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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF Mobile & Accessories | Wilson 5000 5/8 wave 10-11 meter antenna Help

Reviews Summary for Wilson 5000 5/8 wave 10-11 meter antenna
Wilson 5000 5/8 wave 10-11 meter antenna Reviews: 5 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $$70 to $80
Description: The 5000 Series is the World's most powerful base loaded mobile CB antenna.
•5000 AM. 20,000 SSB watts power handling capability (ICAS)
•Made with high impact mobay thermoplastic
•Low loss coil design
•17-7 PH tapered spring stainless steel whip
•Weather channel ready
•Frequency range 26 MHz to 30 MHz
•Removable coil for safe storage and garage entrance
•2 Year limited warranty
Product is in production.
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AK4NJ Rating: 0/5 Dec 2, 2016 15:04 Send this review to a friend
Cold Joint Solder  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Ive had many antennas over the years, Reading your reviews I bought my first and last Wilson.

I purchased the 5000 Mag mount version for a road trip last year during the flooding and mess on 95S. When I got the package home I found the antenna's plastic cover was cracked upon opening the package, I promptly headed back to the radio shop to find that all of his stock except one had cracks in the covers. I should have called it a day right there.

The antenna performed reasonably well on ten meters and I could easily monitor 40 meters.

When we got home I put her in the corner of the shack where she has been sitting for the better part of a year.

I pulled her out to use her for a trip last week and the same plastic cover was loose, further examination found the solder joints to the coil were apparently cold joint soldered and had broken free.

There is no weather protection for the coil or the base connections that you would find in the K40 line and many others, Rust had started to take it's toll on the UHF connections.

I have made many request to Wilson to no avail. The product is clearly in the warranty period and short of filling a suit I guess I'm out my money. Thinking about buying a Wilson product? Check out the many unfortunate owners like me on U-Tube and others.

Of course if you are looking for a expensive piece of junk give Wilson a try :P

W4KVW Rating: 5/5 Aug 8, 2016 20:44 Send this review to a friend
Works Like A Champ  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Covers the entire 10 meter phone band & it was FREE.Works just as I expected & does a great job with my HTX-100 so as far as I'm concerned it's a keeper. {:>)
KD2GOE Rating: 5/5 Apr 8, 2015 14:40 Send this review to a friend
wow!  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
i have not cut this antenna down but did cut the coax down to hafe. I am useing it wit an Alanco DX-sr8 and a LDG AL 100 auto tunner.
So far with this antenna i have tuned 10,12,15,&17 meters and have talked on every one, all over the world from japan to Russia And places in between.
No this is not the right antenna for workibg 15 and 17 meters and the tuner is doing all the work but my RF is getting out there.
ON4XA Rating: 5/5 Aug 21, 2013 04:23 Send this review to a friend
Perfect  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Hi all, the Wilson 5000 is simply perfect from 24->30MHz without tuning. Many DX contact with it, all continents, more as 120 dxcc with S9. Great antenna, not like the Wilson 2meter.
KK4EQE Rating: 5/5 Oct 22, 2011 21:26 Send this review to a friend
Great for 10 meters!!  Time owned: more than 12 months
Ive had many wilson antennas over the years using the 1000 for CB so i purchased a through the roof mount version of the 5000 when i recently got my ticket. It is the best way to run these antennas,(Properly installed) provides an exellent ground for this antenna. Ive been using this antenna on 10 meters & make international & local (within the states)contacts with great reports. Easy to tune as well.(Caution!) It should be installed by a professional, drilling holes in a vehicles roof improperly leaks & or high SWR will ultimately result! 73s KK4EQE

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