Ham Radio Operators
Titan Missile Museum
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.
The tour guide was most polite and informative. The knowledge of these people runs deep and give a viewpoint of history and military procedures that I don’t think you would get anywhere else. I recommend this museum and tour for all. Right wing, left wing, undecided, it does not matter. Everyone should be interested in this informative, incredible, almost unbelievable glimpse into our not to long ago past”
— Charlie C., Atascadero, CA