Titan Missile Museum - Special Event - Giant Discone4th Annual trip to operate from the Titan Missile Museum 80ft. Discone. This year will be bigger and better than ever!
W7AZO 4x4 Ham Special Event from Titan Missile Museum.
Trip to Titan Missile Museum to work HF contacts from the 80ft. tall discone antenna.
Everyone is welcome, ham or not, 4x4 ham or 2wd ham, etc. Bring your kids. Take the tour. (Tour every 30 minutes.)
Virgil K7VZ will bring the radio any anything we need to operate, but if you have a radio or other equipment you'd like to try, feel free to bring it also. We will switch off operators throughout the day and can also switch between radios.
Saturday, October 20, 2011.
Titan Missile Museum
1580 W Duval Mine Rd
Green Valley, AZ 85614
Hours: 8:45 am to 5:00 pm
Talk in frequencies during meetup and travel to site:
Shaw Butte 147.24 and Mt. Ord 146.92 repeaters
If you are unable to join us in person, contact us on air.
Look for us calling CQ around 14.244Mhz and 7.244Mhz.
Travel on your own and arrive any time to address above.
If you'd like to join the group drive down, meet us at one of the following 2 locations.
Arrive: 6:00am Depart: 6:15am
Circle K west of I-10 on Ray Rd.
4939 E Ray Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Arrive: 7:00am Depart: 7:15am
Love's Truck Stop -Exit 200 south of I-10
5000 N Sunland Gin Rd
Casa Grande, AZ 85222
Here are some links of interest:
See the 2011 trip info here: http://www.4x4ham.com/showthread.php...m-October-20114x4 Ham Special Event from Titan Missile Museum in Green Valley, Arizona
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Operating from the 80 foot tall discone antenna 15 miles south of Tucson, Arizona.
The Titan Missile Museum is the only publicly accessible Titan II missile site in the nation. There are tours of the underground missile site where visitors can see the 3-ton blast doors, the 8-foot thick silo walls, and an actual Titan II missile in the launch duct. During the tour of the launch control center, they also experience a simulated launch and more!
Discone antennas are a no gain broadband band antenna. The SWR (standing wave ratio) is typically 2:1 over the full range of 6 MHz to 30 MHz. It was built by Collins Radio Company and operational from July 1963 until the site was deactivated in 1982.
For more information on the 4x4 Ham group, please visit our web site at 4x4ham.com. (four x four ham .com)
See the 2010 trip info here: http://www.4x4ham.com/showthread.php...ctober-23-2010