Review: West Mountain Radio TARGETuner Screwdriver Antenna Controller

11Aug15

“Screwdriver” multiband mobile antennas have grown in popularity, and QST Magazine took a closer look at the West Mountain Radio TARGETuner Screwdriver Antenna Controller in its September edition.

West Mountain Radio TARGETuner Screwdriver Antenna Controller 58425-1473

You can read the entire article here, but we’ve included a couple nice summaries from author Ward Silver, N0AX, below.

The latest model of the West Mountain Radio TARGETuner automates a number of screwdriver antenna control functions and does so effectively. Transceiver data interface, SWR sensing, and numerous preset memories top the list of useful functions.

The TARGETuner really showed its value during the long road trip to and from the Dayton Hamvention. I put it in AUTO MEMORY mode and really didn’t have to think twice about the antenna afterward. Just change bands on the radio and the antenna follows right along. It was so effective that I forgot and left it on overnight, but the current draw was not enough to drain the battery. Because it was so easy to operate on different frequencies, I made lots of contacts and didn’t have to stop the car except to take care of the operator.

Do you have a West Mountain Radio TARGETuner Screwdriver Antenna Controller, or other “screwdriver” mobile antenna? Tell us what you have and what you think of it below!

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