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Wilson mag

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by Ziploc, Feb 7, 2021.

  1. r carl

    r carl Well-Known Member

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    When you put the antenna on the roof be sure the tightening lever is on the passenger side so if the antenna hits something it will fall back as the tightening lever will loosen.


     

  2. ForestRunner98

    ForestRunner98 917 SoCal

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    Hey that’s good to know! I have it on the driver’s side for practical purpose. Haven’t really slammed it yet but you never know.
     
  3. 86lidewell

    86lidewell Active Member

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    this one has no lever, you loosen the coil. I think I like this better.



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  4. ForestRunner98

    ForestRunner98 917 SoCal

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    The thing about the lever is it has to be on the driver or passenger side in order to fold down the center of vehicle.

    Does the Turbo swivel when loosened? Basically saying does it matter what orientation the base sits?
     
  5. 86lidewell

    86lidewell Active Member

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    affirmative, just no lever
     
  6. r carl

    r carl Well-Known Member

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    If on the drivers side it will tighten when it hits something.
     
  7. ForestRunner98

    ForestRunner98 917 SoCal

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    If it loosens and falls back and you transmit that’s not good.

    So why should it not be on the driver side? Besides tightening. Maybe I am missing something.
     
  8. 86lidewell

    86lidewell Active Member

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    a bent up roof? Lost magmount?
     
  9. undertaker

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    Try it in the middle.. of the roof..
     
  10. r carl

    r carl Well-Known Member

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    Bent antenna. I would rather put it back up and tighten it than take it off and try to straighten it, that's all.
     
  11. ForestRunner98

    ForestRunner98 917 SoCal

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    Ah ok. Took a while for it to go into my thick skull. LOL

    I will say that’s a good whack for it to bend. That stinger is thin and very flexible but anything can happen.
     
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  13. L2

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    I use a Sirio 5000 Performer/PL 145 magnet mount and it's been great.
     
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  14. Tree Top Flier

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    I have a Sirio 5000 on both my SUV's and I really like them better than my old Wilson 1k's for transmit and receive.

    Don't count on the fold over saving your whip though. The whip on the Sirio is tapered and very thin at the top.I was fine all winter long, but whacked a tree limb at 60 this past week and it folded over sure enough. The last foot and half of whip still bent around like a curly Q. I will say I have bent Wilson whips as well, just not to that extreme. It was easy enough to straighten, but I'm sure it will be easier to bend now that it's been whacked once

    I had been running it on the drivers side and may switch back now that summer is here. I know not the ideal placement, but bent antennas seem to be a recurring thing with me.

    I don't find the Sirio any easier to remove than Wilson. You still have to unscrew it, but with the Sirio I don't have to keep up with a weather cap like I did for the Wilson.
     
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  15. ForestRunner98

    ForestRunner98 917 SoCal

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    Mine is hard mounted now but even with the magmount it worked great.
     
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