have not noticed any appreciable decrease in range, and I think the short antenna even looks better! Be sure to take your time tuning this antenna. I had to trim a total of 2-1/4" to get my top-of-cab installation dialed in, which took a while to accomplish going 1/8" at a time, but it was worth it. I managed to get the SWR down to 1.15 on channels 1 and 40, and 1.0 on my normal operating channel!