Titan Missile Museum

Ham Radio Operators

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.

Titan Missile Museum is literally a one of a kind attraction. The silo is the only remaining Titan site of the 54 that existed during the Cold War and is really an amazing glimpse back in time. The engineering that went into this program back in the 1960s is quite incredible. I would recommend this short visit to anyone in Tucson or visiting. It will bring back memories for those who lived through the Cold War and be a valuable learning experience for those who didn't." — David G., Northbrook, IL