Wilson FGT Silver Load Hood Kit
- Everything but the radio comes with this hood channel mounting kit
- Features a quality Wilson Silver Load CB antenna and 18' of RG8X coax
This kit includes everything needed for hood channel mounting, one of the most popular ways to install a CB antenna. Featuring a quality Wilson Silver Load CB antenna, you'll receive strong transmit and receive performance. The mount will work with all hood channels up to 2" deep and swivels to ensure a vertical antenna. Package also includes 18' of quality RG8X CB coax cable.
|Model / SKU:||Wilson Silver Load Kit|
|Recommended for:||Most commonly installed on pickups, but compatible with all vehicles with a hood channel.|
|Notable Features:||Performance Wilson Antenna, Stainless Steel Mount, Swiveling Mount Head|
|All hood channels that are 2" deep or less. The mount is secured to the hood channel using 2 included mounting screws. Included coax cable is compatible with all CB radios.|
|These are approximate ranges provided for comparison purposes and subject to numerous installation and environmental variables. For more detailed information, please see our reference article on CB Radio Range.|
|Product Includes:||Wilson Silver Load Antenna|
Universal CB Antenna Hood Mount & Stud
18' of RG8X CB Coax
Wilson Silver Load FGT Antenna - This Wilson antenna is one of the most popular and best performing fiberglass CB antennas on the market. In fact, Wilson guarantees it will work better than all other antennas in its class or your money back! Featuring a tunable tip, industry-leading performance and a five-year warranty, the Silver Load FGT antenna from Wilson is a great choice as a primary pick-up truck antenna. For more information on this antenna, please click the antenna's link in the "Includes" section below.
Firestik Adjustable Hood Channel Mount - Made entirely from rust-resistant stainless steel, this Firestik mount is built to last. This antenna mount works with hood channels up to 2" deep and hides all mounting screws underneath the hood for a clean and professional installation. Additionally, the mount is built with a swivel to correct for hood channel slant.
I did not notice until after I installed the mount and antenna connection that I had put a dent in the finder. Over wise it works great.
Components of kit OK. But hood mount does NOT fit Ford 2012 F150. I ordered another mount after getting this one.
I have kept the small Uniden Radios on hand for around 20 years; I used them as back up units for the big truck and used them on a car for vacation. I have ran 6 or 8 of these Silver Loads and have a few extras on hand now. One of the best! I plan to use the hood kit as a permanent antenna mount on a Ford pickup. It's made of solid!
I bought this to use with my peaked/tuned Cobra 29 NW Classic ltd. I got the 4 foot. SWR is below 2 on every channel. Not sure about my range as none of my friends have very good set ups on their CBs. They all have cheap walmart cbs and antennas, and their equipment has neither been peaked nor tuned. I am using a heavy duty spring with the antenna. I recommend that too, especially if you are using a taller antenna. It's good for low tree branches on the trail or drive thru for fast food.
I've had this on my truck for about three weeks. It's on the driver side fender of a Chevy Colorado pickup. I got the 3 foot stick and it extends quite a ways above the cab. Clears my garage door by about 1/2 inch. The mount is realy handy and adjustable. I had to put a slight bend toward the lower end to cleanly clear the hood, then put a corresponding bend the other way higher to make the antenna straight. The pivoting feature is great for forward/backward lean adjusting. Negative with this kit is that the wire is partially pinched between the fender and the metal assembly. Wish I had test fitted it better before I drilled all the holes. A couple washers to space the base up would help. Antenna builds up ice in freezing fog and oscillates violently. Only happened once, but was bad enough I had to stop twice to break the ice off. Ended up with 1.7 SWR on channel 1 and 40 and 1.05 on channel 19 where I normally have it. Best known distance is 5 miles so far.