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Confused about somthin

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by Superidgit, May 26, 2011.

  1. Superidgit

    Superidgit Active Member

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    Hello all,
    I read Robbs review of the Wilson and Siro antenna. (Great job by the way Robb I learned a lot). So onto my question.

    So doing some looking around for the Wilson I cam across this their website and got quickly confused about the wattages in their satictics of the Wilson 1000. Heres link: http://http://www.wilsonantenna.com/base_load.php




    TIle of the 1000 say 3000w and 58% power gain. How do you gain power with an antenna and compared to what reference point? And what power are you gaining? ( Able to block bullets with magical wristbands?)

    Then Down below it says its only cable of 500w so why the 3kW on title? Eyecandy?
     

  2. mackmobile43

    mackmobile43 Jock Supporter

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    The antenna may or may not handle 3k but I don't like the idea of a magnet having to couple it to ground and for sure the coax will not get 3k to the whip.
     
  3. Robb

    Robb Yup

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    I think the consensus of Wilson mag mount antenna users and members will say that 300 watts is a safe bet . . .
    Just saying . . .
     
  4. Superidgit

    Superidgit Active Member

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    Well this will be for a mobile mount and I dont feel like drilling a hole in the roof of my truck. So what of my questions? Also on a note I will prolly just lookin for a good antenna not worried about watages really. I think my max wattage will be around 15-18 watts with a ranger 969
     

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