Use Our Discone Antenna
Ham Radio Operators, you can now broadcast and listen on the discone antenna at the Titan Missile Museum.
When the Titan II 571-7 became operational in 1963, its communication system included a large, broadband discone antenna that is still standing today. Built by Collins Radio Company, the antenna is 80 feet tall and has a large crown, enabling it to radiate signals over a wide range of frequencies.
If you're an amateur radio operator, you can use the antenna free of charge when the museum is open. Here's what you need to know:
- Step into the Visitor Center and ask for the antenna log book.
- Read the instructions and sign the book
- Drive to the antenna and park near the table
- Open the metal box and roll out the coax cable
- Connect your radio using the PL-259 connector on the end of the cable
- When finished, please roll up and return the cable to the box
For more information, check in with our friends and local experts at the Green Valley Amateur Radio Club.