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Using Wilson 1000 on a Hood/Fender Mount ???

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Using Wilson 1000 on a Hood/Fender Mount ???

Post by tonyvlx » Friday, 30 June 2017, 19:36 PM

Currently using a Wilson 1000 Mag mount on my Dodge Ram. Im thinking of using the same antenna with hood/fender mount. Can i some how unscrew the coil/wip from the magnet portion and use in on a hood mount? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks


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Re: Using Wilson 1000 on a Hood/Fender Mount ???

Post by MDYoungblood » Friday, 30 June 2017, 19:49 PM

If you unscrew the load from the mount you will see it looks just like a PL259 connector, basically it is so any SO239 mount can be used. I only problem would be sealing the base of the load from weather/moisture.

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Re: Using Wilson 1000 on a Hood/Fender Mount ???

Post by lemmychatter » Monday, 03 July 2017, 12:47 PM

Just my opinion but i think the wilson 1000 works best on a mag or through roof mount. problem on a fender mount might be you cant open your hood without running into the coil. have you thought about a firestik fender mount with a 4 ft firestik? i run a fender mount with just a 3ft firestik on my 2006 mercury milan and im really impressed on how well it performs. i used to run a wilson 1000 on the roof, it did well and im sure got out farther. however it slowly died thanks to corrosion in the coil. firestiks are more weather proof. good luck

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Re: Using Wilson 1000 on a Hood/Fender Mount ???

Post by MDYoungblood » Monday, 03 July 2017, 16:13 PM

I agree with lemmychatter except I would chose something other than a FireStik. I would install a 3/8'' 24 stud mount and you have a realm of antennas to chose from in any number of lengths. In the position you want to install it in a good center loaded antenna would be my choice, something like a Hustler HQ27.

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Re: Using Wilson 1000 on a Hood/Fender Mount ???

Post by tonyvlx » Monday, 03 July 2017, 18:29 PM

Would i have problems with SWR mounting antenna in this location?


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Re: Using Wilson 1000 on a Hood/Fender Mount ???

Post by MDYoungblood » Tuesday, 04 July 2017, 11:00 AM

A base loaded antenna like the Wilson 1000 you should be able to get SWR down below 1.5:1, mounting it on the fender is no different than a trunk mount.

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Re: Using Wilson 1000 on a Hood/Fender Mount ???

Post by 443 Arizona » Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 14:04 PM

you could use silicone between bottom of ant. and surface,,, only has to be enough to make a seal about 1/8" wide and a couple hairs thick.(if your on a flat surface) thats what i did, put a wilson 1000 on my pickup roof.

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Re: Using Wilson 1000 on a Hood/Fender Mount ???

Post by tonyvlx » Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 15:35 PM

I ended up ordering a Firestik hood mount and Wilson fiberglass Silver load 5ft antenna. Hoping I won't have any issues with SWR.

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Re: Using Wilson 1000 on a Hood/Fender Mount ???

Post by MDYoungblood » Thursday, 27 July 2017, 4:47 AM

That is a very good choice of antenna, it will put most above the roof line. If the mount uses the FireStik "FireRing" coax, you have to keep an eye on the ring, they have a tendency to mash and break causing a short.

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Re: Using Wilson 1000 on a Hood/Fender Mount ???

Post by tonyvlx » Thursday, 27 July 2017, 7:58 AM

Yes will be using the fire ring. I'll keep an eye on it.thanks

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