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wilson 5000 whit 400w rms

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by godcobra, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. godcobra

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    Hello every body
    I have a question about the coax of wilson 5000 roof mount it is capable to endel 400w rms or 1k peek or I have to change for rg8 coax
    thanck you(y)


     

  2. mackmobile43

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    The coax in that antenna is comparable to rg8x.

    I have transmitted with 1 kw through mine with no issues.
     
  3. BOOTY MONSTER

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    has any one got any pics of a successful attempt at putting .405 coax on a wilson 5000/1000?
     
  4. mackmobile43

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    Really no need to use .405 because input more than 5 or 600 avg power will most likely start to burn any painted surface as the couplive capacity through the mag mount will no longer suffice.
     
  5. godcobra

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    thank you for info
     
  6. binrat

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    Booty, I've seen pictures of it by Rolling Radios.
     
  7. BOOTY MONSTER

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    i believe i recall Kale has mentioned folks using thousands of watts in his 10ks using mag mounts . i'm guessing they were 3 or 4 mag mounts though . anyhow , i think if someone runs more power than the coax on a 1000/5000 will handle that they should move on to a 10k (or their external coil antenna of choice) or 108 .. or at least something that doesn't have solder inside it .... and a hole mount .
     
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    It doesn't even take that much...before I knew better, I bubbled the paint on my pickup using a Wilson 5000 magmount and (what I suspect was) a 3-pill...if you are long winded, or have a conversation going for many miles, the heat builds.
     

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