3 thoughts on ““Little Wil” Wilson CB Magnet Mount Antenna

  1. 23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!, July 16, 2010
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    This review is from: “Little Wil” Wilson CB Magnet Mount Antenna

    This was not my first CB antenna (also you should see my review of my Midland radio–I explain tuning the radio/antenna). Before I bought this antenna I read all the reviews and they were top notch, but the “Little Wil” did not “look” like a CB radio antenna I was used to seeing. I thought it should have that coil in the middle of the antenna to get some good signal–what a mistake that was!! I could not do squat with that other antenna, so I broke down and bought the “Little Wil” and once I tuned it to my Midland CB, I was getting SWR readings of under 2.0 for channels 1-40 (I estimate the meter read round 1.5 – 1.75 for channels 1-40). With my Midland radio & this antenna I am reaching people 20+ miles away CLEARLY. Also, the wire that connects the antenna to the radio is long, and of decent gauge, and the magnet that sticks to your car is STRONG. I can’t recommend this one enough–don’t make the mistake I did I judge a book by its cover–this is one awesome little CB antenna once properly tuned.

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  2. 27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Gold Standard for entrance into real CB performance, August 21, 2008
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    UltraB (Shreveport, LA USA) –

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    If you want to buy a CB, anyone radio will do for normal everyday use. However, the antenna makes or brakes you. After frustratingly buying several smaller more discreet antennas, I purchased the Little Wil. I prowled the internet and it seems near unanimous that the Little Wil is the best and smallest low-price antenna you can buy and still get the performance you’d expect out of a CB. The antenna is around 3 feet, which, while not tiny, is not big by CB standards. Properly tuned, this antenna will get you several miles of communication. I travel daily in areas where cell phones don’t get out, so this was a good investment for me.

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  3. 58 of 60 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good magnet mount car antenna, November 25, 2007
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    DrZ (Chicago, IL, USA) –

    This review is from: “Little Wil” Wilson CB Magnet Mount Antenna

    Pros:
    – Very strong magnet attaches firmly to the vehicle
    – Narrow whip poses little wind resistance (see importance in the text below)

    Cons:
    – Nothing compares to the 102″ whip (any junk CB station will sound like the most expensive electronics work of art with a 102″ antenna, but a whip of this length is not feasible on a regular passenger car).

    This antenna is reasonably long for a four-wheeler (passenger car), and still not too long for low ceiling garages and similar spaces.

    The truck drivers have been my best friends from the moment I realized how helpful they can be on the CB radio waves and nowadays mainly for security reasons I refuse to drive on a highway without a CB station. I have a number of them and a number of magnet mount antennas. One of them was almost as long/high as this one, but was wider and had a weaker magnet, so one very windy day while I was driving quite fast on the highway the wind blew it off my roof (and kept me wondering for 10 seconds how on earth it can hail on a sunny day, till I stopped and saw that the antenna was hanging by the wire and flipping left and right across the roof of my car). After that experience I used a much shorter, about 10″ antenna which can never be blown away, but its reception and transmission abilities are pitiful. Little Wil antenna has the best value for me because of its combination of length, magnet strength and narrow profile for low wind resistance, and its thin and very flexible whip can get through even lowest garages.

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