Wilson trucker 2000

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by MNTSIDE, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. Meteorgray

    Meteorgray Heavy Load Member

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    Yep, thanks for that.

    I was referring to the tuning of a particular, specific antenna. When doing so, I believe that achieving resonance is the goal, because that antenna at resonance normally will perform better than that antenna if it is non-resonant, all things else being equal.

    And to effect that tuning , an antenna analyzer is a better tool than a simple SWR meter, although the latter can usually get the antenna close enough to resonance for all but the most exacting purposes. At least, it does for me.
     
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  3. Ridgeline

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    Yes, but a lot of people don’t think about the grounds, the second half of the system or the coax.
     
  4. MNTSIDE

    MNTSIDE Bobtail Member

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    Best I can do is try to get the X as close to 0 and R as close to 50 with an swr around 1.4
    My resonant freq is way down in the 26 area and the swr there is 2.3
    So guess resonent is not always best
     
  5. Meteorgray

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    Your antenna may need to be a bit longer / shorter ? to get it resonant on the 27MHZ band.
     
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  6. Meteorgray

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    Yep. That's where an antennal analyzer and/or SWR meter can help guide the operator to achieve resonance and show the need for adequate grounding, a satisfactory "second half of the antenna" or a fault in the coax or whatever is causing a non-resonant condition.
     
  7. MNTSIDE

    MNTSIDE Bobtail Member

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    Yeah
    I’ve tried several different lengths, with several different whips
    Nothing is working
    Like I said in the first post, the stock cheap fiberglass antenna is tuned in perfect
    I think I’m going to go with a 4 ft fire stick
    Hope that works
     
  8. Naptown Muduck

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    I've run various Wilson antennas the last few years. Most of them tuned pretty well. Last summer I bought a 5000 mag mount. It had no resonant point. Not a bad SWR, but no obvious point of resonance.
     
  9. skellr

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  10. MNTSIDE

    MNTSIDE Bobtail Member

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  11. Meteorgray

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    It could be that the antenna is accommodating the whole CB spectrum. If so, I would think it is well suited for the application. I would bet the resonance will dissipate if the stinger were much longer or shorter than the factory's ~62 inches. I know that with my Wilson 1000 mag mount that has the same stinger, I didn't have to cut or adjust the length. It was (and still is) good out of the box and has given fine performance on the roof of my F250 tow vehicle. Of course, I only have an SWR meter, so I can't really testify to its state of resonance, only to its performance: fine.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2021
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